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Turning to the brain to reboot computing

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Posted on October 04, 2016 at 06:02 AM

Computation is stuck in a rut. The integrated circuits that powered the past 50 years of technological revolution are reaching their physical limits. This predicament has computer scientists scrambling for new ideas: new devices built using novel physics, new ways of organizing units within computers and even algorithms that use new or existing systems more […]

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Toyota’s tiny robot sells for under $400, talks, can’t drive

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Posted on October 04, 2016 at 06:00 AM

The new robot from Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. can’t do much but chatter in a high-pitched voice. The 39,800-yen ($390), 10-centimeter (4-inch) -tall, doll-like Kirobo Mini—whose name comes from “kibo,” or “hope,” and “robot“—supposedly has the smarts of a 5-year-old. Fuminori Kataoka, general manager in charge of the project, says its value is emotional, […]

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Software star Google expected to flex hardware muscle

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Posted on October 04, 2016 at 05:58 AM

A high-profile Google event Tuesday is widely expected to show a new emphasis on hardware, challenging rivals Apple and Amazon and launching a new strategy for the online giant. While the company has offered no official preview, it is expected to unveil a new line of Google-branded smartphones, a tablet and a home virtual assistant. […]

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IIT students complete work on ‘Nanins’ – A Robot that can help India combat deadly water-borne diseases

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Posted on October 04, 2016 at 05:57 AM

Students of IIT-Madras, Kanpur, and Roorkee completed work on ‘Nanins’, a robot developed at the Autonomous Systems Lab of ETH Zurich. The machine has the potential of keeping waterborne diseases at bay as it detects its presence by reading dissolved oxygen, reduced oxygen, pH, temperature and conductivity. Work on the device was completed when the […]

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IIT-M develops a lab-on-a-chip diagnostic device

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Posted on October 04, 2016 at 05:55 AM

A simple, self-powered, lab-on-a-chip device that could enable diagnoses of several diseases, which is both affordable and accessible even in resource-constrained settings, has successfully passed preclinical trials, thanks to research done by a team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M). The results were published on September 22 in the journalBiomicrofluidics. A […]

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Theorists solve a long-standing fundamental problem

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Posted on August 31, 2016 at 05:32 AM

Theorists solve a long-standing fundamental problem August 30, 2016 Trying to understand a system of atoms is like herding gnats – the individual atoms are never at rest and are constantly moving and interacting. When it comes to trying to model the properties and behavior of these kinds of systems, …more Trying to understand a […]

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New instrument improves studies of explosions, helps control hot spots

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Posted on August 31, 2016 at 05:29 AM

New instrument improves studies of explosions, helps control hot spots August 30, 2016 Novel small-scale device on a benchtop has highly sophisticated optical diagnostics enabling investigators to see what is happening during the millionth of a second the charge is exploding, with unprecedented accuracy. Credit: Bassett/Dlott Testing explosions is epic science. The most detailed studies […]

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http://electrical-engineering-portal.com/capacitor-bank-power-factor

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Posted on August 26, 2016 at 07:42 AM

Dimensioning of the capacitor bank For the dimensioning of the capacitor bank to be installed in order to improve the power factor of a plant, it is necessary to calculate correctly the power factor according to the consumption or to the load cycle of the plant. This in order to avoid the intake of excess […]

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Posted on August 26, 2016 at 07:36 AM

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Shear Connector in Composite Construction

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Posted on August 23, 2016 at 06:17 AM

Shear Connector A Shear connector is a steel projection provided on the top flange of steel composite bridge girders to provide necessary shear transfer between the steel girder and composite slab to enable composite action. The most widely used form of shear connector is the headed stud, or shear stud. Other forms of shear connector […]

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