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The 5 coolest gadgets I saw at CE Week 2015

June 26, 2015 4:40 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

I ventured out to a new (to me) show called CE Week. It was quite a bit smaller than most of the shows and it was also a consumer electronics show. But I did see some really interesting gadgets....

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System links Army networks with allies, agencies

June 26, 2015 3:05 pm | by David Vergun, U.S. Army | News | Comments

An orchestra sounds better if everyone's on the same sheet of music. Having everyone on the same sheet of music also applies to all participants in a military operation or homeland security emergency response...

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30W 1 inch by 1 inch DC-DC converters have 4:1 input range

June 26, 2015 2:50 pm | by TDK-Lambda | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda 30W CCG30G series of DC-DC converters...

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Digital messages on vehicle windshields make driving less safe

June 26, 2015 2:44 pm | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

Augmented-reality head-up displays (AR-HUDs) that present digital images on windshields to alert drivers to everything from possible collisions to smart phone activity, are meant to make driving safer...

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Engineers break power and distance barriers for fiber optic communication

June 26, 2015 2:40 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Electrical engineers have broken key barriers that limit the distance information can travel in fiber optic cables and still be accurately deciphered by a receiver...

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Designing capacitors for aircraft

June 26, 2015 2:32 pm | by Bharat Rawal and Ron Demcko, AVX Corp | Articles | Comments

Aircraft electric power characteristics are critical in present-day designs. Design engineers of system blocks, ranging from central processing units to control surface actuators/motors...

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Improved sensors help navigate gravity waves

June 26, 2015 2:30 pm | by Chris Marr, Science Network WA | News | Comments

Efforts to detect gravitational waves—which were first predicted by Albert Einstein nearly 100 years ago—are advancing with international researchers including UWA researchers boosting the sensitivity of wave detectors...

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The ECN IMPACT Awards: By the numbers

June 26, 2015 2:26 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

By now you probably know all about the ECN IMPACT Awards, but what you might not know are the behind the scenes details.

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US Internet adoption steady as 'digital gaps' persist

June 26, 2015 2:23 pm | by Agence France-Presse | News | Comments

The percentage of Americans using the Internet has remained unchanged for the past three years, with older and low-income people making slow progress getting online, a study showed Friday...

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Energy harvesting system for electronic motion sensors

June 26, 2015 2:20 pm | by Christian Fell, POSITAL-FRABA Inc. | Articles | Comments

“Energy harvesting” often refers to the collection of  energy to feed power systems. However, sometimes harvesting even small amounts of energy – at the right place and at the right time – can be extremely useful.

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Researchers introduce new layered semiconducting materials as silicon alternative

June 26, 2015 2:10 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

When the new iPhone came out, customers complained that it could be bent -- but what if you could roll up your too big 6 Plus to actually fit in your pocket? That technology might be available sooner than you think, based on the work of USC Viterbi engineers...

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Economic officials say Tesla Factory will open in a year

June 26, 2015 2:04 pm | by Riley Snyder, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nevada economic officials say work on a massive Tesla Motors battery factory east of Reno is going smoothly and it should be operational within a year...

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Design to improve material properties of sodium-ion batteries

June 26, 2015 2:01 pm | by Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) | News | Comments

In collaboration with the Institute of Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, ANSTO researchers have manipulated the electrochemical properties of a material that could improve the capacity and life of sodium-ion batteries...

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Airbus DS unveils new mobile welfare communication portfolio

June 26, 2015 11:46 am | by Airbus Defence and Space | News | Comments

A new portfolio of scalable welfare satcoms services for UK military personnel has been introduced by Airbus Defence and Space...

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Helium 'balloons' offer new path to control complex materials

June 26, 2015 11:40 am | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to manipulate a wide range of materials and their behavior using only a handful of helium ions...

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