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App Teaches Kindergartners Basic Computer Coding

October 1, 2014 9:57 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5 ...  


Japan's High-Speed Train Turns 50

October 1, 2014 9:53 am | by Emily Wang & Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Shinkansen, as it's called in Japan, gave a boost to train travel in Europe and Asia at a time when the rise of the automobile and the airplane threated to eclipse it. It also was a symbol of pride for Japan, less than two decades after the ...


HotSpot: Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

October 1, 2014 9:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices:  AirVR by Metatecture is leveraging the retina hardware already in millions of peoples’ hands. The AirVR is a Head Mounted Display (HMD) made to work with the iPad ...


Get Off Your Computer

October 1, 2014 9:18 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

For myself and many other Americans, computer screens have become as essential to existence as food and housing, yet this crucial component of everyday life may be hurting us more than we think. Prolonged computer use can in fact produce ...


DOE's Better Buildings Challenge Drives Energy Efficiency

September 30, 2014 5:32 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

As a part of the Administration’s effort to support greater energy efficiency through the Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department has announced the first data center owners and operators who have committed to reduce their ...  


Cicoil’s Shock Absorbing Cables Resistant to Vibration, Sudden Impact

September 30, 2014 4:51 pm | by PD&D Staff | Cicoil Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil’s highly flexible cables have been designed for use in applications exposed to harsh vibration caused by propelling force, automated machinery, excessive turbulence, intense wind, driving rain and ...

Media Isolated Pressure Sensors Withstand Corrosive Environments

September 30, 2014 4:50 pm | by PD&D Staff | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has now expanded its 154 Series of media isolated, piezoresistive silicon pressure sensors with the small profile, backside compensated 154B. Housed in a 316L stainless steel package as standard, the compact 19 mm ...

Alpha Wire Expands EcoCable Line with 300 V EcoCable Mini

September 30, 2014 4:42 pm | by PD&D Staff | Alpha Wire Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha Wire has added to its EcoCable recyclable cable line to include a new 300 V version that is up to 32% smaller and 44% lighter than standard 300 V PVC cable ...


Alliance Sensors Group Offers 2 New LVDT Signal Conditioners

September 30, 2014 4:26 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Alliance Sensors Group has announced their S1A and SC-100 DIN-rail-mounted, push-button-calibrated LVDT signal conditioners. S1A and SC-100 LVDT signal conditioners offer fast LVDT setup with built-in null indication ...

Microsoft Skips Windows 9 to Emphasize Advances

September 30, 2014 1:39 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile devices and Internet services. The current version ...


Air Force Provides Vital Global Weather Data

September 30, 2014 12:43 pm | by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel, Air Force News Service | News | Comments

In the absolute silence of space, a special group of satellites circles our planet in a fast, low earth orbit, their cameras and sensors point toward Earth as they record endless data and images of storm systems and weather patterns ...  


World's Largest Plane Flies Longest Route

September 30, 2014 12:30 pm | by David Koenig, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Qantas is putting the world's biggest passenger plane on the world's longest airline route. A Qantas Airbus A380 touched down Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport about 15 hours after leaving Sydney, Australia, on the ... 


Gold Cardiac 'Patch' Could Replace Transplants

September 30, 2014 12:21 pm | by Hybrid 'Patch' Could Replace | News | Comments

Because heart cells cannot multiply and cardiac muscles contain few stem cells, heart tissue is unable to repair itself after a heart attack. Now Tel Aviv University researchers are literally setting a new gold standard in cardiac tissue ...


Taking Thin Films to the Extreme

September 30, 2014 12:15 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Applying a well-known optical phenomenon called thin-film interference, a group of researchers at Harvard University has demonstrated the ability to "paint" ultra-thin coatings onto a rough surface - work that holds promise for making ...


Software for Automated Sorting of Genomes of Individual Microbial Species

September 30, 2014 12:06 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Microbes - the single-celled organisms that dominate every ecosystem on Earth - have an amazing ability to feed on plant biomass and convert it into other chemical products. Tapping into this talent has the potential to revolutionize ... 



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