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3D Face Mapping Puts Players in the Game

September 17, 2014 10:20 am | by Derrik J. Lang, AP Entertainment Writer | News | Comments

The developers of an interactive basketball franchise are adding the option for gamers to digitally graft lifelike 3D renditions of their faces onto virtual players in the series' latest installment, set for Oct. 7. The process uses the camera for either ...

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Novel Capability Enables First Test of Real Turbine Engine Conditions

September 17, 2014 10:18 am | by DOE/Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Manufactures of turbine engines for airplanes, automobiles and electric generation plants could expedite the development of more durable, energy-efficient turbine blades thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy’s ... 

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Exploring 'Graveyard of Ships' with a Remote-Controlled Underwater Vehicle

September 17, 2014 10:16 am | by Terence Chea, Associated Press | News | Comments

Over the past week, a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used a remote-controlled underwater vehicle, equipped with sonar and video cameras, to examine and record the historic shipwrecks ...     

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Photos of the Day: Undersea Robot Explores Ship Graveyard

September 17, 2014 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

During a five-day expedition, a team from NOAA used sonar and an underwater vehicle to examine and photograph the historic shipwrecks in the Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary, where more than 300 vessels are believed to have sunk ...

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Nanoribbon Film Keeps Glass Ice-Free

September 17, 2014 10:04 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass. The new work by Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues could keep glass surfaces from ...

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Water-Based Nuclear Battery Generates Electrical Energy

September 17, 2014 9:55 am | by University of Missouri-Colombia | News | Comments

From cell phones to cars and flashlights, batteries play an important role in everyday life. Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency. Now, for the first time using ...   

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Computerized Emotion Detector

September 17, 2014 9:49 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Face recognition software measures various parameters in a mug shot, such as the distance between the person's eyes, the height from lip to top of their nose and various other metrics and then compares it with photos of people in the ... 

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Why Hydraulic Systems Still Have an Important Part to Play

September 17, 2014 9:47 am | by Professor Josef Kurfess, Ulm University | Articles | Comments

Over the past 40 years, hydraulic systems have been continually deemed a dying technology – if not pronounced dead altogether. And these views don’t seem all that farfetched in light of the on-going e nergy efficiency debate and the apparent ...

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A Tech Fix for Texting While Driving

September 17, 2014 9:39 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

By now, almost everybody with a cellphone and a car knows that it's a bad idea to text while you're driving. But people still do it, and some of those people die in text-related car crashes and take innocent victims with them. What if technology ...

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Silicon's Serious New Contender

September 17, 2014 9:35 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Silicon has few serious competitors as the material of choice in the electronics industry. Yet transistors, the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit, cannot simply keep shrinking to meet the needs of powerful ...

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CUI Expands Next Gen Open Frame Power Supply Family Up to 150 Watts

September 17, 2014 9:29 am | by PD&D Staff | Cui, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

CUI has announced an expansion of its VOF series of compact, open frame ac-dc power supplies to include 100, 120, and 150 W versions. The single-output supplies are higher-power additions to ...

The Future Face of Molecular Electronics

September 17, 2014 9:23 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient devices, individual molecules would take ...

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Robust, Non-Contact Distance Measurement from Baumer

September 17, 2014 9:22 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Baumer has announced a new bearingless encoder for linear distance measurement. The MIL10 comprises a sensing head and an adhesive magnetic tape. The non-contact magnetic sensing method is wear free and ...

Chin Strap Harvests Energy from Jaw Movements

September 17, 2014 9:17 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada. It is hoped that the device can generate electricity from eating, chewing and talking, and power a number of small-scale ...  

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Neugart's HLAE Stainless Steel Gearbox Debuts at IMTS

September 17, 2014 9:12 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Neugart has designed its new HLAE gearbox from the ground up for use in food processing, pharmaceutical and other industries with stringent manufacturing hygiene standards. The gearbox uses food-safe lubricants throughout ...

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