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Smartwatches to Put Dent in Fitness Tracker Market

November 18, 2014 10:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Thinking about a fitness tracker? In the future you may defer that purchase in favor of a smartwatch. According to a new report from Gartner, by 2015 fully 50 Percent of people in the market for smart wristband will choose a smartwatch instead ...

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Mixing Light at the Nanoscale Paves Way for Photonic Computing

November 18, 2014 10:46 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

The race to make computer components smaller and faster and use less power is pushing the limits of the properties of electrons in a material. Photonic systems could eventually replace electronic ones, but the fundamentals of ...   

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New Method Measures Residual Stress in 3D-Printed Parts

November 18, 2014 10:31 am | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed an efficient method to measure residual stress in metal parts produced by powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing. This 3D-printing process produces metal parts ...  

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Graphene/Nanotube Hybrid Benefits Flexible Solar Cells

November 18, 2014 10:21 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University scientists have invented a novel cathode that may make cheap, flexible dye-sensitized solar cells practical. The Rice lab of materials scientist Jun Lou created the new cathode, one of the two electrodes in batteries, from ... 

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Better Micro-Actuators to Transport Materials in Liquids

November 18, 2014 10:08 am | by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Scientists have been conducting research on micrometer-sized actuators which one day may make it possible to transport drugs or chemical sensor molecules to specific locations throughout the human body. Researchers at ETH Zurich have ... 

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New Nanoparticles Enable Both MRI & Fluorescent Imaging

November 18, 2014 9:58 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules ...    

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New Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controllers

November 18, 2014 9:49 am | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced its latest Digitally Enhanced Power Analog (DEPA) controllers — the MCP19118 and MCP19119 (MCP19118/9). They provide simple analog PWM control for DC-DC synchronous buck converters up to 40 V ...

Next NASA Mission to Mars Reaches Development Milestone

November 18, 2014 9:43 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's InSight mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations phase of its development, on track for a March 2016 launch to Mars. The lander, its aeroshell and cruise stage are being assembled by Lockheed Martin Space Systems ...

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Grand Canyon Offers Incentive for Quieter Aircraft

November 18, 2014 9:40 am | by Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press | News | Comments

Air tour operators at the Grand Canyon would be able to take more visitors over the most popular flight routes under a proposed incentive to make aircraft quieter. The incentive would apply to the Dragon and Zuni Point corridors, which ...

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Sideline Tablets Seem Here to Stay

November 18, 2014 9:37 am | by Barry Wilner, AP Pro Football Writer | News | Comments

The NFL took a major step this season by authorizing the use of tablets on the sidelines and in coaches' booths. Most everyone from coaches to players to video directors to league executives say it has been a step in the right direction ...

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Metal Grommet Hand Press Features New Alignment Fixture

November 18, 2014 9:34 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Metal Grommet has announced a new alignment fixture for the ClipsShop CSTEP-2 hand grommet bench press that features a smooth, roller bearing slide for spacing grommets and an adjustable base plate. The ClipsShop CSTEP-2 Hand ...

Photos of the Day: The World's First X-Ray & Other Radiology Gems

November 18, 2014 9:33 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Workers at GE labs have imaged 100 everyday objects with X-rays, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Take and look at a sample, and good measure, don’t miss Mrs. Roentgen’s hand, the image that started it all ...   

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One Mom's Mission to Encourage Girls in STEM

November 18, 2014 9:19 am | by Joseph B. Frederick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Kelly Mathews is on a mission — to get more girls interested in STEM. That's science, technology, engineering, and math. And for Mathews, it's a mission that begins at home with her 9-month old daughter, Marilyn ...     

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Radiometrix Launches Frequency Programmable Narrow Band Transmitter

November 18, 2014 9:13 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Product Releases | Comments

RF module designer and manufacturer Radiometrix, has launched a new range of flexible, frequency programmable, RF power adjustable radios. The new NTX2B transmitter offers true narrow band FM performance and is available on ...

Nokia Plots Comeback with Android Tablet

November 18, 2014 9:10 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia is back in the fray. Just months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to bring its brand back to consumers with a new tablet. This time the device operates Android instead of the ...  

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