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SDSC’s Gordon Supercomputer assists in crunching large Hadron Collider data

Gordon, the unique supercomputer launched last year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, recently completed its most data-intensive task so far: rapidly processing raw data from almost one billion particle collisions as part of a project to help define the future research agenda for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). ...

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DARPA’s two-armed robot handles tools at less cost

(Phys.org) —DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is getting closer to its goal of securing robotic hands that mimic the hand's finer movements, at an affordable cost. A research project has been under way to develop artificial hands; the main goals have been of an economic as well as technical nature; DARPA has been looking for robotic hand systems that offer not only optimal dexterity but can ...

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Guest post: How innovative LED lamps change cycling for the better

A guest blog post written by Andy Parrish, UK Sales Manager of Mascot AS on how extensive engineering has been applied behind bike lights to create ultra-lightweight, high-performance battery packs using the highest performing battery chemistries. Lumicycle has established a premier position in the high-performance cycle lighting sector ...

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NVIDIA shakes up sub-$200 graphics market with new GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST GPU

Gamers looking to play this year's hottest PC games at a highly affordable price—with in-game settings cranked up to high—got their wish today with the introduction of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST GPU. Based on the NVIDIA Kepler architecture and equipped with 768 NVIDIA CUDA cores, the GTX 650 Ti BOOST GPU is available in 2GB and 1GB configurations at an estimated $169 and $149, respectively. ...

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New full HD CMOS image sensor delivers high-resolution imagery to surveillance and automotive…

Toshiba America Electronic Components, today announces its newest device for the security/surveillance and automotive markets, a full HD (1080p) CMOS image sensor with industry-leading 100dB high dynamic range (HDR) , fast frame rate of 60 frames per second (fps) and also featuring better color reproduction in low-light conditions with color noise reduction (CNR) technology. The TCM5117PL is a CIS-type 1/3 ...

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Eagle-eyeing researchers design swooping quadrotors with claws (w/ video)

(Phys.org) —Scientists working on robots often concentrate on how to mimic the shape and movements of animals that show exceptional efficiencies in varied tasks; a recent team accomplishment takes a page out of the study of eagles, in order to create a flying robot that can similarly swoop down and grab objects the way an eagle can fish with its natural claws. Fundamentally, they were after a goal of device ...

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