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Transient Blocking Units Feature a Broad Range of Trigger Currents, Voltages

September 29, 2010 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc. introduced its next-generation Transient Blocking Unit (TBU) Series of circuit protection devices designed to protect a broad selection of industrial and telecommunications applications. The series provides

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Quantum Signals Converted to Telecommunications Wavelengths

September 29, 2010 7:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Using ultra-cold clouds of rubidium atoms, researchers have made advances in three key elements needed for quantum information systems -- including a technique for converting photons carrying quantum data to wavelengths that can be transmitted long distances on optical fiber telecom networks.

NSF grants $109 million for accelerator physics

September 29, 2010 7:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The grant will fund Cornell's continued operation of an X-ray synchrotron facility, as well as research and development for a new kind of X-ray source that promises to revolutionize the field.

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2.45 GHz Antenna Comes in Rugged, Cosmetically Attractive Package

September 29, 2010 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Antenna Factor announced 2.45 GHz models of its HW and HWR Series antennas. These 1/2-wave center-fed dipole antennas offer desirable performance in a rugged and cosmetically attractive package. The HW has a

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Armored assemblies feature attenuation of 0.36 dB-ft

September 29, 2010 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has ruggedized its LL142 low-loss RF cable assemblies by incorporating a spiraled stainless steel casing, along with extra fortification provided by heavy-duty adhesive strain relief with a Neoprene jacket. This added measure of protection eliminates the failures commonly caused by cable flexion and compression.

Google off'l: company's future in China uncertain

September 29, 2010 7:06 am | by MIN LEE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's future in China is "very uncertain" after it pulled its search engine from the country in a dispute over restrictions on freedom of information, a company official said Wednesday.Google shut down its mainland Chinese search services in March, saying it no longer wanted to screen its...

Orlando-area sites added to Superfund list

September 29, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two business properties in Central Florida have been put on the federal government's list of the most dangerously polluted sites in the United States.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added to its Superfund list this week with an industrial property once used by General Dynamics Corp....

Developments in USB Connector Technology

September 29, 2010 6:47 am | by Gijs Werner, Global Market Manager, Commercial Products, FCI | Articles | Comments

As USB connectors have gained widespread usage in personal electronics equipment, it is necessary that the connectors be small in size as well as rugged and reliable in performance, which has spawned the next-generation microUSB connectors.

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Fine-Pitch SMT Kit Offers Lead-Free Option

September 29, 2010 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

STI Electronics announces that its Fine-Pitch SMT Kit is now available in both lead-free and tin-lead versions.

Growing Nanowires horizontally yields new benefit: 'Nano-LEDs'

September 29, 2010 6:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an unexpected bonus?a new way to create nanowires that produce light similar to that from light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

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J. Patrick Looney Named Chair of Brookhaven Lab's Sustainable Energy Technologies Department

September 29, 2010 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

J. Patrick Looney has been named Chair of BNL’s Sustainable Energy Technologies Department, effective Oct. 1.

HP in $20M deal to help Florida education programs

September 29, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Wednesday that its business services division has won a $20 million contract from the state of Florida to help organize and run its early childhood education programs.The computer maker said it will design and implement a program called the Early Learning Information...

India issuing ID numbers to its 1.2 billion people

September 29, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

India on Wednesday began the massive task of issuing unique identification numbers to its 1.2 billion people, many of whom don't have documents establishing their identity.Ten people from India's remote tribal areas received the first identification numbers from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...

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IC measures temperature with resolution of 0.0625°C

September 29, 2010 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

S-5851A Series is a 2-wire serial I/O digital temperature sensor. This IC measures temperature with resolution of 0.0625°C without the need for external components. The S-5851A is ideal for wide-ranging temperature measurements in various applications.

DC-DC converters feature 0.23 square inch footprint

September 29, 2010 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Immediately available from MicroPower Direct, the ACP100E series is a family of ultra-miniature 1W DC/DC converters. With a small 0.23 square inch product footprint, these low profile units are specifically designed to be a "Drop In" upgrade for older DCP01 type converters.

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