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Magnetic Fields & Lasers Elicit Graphene Secret

November 25, 2014 11:22 am | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | News | Comments

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf have studied the dynamics of electrons from the "wonder material" graphene in a magnetic field for the first time. This led to the discovery of a seemingly paradoxical phenomenon ... 

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Design Challenge Seeks Weapons, Art or Décor

November 25, 2014 10:57 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

Many art critics have expressed their skepticism about 3D printing’s role in the art world. This competition aims to prove them wrong. CGTrader has partnered with 3D Systems to bring you the 3D Systems Art Challenge. Design a 3D model ... 

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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Ionospheric Connection Explorer

November 25, 2014 10:48 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has selected Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Virginia, to provide launch services for the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission. ICON is targeted to launch in June 2017 from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the ...

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New Supercomputers Increase Nation's Computational Capacity

November 25, 2014 10:40 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Tens of thousands of researchers nationwide currently harness the power of massive supercomputers to solve research problems that cannot be answered in the lab. However, studies show this represents only a fraction of the potential users ...

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Testing Virtual Reality in Balance Dysfunction After TBI

November 25, 2014 10:10 am | by Kessler Foundation | News | Comments

Kessler Foundation is the recipient of a four-year grant for nearly $3 million from the Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) Department of Defense (DOD) titled, "Improving Balance in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Using a ...

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Ultra-Short X-Ray Pulses Explore the Nano World

November 25, 2014 10:03 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

X-ray flashes are a unique scientific tool. They are generated by accelerating electrons to very high energy levels in kilometer-long vacuum tubes, so-called linear accelerators, and then deflecting them with specially arranged magnets ...

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New Device Could Make Large Biocircuits Practical

November 25, 2014 9:52 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers have made great progress in recent years in the design and creation of biological circuits — systems that, like electronic circuits, can take a number of different inputs and deliver a particular kind of output. But while individual ...

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HotSpot: Mercedes' Self-Driving Cars

November 25, 2014 9:45 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices: NVIDIA unveiled a new addition to the NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform: the Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator, designed for a wide range of ...    

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New Industrial 2.4GHz Wireless Transceiver Now Available from LPRS

November 25, 2014 9:43 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LPRS now offers the Circuit Design STD-503 2.4GHZ wireless transceiver for integrating into industrial equipment. Designed to be embedded into OEM equipment this compact radio transceiver module was developed for ...

MIT Grads Launch All-Terrain Wheelchair in U.S.

November 25, 2014 9:37 am | by Alissa Mallinson, Department of Mechanical Engineering | News | Comments

GRIT is a social-enterprise startup that relies on in-the-field research and user feedback to guide its products. The Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC), which was originally developed for emerging markets, is the basis of the new Freedom ... 

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6 Challenges Facing Modern Manufacturing Companies

November 25, 2014 9:35 am | by Danielle Iera, Marketing Coordinator, TPC Wire & Cable Corp | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing is an ever-changing industry, where manufacturers face new issues and concerns every year. Since this year is no exception, here are a few of the top concerns that manufacturers are grappling with ...     

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Google Designs Balanced Spoon Using Hundreds of Algorithms

November 25, 2014 9:27 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Of course these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they ... 

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New Multi-core Embedded PCs from Beckhoff Target Medium Performance Range

November 25, 2014 9:10 am | by PD&D Staff | Beckhoff Automation Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Beckhoff Automation’s new CX5100 series features the latest Intel Atom CPUs. The 22-nm technology found with these Atom processors results in higher performance while maintaining the same thermal balance and ...

FAA Chief: Disaster Response Depends on Funding

November 24, 2014 6:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration outlined steps Monday to improve its security and air traffic control backup systems following the sabotage of a suburban Chicago air traffic control center that disrupted travel nationwide — but said ...

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Honda Admits Failing to Report Deaths, Injuries

November 24, 2014 5:02 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law. The automaker says that it found out about the omissions in 2011, yet it took about ...

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