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Financial planning gets a dose of virtual reality

November 19, 2014 9:19 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Financial planning often involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over. Fidelity Investments aims to change that equation with an experiment in 3-D technology designed to make money management seem more like a mesmerizing ...

China blocks websites as Internet meeting begins

November 19, 2014 9:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese censors have newly blocked access to several popular websites as they target content delivery networks that serve much of the Internet, according to a U.S. Internet service company. The action comes as China hosts the World Internet ...

Agency proposes fee for electric cars

November 19, 2014 8:46 am | by Scott Bauer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Wisconsin would join five other states that impose special fees on owners of electric vehicles, in an attempt to help make up for revenue drivers of those fuel-efficient cars aren't paying in gas taxes, under a road-funding proposal put forward by ...

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Researcher honored for work in nanomaterials

November 19, 2014 8:34 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Debora Rodrigues, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, has received the Emerging Investigator award from the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO). Rodrigues has worked with ...

New computational model could design medications with fewer side effects

November 18, 2014 3:51 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Medications, such as chemotherapy, are often limited by their tendency to be detrimental to healthy cells as an unintended side effect. Now research in the November 18th issue of Cell Press's Biophysical Journal offers a new computational ...

Facebook games may actually do some good in your life

November 18, 2014 3:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The next time you berate yourself for wasting an evening playing Farmville on Facebook, think again. If you were playing with Mom, Dad or Aunt Carmen, you were actually helping to strengthen family bonds. New research from Concordia University ...

Computer model sets new precedent in drug discovery

November 18, 2014 3:37 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A major challenge faced by the pharmaceutical industry has been how to rationally design and select protein molecules to create effective biologic drug therapies while reducing unintended side effects - a challenge that has largely been addressed through ...

New nanoparticles can perform both MRIs and fluorescent imaging

November 18, 2014 3:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules produced in the body, monitor ...

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A plug-and-play solution for microwave electron guns

November 18, 2014 3:25 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

On a quest to design an alternative to the two complex approaches currently used to produce electrons within microwave electron guns, a team of researchers from Euclid TechLabs and Argonne National Laboratory's Center for Nanoscale Materials have ...

Does 'brain training' work?

November 18, 2014 3:14 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Computer based 'brain training' can boost memory and thinking skills in older adults, but many programs promoted by the $1 billion brain training industry are ineffective, reveals new research by the University of Sydney. Published today in ...

LED light engines intended for large fluorescence imaging systems

November 18, 2014 3:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Innovations in Optics, Inc. (Woburn, MA) offers high-power LED Light Engines as excitation illuminators for large field-of-view fluorescent imagers used in life science instruments. Specific OEM applications are life science instruments such as ...

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MEN Micro announces rugged display computers for railway environments

November 18, 2014 2:35 pm | Videos | Comments

MEN Micro, a provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile, and harsh environment applications, now offers the DC13, a rugged display computer for demanding railway environments. The company is also ...

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Starter kit delivers affordable access to JTAG test and debug

November 18, 2014 2:27 pm | Corelis Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Corelis, Inc. (Cerritos, CA) introduced the availability of its JTAG Starter Kit, a new value-oriented bundle for those looking to get started quickly and painlessly with JTAG test and debug. This new bundle combines the advanced capabilities of ...

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32-bit microcontroller series features scalable memory configuration

November 18, 2014 2:07 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ) announced a new series of its low-cost, high pin count 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs). By blending the key features of Microchip’s existing PIC32MX1/2 and PIC32MX5 MCU families, this latest ...

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Musicians show advantages in long-term memory

November 18, 2014 12:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A peek inside the brains of professional musicians has given University of Texas at Arlington psychology researchers what may be the first links between music expertise and advantages in long-term memory. Heekyeong Park, assistant professor of psychology ...

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