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Thanks to NASA, Photo-Based 3D Modeling Is Set to Explode

October 15, 2014 10:18 am | by Matt Ball, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

Accurate 3D modeling of reality can be a difficult and expensive endeavor. High-end lidar imagers use remote-sensing technology to measure distance by directing lasers at an object and analyzing the reflected light. These instruments, which ...


Future Computers Built from Magnetic 'Tornadoes'

October 15, 2014 10:11 am | by University of Sheffield | News | Comments

Magnetic materials form the basis of most hard disc drives as they are able to store data. A team from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering have been investigating whether they could also be used to perform calculations ...


'Super Tower' to Be Among World's Tallest Skyscrapers

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

Higher than a bird, almost as high as some planes. It's Super Tower. And it's coming to Bangkok. A Thai property developer has announced plans to build a skyscraper in the Thai capital that will be among the 10 tallest buildings in the world ...


Qualcomm Buying CSR in $2.5 Billion Deal

October 15, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Qualcomm is buying British chip maker CSR in a deal worth approximately $2.5 billion as it pushes aggressively into technology that connects devices over the Internet. CSR concentrates on the auto, consumer, and voice and music segments ...


Rosetta Selflessly Beams Back Comet Selfie

October 15, 2014 10:03 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A camera aboard the European Space Agency’s Philae lander snapped this “selfie” of one of the Rosetta spacecraft’s 52-foot-long (16-meter) solar arrays, with comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko hovering in the background some 10 miles ...  


Retinal Prosthesis Provides Light-&-Darkness Differentiation

October 15, 2014 10:00 am | by Duke Medicine | Videos | Comments

Larry Hester, 66, has been blind for half his life from a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. In September, 2014, an electronic stimulator was surgically implanted in his left eye. On October 1st, 2014 Duke eye surgeon Dr. Paul Hahn turned ...


Better Camera Gives Samsung a Note-Worthy Phone

October 15, 2014 9:59 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

With Apple's release of larger-screen iPhones last month, Samsung's flagship Galaxy phones no longer have the distinction of being "the next big thing," as Samsung's ads like to tout. But there's still plenty to like in Samsung's phones ...


Photos of the Day: Kia's Diesel-Electric Concept Car

October 15, 2014 9:54 am | by Kia | News | Comments

The Kia Optima T-Hybrid (turbo hybrid) concept is powered by the model’s existing 1.7-litre CRDi turbo-diesel engine, paired with a small electric motor, powered by a 48V lead-carbon battery ...         


New Rice University Office will Promote K-12 STEM Outreach

October 15, 2014 9:51 am | by Jade Boyd, Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University has created the Office of STEM Engagement to support and promote its wide-ranging efforts to improve K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Houston-area school ...     


Pharad Introduces Small Form Factor LTE Panel Antenna

October 15, 2014 9:46 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pharad has announced a new Long-Term Evolution (LTE) antenna to address the growing worldwide demand for innovative LTE antenna solutions for Small Cell and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Networks ...

Altech Multi-Timer Flips Your Switch for You

October 15, 2014 9:39 am | by PD&D Staff | Altech Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Altech Universal Digital Multi-Timer AMT Series delivers a solution for controlling the on/off cycle of equipment operations ... 

No One to Blame Because No One’s In Charge

October 15, 2014 9:37 am | by Alan Nicol | Blogs | Comments

A recurring topic surrounding improvement business is the command for change, but with no clear path forward. These experiences are frustrating, undermine our trust in leaders and each other, and in the end, cost us a ...    


Avalue Introduces 3.5-Inch Single Board Computer

October 15, 2014 9:32 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Avalue Technology has announced a 3.5-inch single board computer, the ECM-BYT2. ECM-BYT2, powered by the newest Intel Atom processor E3800 family and Intel Celeron processor J1900 family, a system-on-chip ...

New Cargo Plane Design Takes Off, Vertically

October 15, 2014 9:18 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

Historically, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles have been relegated to helicopters and expensive military aircraft. Yet the design, as applied to commercial aircraft, has not been successful without significant sacrifices in ...


SEGGER Announces Support for ARM Cortex-M7

October 14, 2014 4:34 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SEGGER has announced their support for the new ARM Cortex-M7 architecture. SEGGER’s industry standard J-Link debug probes and middleware products, including embOS and the new emSecure Digital Signature Library are ...


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