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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...

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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Nintendo 3-D Game Debut to Miss Holiday Season

September 29, 2010 5:22 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Nintendo slashed its earnings forecast after disclosing that its 3DS game machine, packed with glasses-free 3-D technology, won't be ready for the critical holiday season.

App Checks Your Heartbeat

September 29, 2010 5:22 am | by LabEquipment | Videos | Comments

An iPhone app could one day make the doctor's stethoscope a thing of the past. The app can check your heartbeat, but it can not tell you what is wrong with your heart if it is ailing. It also has a special option to email your heart audio to a research lab. Source: AP

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High-Speed Data Link to Accelerate Solid-State Storage Performance

September 29, 2010 4:41 am | News | Comments

OCZ Technology Group has unveiled a proprietary interface called "High-Speed Data Link" (HSDL) to accelerate the progression of solid-state storage.

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REACH register to ensure traceability of nanomaterials

September 29, 2010 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Ahead of a regulatory review next year, the Belgian EU Presidency is proposing to create a specific register for nanomaterials under the bloc's REACH chemicals regulation and wants to make it mandatory to label their presence in consumer products.

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ItN Nanovation announces partnership with ThyssenKrupp Xervon Energy covering Nanocomp PP

September 29, 2010 3:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Exclusive cooperation agreement for advanced nanoceramic technology used in power plants

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Gates, Buffett set to dine with China's rich

September 29, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett are set to meet China's super rich Wednesday to sell the art of giving over a dinner that has sparked some soul searching among the world's second-largest number of billionaires.Although the two have said they will...

In Study, Children Cite Appeal of Digital Reading

September 29, 2010 2:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Many children want to read books on digital devices, while parents worry that technology will distract young bookworms, according to a survey by the publisher Scholastic.

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