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Microchip Licenses EtherCAT Technology

February 26, 2015 4:09 pm | by Microchip Technology | News | Comments

Microchip Technology has strengthened its commitment to the industrial space by licensing the EtherCAT technology for its next-generation Ethernet controllers ...              

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Mouser, Imahara Unveil Robotics "Empowering Innovation Challenge"

February 26, 2015 4:06 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics is partnering with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to call on engineers of all levels to join them on a journey to Empower Innovation Together. Engineers worldwide can engage with Grant Imahara through a variety of topics and series of challenges that question and defy innovation in the pursuit of new ideas ...

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New Flow Battery to Keep Big Cities Lit, Green and Safe

February 26, 2015 2:51 pm | by Franny White, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Ensuring the power grid keeps the lights on in large cities could be easier with a new battery design that packs far more energy than any other battery of its kind and size. The new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery, described in Nature Communications ...              

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A Less Cloudy Future with Cellular Networks

February 26, 2015 2:50 pm | by George Hunka, American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

When warm air comes into contact with a cool surface and chills to saturation, fog materializes. It blankets open roads and runways and dramatically reduces visibility - often causing devastating accidents ...              

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Volvo to Test Self-Driving Cars on Roads in 2017

February 26, 2015 1:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

One hundred people will get behind the wheel of self-driving Volvo cars in 2017 for the first public test of the Swedish automaker's Drive Me system ...                               

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Photos of the Day: Smart Ballet Shoes Track Dancers' Motions

February 26, 2015 10:42 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A Spanish artist has developed an elegant, digital wearable with a twist: pointe shoes that can track a ballet dancer’s motions and visually display their path. The pointe shoes, called E-Traces, record the pressure exerted and the ...  

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SaBLE-x Bluetooth Smart Module

February 26, 2015 10:41 am | by LSR | LSR | Product Releases | Comments

SaBLE-x Bluetooth Smart module is the first certified module solution based on the new TI SimpleLink Bluetooth Smart CC2640 wireless MCU. The SaBLE-x module offers superior RF performance for BLE applications, providing over twice the signal range of previous generation BLE technology, and can operate at nearly 1/3 the average power for a 1 second connection interval when compared to ...

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Warming up the World of Superconductors

February 26, 2015 10:31 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | News | Comments

A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible, but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality ...                

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Apple Ordered to Pay $532.9M in Patent Dispute

February 26, 2015 10:19 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has been ordered to pay nearly $533 million by a federal jury that found Apple's iTunes music store uses software that infringes on patents held by a Texas company. An attorney for plaintiff Smartflash LLC praised the verdict. Apple immediately announced ... 

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Computer Program Beats Humans at Space Invaders

February 26, 2015 10:18 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders ..."                      

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FCC Votes for Tougher Rules for Internet Providers

February 26, 2015 10:18 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission ...            

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Metallized Carbon Corporation Announces Silver Metcar Material

February 26, 2015 9:48 am | by Metallized Carbon Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Metallized Carbon Corporation announces Silver Metcar material Ideal for brushes and contacts in rotating antennas within satellite communication systems Metallized Carbon Corporation, a global leader in the manufacture of oil-free, self-lubricating ...

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SimpleLink Ultra-Low Power Wireless MCU Platform

February 26, 2015 9:43 am | by Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) announced the new SimpleLink ultra-low power wireless microcontroller (MCU) platform that helps customers go battery-less with energy harvesting or enjoy always-on, coin cell-powered operation for multiple years. With this industry-first technology, customers have the flexibility to develop products that support multiple wireless ... 

Do You Have the Right to Be Disconnected?

February 26, 2015 9:14 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

We are all connected people according to panelists brought together for Engineering Live: The Connected Person on Feb. 25, but the way we balance connectivity and privacy is still being determined by our technology and our society. Engineering Live hosted three experts on the ... 

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HPHP Internet of Things Platform Drive New Revenue Opportunities

February 25, 2015 4:50 pm | News | Comments

HP has announced the HP Internet of Things (IoT) Platform, a new service that allows CSPs to simultaneously manage heterogeneous sets of IoT sensors, operate vertical applications on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices, as well as process, analyze and monetize collected data in a single secure cloud platform. HP also announced the new HP Energy Management Pack, the first vertical application developed for the HP IoT Platform ...

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