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Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

July 24, 2015 10:08 am | by Marcia Dunn, Ap Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Scientists have identified a "close cousin" to Earth that's orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life...

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Insights into catalytic converters

July 24, 2015 10:05 am | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | News | Comments

Modern catalytic converters for the treatment of exhaust gases in vehicles with a combustion engine have largely contributed to reducing of pollutant emissions...

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Tiny mechanical wrist gives new dexterity to needlescopic surgery

July 24, 2015 9:25 am | by VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY | News | Comments

With the flick of a tiny mechanical wrist, a team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University's Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory hope to give needlescopic surgery a whole new degree of dexterity...

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Ex-UN climate panel head accused of stalking loses India job

July 24, 2015 9:15 am | by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The former chairman of the U.N. climate panel has been removed from his job as head of a top energy institute in India following allegations of sexual harassment....

Trade deals wipes out tariffs on more than 200 tech products

July 24, 2015 9:11 am | by PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Reporter | News | Comments

Dozens of countries have agreed to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products — from advanced computer chips to GPS devices, printer cartridges and video-game consoles....

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YouTube makes virtual reality push with 360-degree 3-D

July 24, 2015 9:10 am | by By RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

YouTube says it's making a further push into virtual reality, promising to add 3-D support for videos that play back in its 360-degree format...

Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack?

July 24, 2015 9:08 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials....

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People are still volunteering to die on Mars

July 24, 2015 8:21 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Even though their plan to get to Mars by 2020 (or 2024 depending on which part of the website you're reading) has been roundly dismissed by the scientific and space communities, Mars One is still going strong. Well, at least that's the story they're pitching...

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What's in your way?

July 23, 2015 6:10 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

If you're attempting to cross the median of a busy four-lane highway, it's entirely possible that there's a Jersey Barrier in your way. In that particular setting, having something sturdy blocking your way is probably a good thing. On the...

PC/104 OneBank board with Zynq Z7015

July 23, 2015 3:59 pm | by Sundance Multiprocessor Technology, Ltd. | Sundance Multiprocessor Technology, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

The EMC²-Z7015 is a PCIe/104 OneBank™ SBC with a Xilinx Zynq SoC, Artix-7 FPGA fabric and a VITA57.1 FMC™ LPC I/O board. The main processing power of the EMC²-Z7015 is a Dual Core ARM9 and combined with traditional FPGA fabrics/gates + High-Speed I/O interfaces, like USB2.0, HDMI, 1Gb Ethernet and SATA and provide an total solution for any Embedded Application. The PCIe/104 OneBank™ design e...

Spring loaded LVIT linear position sensor

July 23, 2015 3:49 pm | by Alliance Sensors Group | Product Releases | Comments

The LRS-18 Series Spring Loaded LVIT Linear Position Sensor Get More Sensor for Less MOORESTOWN, NJ --- July 15, 2015 H.G. Schaevitz LLC Alliance Sensors is pleased to introduce its first spring loaded LVIT (Linear Variable Inductive Transducer) series. The LRS-18 series are spring loaded, contactless devices designed for dimension or position measuring applications in factory automation an...

Digital IC amplifier with high color contrast display

July 23, 2015 3:33 pm | by Mahr Federal Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mahr Federal has introduced the Millimar C1200, a new low-cost easy-to-view and easy-to-use Digital IC Amplifier. Incorporated in the C1200 is a new high resolution, high color contrast display that provides clear and very responsive analog readings with selectable scales...

MCUs with core-independent peripherals

July 23, 2015 2:34 pm | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced from ESC Silicon Valley two new 8-bit families that expand its growing portfolio of innovative PIC® MCUs with Core-Independent Peripherals (CIPs). 8-bit MCUs can now be used in a much broader range of applications, due to the growing number of these intelligent, interconnected CIPs that combine to perform functions autonomously, without the core...

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Regenerative AC load bank reduces energy costs by 90%

July 23, 2015 2:30 pm | by Welcomm, Inc. | Welcomm, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Intepro’s Regenerative AC Load Bank Reduces Energy Costs by 90% New PEL Series 60 kVA electronic load can simulate wide range of test capabilities including load sequence transient generation, power factor and phase control; can be paralleled for higher-power applications; returns over 90% of load test power to the utility grid Tustin, CA— July 7, 2015—Intepro Systems, a market leader in...

Advanced optical sensing modules reduce board space requirements

July 23, 2015 2:23 pm | by ams ag | Product Releases | Comments

Ams announces a new series of advanced optical sensing modules, the TMx4903, integrating multiple functions including universal remote control, barcode emulation, RGB color sensing, proximity and 3D gesture detection in a low-profile 5.0x2.0x1.0mm package...

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