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Rapid-prototyping kit features 256KBytes of Flash and 64K of SRAM

April 6, 2015 10:54 am | Mouser Electronics, Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MSP-EXP432P401R LaunchPad Evaluation Kit from Texas Instruments (TI). This new TI LaunchPad is an easy-to-use rapid-prototyping kit for TI’s new MSP432P401R microcontrollers featuring 256KBytes of Flash and 64K of SRAM. The new TI MSP432 microcontroller family is based on a low power ...

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A new breakthrough in thermoelectric materials

April 6, 2015 9:36 am | by Institute for Basic Science | News | Comments

French physicist Jean Charles Athanase Peltier discovered a key concept necessary for thermoelectric (TE) temperature control in 1834. His findings were so significant, TE devices are now commonly referred to Peltier devices. Since his work ...

Transceiver family increases maximum data-rate capability

April 6, 2015 9:24 am | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a new family of CAN FD (Flexible Data-Rate) transceivers, the MCP2561/2FD. As an interface between a CAN (Controller Area Network) protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus, these transceivers can serve both the CAN and CAN FD protocols. This product family not only ...

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Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases

April 6, 2015 9:12 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin-films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive, fast, highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases. The technology might find applications in ...

Handheld formaldehyde meter/monitor provides direct real-time reading

April 6, 2015 9:09 am | by New Star Environmental, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Formaldehyde (HCHO) is one of the most commonly used poisonous substances found in daily life and industry. New Star is pleased to offer the HFX205 Formaldehyde Monitor designed for use in a wide variety of applications such as furniture, floorboards, wallpapers, paint, gardening, indoor decorations, construction, dye stuffs, paper manufacture ...

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Camera chip provides superfine 3-D resolution

April 6, 2015 9:09 am | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

In a regular camera, each pixel represents the intensity of the light received from a specific point in the image, which could be near or far from the camera--meaning that the pixels provide no information about the relative distance of the ...

Scientists take a deep dive for undersea warriors

April 6, 2015 9:06 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Office of Naval Research (ONR) officials announced today new research support to develop a prototype diving helmet that could revolutionize diving missions -- and provide greater safety for divers. The announcement from ONR's TechSolutions program ...

Molecule achieves record-setting dipole moment

April 6, 2015 9:03 am | by University of Oklahoma | News | Comments

A proposed pathway to construct quantum computers may be the outcome of research by a University of Oklahoma physics team that has created a new molecule based on the interaction between a highly-excited type of atom known as ...

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Frustrated magnets -- new experiment reveals clues to their discontent

April 6, 2015 9:01 am | by Princeton University | News | Comments

An experiment conducted by Princeton researchers has revealed an unlikely behavior in a class of materials called frustrated magnets, addressing a long-debated question about the nature of these discontented quantum materials. The work represents a surprising ...

DC-DC converters with IP66-rated protection suit extreme environments

April 6, 2015 8:45 am | by Absopulse | Product Releases | Comments

ABSOPULSE Electronics’ HVI 500-D3G series of high input voltage, ultra-rugged, IP66-rated DC-DC converters are designed and built for extreme applications that require a waterproof, dust-proof, sand-proof, oil-, fire- and/or explosion-proof solution. They are typically used in heavy industry, mining ...

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Unique Device Identifier includes distinctive numeric or alphanumeric code

April 6, 2015 8:28 am | by Interpower Corporation | Interpower Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Interpower is pleased to announce that it can provide serial numbers on medical cords per a company’s specific request. While medical cords are not classified as a medical device, companies may choose to identify their cords as a part of the UDI (Unique Device Identification) System....

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Amazon's newest service will change your life (Maybe.)

April 6, 2015 8:14 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Restocking your pantry might soon be as easy as pressing a button. Seriously, push the button and presto, chango, your favorite toilet paper arrives in the mail. Amazon's newest release is the Amazon Dash button.

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National competition spurs innovation and capacity-building across the country

April 2, 2015 2:30 pm | by Louisiana Tech University | News | Comments

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced Monday that Louisianan Tech University is among 17 winners of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) i6 Program national competition designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities in regions across the country.

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UTMB develops new online tool for nurses

April 2, 2015 2:26 pm | by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston | News | Comments

As tremendous advances are made in medicine, practitioners have new tools, but they also have more information to absorb and incorporate to provide evidence-based patient care: integrating best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient's perspectives.

Black holes don't erase information, scientists say

April 2, 2015 2:02 pm | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Shred a document, and you can piece it back together. Burn a book, and you could theoretically do the same. But send information into a black hole, and it's lost forever. That's what some physicists have argued for years: That black holes are ...

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