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Developing Tomorrow's Degradable Electronics

November 24, 2014 11:15 am | by SINTEF | News | Comments

Norwegian researchers are developing electronics that disappear to order. When the FM frequencies are removed in Norway in 2017, all old-fashioned radios will become obsolete, leaving the biggest collection of redundant electronics ever seen ...

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Hand Dryers Spread Bacteria in Public Toilets

November 24, 2014 11:02 am | by University of Leeds | News | Comments

Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new University of Leeds research. Scientists from the University of Leeds have found that high-powered 'jet-air' and warm air hand dryers ...

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2857 Series Empty Housing

November 24, 2014 10:54 am | by Wago Corporation | Wago Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO offers you freedom of choice with the flexible, modular 2857 series empty housing. The 2857 is the ideal solution for your design projects. Configurable connections with pluggable picoMAX® connectors and economical marking offers ...

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Air Force Helps Design Transport Isolation System

November 24, 2014 10:53 am | by John Scaggs, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) is playing a unique role in the United States' comprehensive Ebola response efforts in West Africa through the center's involvement in developing a transport isolation system ...   

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Lockheed Plans 5 MW Bioenergy Facility

November 24, 2014 10:40 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin and teammate Concord Blue announced a new contract to build a power generation facility that will provide a new, clean energy source to meet the needs of 5,000 homes and businesses in Herten, Germany. The five-megawatt ...

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3 Cheap Smartphones to Consider

November 24, 2014 10:29 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The cheapest smartphones don't have all the gizmos of Apple or Samsung models, but I'm impressed by how many features you do get for roughly a third of the price. Processors are slower, yet that's not so noticeable for basic ...   

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Ultra-High Density Magnetic Storage for Next-Gen Computers

November 24, 2014 10:25 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers at Nano-Meta Technologies (NMTI) in the Purdue Research Park have shown how to overcome key limitations of a material that could enable the magnetic storage industry to achieve data-recording densities far beyond today's ...  

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IDEC Releases HMI+PLC with Extensive Analog Capability

November 24, 2014 10:23 am | by PD&D Staff | Idec Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

IDEC has announced a new model in its FT1A Touch micro programmable controller series of combo HMI+PLC units, the FT1A Touch 14 I/O. New features make the FT1A Touch 14 I/O suitable for advanced ...

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OMEGA Introduces Digital Pressure Gauge DPG409S

November 24, 2014 10:17 am | by PD&D Staff | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OMEGA’s new DPG409S Sanitary/Clean-In-Place (CIP) digital pressure gauges incorporate a rugged 316 SS enclosure designed for washdown and marine applications with a precision 0.08% accuracy pressure transducer with ...

New, IP68 Weather Resistant Circular Power Connector from Hirose

November 24, 2014 10:12 am | by PD&D Staff | Hirose Electric | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose has released the HR41A Series. The HR41A Series is a small, light plastic power connector that is IP68 rated with advanced lightning surge protection (15 kV), and is well-suited to power applications in ...

Kohler Introduces Odor-Eating Toilet Seat

November 24, 2014 10:05 am | by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can. Kohler has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up. A fan hidden in the ...    

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End to End 5G for Super, Superfast Mobile

November 24, 2014 10:04 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

A collaboration between NEC Electronics, Samsung, and several academic centers in China and Iran, is investigating how software-defined cellular networking might be used to give smart phone users the next generation of super-superfast ...  

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New Terahertz Device Could Strengthen Security

November 24, 2014 9:54 am | by Amanda Morris, Northwestern University | News | Comments

We are all familiar with the hassles that accompany air travel. We shuffle through long lines, remove our shoes, and carry liquids in regulation-sized tubes. And even after all the effort, we still wonder if these procedures are making us ...

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Hackers Dissect Cars, Automakers React

November 24, 2014 9:53 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance. Meticulously overwhelming its computer networks, the hackers showed that — given time — they would be able to pop the trunk and start the windshield wipers, cut the brakes or ... 

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Theater Arts Research Offers Insight for Robot Builders

November 24, 2014 9:47 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

As an actress, producer, director and theatre arts lecturer at The University of Texas at Arlington, Julienne Greer knows the techniques that help draw people’s deepest emotions to the surface. Now, she’s building on her ...    

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