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Camera Taken to Space in '60s Sold for $275,000

November 17, 2014 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The camera that "would forever change our view of Earth" from space more than a half century ago has been sold at auction for $275,000, the auctioneer says. The Hasselblad camera body and Zeiss lens, reportedly purchased by ...   


Electronic Monitoring Device May Help Lower Salt Intake

November 17, 2014 9:53 am | by American Heart Association | News | Comments

Using an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014. The Family Sodium Watcher ...


Spiral Laser Beam Creates Quantum Whirlpool

November 17, 2014 9:47 am | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Physicists at ANU have engineered a spiral laser beam and used it to create a whirlpool of hybrid light-matter particles called polaritons. "Creating circulating currents of polaritons – vortices – and controlling them has been a long-standing ...


LAPD Tech That Tracks Ex-Cons Stirs Concerns

November 17, 2014 9:47 am | by Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | News | Comments

Los Angeles police are increasingly relying on technology that not only tells patrol officers where crime is most likely to occur but also identifies and keeps track of ex-cons and other bad guys they believe are most likely to commit them ...


The Future Has Arrived & It's Called Mirai

November 17, 2014 9:42 am | by Toyota | News | Comments

Akio Toyoda has seen the future, and it’s called “Mirai.” That’s the name of Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle, which the company’s president announced in a video released the night before the car’s official launch ...     


Photo of the Day: Toyota's Fuel Cell 'Mirai'

November 17, 2014 9:41 am | by Toyota | News | Comments

Mirai, which means “future” in Japanese, represents a turning point for the automotive industry. The groundbreaking vehicle can travel up to 300 miles on a single tank of hydrogen, refuel in less than five minutes and emits only water vapor ...


Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence for the First Time

November 17, 2014 9:40 am | by Queen Mary, University of London | News | Comments

Researchers working on artificial intelligence at Queen Mary University of London have taught a computer to create magic tricks. The researchers gave a computer program the outline of how a magic jigsaw puzzle and a mind reading card ... 


Results from Comet Lander's Experiments Expected

November 17, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A first evaluation of the data that comet lander Philae sent to the European Space Center before its depleted batteries forced it to go silent will be released Monday, the German aeronautics and space research center said. The scientists are getting ...


NASA Awards Balloon Operations Contract

November 17, 2014 9:32 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has awarded the NASA Balloon Operations Contract to Orbital Sciences Corporation of Greenbelt, Maryland for engineering and operations services to support the NASA Balloon Program. This contract is a cost-plus-fixed-fee core contract ...


Philae Probe Drills into Comet, Turns Toward Light

November 17, 2014 9:29 am | by Geir Moulson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The spacecraft that landed on a comet performed two tricky maneuvers Friday, by drilling into the rocky surface and rotating itself to catch more sunlight. Both operations carried considerable risks, because they could have toppled the ...


The Race to Find a Strong & Lightweight Design

November 17, 2014 9:28 am | by Kevin Balben, Product Specialist, DELO Industrial Adhesives LLC | Blogs | Comments

Last month I wrote an overview about the classic advantages of bonding. This month I would like to discuss the increase in demand by companies for lightweight constructed products and what challenges this demand brings ...    


Planes Used to Gather Cellphone Data

November 17, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department is collecting data from thousands of cellphones through high-tech gear deployed on airplanes that mimics communications towers, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The newspaper said the hunt for information ...


New USB Micro Stage Developer’s Kit

November 17, 2014 9:20 am | by PD&D Staff | New Scale Technologies Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New Scale Technologies has announced that developer’s kits for its tiny M3-LS Linear Smart Stage are available on DigiKey and Mouser. The M3-LS Linear Smart Stage is a direct-drive, high-precision micro stage built for fast integration into ...

KEMET Introduces Automotive Grade Film Capacitors

November 17, 2014 9:10 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET has introduced automotive grade film capacitors. The F862 Metallized Polypropylene Film Class X2 Series is specifically designed for safety applications subject to harsh environmental conditions such as high humidity. Typical usage ...

Two-Fold, Low Frequency Initiator Device

November 17, 2014 9:00 am | by PD&D Staff | Melexis Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis has introduced the MLX74190. This low-frequency (LF) initiator IC, consists of two high power, independently programmable LF drivers plus built-in immobilizers. The device is highly suited to a variety of different wireless ...


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