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Potential Polish for Payment Card Policy

October 24, 2014 10:49 am | by Alan Nicol | Blogs | Comments

Recently I wrote about how draconian policies to gremlin problems sometimes create more problems than they solve. Let’s explore an alternative method to the common checklist-of-points to ensure the intent of a policy is fulfilled with more ...


Probabilistic Finite Element Analysis Improves Safety, Reliability of Design

October 24, 2014 10:39 am | by Bhaumik Dave, Sr. FEA consultant, Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services | Blogs | Comments

It is inevitable for design engineers to adopt a probabilistic design approach to devise equipments, considering invariability and uncertainty of equipment failure. The present deterministic design approach neglects the failure risks associated ...


NASA Armstrong's Flight Loads Celebrates a Half-Century

October 24, 2014 10:13 am | by Christian Gelzer, Historian, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center | News | Comments

Established in 1964 when it became clear that special facilities would be needed to test the latest in aerospace technology, it was first known as the High Temperature Loads Calibration Laboratory at a time the center was named the NASA Flight ...


STEM Program Offers West Point Cadets Research Opportunities

October 24, 2014 9:51 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

West Point and West Lafayette have more in common these days. Through a partnership between Purdue University and the U.S. Military Academy, 80 plebes and a dozen yearlings gained an authentic research experience in toxicology ...   


America's Cup Flyboys Sign Tech Deal with Airbus

October 24, 2014 9:44 am | by Bernie Wilson, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Jimmy Spithill and his mates with Oracle Team USA became the ultimate nautical flyboys last year, using a wing sail and hydrofoils to speed above the waves on San Francisco Bay on their way to a stirring America's Cup victory ...   


Evaluating Powerful Batteries for Modular Grid Energy Storage

October 24, 2014 9:43 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories has begun lab-based characterization of TransPower’s GridSaver, the largest grid energy storage system analyzed at Sandia’s Energy Storage Test Pad in Albuquerque, NM.Project lead David Rosewater said Sandia ...


Device for Endoscopic Management of Gastrointestinal Defects

October 24, 2014 9:33 am | by American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy | News | Comments

An international multicenter study reports that over-the-scope clip (OTSC) placement is a safe and effective therapy for the closure of gastrointestinal (GI) defects, which includes anastomotic leaks, fistulae and perforations. Clinical success was ...


China Launches Experimental Moon Orbiter

October 24, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day program is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to ...


Global Boom in Hydropower Expected this Decade

October 24, 2014 9:23 am | by Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen | News | Comments

An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydropower, it could reduce ...   


New Microscope Collects Dynamic Images of the Molecules that Animate Life

October 24, 2014 9:13 am | by Howard Hughes Medical Institute | News | Comments

Over the last decade, powerful new microscopes have dramatically sharpened biologists' focus on the molecules that animate and propel life. Now, a new imaging platform developed by Eric Betzig and colleagues at the Howard Hughes Medical ...


3D Metamaterials with a Natural Bent

October 24, 2014 9:04 am | by RIKEN | News | Comments

Metamaterials, a hot area of research today, are artificial materials engineered with resonant elements to display properties that are not found in natural materials. By organizing materials in a specific way, scientists can build materials with ...


Mouser Now Ships the Intel Edison Computer

October 23, 2014 4:49 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics is now shipping the Intel Edison, a small yet powerful Intel computer about the size of a postage stamp. The Edison is designed to lower the barriers to entry for the next generation of consumer products by providing a ...


U.S. Tech Firm Fined for Underpaying Indian Workers

October 23, 2014 4:28 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought from India were grossly underpaid and overworked while assigned to a special project in the U.S. The probe announced ...


How 3D Gaming Affects Video Game Players

October 23, 2014 3:25 pm | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

Playing violent video games in 3D makes everything seem more real - and that may have troubling consequences for players, a new study reveals.Researchers found that people who played violent video games in 3D showed more evidence of ...  


Drones Help Show How Infectious Diseases Spread

October 23, 2014 3:20 pm | by Cell Press | News | Comments

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, can collect detailed information in real time at relatively low cost for ecological research. In a new Opinion piece published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Parasitology, experts ...    



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