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ICP DAS USA reveals the importance of ethernet communication in industrial systems

March 26, 2015 8:58 am | by ICP DAS USA | Comments

Industrial Ethernet (IE) refers to using standard Ethernet protocols in an industrial environment. IE systems use the same physical layer that already exists in most environments and can easily be expanded upon, reducing the need to add another network....

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PR electronics signs exclusive distributor agreement with WIKA Canada

March 26, 2015 8:39 am | Comments

The agreement takes effect immediately and gives WIKA Canada exclusive distributorship of the PR electronics products in all of Canada. Being the world leader in pressure, temperature and level measurement instrumentation and addressing PR electronics' key ...

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San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose lead EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities list

March 26, 2015 8:01 am | by United States Environmental Protection Agency | Comments

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its seventh-annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014. This year, San Francisco ranks fifth with Sacramento coming in at 19th and San Jose at 22nd....

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New kind of 'tandem' solar cell developed

March 25, 2015 3:02 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun's energy. The development could lead to photovoltaic cells that are more efficient than ...

Experience saves lives: Advanced life-support study reveals differences in survival rates

March 25, 2015 3:01 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | Comments

An advanced form of life support that takes over for the failing hearts and lungs of critically ill patients saves lives. But for adults, the odds of surviving depend on which hospital provides the life-supporting treatment - with the best odds at ones ...

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Nanorobotic agents open the blood-brain barrier, offering hope for new brain treatments

March 25, 2015 3:00 pm | by University of Montreal | Comments

Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, say researchers from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Montréal, and CHU Sainte-Justine. This barrier runs inside almost all vessels in the brain and protects it from ...

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Studies of health information exchanges yet to show strong evidence of benefits

March 25, 2015 2:59 pm | by Indiana University | Comments

Health information exchanges are supposed to improve the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care, but there is little evidence of that in existing health information exchange benefit studies, according to a research paper published this month....

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Artificial hand able to respond sensitively thanks to muscles made from smart metal wires

March 25, 2015 2:58 pm | by Saarland University | Comments

Engineers at Saarland University have taken a leaf out of nature's book by equipping an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. The new technology enables the fabrication of flexible and lightweight robot hands for industrial applications....

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Researchers identify 'tipping point' between quantum and classical worlds

March 25, 2015 2:25 pm | by Bar-Ilan University | Comments

If we are ever to fully harness the power of light for use in optical devices, it is necessary to understand photons - the fundamental unit of light. Achieving such understanding, however, is easier said than done. That's because the physical behavior of photons ...

Physicists solve low-temperature magnetic mystery

March 25, 2015 2:21 pm | by University of Connecticut | Comments

Researchers have made an experimental breakthrough in explaining a rare property of an exotic magnetic material, potentially opening a path to a host of new technologies. From information storage to magnetic refrigeration, many of tomorrow's most promising innovations ...

New technique paints tissue samples with light

March 25, 2015 2:17 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

One infrared scan can give pathologists a window into the structures and molecules inside tissues and cells, enabling fast and broad diagnostic assessments, thanks to an imaging technique developed by University of Illinois researchers and clinical partners....

DoD warns troops, families to be cyber-crime smart

March 25, 2015 2:03 pm | by U.S. Army | Comments

Department of Defense employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and work information from expanding cyber-criminal activity, and to know how to recognize scammer tactics, the department's chief information officer said....

$25m 'green light' for UK's first Compound Semiconductor Research Foundation

March 25, 2015 12:47 pm | by Cardiff University | Comments

A $25.8m (£17.3m) award that will put Cardiff University at the cutting edge of semiconductor technology has been announced by UK Government. Funding unveiled today (25 March) by Universities Minister Greg Clark MP will underpin ...

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CeBIT: Panoramas for your tablet

March 25, 2015 12:43 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | Comments

Panoramic video thrusts viewers right into the middle of the action. "Even a 180-degree panorama leaves you really feeling part of the action," says an enthusiastic Christian Weissig from the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut HHI in Berlin....

Robots on reins could be the 'eyes' of firefighters

March 25, 2015 12:40 pm | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Comments

Firefighters moving through smoke-filled buildings could save vital seconds and find it easier to identify objects and obstacles, thanks to revolutionary reins that enable robots to act like guide dogs. The small mobile robot - equipped with tactile sensors ...

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