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Here's what it takes to to win a robotics competition

February 24, 2015 4:12 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

When you think college campus, you might think classes, parties, and dorms, but for some students at the University of Illinois at Chicago the college experience is all about the robots. Well, maybe not ALL about the robots, but there is a serious devotion to robotics among the members of the Chicago Engineering Design Team.

Nanotechnology and genetic interference may tackle 'untreatable' brain tumors

February 24, 2015 4:09 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

There are no effective available treatments for sufferers of Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive and devastating form of brain tumor. The disease, always fatal, has a survival rate of only 6-18 months. Now a new Tel Aviv University study may offer ...

100W S-Band transistors cover frequencies up to 3.5GHz

February 24, 2015 3:34 pm | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGF2929-FL & TGF2929-FS GaN transistors from TriQuint (Qorvo). These 28V devices offer 107W P3dB for applications in Radar, professional or military communication systems and avionics. Covering frequencies up to 3.5GHz ...

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Space station 3-D printed items, seedlings return in the belly of a Dragon

February 24, 2015 3:22 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Newly 3-D printed wrenches, data to improve cooling systems, protein crystals and seedling samples returned Feb. 10 aboard SpaceX's fifth contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station. Researchers will ...

Current-sensing resistors improve LED brightness portable battery-powered applications

February 24, 2015 3:08 pm | by Vishay Precision Group (VPG) | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors product line (VFR) has introduced two new ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal Z-Foil current sensing resistors designed to improve LED brightness and efficiency in portable battery-powered applications. The LED1625 and LED221 ...

The little engine that could (run on batteries)

February 24, 2015 12:18 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Britain’s first battery-powered passenger train hummed down the tracks in January and February, completing a six-week passenger trial designed to show the British rail industry the benefits of replacing some ...

LED spot-curing system provides maximum flexibility

February 24, 2015 12:06 pm | Dymax Corp | Product Releases | Comments

Dymax Corporation has released the BlueWave QX4 high-intensity spot-curing system, featuring all the benefits of LED-curing technology in a small and versatile unit.  The system is comprised of a controller and up to four LED heads which are available in 365, 385, and 405 nm and can be outfitted ...

Resolving to stay fit in space and on Earth

February 23, 2015 4:43 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In February, our attention turns to romantic matters of the heart. As American Heart Month, this month is also a time to focus on heart health and a perfect excuse to start working out to improve your physical fitness. Astronauts on the International Space Station ...

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Creating technology through collaboration

February 23, 2015 2:53 pm | by Vandana Lokeshwar, Senior Technology Development Manager, Premier Farnell | Blogs | Comments

The landscape of embedded systems product development has changed considerably over the last few decades, leading to more complex requirements on the computing core, IO and memory of the systems.

Low-noise amplifiers offer noise figures between 2.5 and 3 dB

February 23, 2015 11:29 am | by Pasternack | Pasternack | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack launches a new line of ultra-broadband and millimeter wave low noise amplifiers that are in-stock and available to ship same-day. These new high frequency LNAs offer very low noise figure levels, typically between 2.5 and 3 dB across the entire band, making them perfectly ...

Future of biobanking and translational research in China

February 23, 2015 10:30 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

As clinical medical research in China reaches a turning point, the country's strategy for expanding its biosample collection and analysis capabilities and its focus on acquiring new sources of biomedical data ...

Compact quadpod includes 150 watt flood light

February 23, 2015 10:16 am | by Larson Electronics Llc | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of a 150 watt quadpod mounted work light. Built to provide a high power lighting solution that requires minimal setup time, the WAL-LQP-1X150RT-100 provides operators with an ideal lighting ...

Monitoring fitness ... in the bedroom

February 23, 2015 10:08 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

I’ve said it before, wearable fitness tracking devices all seem to do the same thing. They monitor your heart rate, count steps and calories burned, and spit out data to be analyzed in order to refine your workouts – I’ve heard it all before....

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Dutch SIM card maker investigating reported UK-US hack

February 23, 2015 9:16 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Dutch company that makes SIM cards for cellular phones says it is investigating reports that it was hacked by Britain's electronic spying agency in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency. Amsterdam-based Gemalto, which describes itself ...

Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

February 23, 2015 9:12 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient records? Well, they might ...

This drone delivery service is less efficient than Amazon’s

February 23, 2015 8:37 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

So if the FAA regulates your business from existence, the answer is to make it even less efficient? Huh? In case you haven’t heard the news (or saw the firestorm on this site), the FAA belatedly released its suggested rules for domestic drones....

Materials ideal for use in semiconductor applications

February 20, 2015 2:29 pm | by Morgan Advanced Materials | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials announces advances in their range of materials grown using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes. Morgan’s CVD Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Pyrolytic Boron Nitride (PBN) materials are ideal for use in semiconductor applications, including rapid thermal ...

PCI Express Mini card designed for harsh and rugged environments

February 20, 2015 2:12 pm | by ACCES I/O Products, Inc. | ACCES I/O Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ACCES I/O Products, Inc., is pleased to announce the release of a new family of mini PCI Express (mPCIe) multi-port serial communication cards—the mPCIe-COM Series. These small, low-priced, PCI Express Mini cards feature a selection of 4 or 2-ports of software selectable RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 ...

Bay lights feature 10,000 to 10,700 lumen output

February 20, 2015 2:02 pm | by GlacialLight | Product Releases | Comments

GlacialLight, the lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., announces a new bay light series, the GL-BL100, featuring 10,000 to 10,700 lumen output using just 96W. With a Unified Glare Rating (UGR) of less than 19, these bay lights are bright without being harsh, making them suitable for indoor applications....

Engineering Newswire: The next-gen smart gun

February 20, 2015 1:27 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Since 2009, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has been waiting for their new and improved Smart Gun. Until last week when Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and Colt Canda, unveiled the new prototype. The main weapon contains ...

Brushless DC servomotors address the medical and dental handpiece markets

February 20, 2015 12:17 pm | by MICROMO | MICROMO | Product Releases | Comments

The new FAULHABER 2057 BHS Brushless DC Servo Motors are designed to address the specific requirements of the medical and dental handpiece markets. While remaining cool to the touch, the high efficiency, slotless design features smooth speed control with a wide continuous duty ...

NASCAR effort focuses on math, science for kids

February 20, 2015 9:02 am | by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer | News | Comments

It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top 200 mph. In a nod to the often overlooked science behind races like Sunday's Daytona 500, NASCAR is announcing a years-long commitment....

Game of Phones: Etiquette is coming

February 20, 2015 8:07 am | by www.workfront.com | Blogs | Comments

In the land of office phone etiquette, war is coming.

Is DC power the way of the future?

February 20, 2015 8:01 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The war of the currents still rages ... politely, as ECN gathered panelists earlier this month to talk about AC vs. DC, Tesla vs. Edison, data centers, and the future of power engineering on Engineering Live....

Wireless Minute: Why Google Glass died

February 19, 2015 3:43 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, Google Glass has become the popular death knell many in the industry are now sounding, loudly. Maybe it’s just bad design, or maybe it’s the same shot that sunk analog glass, you know, before the hipster resurrection....

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