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How one lab is changing students' lives

February 13, 2015 10:35 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Students 2 Science is an organization designed to help students experience what conducting an experiment in a real lab is like with an eventual goal of Inspiring, Motivating, and Educating Students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics....

This website creates a no fly zone for drones

February 13, 2015 10:23 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Hate drones so much that you’d rather shoot them down than tolerate their presence on your property? NoFlyZone.org has a safer solution than spraying buckshot into the air. No Fly Zone, a consortium of seven drone manufacturers, allows ...

Simulation technology shows navy how to take a HIT

February 13, 2015 10:15 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Navy soon will begin using an Office of Naval Research (ONR) technology to predict injuries and improve medical responses in any kind of attack on ships, officials announced today. The Human Injury and Treatment (HIT) model ...

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Making strides in explaining 30-year-old 'hidden order' physics mystery

February 13, 2015 9:59 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new explanation for a type of order, or symmetry, in an exotic material made with uranium may lead to enhanced computer displays and data storage systems, and more powerful superconducting magnets for medical imaging and ...

Interstellar technology throws light on spinning black holes

February 13, 2015 9:22 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The team responsible for the Oscar-nominated visual effects at the centre of Christopher Nolan's epic, Interstellar, have turned science fiction into science fact by providing new insights into the powerful effects of black holes....

China wind power capacity jumps to record high

February 13, 2015 9:12 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

China boosted its installed wind energy capacity last year to a record 19.81 million kilowatts as the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter tries to switch its power grid to cleaner energy sources. The National Energy Administration said Thursday ...

Engineering Newswire: 3D-scanning 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle

February 13, 2015 8:26 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D scanning “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, attempting to turn airports into spaceports with the help of DARPA, and taking a trip to the edge of space on a helium balloon....

Flexible waveguide components suited for satellite applications

February 12, 2015 4:39 pm | by ATW Companies | Product Releases | Comments

ATW Companies Inc. announces that its flexible waveguide and waveguide components, available to the international market, are ideally suited for satellite applications and other airborne and space systems. Products include seamless flexible waveguide, flexible twistable ...

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Cost-effective cooling for high-power LED lighting

February 12, 2015 4:35 pm | by Glaciallight | Product Releases | Comments

A new series of 100W-200W stamped heatsinks from Glaciallight is designed for flood lights and other high-wattage LED lighting applications. Three wattage ratings are offered - 100W, 150W and 200W and heat pipes are available to help dissipate heat from high power CoB LEDs....

This watch keeps you awake

February 12, 2015 4:31 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Fitness bands are intended to keep people moving, but what about an application for more sedate times? Spark, a smartwatch currently being funded on Kickstarter, gently vibrates using a 12V vibration motor if its suite of motion trackers notice ...

Transceiver ICs help protect mobile network infrastructures

February 12, 2015 4:11 pm | by Vitesse Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation unveiled the newest additions to its 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) PHY portfolio, the VSC8256, VSC8257, and VSC8258 quad-channel 10/40G physical layer transceiver family enabling government-grade, FIPS-197-certified 256-bit MACsec ...

What exactly is Earth System Science?

February 12, 2015 3:49 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Meet Annalysha Lafferty, a student at University of California, Irvine working towards a B.S. in Earth System Science with the specializations of Hydrology and Terrestrial Ecosystems and Oceanography.

Multiple-output regulator intended for automotive LCD displays

February 12, 2015 2:57 pm | by Allegro MicroSystems, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces a new AEC-Q100 qualified, multiple-output regulator for powering automotive LCD displays. Allegro’s A8603 operates with fixed switching frequency that can be either programmed or synchronized with an external clock signal between 350 kHz and 2.25 MHz....

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Meeting the challenges of Big Data

February 12, 2015 2:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology is hosting a session on the challenges and social impacts of Big Data with the US Government Accountability Office at the AAAS 2015 Annual Meeting in San Jose, California....

Convection-cooled power supply achieves typical efficiency of 92%

February 12, 2015 2:13 pm | by Excelsys Technologies Ltd | Excelsys Technologies Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

Excelsys Technologies announces the XS500 series of high-efficiency, 500W convection-cooled AC/DC power supplies. With typical efficiency of 92%, and operating from 90-264VAC, the XS500 delivers 500W of output power without the need for forced-air cooling. Combining low-energy-loss ...

Mouser signs global distribution deal with Digilent

February 12, 2015 2:03 pm | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced that it has reached a distribution agreement with Digilent Inc., a subsidiary of National Instruments. Diligent is a leading engineering design company serving students ...

Engineering Update #97: Promoting STEM with Students 2 Science

February 12, 2015 10:22 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Here at ECN, we like to get out into the field and meet as many engineers as possible, but last week ECN's Kasey Panetta took a very special field trip to visit our friends at Students to Science. This organization is designed ...

Dripping molten metal on an iPhone is surprisingly boring

February 12, 2015 9:17 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

In this edition of destroying expensive things, Ukrainian YouTube star TechRax, who has been "smashing technology since 2011", takes on the iPhone 6. By takes on, I mean he drips molten aluminum onto a very expensive piece of technology. I'll admit, as an Apple fan, it's a little soul crushing.

Oculus Rift Alternative Immersis VR raises $101,000 on Kickstarter

February 12, 2015 8:39 am | News | Comments

French Virtual Reality startup successfully funds its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign of $100,000 for Immersis. Virtual reality immersion has become one of the most discussed technology subjects since Oculus Rift debuted on ...

Photos of the Day: Restored 'Flying Pancake' unveiled by retirees

February 12, 2015 8:26 am | by the National Air & Space Museum | News | Comments

On February 10, 2012, retired Vought employees unveiled the one-of-a-kind Vought V-173 Flying Pancake, after eight years of restoration work. The Flying Pancake dates to World War II when the Chance Vought Division of the United Aircraft Corporation ...

Mythbusters' Grant Imahara tours Mouser's distribution center

February 12, 2015 6:08 am | by Mythbusters' Grant Imahara tours Mouser's distribution center | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today released a video with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, best known for his role on TV’s Mythbusters, touring Mouser’s state-of-the-art warehouse....

Voltage detectors feature delay function and sense pin

February 11, 2015 4:29 pm | by Torex Semiconductor Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

The Torex XC6132, XC6133 and XC6134 families are voltage detectors with delay function and sense pin isolated external hysteresis adjustment. The sense pin is isolated from the power input pin to enable monitoring of the voltage of another power supply. Output can be maintained in ...

Neutral ground resistors designed for industrial power systems

February 11, 2015 4:16 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced a new series of neutral ground resistors for industrial power systems. Consisting of the company’s GRE1 high-power, high-current grid resistors mounted in rugged, weatherproof IP23-rated enclosures with extremely high voltage insulation ...

High-power laser bars display unique brilliance

February 11, 2015 4:13 pm | by Osram Opto Semiconductors | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

The new SPL BF98-40-5 laser bar from Osram Opto Semiconductors considerably reduces the complexity of coupling light into fibers and diodes or fiber laser systems for material processing can be made simpler and more cost-effective. Even at its maximum output of more than 60 watts ...

Today’s intelligent factory: Some network reassembly required

February 11, 2015 2:12 pm | by John Ralston, System Architect at Freescale Semiconductor | Blogs | Comments

Not so long ago, everything had to have its own individual wire to provide connectivity. Just look at the plain old telephone (the old fashioned landline, not the smart phone): not only did it have a wire to ...

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