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Apple, Samsung fail to settle before March trial

February 22, 2014 12:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple and Samsung have failed to settle their patent dispute despite a daylong meeting between top Samsung executives and Apple CEO Tim Cook hosted by a mediator earlier this month. That's according to a court filing the companies made Friday in the 2-year-old case before Judge Lucy Koh in the...

LED light ideal for use in mining applications

February 21, 2014 4:56 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a 160 watt high intensity LED light that is ideal for use in mining applications as well as heavy equipment, hunting, boating, vehicle, military, law enforcement, and industrial manufacturing uses.

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Photo-etching precision parts enable minimal tooling cost

February 21, 2014 3:53 pm | Tech-Etch Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

In addition to materials such as tungsten, titanium, elgiloy, MP35N, nitinol, and polyimide film, Tech-Etch (Plymouth, MA) has now developed a process to photochemically etch polyester sheets up to .010" thick. All of the advantages of photo etching, clean burr-free edges, the ability to create intricate features with minimal tooling cost, and fast delivery...

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Researchers say distant quasars could close a loophole in quantum mechanics

February 21, 2014 3:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In a paper published this week in the journal Physical Review Letters, MIT researchers propose an experiment that may close the last major loophole of Bell's inequality — a 50-year-old theorem that, if violated by experiments, would mean that our universe is based not on the textbook laws of classical physics....

Sustainable manufacturing system to better consider the human component

February 21, 2014 3:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed a new approach toward "sustainable manufacturing" that begins on the factory floor and tries to encompass the totality of manufacturing issues – including economic, environmental, and social impacts.

New calibration confirms LUX dark matter results

February 21, 2014 3:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new high-accuracy calibration of the LUX (Large Underground Xenon) dark matter detector demonstrates the experiment's sensitivity to ultra-low energy events. The new analysis strongly confirms the result that low-mass dark matter particles were a no-show during the detector's initial run, which concluded last summer.

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Scientists create powerful artificial muscle with fishing line

February 21, 2014 3:21 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers are using fibres from fishing line and sewing thread to create inexpensive artificial muscles that could be used in medical devices, humanoid robots, prosthetic limbs, or woven into fabrics. In a study published today in Science, international researchers...

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Nanoscale pillars could radically improve conversion of heat to electricity

February 21, 2014 3:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Colorado Boulder scientists have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the development of improved solar panels, more energy-efficient cooling equipment, and even the creation of new devices that could turn the vast amounts of heat wasted at power plants into more electricity.

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New apps may help detect seizures, treat strokes

February 21, 2014 3:06 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Two new smart phone applications may help people detect epileptic seizures and get better stroke treatment, according to two studies released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.

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Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics

February 21, 2014 2:45 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A multi-university team of engineers has developed what could be a promising solution for charging smartphone batteries on the go — without the need for an electrical cord. Incorporated directly into a cell phone housing, the team's nanogenerator could harvest and convert vibration energy from a surface....

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Microparticles show molecules their way

February 21, 2014 2:42 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Michigan/USA has produced novel microparticles, whose surface consists of three chemically different segments. These segments can be provided with different (bio-) molecules.

Tracking catalytic reactions in microreactors

February 21, 2014 2:40 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A pathway to more effective and efficient synthesis of pharmaceutical drugs and other flow reactor chemical products has been opened by a study in which for the first time the catalytic reactivity inside a microreactor was mapped in high resolution from start-to-finish.

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The number 1 human-robot conference in the world comes to Bielefeld

February 21, 2014 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at Bielefeld University's CITEC Center of Excellence and the CoR-Lab research institute have been successful contenders for the ninth HRI conference, and they are bringing HRI 2014 to the CITEC building on the North Campus. More than 300 researchers are expected to attend.

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Physicians in India access UPMC medical expertise through telemedicine

February 21, 2014 2:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With the latest expansion of its global telemedicine efforts, UPMC is now offering physicians in India access to its world-renowned medical expertise to improve care for patients. Through advanced, web-based technology, UPMC physicians specializing in oncology, pulmonology, colorectal surgery and other specialties are providing second opinions....

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Samsung and UCSF partner to accelerate new innovations in preventive health technology

February 21, 2014 2:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and UC San Francisco (UCSF), one of the world's premier health sciences universities, today announced a partnership to accelerate validation and commercialization of promising new sensors, algorithms, and digital health technologies for preventive health solutions.

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