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New Theory Predicts Magnets May Act as Wireless Cooling Agents

July 28, 2014 11:52 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT researchers. The theory describes the motion of magnons — quasi-particles in magnets that are ...  

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Wearable Device for the Early Detection of Diabetes-Related Neurological Condition

July 28, 2014 11:31 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

A group of researchers in Taiwan has developed a new optical technology that may be able to detect an early complication of diabetes sooner, when it is more easily treated. If the device proves safe and effective in clinical trials, it may pave ...

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Building 'Invisible' Materials with Light

July 28, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A new method of building materials using light, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could one day enable technologies that are often considered the realm of science fiction, such as invisibility cloaks and cloaking devices ...

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CT Scans, 3D Printing Unlock Secrets of Antique Instruments

July 28, 2014 10:42 am | by Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says his medical practice showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts. As a student of music history, he ...   

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Silence is a Virtue

July 28, 2014 10:32 am | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

If it's one thing I hate, it's all that noise, noise, noise, noise (particularly on airplanes; I'm usually fine with Christmas cheer and unseasonable references). To cure that buzz that ails you, Stow, OH-based Audio-Technica U.S. has designed ...

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Obama Sending Dirty Coal Abroad

July 28, 2014 10:24 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

With the country moving to cleaner natural gas, the Obama administration wants to reduce power plant pollution to make good on its promise to the world to cut emissions. Yet the estimated 228,800 tons of carbon dioxide contained in the ...

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Professors Object to FAA Restrictions on Drone Use

July 28, 2014 10:15 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research. In a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday, 30 professors said a clarification the ...

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U.S. Companies Increasingly Fish for Growth Overseas

July 28, 2014 10:10 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or ...

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Overcome Outsourcing Woes with Design for Six Sigma

July 28, 2014 10:02 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

For those of us with a working Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodology and program, outsourcing our product line production generates several challenges that can threaten our conviction to continue DFSS. However, a working DFSS ...  

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Molded Slip Rings

July 28, 2014 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials has announced that its engineered slip rings can reduce down time and improve the life of equipment whilst reducing maintenance time and costs. Made with the latest innovations in resin compounds ...

Low PIM Cable Assemblies

July 28, 2014 9:44 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has introduced an all new series of low PIM cable jumpers with formable coax. These new assemblies are designed for low passive intermodulation (PIM) applications including use ...

SRK Terminals Blocks

July 28, 2014 9:34 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CONTA-CLIP has extended its SRK range of terminal blocks with a screw connection, adding models with large cross sections. The feed-through terminals are now also available for wire cross sections between ...

Samsung Postpones Launch of Tizen Smartphone

July 28, 2014 7:24 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS. The South Korean company ...

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Nissan Expands Recall Prompted By Faulty Air Bag

July 26, 2014 1:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is ... 

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Science on the Job: Teachers Learn from Tech Firms

July 26, 2014 11:25 am | by Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press | News | Comments

A small but growing number of science and math teachers aren't spending the summer at the beach or catching up on books, they're toiling at companies, practicing the principles they teach. As American education focuses on closing the ... 

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