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Avoiding surprises in product development

April 17, 2015 12:45 pm | by Gary Burton, Jr., Director of Business Development, Burton Industries | Blogs | Comments

Everyone hates non-recurring engineering (NRE) charges and it may seem like a pleasant surprise when a contractor with design engineering capabilities offers a discount that eliminates some or all of these charges. If the work stays at the contractor, there may be no downside....

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140W ISM band transistor provides clean power

April 17, 2015 12:27 pm | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for an LDMOS power transistor internally matched for broadband operation from 2400 to 2500MHz. NXP’s BLF2425M7LS140 provides 140W average CW power with 18.5dB of gain. The BLF2425M7LS140 draws 1.3A from a 28V supply with efficiencies up to 52%....

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Lab technique simultaneously reveals structure and function of proteins critical in DNA repair

April 17, 2015 12:02 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

By combining two highly innovative experimental techniques, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have for the first time simultaneously observed the structure and the correlated function of specific proteins critical in the repair of DNA, providing definitive ...

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Review: Adobe PDF tool is great, but casual users won't need

April 17, 2015 10:56 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

No doubt you've run across your share of PDF documents in your work and personal life. Adobe's Portable Document Format has become a common way to publish newsletters, instruction manuals and even tax forms. Creating your own PDF document is easy, with features built into ...

Nokia aims to become networks giant with Alcatel-Lucent deal

April 17, 2015 10:54 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia will buy ailing French telecom company Alcatel-Lucent for around 15.6 billion euros ($16.5 billion) through a public exchange of shares in France and the United States, in a bid to become a leading global networks operator. Though Alcatel-Lucent has been racking up billions of euros of losses since ...

F-35 program 'on right track'

April 17, 2015 9:55 am | by Terri Moon Cronk, DoD News, Defense Media Activity | News | Comments

Despite its numerous setbacks, the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is on the right track to meet aircraft delivery deadlines, the program’s executive officer told a House Armed Services Committee panel April 14....

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Engineering Newswire: NASA prepares to crash into Mercury

April 17, 2015 9:50 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

At the end of this month, and after more than 10 years in space, NASA's MESSENGER mission will end when the spacecraft crashes into Mercury at more than 8,750 miles per hour. An on-board altimeter, which mapped Mercury's surface ...

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Netflix enthralls viewers in 1Q with original programming

April 17, 2015 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Netflix is enthralling viewers and investors alike as popular original programming such as "House of Cards" lure subscribers at a quickening pace. Netflix said Wednesday that it gained 4.9 million subscribers in the first three months of the year, more than any other quarter ...

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Yahoo chooses to stay with Microsoft in updated search deal

April 17, 2015 9:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented. An agreement announced Thursday extends a search partnership that Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. forged in 2009 while they were being ...

Apple invests in China solar project, US forest conservation

April 17, 2015 9:22 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

In a quest to be more green, Apple says it is investing in Chinese solar power and preserving forests that make environmentally friendly paper. The initiatives come as the tech giant this year met a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations ...

Why studying STEM can change your life

April 17, 2015 9:20 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Meet Paul Jerome Barina, a student at Ohio University working on a Masters of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering.

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Stock of online marketplace Etsy surges in trading debut

April 17, 2015 9:16 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The place where you can buy handmade dresses and crocheted dog costumes has a new hot seller: its own stock. Shares of arts and crafts retailer Etsy surged in opening trading on the Nasdaq Thursday. After pricing at $16 late Wednesday the stock opened at nearly double that level....

Dating the moon-forming impact event with meteorites

April 17, 2015 9:10 am | by University of Arizona | News | Comments

Through a combination of data analysis and numerical modeling work, researchers have found a record of the ancient Moon-forming giant impact observable in stony meteorites. Their work will appear in the April 2015 issue of the Journal Science. The work was done ...

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Astronomers reveal supermassive black hole's intense magnetic field

April 17, 2015 9:06 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology have used the giant telescope Alma to reveal an extremely powerful magnetic field very close to a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy. The results appear in the 17 April 2015 issue of the journal Science....

ORNL researchers contribute to major UN bioenergy and sustainability report

April 17, 2015 9:03 am | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

A major United Nations report on bioenergy and sustainability released Tuesday concludes the sustainable production of bioenergy can be an important tool for addressing climate change. Two researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory contributed ...

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