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License Plate Scanner Networks Capture Movements

September 23, 2014 10:04 am | by Tami Abdollah & Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | News | Comments

A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement ...

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2015 Superbowl to Be Played Under LED Lights

September 23, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ has installed high performance LED stadium lights from Ephesus Lighting, a company that provides LED lighting solutions for sports facilities. According to Amy Casper, CEO of the Syracuse-based ...

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Polycase Expands NEMA 4X Polycarbonate Enclosure Line

September 23, 2014 10:01 am | by PD&D Staff | Polycase | Product Releases | Comments

Polycase has extended their NEMA 4X rated ML Series by adding a new size, the ML-45F. The new 5.50" x 4.13" x 2.44" polycarbonate enclosures are designed for outdoor applications and are UL Listed to ...

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Promising Chip for Tumor-Targeting Research

September 23, 2014 9:57 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a chip capable of simulating a tumor's "microenvironment" and plan to use the new system to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs that target cancer. The new system, called a tumor-microenvironment-on-chip ...

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Silicon Labs Simplifies Clock Tree Design for Complex Internet Infrastructure Applications

September 23, 2014 9:56 am | by PD&D Staff | Silicon Laboratories Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs has launched an online timing utility that eases the complexity of designing clock trees for a wide range of Internet infrastructure applications including high-speed networking, telecommunications and data center equipment ...

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Taoglas Launches Iridium Certified Spartan M2M Smart Antenna Transceiver

September 23, 2014 9:52 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Taoglas has launched an Iridium certified smart antenna transceiver that will leverage the Iridium satellite network’s reliable, global, low-latency coverage to provide connectivity in remote or extreme environment ...

Dragon Arrives at Space Station with 3D Printer

September 23, 2014 9:45 am | News | Comments

The International Space Station accepted another SpaceX shipment Tuesday, this one containing the first 3-D printer ever launched into orbit. Two days after blasting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the SpaceX cargo ship, Dragon, arrived at ...

Smarter Testing Tactics

September 23, 2014 9:34 am | by Alan Nicol | Blogs | Comments

Product and system testing generates a great deal of impassioned discussion. It is essential and also considered waste; it is expensive and often repeated; and we argue about what the results really mean, especially when those results are ...

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Poland Plans to Buy Missiles for Its F-16s from U.S.

September 23, 2014 5:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Poland hopes to finalize a multimillion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin Corp. by November that includes cruise missiles for its F-16 fighter jets, the Polish defense minister said Tuesday. The plan comes as Poland intensifies efforts ...

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Philips to Separate Lighting Arm into New Company

September 23, 2014 4:37 am | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Philips NV is to split off its lighting division to create two separate companies, the latest in a string of radical restructurings by one of Europe's best-known corporations. Philips, which began as a lighting company back in 1891 ...

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Bringing Voices Back to Phones

September 23, 2014 12:35 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. His mission began more than two years ago as Ozzie noticed people were increasingly communicating through texts, emails and ...   

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NASA Administrator to Participate in High-Flying STEM Education Event

September 22, 2014 4:37 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will give remarks at the launch of the world’s first “flying classroom” - an innovative program to inspire and engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education ...  

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Lockheed Martin Adds Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing

September 22, 2014 3:27 pm | by Sciaky | Sciaky, Inc. | News | Comments

Sciaky, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and provider of large-scale additive manufacturing solutions, has announced that it recently received a purchase order from Lockheed Martin Space Systems to provide a turnkey ... 

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Graphene Flaws Key to Creating 'Electronic Nose'

September 22, 2014 2:59 pm | by Jeanne Galatzer-Levy, University of Illinois at Chicago | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets. The imperfections have unique electronic properties that the researchers were able to exploit to increase ...

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Light Can Play Seesaw at the Nanoscale

September 22, 2014 2:53 pm | by University of Minnesota | News | Comments

University of Minnesota electrical engineering researchers have developed a unique nanoscale device that for the first time demonstrates mechanical transportation of light. The discovery could have major implications for creating ...  

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