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Teenage Driver Texting Prevention Device

November 5, 2012 1:33 pm | by The Ben Heck Show | Videos | Comments

Ben kicks off the season 3 of The Ben Heck Show by starting a device which will prevent teenage drivers from texting while they drive.

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Aerodynamic Investigation of Jet Reaction

November 5, 2012 1:29 pm | by The University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

Research at the University of Huddersfield could help ensure that a daring Briton soon becomes the fastest man on two wheels, reaching speeds of 425 mph and beyond. Richard Brown is determined to wrest back the world motorcycle land-speed record for Britain with his machine Jet Reaction, powered by an afterburning jet based on a helicopter engine.

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Vibrating Fork Point Level Sensor for Liquids

November 5, 2012 1:27 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Model VHL and Model VHL Mini from BlueLevel Technologies are liquid level detection sensors using highly effective vibrating fork structures with piezoelectric technology.

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Ultrasensitive Photon Hunter

November 5, 2012 1:25 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

When it comes to imaging, every single photon counts if there is barely any available light. This is the point where the latest technologies often reach their limits. Researchers have now developed a diode that can read photons faster than ever before.

High-Strength Material Advancements May Lead to New, Life-Saving Steel

November 5, 2012 1:20 pm | by Wayne State University | News | Comments

There has been great advancements in the development of the high-strength steel and the need for additional enhancements continue to grow. Various industries have a need for structural components that are lighter and stronger, improve energy efficiencies, reduce emissions and pollution increase safety and cost less to produce, particularly in the automotive industry.

DARPA Seeks Multi-Band, Portable Sensor

November 5, 2012 1:17 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

It is often the case with new military technologies that warfighters need to adjust to their equipment to access needed capabilities. As missions shift, however, and warfighters are required to work in smaller teams and access more remote locations, it is technology that must adapt if it is to remain useful.

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Build Your Own Home Theater with 'Virtual Sound Ball'

November 5, 2012 1:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A KAIST research team developed a powerful audio rendering technology that reproduces a desired sound field 'more clearly and accurately' to an original sound source by establishing an array system of loudspeakers and software interface...

Learning a New Sense

November 5, 2012 1:01 pm | by Weizmann Institute of Science | News | Comments

Weizmann Institute scientists observe as humans learn to sense like a rat, with ”whiskers,” yielding new insight into the process of sensing, and they may point to new avenues in developing aids for the blind.

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New High-Strength Material May Lead to Life-Saving Steel

November 5, 2012 12:45 pm | by Wayne State University | News | Comments

There has been great advancements in the development of the high-strength steel and the need for additional enhancements continue to grow. Various industries have a need for structural components that are lighter and stronger, improve energy efficiencies, reduce emissions and pollution increase safety...

Sensors for the Real World

November 5, 2012 12:38 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Over the last decade there has been an increased interest in developing resonators for gravitmetric sensing; however, the sensors' response to variations in temperature has prevented them from being used outside the laboratory. New sensors developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge negate the effects of temperature...

Taking the 'Pulse' of Volcanoes Using Satellite Images

November 5, 2012 12:29 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new study by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science uses Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) data to investigate deformation prior to the eruption of active volcanoes in Indonesia's west Sunda arc. Led by geophysicist Estelle Chaussard...

Researchers Make Strides Toward Selective Oxidation Catalysts

November 5, 2012 12:09 pm | by McCormick- Northwestern Engineering | News | Comments

Now researchers from Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory have developed a straightforward and generalizable process for making reactant-selective oxide catalysts by encapsulating the particles in a sieve-like film that blocks unwanted reactants.

Softbank to Acquire eAccess in January

November 5, 2012 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Softbank Corp. said Friday it will move up its acquisition of smaller Japanese mobile phone service operator eAccess Ltd. to make it a wholly owned subsidiary to Jan. 1, from the end of February as earlier planned. As a result, the delisting of eAccess from the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange will be moved up to Dec. 26 from Feb. 25.

Tokyo Electron: Next-Generation Memory Device

November 5, 2012 11:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Semiconductor equipment maker Tokyo Electron Ltd. said Friday it will acquire Irish firm Magnetic Solutions Ltd. to boost development of a next-generation memory device. Under the deal worth 17.6 million euros (about 1.8 billion yen), Tokyo Electron said...

Balluff Introduces Distributed Modular I/O for CC-Link

November 5, 2012 11:31 am | by PD&D Staff | Balluff, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff’s new generation of Distributed Modular I/O can be used in a cost effective way to replace standard slice I/O and distributed I/O solutions.

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