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Harris Publishes Dark Matter Results Enabled by Process, Material Research

March 5, 2014 6:17 pm | by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Rusty Harris, assistant professor in The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently joined the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) collaboration in announcing a new threshold of dark matter detection with extremely improved...

Our melting Arctic: Sea ice cover declining at five days per decade

March 5, 2014 6:08 pm | by AllVoices | News | Comments

With every decade that passes, the ice-free season across the Arctic extends by five days, according to new research published by the Department of Earth Sciences at University College, London. An analysis of satellite data show that each summer the...

What would you do without your smartphone?

March 5, 2014 4:56 pm | by Daniele DeAngelis Walker, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

Imagine a world without smartphones. Everybody you see is talking into thin air. Holograms of people are popping up everywhere. You bump into everything, not because you’re too busy texting but because you’re too busy looking at your glasses instead of through them. That world might soon become a reality.

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Quarter-brick DC-DC converter intended for wireless backhaul, smart grid, and networking applications

March 5, 2014 3:40 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata (Mansfield, MA) announced the UWQ 240 Watt quarter-brick DC-DC converter from Murata Power Solutions designed for wireless backhaul, smart grid, and a broad range of networking and other telecommunications applications. With a fixed 12 VDC/20 A single output...

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LED light guides designed for general illumination

March 5, 2014 3:26 pm | Global Lighting Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies (Brecksville, OH) has introduced a new light guide that produces distinct customized emission patterns of light from the top and bottom surface. This enables lighting fixtures to emit light upward and downward using a single light guide with LEDs on one or two edges....

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First-ever 3D image created of the structure beneath Sierra Negra volcano

March 5, 2014 3:22 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Galápagos Islands are home to some of the most active volcanoes in the world, with more than 50 eruptions in the last 200 years. Yet until recently, scientists knew far more about the history of finches, tortoises, and iguanas than of the volcanoes on which these unusual fauna had evolved.

Faster screening test to identify tuberculosis

March 5, 2014 3:20 pm | by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University | News | Comments

With 9 million new cases and 2 million deaths annually, tuberculosis is the second most prevalent and deadliest infectious disease worldwide. As an airborne disease, it spreads easily and is very contagious. Quick detection and identification is the key to success in preventing...

Shyu outlines strategy for modernization at AUSA

March 5, 2014 3:17 pm | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

To prepare the Army for tomorrow, the seeds must be planted today, Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told attendees of the Association of the United States Army's Winter Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Feb. 19, 2014.

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2014: The year of wearables

March 5, 2014 3:15 pm | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

If 2013 was the year of tablets, then 2014 seems to be the year of wearables, as was made clear at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show and this month’s Mobile World Congress. There are increasing numbers of wristbands for fitness and wellness from tier 1 and 2 mobile phone makers, for example...

Space Station sensor to capture 'striking' lightning data

March 5, 2014 3:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Keeping a spare on hand simply makes sense. Just as drivers keep spare tires on hand to replace a flat or blowout, NASA routinely maintains "spares," too. These flight hardware backups allow NASA to seamlessly continue work in the unlikely event something goes down for a repair. When projects end, these handy spares can sometimes find second lives in new areas for use.

Seeking quantum-ness: D-Wave chip passes rigorous tests

March 5, 2014 2:51 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With cutting-edge technology, sometimes the first step scientists face is just making sure it actually works as intended. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is home to the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center (QCC), a super-cooled, magnetically shielded facility specially built to house the first commercially available quantum computing processors...

Playing with Barbie dolls could limit girls' career choices, study shows

March 5, 2014 2:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In one of the first experiments to explore the influence of fashion dolls, an Oregon State University researcher has found that girls who play with Barbie dolls see fewer career options for themselves than for boys. Findings of the research,were published today in the journal “Sex Roles.”

March 31st is deadline to apply for ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering scholarships

March 5, 2014 2:26 pm | News | Comments

March 31st is the deadline for U.S. students pursuing a degree in engineering to apply to the 2014 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program, sponsored by ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions.

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UF researchers find drug therapy that could eventually reverse memory decline in seniors

March 5, 2014 2:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

It may seem normal: As we age, we misplace car keys, or can’t remember a name we just learned or a meal we just ordered. But University of Florida researchers say memory trouble doesn’t have to be inevitable, and they’ve found a drug therapy that could potentially reverse this type of memory decline. The drug can’t yet be used in humans, but...

Keeping tech safe

March 5, 2014 2:18 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Enhanced operation center allows Georgia Tech Police Department to better protect students, campus March 5, 2014 Atlanta, GA GTPD recently installed 26 cameras along the major arteries leading into campus. This creates a video fence around the perimeter of campus and allows for a broader view...

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