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Why Data Center Efficiency in the 2000s Is Like Paper Recycling in 1970s

April 21, 2014 1:21 pm | by General Electric Company | News | Comments

On the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970,the World Wide Web existed only in research labs, “texting” was something you wrote in a notebook and the closest thing to a data center was the public library. On that day, millions of people gathered at events around the country to learn, share, and ...


Icon Labs Products Immune to the Heartbleed SSL Bug

April 21, 2014 1:15 pm | by Icon Labs | News | Comments

Icon Labs, a provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced that its Iconfidant SSL product, a leading SSL solution for embedded devices, is not affected by the Heartbleed SSL bug. Heartbleed is ...   


Researchers Develop Mobile Charging System for EVs

April 21, 2014 1:12 pm | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

The Instituto Tecnológico de la Energía (ITE) in Spain has developed the first mobile charging system for electric vehicles. This system allows users to charge their vehicle from any plug -not just from a specifically designed one- as long as it has been previously authorized by ...


New Material Coating Mimics Nature's Lotus Effect

April 21, 2014 1:05 pm | by Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Ever stop to consider why lotus plant leaves always look clean? The hydrophobic – water repelling – characteristic of the leaf, termed the "Lotus effect," helps the plant survive in muddy swamps, repelling dirt, and producing beautiful flowers. Of late, engineers have been ...


Engineering Update: NASA to Send Flying Saucers to Mars

April 21, 2014 12:59 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Future voyages to Mars would need to address the physiological strain on the astronauts, the length of the trip, itself, and ferrying the necessary payload to sustain human life for a protracted mission. The first two problems could be insurmountable, but ...


Photos of the Day: Testing Fluid Flow on the ISS

April 21, 2014 12:44 pm | News | Comments

David Kelso, Ph.D., a researcher at Northwestern University, had been working for several years to develop a simple, inexpensive device that could be used in resource-limited settings to test for ...        

Space-Tested Concept Advances Infectious Disease Diagnoses

April 21, 2014 12:43 pm | by Laura Niles, NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

A new medical-testing device is being prepped to enter the battle against infectious disease. This instrument could improve diagnosis of certain diseases in remote areas, thanks in part to knowledge gained from a series of investigations aboard the International Space Station on the ...


MRI, on a Molecular Scale

April 21, 2014 12:34 pm | by Peter Reuell, Harvard University | News | Comments

A team of researchers have developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system that can produce nano-scale images, and may one day allow researchers to peer into the atomic structure of ...          


Envisioning an Analog Path to Simulating Human Brain

April 21, 2014 12:20 pm | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

In the field of neuromorphic engineering, researchers study computing techniques that could someday mimic human cognition. Electrical engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently published a “roadmap” that details innovative analog-based techniques that could ...


Programming Computational Wind Tunnels to Save Millions

April 21, 2014 12:13 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

It famously took Thomas Edison thousands of attempts to settle on a practical design for the incandescent light bulb. If each crack at a solution had cost him hundreds of millions of dollars, however, he might not have been so keen on using a build ‘em and bust ‘em approach. The companies designing turbines for jet engines ...


Electromagnetic Navy Railgun to Deploy at Sea

April 21, 2014 12:05 pm | by U.S. Navy | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy plans to install and test a prototype electromagnetic railgun aboard a joint high speed vessel in fiscal year 2016. This test will mark the first time an electromagnetic railgun (EM railgun) has been ...     


DDR4 Embedded Infrastructure

April 21, 2014 11:57 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Virtium, a provider of embedded SSD and industrial memory modules, has announced its embedded infrastructure market support for ...

Security and Connectivity in Hazardous Locations

April 21, 2014 11:16 am | by PD&D Staff | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s FL mGuard RS2000 and RS4000 family of security and connectivity devices now has ...

Inductive Sensor

April 21, 2014 11:12 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Alliance Sensors Group has announced the ME Series Linear Position Sensors for embedded use in measuring ...

Photos of the Day: You Won’t Believe What This Machine Can See

April 21, 2014 10:06 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Two days before Christmas 1895, shortly after Wilhelm Röentgen discovered X-rays by experimenting with a cathode tube in his laboratory, he invited his wife to experience the phenomenon. Anna Bertha Ludwig put her left hand inside his apparatus and became the first human to ...



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