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Combining rapid prototyping techniques in mechanical engineering and electronics for realization of a variable capacitor
March 06, 2015
FULL TEXT 1 Introduction Today, the general market is highly competitive and dynamic, so the manufacturing sector is impelled to rely on the advanced technologies and equipment in order to shorten time-to-market and thus remain competitive. The main challenge that this sector is faced with is how to solve the engineering problems in the early stage of the product development. Rapid prototyping techniques are aimed at using a computer model and creating a physical model fast and directly with little human interaction. These techniques have already been used for manufacturing of some complex 3D mechanical parts ([19] Zhu et al. , 2011; [3] Dang-Guo et al.

Eccrine Systems Secures $1.5 Million in Seed Funding
March 02, 2015
Eccrine Systems reported that it has raised $1.5MM in seed funding. Investors include CincyTech Fund III, management, and other sources within the CincyTech local, regional and national investor community.

Eccrine Systems Generates $1.5M in Seed Funding
March 02, 2015
Eccrine Systems reported that it has raised $1.5MM in seed funding. Investors include CincyTech Fund III, management, and other sources within the CincyTech local, regional and national investor community. Formed in late 2013, the advanced sweat sensor company is developing disposable electronic patch systems based on research and intellectual property that originated from the University of Cincinnati and Air Force Research Labs at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Ruptured N.D. pipeline wasn't being monitered
March 01, 2015
WILLISTON – The pipeline that ruptured and spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater, contaminating a nearby creek and two rivers near Williston, could have been monitored remotely but the system wasn’t turned on, a regulator said last week. Meadowlark Midstream, a subsidiary of Summit Midstream, relied on checking meters by hand rather than a more sophisticated system that had been installed, said Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources. The investigation into the spill is still ongoing, but Helms estimates the pipeline was leaking for more than 12 days before the rupture was discovered Jan. 6. By being allowed to leak for so long, the spill significantly contaminated groundwater near Blacktail Creek, and a North Dakota Department of Health official says the cleanup will take at least five years.

Make Your Own Reality
March 01, 2015
FULL TEXT There's a growing problem in the virtual reality (VR) industry: Filmmakers and game developers don't want to produce content for a headset few people have access to. And hardware manufacturers don't want to build accessories for headsets that don't have content. Razer's new open-source virtual reality (OSVR) platform could eliminate this catch-22, clearing the way for more VR experiments.

ANALOGIC UNVEILS LOW POWER IMAGING PLATFORM
March 01, 2015
Analog Devices, Inc. has unveiled two low-cost Blackfin processor-based development platforms targeting demanding ultra-low-power, real-time applications for image sensing and advanced audio. The Blackfin Low Power Imaging Platform (BLIP) leverages the ADSP-BF707 Blackfin processor as well as Analog Devices' optimized software libraries for video occupancy sensing. The ADSP-BF706 EZ-KIT Mini development platform targets power-sensitive embedded applications from portable audio to sound processing and effects. Both platforms include a license for ADI's latest CrossCore Embedded Studio development tools and all hardware for real-time debug and development.

GYROS LAUNCHES NANOLITER-SCALE IMMUNOASSAY SYSTEM
March 01, 2015
Gyros AB has launched a new instrument, Gyrolab xPlore. "Gyrolab xPlore uses the same CD-based technology found in our widely adopted Gyrolab xP, but its cost and size make it more accessible to a larger range of laboratories doing immunoassays." A smaller version of the widely used five-CD Gyrolab xP workstation, Gyrolab xPlore is a more compact, cost-effective, single-CD tool that makes automated nanoliter-scale immunoassays accessible to laboratories of every size. Using proven microfluidic technology, Gyrolab xPlore optimizes immunoassay development, enabling faster assay development, validation and high-throughput analyses in less time than with manual ELISA or semi-automated methods.

ARM JOINS THE OPENMP ARCHITECTURE REVIEW BOARD
March 01, 2015
ARM has joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.

EXPRESS LOGIC EXTENDS X-WARE PLATFORM SUPPORT
March 01, 2015
Express Logic, Inc., has expanded its support for X-Ware Platform, the company's target-specific, integrated run- time software that combines all X-Ware components (ThreadX, NetX, USBX, FileX, GUIX, and TraceX) pre-ported and fully integrated for use on specific development boards. X-Ware Platform helps developers avoid the significant development and integration work normally associated with the use of generic software products on a specific board. First introduced with support for the Renesas RZ/A1-based RSK board, X-Ware Platform is now available for these additional boards:

Metering is essential to water plan
February 27, 2015
Our opinion Metering is essential to to water plan THE ISSUE: xx WE BELIEVE: xx TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: Contact us via email at opinion@wyomingnews.com The biggest water users in the eastern part of Laramie County don't want anyone to know how much water they're using. Big surprise there. The thing is, the aquifer that supplies that water is depleting, so finding out how much is being used, and by whom, is paramount to fixing the problem.


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