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Tech Boom Creates New Wrinkles for Wrigley Field

April 24, 2014 9:11 am | News | Comments

The lack of a video board is only the most visible example of some of the differences between Wrigley and other parks. Rather than ordering food and drink on a hand-held device and having it delivered right to their seats, fans at Wrigley get ...

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Tech Beams Gene Therapy into Ears, Improves Hearing

April 24, 2014 8:58 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing. The approach reported ...  

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Olympics Show Wide Second-Screen Use

April 23, 2014 5:13 pm | by David Bauder, AP Television Writer | News | Comments

Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday. NBC closely studies how ...   

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Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection

April 23, 2014 5:07 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection. Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows ...

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Telsa Motors Expanding in California

April 23, 2014 5:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California. The company has leased a 430,000-square-foot building in Lathrop, a community on Interstate 5 about 75 miles east of San Francisco. Tesla has not said what it plans to do ...

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Images Released of Shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

April 23, 2014 4:53 pm | by Jason Dearen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal ocean scientists have released images of the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's James Delgado said ...   

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Rail Safety Effort Marred By Squabbling

April 23, 2014 4:49 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by U.S. government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who ...

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State OKs Power Line in Historic Battlefield Area

April 23, 2014 4:46 pm | by James MacPherson, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved a permit for a proposed $375 million high-voltage power line that would run through the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield, a site in the western part of the state where a battle between U.S. Army soldiers and ...

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More Sound Output

April 23, 2014 3:17 pm | by PD&D Staff | Transducers Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Transducers USA has announced an updated version of the TRIP-80 series. Designated as a TRIP-80P, the pin-mounted, high-output unit is ideal for use in the harsh environmental conditions ...

Next Gen Test Equipment Designs

April 23, 2014 3:09 pm | by PD&D Staff | Elma Bustronic Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Bustronic has designed a new 3U 17-slot backplane to meet the PXI Express Hardware Specification Revision 1.0 (with X1 PCIe connections). Designed for OEM embedded control and highly integrated test and ...

Making Batteries Smarter, Safer & More Efficient

April 23, 2014 2:16 pm | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

The basic car battery hasn't really changed much in the past 30 years. U-M engineers are working to make them smarter, safer and more efficient. Innovations in energy efficiency is critical as automakers focus on reducing the environmental ...

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A Shark-Deterrent Wetsuit (It's Not What You Think)

April 23, 2014 2:07 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of ...

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Infographic: Are Engineers Really Qualified?

April 23, 2014 1:44 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | News | Comments

As the world of technology advances quickly, engineers are forced to adapt to a fast-changing landscape and sometimes skills and talents may diminish. New hires may have a degree, but do they really know how to engineer?    

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Astronauts Tackle Urgent Repair Job

April 23, 2014 1:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength. The two Americans on board, Rick Mastracchio and Steven Swanson, hustled through ...

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Extreme Conversion with Fast Transient Response

April 23, 2014 1:18 pm | by Vince Stueve, FAE & Jayant Rao, Micrel, Inc. | Articles | Comments

What if a simplified, straightforward buck regulator were able to be used for extreme conversions? How much simpler could the circuit design be?Imagine how much real estate and cost could be saved if a simple "off the shelf" inductor could be ...

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