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Stanford Professor 1st Woman to Win Top Math Prize

August 15, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal. The International Mathematics Union awarded the prize to Maryam Mirzakhani and three others at a meeting in Seoul on ...  

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Americans Are Willing to Pay More for the Digital Grid

August 15, 2014 9:30 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

As power outages go, the iguana affair was a mundane one. On July 27, a hapless lizard shorted a piece of electrical equipment in the middle of the Florida Keys and knocked out power for 11,000 local residents. It was an act of nature no ...

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On the Edge of Graphene

August 15, 2014 9:19 am | by National Physical Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have discovered that the conductivity at the edges of graphene devices is different to that of the central material. Local scanning electrical techniques were used to examine the .. 

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Hitchhiking Robot Travels Across Canada

August 15, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Going my way? A talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey. HitchBOT, a robot created by a team of Ontario-based communications researchers ...  

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Visual Control of Big Data

August 15, 2014 8:34 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In the age of big data, visualization tools are vital. With a single glance at a graphic display, a human being can recognize patterns that a computer might fail to find even after hours of analysis. But what if there are aberrations in the ... 

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Field Campaign Demonstrates Two New Instruments

August 15, 2014 7:57 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign in North Carolina recently, more definitely was better. The three instruments, developed by the ... 

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Space Station Supply Ship Exits, Now Packing Trash

August 15, 2014 7:23 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A commercial cargo ship has ended its monthlong space station visit. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station released the Cygnus supply ship, now full of trash for disposal early Friday. They parted company 260 miles above ...  

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Three-Wheeled Elio Gets Closer to Going On Sale

August 15, 2014 3:20 am | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of ...

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A Photo Worth a Thousand Images

August 15, 2014 12:10 am | by Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley | News | Comments

New software developed by UC Berkeley computer scientists seeks to tame the vast amount of visual data in the world by generating a single photo that can represent massive clusters of images. This tool can give users the ...     

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Bill Would Expand Stealth Bomber Tax Credit

August 14, 2014 9:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dueling bidders for a major Pentagon stealth bomber contract would be eligible for massive tax credits under a bill that's on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Brown has been pushing for an aerospace tax credit that could help companies create ...

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Quick Actuation in Heavy Duty Applications

August 14, 2014 5:22 pm | by PD&D Staff | Southco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Southco has recently launched non-locking versions of its AC-30 and AC-40 Actuator styles that provide quick actuation in heavy duty applications. The AC-30 features push button actuation and simple installation for ...

Infrared LEDs from Osram

August 14, 2014 5:15 pm | by PD&D Staff | Osram Opto Semiconductors Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new Oslon Black SFH 4715A infrared LED (IRED) from Osram Opto Semiconductors offers a typical electro-optical efficiency of 48%. It also achieves a substantial reduction in cooling requirements, providing ...

Intelligent Analog Integration

August 14, 2014 5:06 pm | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced an expansion  of its 8-bit PIC16F178X enhanced Mid-Range core microcontroller family with increased Flash memory densities, intelligent analog and digital ... 

How We Learn

August 14, 2014 4:32 pm | by The Old Lean Dude | Blogs | Comments

While I am an unabashed proponent of learning by doing, I have a list of books that have over the years been essential to me as a framework for experiential learning. Most of these books were written before 1990, and one of the most insightful ...

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Photos of the Day: A Self-Organizing Thousand-Robot Swarm

August 14, 2014 3:51 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Just as trillions of individual cells can assemble into an intelligent organism, or a thousand starlings can form a great flowing murmuration across the sky, the Kilobots demonstrate how complexity can arise from very simple behaviors ...

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