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Dell laptop buyers make a stink over cat smell

October 31, 2013 2:53 pm | by BREE FOWLER - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A noxious feline odor has some Dell customers caterwauling. People who own Dell Latitude 6430u laptops are complaining that their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine. Some of them said on the company's online customer forums that the odor seems to be coming from the...

Gaming technology unravels 1 of the most complex entities in nature

October 31, 2013 1:06 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of Manchester's Institute of Biotechnology have used the power of off-the-shelf computer gaming technology to capture previously unobservable atomic movements. The research is helping to chart one of nature's most complex entities known as "glycomes" - the entire complement of carbohydrates within a cell.

A few minutes with … Dr. Tom Lynch

October 31, 2013 11:30 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Dr. Tom Lynch became director of Yale Cancer Center in early 2009, on the threshold of an era that would bring radical growth and transformation for researchers, clinicians, and, most importantly, patients. Lynch has been credited with bringing both vision and perseverance to the center and its mission, and his efforts recently resulted in the renewal of Yale Cancer Center’s designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Ce...


Many vets prescribed medication without diagnosis of mental illness

October 31, 2013 8:37 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Three in 10 veterans prescribed psychotropic drugs do not have a diagnosis of a mental illness, a new Yale study shows. Veterans over 65 were much more likely to be prescribed drugs without a psychiatric diagnosis than younger veterans, according to the study to be published in American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry....

Revenue for Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2013 Increases…

October 31, 2013 8:00 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

Revenue for Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2013 Increases by 8.7% Compared to Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2012...

The world’s most powerful terahertz quantum cascade laser

October 30, 2013 12:54 pm | by Vienna University of Technology | News | Comments

Whether it is diagnostic imaging, analysis of unknown substances or ultrafast communication – terahertz radiation sources are becoming more and more important. At the Vienna University of Technology, an important breakthrough has been achieved. Terahertz waves are invisible, but incredibly useful; they can penetrate many materials...

Go ahead, dunk your cell phone in salt water

October 30, 2013 12:04 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Barrier films, used in everything from food and drug packaging to consumer electronics and solar cells, help prevent your food from spoiling, help to preserve medication, and protect your electronics from damage due to exposure to air or a splash of water. Now a group of researchers in Georgia have developed a new way to produce better films using atomic layer deposition.

WebMD swings to 3Q profit, makes an acquisition

October 29, 2013 6:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WebMD Health Corp. said Tuesday that it earned a third-quarter profit on rising advertising revenue, and it raised its forecast for the year. The increase still appeared to disappoint investors, and shares dropped in extended trading. The health information website expects to earn net income of...


GUI development tools optimized for small footprint

October 29, 2013 3:47 pm | Express Logic, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic introduced GUIX, a new graphical user interface (GUI) development framework. GUIX is a small-footprint, low-overhead runtime engine and development tool featuring automatic code generation for embedded systems capable of graphical display.

Knowledge about incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse lower among women of color

October 29, 2013 3:26 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Knowing what symptoms to look for may help women with pelvic floor disorders improve their chances of successful treatment. But knowledge of these disorders is lacking among most women, and especially among women of color, according to a new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine....

Analog switches feature low on-resistance of 1.5 Ω

October 29, 2013 3:25 pm | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced three new ± 15 V precision monolithic quad single-pole single-throw (SPST) CMOS analog switches. Built on a new CMOS process, the Vishay Siliconix DG1411, DG1412, and DG1413 offer low on-resistance of 1.5 Ω.

Multicell battery gas gauge makes direct measurements of 3.6V to 20V battery stacks

October 29, 2013 3:18 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2943 multicell battery gas gauge which makes direct measurements of 3.6V to 20V battery stacks. Absolutely no level shifting circuitry on the supply and measurement pins is required to interface with multicell voltages, so total current consumption is minimized and measurement accuracy is preserved.

Super-thin membranes clear the way for chip-sized pumps

October 29, 2013 1:14 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The ability to shrink laboratory-scale processes to automated chip-sized systems would revolutionize biotechnology and medicine. For example, inexpensive and highly portable devices that process blood samples to detect biological agents such as anthrax are needed by the U.S. military and for homeland security efforts.


Combination sensors targeted at medical, HVAC, and industrial applications

October 28, 2013 4:04 pm | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell announced that new 6000, 7000, 8000, and 9000 Series of the HumidIcon combination digital output relative humidity (RH) and thermal sensor solutions are now available. Primarily targeted for medical, HVAC, and industrial applications, these new sensors offer industry-leading long-term accuracy....

Through-hole resistors extend range down to 5 Ohms

October 28, 2013 1:20 pm | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Precision Group announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has enhanced the Z Series of ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal Z-Foil through-hole commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) resistors with an extended resistance range down to 5 Ω. For high-precision applications in harsh environments, the devices provide very low nominal TCR....

DSP-based System-on-Chip designed for hearing health solutions

October 28, 2013 1:10 pm | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has launched the Ezairo 7100 series of integrated circuits and packaged hybrids for advanced hearing aids and hearing implant devices. With five times the processing power of previous systems, the system-on-chip (SoC) provides built-in flexibility to support evolving algorithm, wireless and system-level needs.

Nanomaterials database improved to help consumers, scientists track products

October 28, 2013 12:56 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Nanomaterials are the heart of the smaller, better electronics developed during the last decade, as well as new materials, medical diagnostics and therapeutics, energy storage, and clean water. However, exposure to nanomaterials may have unintended consequences for human health and the environment.

Creating innovative, precise, and specialized medical equipment enclosures

October 28, 2013 12:19 pm | by Ken Tumblison, President of Buckeye Shapeform | Articles | Comments

Advances in medical technology in the past century alone have made possible what was previously considered unfeasible. Where once certain illnesses caused the deaths of millions worldwide, medical innovation has now eliminated many dreaded diseases.

FAQ: The infrared motion sensor

October 28, 2013 12:08 pm | by Aiman Kiwan, Senior Product Manager, Panasonic Corporation of America | Articles | Comments

Many of the automation systems that increasingly appear in our daily lives have a fundamental need to sense the presence and movement of human beings. Whether that system simply shuts off the lights to save energy at home or triggers an emergency response in a health care facility, accurate motion sensing is a crucial requirement.

Texas A&M Engineering entrepreneurs among Aggie 100

October 25, 2013 5:07 pm | by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University | News | Comments

The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized today (Oct. 25) at the 9th Annual Aggie 100 program, sponsored by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. The Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an indicator of job creation, product acceptance and entrepreneurial vision. Of the......

Evaluation kit helps launch Internet of Things (IoT) development

October 24, 2013 4:56 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) announced the MSP430 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit and supporting ecosystem of software and support for its portfolio of USB microcontrollers. The MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad, based on the low power MSP430F5529 microcontroller (MCU), provides engineers and

Solid-state power relay rated for up to 5A continuous load current

October 24, 2013 4:27 pm | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

The CPC1968 is a single-pole normally open (1-Form-A) solid-state power relay rated for up to 5A continuous load current with a 5°C/W heat sink. The output is constructed with MOSFET switches and photovoltaic die, while the input utilizes a highly efficient GaAIAs infrared LED to provide the optically coupled control.

‘Anklebot’ helps determine ankle stiffness

October 24, 2013 1:03 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

For most healthy bipeds, the act of walking is seldom given a second thought: One foot follows the other, and the rest of the body falls in line, supported by a system of muscle, tendon, and bones. Upon closer inspection, however, locomotion is less straightforward. In particular, the ankle — the crucial juncture between the leg and the foot...

Bee sting venom can help develop immunity to bee stings

October 24, 2013 12:02 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Bee stings can be painful, and for people who are allergic to the bee’s venom, they can be deadly. But a new study from Yale School of Medicine finds that the key toxic component in bee venom — the major allergen — can actually induce immunity and protect against future allergic reactions to the toxin....

Nuclear technology in your life today

October 24, 2013 12:50 am | by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University | News | Comments

In response to National Nuclear Science Week, two students, Lily Raabe and Kristina Yancey, of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M wrote the following, in hopes to share knowledge not commonly known to the general public about nuclear technology in our lives. Electricity has many applications, from phones and video games to hospital equipment and air conditioning. It......

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