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Ever tried a 'laser delicious' apple?

December 3, 2014 5:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The ability to detect when to harvest "climacteric" fruits -- such as apples, bananas, pears and tomatoes -- at the precise moment to ensure "peak edibleness" in terms of both taste and texture may soon be within reach for farmers, thanks to the work of a team of researchers from ...

Clothes can monitor and transmit biomedical info on wearers

December 3, 2014 5:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at Université Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers have developed smart textiles able to monitor and transmit wearers' biomedical information via wireless or cellular networks. This technological ...

Motor controller features up to 48 watt continuous output

December 3, 2014 5:19 pm | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

maxon motor (Switzerland) expands its offering of miniaturized controllers with its latest OEM plug-in module. This high-performance 4-quadrant PWM servo motor controller is designed to command permanent-magnet-activated brushed and ...

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Push-Pull circular connectors designed for military and medical applications

December 3, 2014 5:06 pm | Odu-Usa | Product Releases | Comments

ODU-USA (Camarillo, CA) announces the availability of Push-Pull circular connectors on the US market. The Push-Pull locking system allows the connection to secure itself when mated, and thousands of mating cycles are possible. The design prevents ...

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Million Women Mentors State Town Hall

December 3, 2014 4:21 pm | Events

In a Town Hall style format on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 from 2:00-3:00pm EST the Million Women Mentors, (MWM) team brings to you an esteemed panel of speakers.  You will hear from state leaders and representatives from Tennessee, Iowa, Texas, and Massachusetts along with MWM nonprofit partners American Association of University Women (AAUW)

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A smart anti-icing system for rotor blades

December 3, 2014 4:17 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A number of companies shy away from building wind-powered systems in northern regions, even though the wind blows with great power there. To begin with, weather conditions represent a Herculean challenge: Aerodynamic properties deteriorate when ...

Mouser empowers 'next great thing' with development tools center

December 3, 2014 4:02 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announced today the launch of its new Engineering Development Tools Center on Mouser.com. This time-saving microsite allows ...

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Compact 500 watt power supply fits 4” x 6” footprint

December 3, 2014 3:59 pm | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power (Sunnyvale, CA) today announced the GSP500 series of highly efficient 500 Watt AC-DC power supplies. Occupying a compact 4 x 6 inch footprint, these single-output forced air cooled units can continuously deliver the full output power across ...

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Hawking: Artificial intelligence could end mankind

December 3, 2014 3:51 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that the rise of artificial intelligence could see the human race become extinct. In an interview with the BBC, the scientist said that while "primitive forms" of artificial intelligence have proved useful, if the technology ...

IBM helps you donate computer power to fight Ebola

December 3, 2014 3:51 pm | by Brandon Bailey - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM has engineered a way for everyone to join the fight against Ebola — by donating processing time on their personal computers, phones or tablets to researchers. IBM has teamed with scientists at Scripps Research Institute in southern California on a ...

Push-pin heat sinks offer more than 100,000 configurations

December 3, 2014 3:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

With 108,000 possible configurations, Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (Norwood, MA) now provides the widest choice of push pin-mounted heat sinks for cooling BGAs and other hot components. More than 200 ATS heat sinks are available with ...

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Army's DCGS-A provides foundation for aerial intelligence

December 3, 2014 3:28 pm | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Distributed Common Ground System-Army is the backbone of the Army intelligence mission, and DCGS-A provides the tools and databases that the 116th Military Intelligence Brigade uses for worldwide aerial intelligence surveillance and ...

Metal film resistors now available with a 100 ppm TCR option

December 3, 2014 3:25 pm | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole's (Raleigh, NC) RNV Series high voltage anti-moisture metal film resistors now offer a 100 ppm TCR option. This enables the RNV to be used for high-voltage requirements in harsh environments and applications with low TCR needs. The ...

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TVS diode array provides superior ESD Protection

December 3, 2014 3:17 pm | Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has introduced the SP3022 Series Low Capacitance ESD Protection TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes). These robust 0.35pF, 20kV bidirectional (back-to-back) discrete TVS diodes can safely absorb repetitive ESD strikes over ...

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IC foundry sales will keep hitting records through 2018

December 3, 2014 3:08 pm | by Global Semiconductor Alliance | News | Comments

Worldwide foundry revenues for integrated circuits are expected to rise 13% in 2014 to a new record-high level of $47.9 billion after increasing 13% in 2013 and 18% in 2012, according to the new 2015 edition of The Foundry Almanac, a jointly produced ...

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