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Chinese stealth fighter could displace the F-35 on world stage

November 17, 2014 8:39 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor | Blogs | Comments

By the time the US military rolls out the F-35 in full, it’ll face ample 5th-gen competition – and not just a potentially superior Russian Sukhoi T-50, but two Chinese stealth fighters. In an unprecedented show of transparency, China recently showed ...

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State Dept computers hacked, email shut down

November 17, 2014 8:37 am | by MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer | News | Comments

The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack. A senior department official said Sunday that "activity of concern" ...

Current-sense resistor includes a 2-watt power rating

November 14, 2014 2:10 pm | Koa Speer Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KOA Speer Electronics (Bradford, PA) introduces the new TLR2HW metal plate chip current sense resistor in a 2010 size, featuring a 2-watt power rating and ultra-low resistance. The metal alloy of the TLR2HW provides superior corrosion and ...

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Explosion-proof high bay LED light fixture features I-Beam mount

November 14, 2014 1:59 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The Larson Electronics’ (Kemp, TX) EPL-IBM-2X150LED-RT explosion-proof high bay light fixture provides operators with a powerful and energy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaries. LED technology and a compact design ...

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Smartphones team-up with QR codes for secure 3-D displays

November 14, 2014 1:40 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Quick Response (QR) codes -- the box-shaped symbols that appear on signs, posters, and even business cards -- are a convenient and efficient way of accessing specific web pages with a smartphone or other mobile device. However, new research ...

Social robots enable young people with diabetes to be more confident about their futures

November 14, 2014 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study. ALIZ-E - an €8.3million initiative funded ...

New advanced e-voting system selected for Australian state election

November 14, 2014 1:32 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new, advanced electronic voting system developed by the University of Surrey and the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), in collaboration with the Universities of Melbourne and Luxembourg is to be used in Australia's Victorian State election, which opens ...

Oak Ridge to acquire next-generation supercomputer

November 14, 2014 1:27 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has signed a contract with IBM to bring a next-generation supercomputer to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The OLCF's new hybrid CPU/GPU computing system ...

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Product-recommendation algorithms use trial and error to get it right

November 14, 2014 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Devavrat Shah's group at MIT's Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) specializes in analyzing how social networks process information. In 2012, the group demonstrated algorithms that could predict what topics would trend on ...

Kasey's Korner: NASA designs a new airplane wing

November 14, 2014 12:01 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

NASA is attempting to revolutionize air plane wing surfaces in an attempt to make airplanes quieter and more fuel efficient in the future. The Adaptive compliant Trailing Edge project, a joint effort between NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Lab...

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STEM Student of the Week: Christina Muratore

November 14, 2014 11:46 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Welcome to this week's edition of STEM Student of the Week. Once a week, ECN features a student working on a degree (of any level) in engineering as part of our STEM initiative. Meet Christina Muratore, Business Process Improvement Analyst II for Horizon ...

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Kasey's Korner: Affordable, inflatable incubator

November 14, 2014 11:18 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Dyson just handed out their James Dyson award and this year it’s going to a young inventor who created an inflatable incubator. Incubators, though widely available in modern hospitals, continue to be outrageously expensive, to the tune of up to $45,000...

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Connector series includes pin socket version

November 14, 2014 10:19 am | Fischer Connectors | Product Releases | Comments

Fischer Connectors (St-Prex, Switzerland) has extended the Fischer MiniMax connector series with a pin socket version. With the product range extension, the Fischer MiniMax Series is now available both in 19 and 24 pin configuration, giving designers ...

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High-temp connector series intended for environments up to 200°C

November 14, 2014 10:03 am | Harting, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING’s (Elgin, IL) new Han High Temp connectors are designed to circumvent the limitations of deploying connectors in hot manufacturing applications up to 200ºC like mold machines and casting equipment. Conventional connector solutions involve ...

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Engineering Newswire: Atom airplanes stronger than graphene

November 14, 2014 9:43 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Drexel University researchers working with the Dalian University of Technology in China have chemically engineered a new, electrically conductive nanomaterial that is flexible enough to fold into this tiny little airplane, strong enough to support many ...

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