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Five-Amp Motor Controller Provides both RS-485 and CAN ports

June 29, 2010 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering a 5A RMS drive output (7A peak) from 12V to 48V, the SilverSterling controller from QuickSilver Controls can manage NEMA 11, 17, and 23 frame brushless servo motors, DC brush motors, and voice-coil actuators.

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VIA Takes Advanced 64-Bit Computing to the Factory Floor

June 29, 2010 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced it latest Mini-ITX board, the VIA EPIA-M840, designed for a range of embedded device designs including advanced industrial and factory management applications.

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Piezoelectric Accelerometers Target Cryogenic, Flight Test, and Space Hardware Test

June 29, 2010 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endevco model 2271A series, an accelerometer family designed for high-reliability vibration and acceleration measurements in cryogenic and other extreme environments is available with either 10-32 side connector (model 2271A) or 10-32 top connector (model 2271AM20). The series is designed to

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Statistics: Annual inflation rate in OECD eases slightly to 2.0% in May 2010

June 29, 2010 5:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 2.0 % in the year to May 2010, slightly down from 2.1% in April. This small decrease in inflation rates mainly reflected the slowing down of energy prices, which increased by 11% in May, compared with 12.1% in April.

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Health : Growing health spending puts pressure on government budgets, according to OECD Health Data 2010

June 29, 2010 5:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

In all OECD countries total spending on healthcare is rising faster than economic growth, pushing the average ratio of health spending to GDP from 7.8% in 2000 to 9.0% in 2008. Factors pushing health spending up - technological change, population expectations and population ageing - will...

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Electronic Servo Transmission Offers internal Dynamic Breaking

June 29, 2010 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allowing motors to switch from a High-Torque/Low-Speed operation to a High-Speed/Low-Torque operation, the Dynamic Systems' Electronic Servo Transmission (EST) includes an internal Dynamic Breaking operation.

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Contract Awarded for Construction of Facility Dedicated to Energy Research

June 29, 2010 5:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has awarded a contract to a general contractor for the construction of a new $66.8 million Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB), a state-of-the-art facility that will bring together scientists focused on the nation’s most...

Stamps.com Integrates With Volusion(R) E-Commerce Software

June 29, 2010 5:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stamps.com@ (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of USPS@ postage online (http://www.stamps.com/postage-online/how-it-works/) and shipping software (http://www.stamps.com/shipping/) solutions to approximately 400,000 customers, today announced its new integration with Volusion@, the leading...

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Door Thrown Open to Inventions

June 29, 2010 4:29 am | by Robert Tosti and Thomas Meyers, Partners, Brown Rudnick | Blogs | Comments

The electronics industry will be impacted by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision today in the case of Bilski et al. v. Kappos. For about the past year, the door to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) was closed to many inventions expressed as methods or processes, but now the door is at least a bit more open due to today's Bilski decision.

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Google to Stop Redirecting Chinese Users to Hong Kong

June 29, 2010 4:26 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The move is an effort to appease Beijing as Google seeks to renew its license to operate in mainland China.

FIFA to 'Reopen the File' on Video Review

June 29, 2010 4:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

FIFA's president apologized to England and Mexico for "refereeing mistakes" and said it would be "nonsense" not to consider changes to video-technology use.

Save Money and Stay Cool with an Efficient, Well-Maintained Air Conditioner

June 29, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

OK. It's officially summer here in Washington, D.C. I'm seeking the coolest, shadiest places possible as I get ready for the hottest few months of the year. It's already been a hot June in much of the country, and it may end up being one of the hottest Junes on record in DC.

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MapQuest beta version has a cleaner, simpler look

June 29, 2010 2:06 am | by CATHERINE TSAI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MapQuest was long the leader among websites giving people online directions, but Google Maps surpassed it in 2008.MapQuest wants those eyeballs back.Starting Tuesday, the Denver-based mapping unit of AOL Inc. is testing a fresh look with features that some might say make it look a whole lot...

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Google changes China access after Beijing objects

June 29, 2010 2:05 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. said Tuesday it will stop automatically rerouting users of its China search site to its Hong Kong site after Beijing threatened the company with the loss of its Internet license.Google shut down its China-based search engine March 22 to avoid cooperating with the communist...

Foxconn plans China plant amid suicide scrutiny

June 29, 2010 1:06 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Foxconn Technology, a supplier to Apple Inc., looks ready to build a huge new factory in north-central China despite the company's own misgivings about city-sized manufacturing facilities after a spate of suicides among its young migrant work force.The company plans to recruit some 300,000...

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