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'Kitty Cam' Combines Spy Cameras, 3D Printed Enclosures

November 18, 2014 3:38 pm | by Alyssa Kiner, Solid Concepts | Articles | Comments

The second iteration Crittercam “Kitty Cams” took store-bought “spy cameras” and tore apart the inner workings, added a more powerful battery pack and special programming, and mounted the guts into the 3D printed casing ...      

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World's Smallest Form B Reed Switch for Medical Applications

November 18, 2014 1:46 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Many medical applications, such as pacemakers and hearing aids, require reliable, battery saving reed switches. That is why HSI Sensing developed the world’s smallest Form B reed switch. According to the company, the HSR-376 is the ... 

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Micron Technology CFO to Retire Next Year

November 18, 2014 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Micron's chief financial officer, will retire next year, the chipmaker announced. Ronald Foster, 64, who has been CFO since 2008, will step down on Feb. 28. The company has not named his replacement. Company shares have soared ...   

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Pilot Dies After Cargo Plane Crashes into Home

November 18, 2014 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago's southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away. The Aero Commander 500 slammed into the front of the home ...   

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Photos of the Day: Cargo Plane Crashes into Home

November 18, 2014 11:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Assistant Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Michael Fox says the pilot in a small plane crash has died. The small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home Tuesday, plunging into the basement but leaving the bungalow's ...

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NASA Commercial Crew Partners Continue System Advancements

November 18, 2014 11:11 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's industry partners continue to complete development milestones under agreements with the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The work performed by Blue Origin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corporation and SpaceX during partnership and ...  

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Lightning II Completes First Night Flight Aboard Aircraft Carrier

November 18, 2014 11:00 am | by Commander Naval Air Forces, Public Affairs | News | Comments

The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego Nov. 13. Navy test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Ted "Dutch" Dyckman piloted ...

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Smartwatches to Put Dent in Fitness Tracker Market

November 18, 2014 10:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Thinking about a fitness tracker? In the future you may defer that purchase in favor of a smartwatch. According to a new report from Gartner, by 2015 fully 50 Percent of people in the market for smart wristband will choose a smartwatch instead ...

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Mixing Light at the Nanoscale Paves Way for Photonic Computing

November 18, 2014 10:46 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

The race to make computer components smaller and faster and use less power is pushing the limits of the properties of electrons in a material. Photonic systems could eventually replace electronic ones, but the fundamentals of ...   

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New Method Measures Residual Stress in 3D-Printed Parts

November 18, 2014 10:31 am | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed an efficient method to measure residual stress in metal parts produced by powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing. This 3D-printing process produces metal parts ...  

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Graphene/Nanotube Hybrid Benefits Flexible Solar Cells

November 18, 2014 10:21 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University scientists have invented a novel cathode that may make cheap, flexible dye-sensitized solar cells practical. The Rice lab of materials scientist Jun Lou created the new cathode, one of the two electrodes in batteries, from ... 

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Better Micro-Actuators to Transport Materials in Liquids

November 18, 2014 10:08 am | by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Scientists have been conducting research on micrometer-sized actuators which one day may make it possible to transport drugs or chemical sensor molecules to specific locations throughout the human body. Researchers at ETH Zurich have ... 

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New Nanoparticles Enable Both MRI & Fluorescent Imaging

November 18, 2014 9:58 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules ...    

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New Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controllers

November 18, 2014 9:49 am | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced its latest Digitally Enhanced Power Analog (DEPA) controllers — the MCP19118 and MCP19119 (MCP19118/9). They provide simple analog PWM control for DC-DC synchronous buck converters up to 40 V ...

Next NASA Mission to Mars Reaches Development Milestone

November 18, 2014 9:43 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's InSight mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations phase of its development, on track for a March 2016 launch to Mars. The lander, its aeroshell and cruise stage are being assembled by Lockheed Martin Space Systems ...

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