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Module allows for ZigBee level interoperability

July 6, 2010 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The XBP24-Z7WIT-004 module is part of the XBee Series 2 family which provides ZigBee level interoperability with ZigBee devices from other vendors. This hardware is only compatible with other Series 2 XBee modules; it is not compatible with the XBee Series 1.

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Sensor Kit Provides Tracking Functions of an Optical Mouse

July 6, 2010 5:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Parallax Mouse Sensor is a module in kit form which, when assembled, provides the tracking functions of an optical mouse. The two-wire serial interface is directly compatible with the Parallax BASIC Stamp 2 family, the Parallax Propeller, and other microcontrollers.

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US Army Field Tests Sporian Biosensor Buoy Network, Funds Phase III

July 6, 2010 5:32 am | News | Comments

Sporian Microsystems, a developer of sensors and sensor systems, has received a Phase III award to continue development and testing of biosensor and wireless network technologies to detect pathogens in source waters.

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Pentagon Develops Shape-Shifting Robot

July 6, 2010 5:07 am | by Tom Chivers | Videos | Comments

Pentagon research scientists have taken a first step towards "Transformers"-style shape-shifting cars and aircraft, with a robot that can fold itself like origami into different forms.

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Secure Connectors Prevent Overtightening

July 6, 2010 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

TURCK introduces M12 true torque connectors, which may be hand-tightened to a predefined torque, preventing overtightening.

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Absopulse Converter Chosen for SRZero Electric Supercar

July 6, 2010 4:05 am | News | Comments

The Absopulse HVI 300-600/14 DC/DC converter/charger was selected by the Racing Green Endurance team of Imperial College London for use on-board their SRZero, a proof-of-concept all-electric supercar.

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China rejects criticism of US geologist's sentence

July 6, 2010 1:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China on Tuesday rejected U.S. criticism of its treatment of an American geologist who was sentenced to eight years in prison for spying and collecting state secrets.The U.S. Embassy issued a statement calling for Xue Feng's immediate release and deportation to the United States after he was...

Tech customers question industry's takeover spree

July 5, 2010 9:06 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's largest technology companies have been on a buying spree, spending billions to snap up smaller companies. And often the buyers say they're doing it for their customers — businesses, hospitals, schools and government agencies.As tech companies get bigger and bigger, they say, they...

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Europe gets electro safe

July 5, 2010 5:24 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Electromagnetic research and development (R&D) in Europe is set to get a boost with the launch of the one-of-a-kind platform known as Phéline. With key support from the EU, this new, industry-led European Technology Platform (ETP) will help define priorities, action plans and...

Renewables account for 62% of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU in 2009

July 5, 2010 5:24 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The "Renewable Energy Snapshots" report, published today by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), shows that renewable energy sources accounted for 62% (17GW) of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU27 in 2009. The share rose from 57% in 2008. For...

France Telecom Unveils New Strategy

July 5, 2010 3:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

France Telecom said it will hire 10,000 new employees in France over the next three years in a bid to remotivate its staff after a series of suicides that plagued the group over the last two years.

Putting Noise Back Into Quiet Vehicles

July 5, 2010 2:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

For decades, car designers and regulators have been trying to make vehicles quieter. But now, with the advent of near-silent electric and hybrid vehicles, the industry is going into reverse.

Chinese court sentences US geologist to 8 years

July 4, 2010 8:05 pm | by CHARLES HUTZLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

An American geologist detained and tortured by China's state security agents over an oil industry database was jailed for 8 years Monday in a troubling example of China's rough justice system and the way the U.S. government handles cases against its citizens.Beijing's No. 1 Intermediate...

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WinSystems exhibit-booth presentation at the 2009 Embedded Systems Conference

July 3, 2010 11:24 pm | by ecnmagazine | Videos | Comments

This is a video of a product presentation at their exhibit booth at the 2009 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, MA.

Sony Offers a Fix to Prevent Vaio Laptops’ Overheating

July 3, 2010 3:24 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The company said it had received 39 reports from users complaining about heat and distortion of the shape of their computers.

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