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Advanced E-Voting System Selected for Election

November 17, 2014 11:26 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

A new, advanced electronic voting system developed by the University of Surrey and the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), in collaboration with the Universities of Melbourne and Luxembourg is to be used in Australia's ...    

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Revolutionary Solar-Friendly Form of Silicon Shines

November 17, 2014 11:16 am | by Carnegie Institution | News | Comments

Silicon is the second most-abundant element in the earth's crust. When purified, it takes on a diamond structure, which is essential to modern electronic devices - carbon is to biology as silicon is to technology. A team of Carnegie scientists led ...

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Air Force Tests 1st All-Electric Fleet

November 17, 2014 11:00 am | by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs | News | Comments

The V2G technology enables the vehicles to provide more than 700 kilowatts of power to the grid, sufficient power for more than 140 American homes. The vehicles also enhance the power grid’s reliability and security by ...    

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DARPA-Funded Inflatable Robotics Sparks Idea for Silver Screen Star

November 17, 2014 10:46 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

The giant, balloon-like inflatable robot named Baymax in Disney’s Big Hero 6 has its roots in real-world research conducted by iRobot Corporation, Carnegie Mellon University and Otherlab under DARPA’s Maximum Mobility Manipulation ...  

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Lockheed Delivers 200th Romeo Helicopter to the U.S. Navy

November 17, 2014 10:40 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy received its 200th submarine-hunting MH-60R "Romeo" helicopter from Lockheed Martin following a patch signing with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven-Two (HSM-72). The cornerstone of the U.S. Navy’s anti-surface and ...

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Software Helps Pinpoint Aggressiveness of Tumors

November 17, 2014 10:35 am | by University of Western Ontario | News | Comments

Researchers at Western University are using cutting-edge genetic mutation-analysis software developed in their lab to interpret mutations in tumor genome that may provide insight into determining which breast cancer tumors are ...   

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3D Microtechnology with Origami Folding Art

November 17, 2014 10:30 am | by University of Twente | News | Comments

Microtechnology has radically changed our lives, both in electronics and mechanics. Everyone encounters this every day and uses successful examples, such as the accelerometer in smartphones or the sensor in car airbags. However, enormous strides ...

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GM Compensation Expert Extends Claims Deadline

November 17, 2014 10:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The lawyer hired by General Motors to compensate victims of crashes caused by faulty ignition switches is giving people another month to file claims. Kenneth Feinberg announced Sunday night that the deadline has been extended until ...  

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Russians Claim to Have Photo of MH17 Going Down

November 17, 2014 10:24 am | by Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | News | Comments

Russian television stations stood by the report, saying their source was the Russian Union of Engineers, an obscure Moscow-based organization that had previously issued a report claiming that the Malaysian plane had been downed by ...  

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Ultra Wide Input 40W DC/DC Converters from MicroPower Direct

November 17, 2014 10:22 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new MPV4060S series, now available from MicroPower Direct is a family of 40 W DC/DC converters designed for applications that require an ultra-wide input voltage range ...

Printing Flexible Electronic Circuits On Paper

November 17, 2014 10:19 am | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer. The electronic circuits are printed using unique materials in layers on top of everyday flexible materials such as ...

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Microchip Announces Partnership with Xymox Technologies for Printed Multi-Touch Sensor Solutions

November 17, 2014 10:14 am | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced a strategic partnership with Xymox Technologies to provide customers with a touch and gesture interface solution with industry-leading low-power touch electronics and ...

ACS Controllers Designed to Address Needs of Modern Machinery

November 17, 2014 10:08 am | by PD&D Staff | Acs Motion Control | Product Releases | Comments

ACS Motion Control has developed a new line of motion controllers and EtherCAT masters that are comprised of a more powerful processor and 2 EtherCAT ports supporting ring topology. The SPiiPlusEC expands the capabilities of ...

How Much Information Your Devices Have on You & Who Has Access

November 17, 2014 10:03 am | by Brian Benton, Line/Shape/Space | Articles | Comments

Home thermostats, TVs, cars, fitness bands. The list of devices for the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow, and it’s not stopping. IDC predicts the IoT will reach upward of 30 billion devices by 2020. While there are a lot of ... 

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Chileans Design a 'Bike That Can't be Stolen'

November 17, 2014 9:58 am | by Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's a bicyclist's dream: a bike that can't be stolen. The "Yerka," a prototype designed by three young Chilean engineering students, is the latest entry in a recent trend of bikes that can be locked using some of their own parts. They include ...

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