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2009-03-31 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Embedded Systems Conference, Booth #936,-- QNX Software Systems today announced that the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS Secure Kernel v6.4.0 has been certified to the stringent security requirements of the Common Criteria ISO/IEC 15408 Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL 4+). The QNX Neutrino RTOS Secure Kernel marks two industry firsts: it is the only full-featured RTOS to achieve Common Criteria certification, and it is the only Common Criteria-certified...

2009-03-03 08:00:00

NUREMBERG, Germany, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at embedded world 2009, QNX Software Systems announced the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS 6.4.1 and the QNX Momentics(R) Tool Suite 6.4.1, which will introduce several new technologies for developers building industrial automation systems, automotive infotainment units, medical devices, networking equipment, and other embedded products. For systems that require a sophisticated human machine interface (HMI), QNX Neutrino 6.4.1 offers the embedded...

2009-02-10 08:00:00

OTTAWA, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- QNX Software Systems today announced that it has expanded its support for industrial automation platforms with board support packages (BSPs) for more than 20 reference designs and development kits from AMCC, Atmel, Freescale, IBM, Intel, Kontron, and other leading silicon vendors. Developers can download the new QNX BSPs immediately from Foundry27, the QNX community web portal. The new BSPs for the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS 6.4 include: AMCC -- PPC440 EP/GR...

2009-01-21 11:00:00

Cosmic-rays detected half a mile underground in a disused U.S. iron-mine can be used to detect major weather events occurring 20 miles up in the Earth's upper atmosphere, a new study has revealed. Published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters and led by scientists from the UK's National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), this remarkable study shows how the number of high-energy cosmic-rays reaching a detector deep...

2009-01-14 10:00:00

OTTAWA, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- QNX Software Systems, the global leader in middleware, operating systems, and development tools for the in-car telematics and infotainment market, today announced it has donated one million dollars in software to the Connected Vehicle Proving Center (CVPC) to support research in automotive computing. Building on its OEM Innovation Labs (OIL) program, which provides leading-edge technology to the advanced design centers of automotive manufacturers worldwide, QNX...

2008-12-16 14:11:16

An international team of scientists is working under Antarctica's snow-covered surface to build the world's largest neutrino telescope. The telescope -- called IceCube -- will occupy a cubic kilometer of Antarctica when it is completed in 2011, said University of Delaware Professor Thomas Gaisser, one of the project's lead scientists. IceCube will provide new information about some of the most violent and far-away astrophysical events in the cosmos, said Gaisser, who is managing the...

2008-12-10 12:52:46

It's 40 degrees F below zero (with the wind chill) at the South Pole today. Yet a research team from the University of Delaware is taking it all in stride. The physicists, engineers and technicians from the University of Delaware's Bartol Research Institute are part of an international team working to build the world's largest neutrino telescope in the Antarctic ice, far beneath the continent's snow-covered surface. Dubbed "IceCube," the telescope will occupy a cubic kilometer of Antarctica...

2008-10-21 09:00:16

OTTAWA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Confirming its position as the premier supplier of middleware and realtime operating systems (RTOS) for the car infotainment and telematics market, QNX Software Systems today announced that its software technology has been licensed for more than 7.4 million vehicles worldwide, including 200 vehicle models and over 50 percent of all factory-equipped handsfree systems. Virtually all of the world's major automakers -- including BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Fiat,...

2008-10-16 14:07:34

Physicists working to disprove "Lorentz invariance" -- Einstein's prediction that matter and massless particles will behave the same no matter how they're turned or how fast they go -- won't get that satisfaction from muon neutrinos, at least for the time being, says a consortium of scientists. The test of Lorentz invariance, conducted by MINOS Experiment scientists and reported in the Oct. 10 issue of Physical Review Letters, started with a stream of muon neutrinos produced at Fermilab...

2008-08-25 09:00:29

OTTAWA, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- QNX Software Systems today announced that it is working with Renesas Technology Corp. to accelerate the adoption of multi-core technology for in-car infotainment and navigation systems. As part of this joint effort, QNX has added support for the Renesas SH7786 dual-core processor to the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS and the QNX Momentics(R) development suite. The increasing features and complexity of in-car multimedia and navigation systems are demanding more...

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2009-05-14 17:51:56

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a neutrino telescope that is currently being built at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. IceCube is being constructed in deep Antarctic ice by deploying thousands of PMTs (photomultiplier tubes) at depths of 4750 to 8000 feet. These spherical optical sensors are deployed on strings of sixty modules each, into holes melted by hot water drilling. Since 2005, 59 strings have been deployed and installation is expected to be complete by 2011. The strings are...

2004-10-19 04:45:44

WIMP -- In astronomy, WIMPs, or weakly interacting massive particles, figure into one explanation of the dark matter problem. The particles are called "weakly interacting" because they seem not to have much interaction with normal matter (electrons, protons, and neutrons) other than gravitational attraction (thus "massive"). Assuming that there are Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, these particles would then fall out of equilibrium with the universe when they are non-relativistic....

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

Supernova 1987a -- Supernova 1987a was a supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby dwarf galaxy. It occurred approximately 50 kiloparsecs from Earth, the closest supernova since Supernova 1604, which occurred in the Milky Way itself. The light from the supernova reached Earth on February 23, 1987. Its brightness peaked in May with a magnitude of about 3 and slowly declined in the following months. It was modern astronomers' first opportunity to see a supernova up close....

2004-10-19 04:45:40

Sudbury Neutrino Observatory -- The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is taking data that has provided revolutionary insight into the properties of neutrinos and the core of the sun. The detector, shown in the artist's conception below, was built 6800 feet under ground, in INCO's Creighton mine near Sudbury, Ontario. SNO is a heavy-water Cherenkov detector that is designed to detect neutrinos produced by fusion reactions in the sun. It uses 1000 tonnes of heavy water, on loan from...

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