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Saving Newborns with LED Lights

September 25, 2014 9:33 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

When Dr. Rajesh Kumar meets his patients for the fist time, they can often fit into the palms of his hands. Kumar is a medical specialist who cares for tiny infants in Jharkhand, the largely rural Indian state located west of Kolkata ...

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Teardown: Heart Rate Monitor Transmitter

September 25, 2014 9:28 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, inside a Polar Wearlink chest strap fitness heart rate monitor monitor transmitter. Also, a look at and some attempted decoding of the signal with the Tektronix MDO3000 oscilloscope ...   

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Photos of the Day: Crashing Helicopters to Test Safety Improvements

September 25, 2014 9:26 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Thirteen data-recording dummies and two non-instrumented manikins will help researchers better understand how humans withstand impacts during the helicopter crash test ...            

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Blue LED Breakthrough for Efficient Electronics

September 25, 2014 9:07 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes by a factor ...

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Hyundai Workers Strike to Protest $10B Land Deal

September 25, 2014 1:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 47,000 workers at Hyundai Motor Co. are striking to protest the automaker's decision to spend $10 billion on land for a new headquarters. Union spokesman Hwang Ki-tae said Thursday the mood among workers turned sour after a ...  

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To Settle or Fight in Court in GM Recall Saga

September 25, 2014 12:37 am | by Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

As General Motors begins to compensate the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, this week more than a dozen families were given a choice: accept a settlement, presumably in the millions of dollars, or fight GM in a potentially ...

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Ford to Add 1,200 Workers at Missouri Plant

September 25, 2014 12:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it's adding 1,200 workers and another shift to a Missouri plant that makes its new Transit van. The Transit arrived at dealerships in June, but so far only 2,085 have been sold through August, according to ...

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Media Multitasking Changes Brain Structure

September 24, 2014 5:17 pm | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

Simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains, according to new University of Sussex research. A study published on Sept. 24 in PLOS ONE reveals that people ...   

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'Skin-Like' Device Monitors Cardiovascular & Skin Health

September 24, 2014 4:47 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it's simply time to put on some skin moisturizer, reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study ...

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'Dirt Cheap' Solar Panels Provide Lots of Payback

September 24, 2014 4:37 pm | by Poncie Rutsch, OIST | News | Comments

One of the most common complaints about solar power is solar panels are still too expensive to be worth the investment. Many researchers have responded by making solar cells, the tile-like components of solar panels that absorb ...  

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Can You Out-Race a Computer?

September 24, 2014 3:52 pm | by Adam Conner-Simons, CSAIL | News | Comments

Human beings have a remarkable ability to make inferences based on their surroundings. Is this area safe? Where might I find a parking spot? Am I more likely to get to a gas station by taking a left or a right at this stoplight? Such decisions ...

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EU Hopes to Build Innovative Economy Based on Graphene

September 24, 2014 3:40 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Graphene, a carbon film just one atom thick, will revolutionize how our material world is constructed. First successfully isolated in a European lab ten years ago, the material is 200 times stronger than steel and 70 times more conductive than ...

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1 Injured in Explosion at Plastics Plant, Electrical Issue May Be to Blame

September 24, 2014 3:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say one person is injured after an explosion at a plastics manufacturing business in Nevada. Capt. John Gately of Mesquite Fire and Rescue says one person was burned and was being airlifted to Las Vegas after the blast Wednesday at Primex Plastics Corp. in Mesquite. The person's...

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NASA Tests Energy Absorbing Composite Subfloor Concept

September 24, 2014 3:16 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet for the second time in a year – all in the name of safety. NASA is collaborating with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Federal Aviation Administration ...

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Panasonic Manufactures Robot for Eldercare

September 24, 2014 2:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic said Wednesday that it has developed a nursing-care robot that helps the elderly walk or get out of bed. Osaka-based Panasonic said it plans to start the sale of the robots to hospitals and nursing-care facilities in ...   

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