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Dynawave Announces AS9100 Certification

August 7, 2014 2:06 pm | by Dynawave Cable Incorporated | Comments

Dynawave Cable Incorporated announced certification to the AS9100 quality management system by accredited audit firm UL DQS Inc.AS9100 Certification is a prestigious status requiring companies to demonstrate practices and capabilities which meet the demanding, complex and unique requirements of the defense...

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Measurement Specialties Vibration Facility Receives ISO 17025 Accredited Certification

August 7, 2014 2:03 pm | by Measurement Specialties | Comments

Measurement Specialties announced that its vibration sensor calibration laboratory in China has achieved ISO 17025 certification from the China National Accreditation Service. In addition to being ISO 9001 and ANSI Z540-1 compliant, all Measurement Specialties plug & play vibration sensors...

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Tianma Microelectronics Acquires Full Ownership in Multiple Fabrication Lines

August 7, 2014 1:56 pm | by Tianma Microelectronics | Comments

In a move to strengthen its position as a leading supplier in the LCD marketplace, Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, China, has completed the acquisition of its five production lines in Japan, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Wuhan, and increased its investment in its Chengdu facility..

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Pioneering New Standard to Address Cybersecurity Concerns of Telecom Networks

August 7, 2014 12:17 pm | by TIA | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association announced that its TR-42.1 Engineering Committee on Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling is developing an American National Standards Institute-accredited standard, known as TIA-5017, to address the physical network security...

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Photo of the Day: What Engineers Think about Retirement

August 7, 2014 12:05 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | Comments

Retirement, that Golden Age of relaxation and hard-earned rest where you get to prop up your feet on the porch and yell at the neighborhood kids to get off your lawn. ECN wanted to know what our engineers had planned for their golden years...

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Petition: Strapping iPads to Tortoises Is Cruel

August 7, 2014 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Colorado art museum is standing by an upcoming exhibit featuring three tortoises with iPads mounted on their backs, despite calls from animal-rights activists to call off the exhibit as animal abuse. The Aspen Art Museum released a statement Wednesday...

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U.S. Navy Practices Retrieving Orion Spacecraft

August 7, 2014 11:29 am | by Matt Hamilton, Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Navy and NASA completed the second round of practice recoveries of the Orion spacecraft, which is designed to bring humans to the moon, asteroids and, eventually, to Mars.The tests took place off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, where the Orion will splash down...

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Review: Amazon Phone Better for Info Than Shopping

August 6, 2014 2:51 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone. Rather, I've found the phone's Firefly scanning feature to be far more useful as an information-gathering tool. The idea behind Firefly is a smart one: Use it to keep track of what you see and hear around you...

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U.S. Study: Split Views on Robots' Employment Role

August 6, 2014 2:46 pm | by Connor Radnovich, Associated Press | Comments

In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, Americans could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment and an even wider income gap, human interaction could become a luxury and the wealthy could live in walled cities with robots serving as labor...

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Picture It: Facial Recognition to Find Lost Dogs

August 6, 2014 2:42 pm | by Sue Manning, Associated Press | Comments

Any worried pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a more scientific way to find a lost dog. That became a reality when facial recognition technology successfully reunited a pet at San Diego County Animal Services with its owners....

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3-in-1 Optical Skin Cancer Probe

August 6, 2014 2:33 pm | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

As thousands of vacationers hit the beach this summer, many of them will expose their unprotected bare limbs to direct UV sunlight, potentially putting them at risk of skin cancer later in life. To fight back, scientists can also turn to light, designing optical devices that may ...

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Ion Duet Offers Tunable Module for Quantum Simulator

August 6, 2014 2:24 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Physicists have demonstrated a pas de deux of atomic ions that combines the fine choreography of dance with precise individual control. NIST's ion duet is a component for a flexible quantum simulator that could be scaled up in size and configured to model quantum systems...

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Autonomous RoboBoats Navigate International Competition

August 6, 2014 11:15 am | by Velodyne | Comments

Navigating a floating obstacle course with aplomb, an autonomous LiDAR-equipped boat from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University captured first place overall at the 7th Annual International RoboBoat Competition held July 13 in Virginia Beach ...

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Photos of the Day: LiDAR Sensor Leads RoboBoat Competition

August 6, 2014 11:10 am | by Velodyne | Comments

Outfitted with Velodyne’s HDL-32 LiDAR sensor, the pilot-less Embry-Riddle vessel crossed the finish line ahead of the 12 other teams participating in the 7th Annual International RoboBoat Competition, which was sponsored by the ...

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LEDs Made From 'Wonder Material' Perovskite

August 6, 2014 10:38 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

A hybrid form of perovskite - the same type of material which has recently been found to make highly efficient solar cells that could one day replace silicon - has been used to make low-cost, easily manufactured LEDs, potentially opening up a wide range of ...

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