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AC/DC power supplies feature wide operating temperature for heavy industry

March 25, 2014 11:17 am | Schaefer Power Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer Inc. (Hopkinton, MA) announced 500-W and 600-W models for its TER family of 250-W to 1500-W low profile, AC/DC power supplies. The new TER-500LP and TER-600LP models are uniquely sealed in a heat conducting potting material and feature

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This giant crab robot is straight out of your nightmares

March 25, 2014 10:04 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Picture the most horrifying crustaceans on planet Earth (or Science Fiction), toss in some H.G. Lovecraft, and you’ve got the Crabster CR200 autonomous underwater vehicle — the creepiest robot since that female droid from Metropolis (but without the sex appeal and with a healthy dose of *%^& your pants)....

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Wearable electronics to drive additional $70 million in battery revenue during next four years

March 25, 2014 10:01 am | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

The global market for batteries used in wearable electronics will grow more than tenfold in just four short years, propelled by portable new products especially suitable for active sports and fitness lifestyles, according to a new report from IHS Technology....

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ADCs are hermetically sealed

March 25, 2014 10:00 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The DATEL Business Unit of Murata Power Solutions (Mansfield, MA) has introduced its ADS-1011 series of analog-to-digital converters with 10-bit resolution and are housed in a 24-pin LCC hermetically sealed ceramic package. Each unit features

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Photos of the Day: 3-D model links facial features and DNA

March 25, 2014 9:04 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

DNA can already tell us the sex and ancestry of unknown individuals, but now an international team of researchers is beginning to connect genetics with facial features, degrees of femininity and racial admixture. These are images of faces showing the range of variation....

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Watch a snowman explode at 4500 frames per second

March 25, 2014 8:35 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Though the first day official day of spring has come and gone, those of us still looking at snow piles while waiting for another storm to hit this week aren’t celebrating just yet. In fact, about 99 percent of the conversations I have seem to be about people being “over” winter and “tired of snow”....

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Entrepreneur teams with Sandia scientists to bring life-saving vaccines to far reaches of the world

March 25, 2014 8:14 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Getting life-saving vaccines to the most remote parts of the world is no easy feat. Biopharmaceuticals are highly sensitive to heat and cold and can perish if their temperature shifts a few degrees. “The vast majority of the world’s population lives in areas where electricity...

Get Smartsy: Ditch ugly QR codes

March 25, 2014 5:09 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Bridging the gap between real-world advertisements and the rich digital lives of today's consumers has proved to be an elusive target in advertising. But mobile marketing company Smartsy may have the smart software to build this bridge. Smartsy is one...

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New approach could stop websites from leaking or stealing your data

March 25, 2014 2:10 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A system called Mylar makes it possible to build online services that can never decrypt or leak your data.Reminders that data entrusted to online services can easily be leaked or stolen aren’t hard to find. Major companies commonly have passwords and other data taken by attackers, while governments...

Google: Don't hate Glass

March 25, 2014 12:09 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Google Glass has an image problem. Even if you're a fan of the headset system — which is undeniably an impressive technology—you have to admit too many of the folks you see peering through the device are what Mountain View calls "Glassholes."...

Report: Apple and Comcast pairing up for streaming service

March 24, 2014 9:09 pm | by AllVoices | News | Comments

A new report published in The Wall Street Journal Sunday claimed that Apple and Comcast are collaborating, hinting at the next level of television and leaving advocates for net neutrality hanging their heads in disappointment. "Apple Inc. is in talks...

Studying crops, from outer space

March 24, 2014 5:07 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The photosynthetic activity of various regions is changing due to human interaction with the environment, including climate change, which makes large-scale studies of photosynthetic activity of interest. New research from a team including Carnegie's Joe Berry...

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Louisiana Tech, Cyber Innovation Center partner to create cyber consortium

March 24, 2014 4:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Louisiana Tech University, in collaboration with the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., is pleased to announce the establishment of the Louisiana Cyber and Data Consortium (LACDC).  The Consortium represents a broad range of constituencies with interests in the security and protection of cyber assets....

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With a few finger taps, draw genetic pedigrees at point of care with new app

March 24, 2014 4:47 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

CHOP's bioinformatics team develops digital tool for family history diagrams: Long before next-generation sequencing technology ushered in today's data-intensive era of human genome information, clinicians have been taking family histories by jotting down pedigrees....

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Like being inside a star

March 24, 2014 4:42 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A group of research scientists from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste used a simulation model that is far more accurate than previously used, and carried out an experiment to test a hypothesis about the behaviour of hydrogen that is splitting the scientific community....

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