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NASA announces teams for 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

March 24, 2015 8:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Nearly 100 high school and college teams from around the world will race against each other during NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 17-18 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Participating teams are from 15 states and Puerto Rico, as well as international teams...

Electric vehicles could reduce global warming, cool down cities

March 24, 2015 7:47 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

We’ve heard the claim that gas-guzzlers contribute to global warming, but hybrid and pure electric vehicles could reduce an entirely different sort of heat. According to researchers, electric vehicles (EVs) emit only 19.8% of the heat spewed by conventional vehicles....

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HotSpot: A new app that animates your life

March 23, 2015 4:19 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

Plotagon is a new app that allows users to animate their lives. You can choose from a variety of scenes and characters to create your very own cartoon series. You also have the option to customize a character to look like you! You can use animated videos for presentations ...

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Black holes and the dark sector explained by quantum gravity

March 23, 2015 3:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Ask any theoretical physicist on what are the most profound mysteries in physics and you will be surprised if she mentions anything other than Quantum Gravity and the Dark Sector. Questions such as how do we reconcile GR and Quantum Theory? What is Dark Matter?

68th Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers

March 23, 2015 2:40 pm | Events

For 68 years the Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers has provided the best available information on protective relay applications and technology. With the changes that have occurred in the electric power industry, including increased concerns over reliability and a business emphasis on efficiency and cost savings....

Utilisation of smartwatches in situations requiring alert

March 23, 2015 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

VTT Technical Research of Centre Ltd has developed various kinds of software for smartwatches that utilise speech recognition in social communication and show smart traffic data on the watch display. Now, you no longer need to take a peek around a bend ...

US engineering schools to educate 20,000 students to tackle grand challenges

March 23, 2015 1:01 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair today, more than 120 U.S. engineering schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some ...

Flash memories designed for space-limited code-storage applications

March 23, 2015 12:59 pm | by Winbond Electronics Corp. America | Product Releases | Comments

Winbond Electronics Corporation today announced a dramatic expansion of its Flash product portfolio with introduction of a new family of high-density SpiFlash® memories. The new family, the W25N Series, achieves both high-performance read of NOR Flash and the fast program-and-erase attributes....

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Have researchers discovered the sound of the stars?

March 23, 2015 12:56 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A chance discovery by a team of researchers, including a University of York scientist, has provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound. The study of fluids in motion - now known as hydrodynamics - goes back to the Egyptians....

3-phase AC-DC power supply achieves 95.5% efficiency

March 23, 2015 12:50 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata has announced the D2U5T-H3-7000-54 hot-swappable, AC/DC power supply with wide-range three-phase input from Murata Power Solutions. This internally cooled supply provides a 7,000 Watt, 54VDC main output at up to 95.5% efficiency at 50% load. A user selectable standby conveniently offers an output of either 3.3 or 5 VDC....

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Quad transmit receive module offers stackable building block solution

March 23, 2015 12:12 pm | by Api Technologies | Api Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies Corp. announced that its Quad Transmit Receive Modules (QTRMs), part of the Company’s Active Antenna Array Unit (AAAU) solution for AESA radar, is now available as a standalone module. API’s QTRMs offer the industry’s first stackable building block solution for E-Scan (electronically scanned) radar....

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Ethernet switch provides high speed communication for rugged railway applications

March 23, 2015 12:04 pm | by MEN Micro, Inc, | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. recently released the new G101, a managed 3U flexible multiport Gigabit Ethernet switch, with a 29 GBit/s switch matrix, implemented as a CompactPCI Serial board. Specifically designed for rugged mobile communication in harsh environments, the new Ethernet switch ...

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Northrop Grumman selects Wind River for Black Hawk Cockpit Digitization Program

March 23, 2015 11:01 am | by Wind River | News | Comments

Wind River, has announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation has selected Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform for its latest helicopter digitization avionics mission equipment package to be integrated onto the Black Hawk UH-60V helicopter.

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New processing technology converts packing peanuts to battery components

March 23, 2015 10:26 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers have shown how to convert waste packing peanuts into high-performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that outperform conventional graphite electrodes, representing an environmentally friendly approach to reuse the waste....

Obama to announce $240M in new pledges for STEM education

March 23, 2015 9:09 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math. At the White House Science Fair on Monday ...

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