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DC-DC Converter Tools Increase Power Density of Modular and Embedded Power Supplies

April 14, 2010 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. and Silicon Laboratories Inc. anounced a new quarter-brick isolated DC-DC converter evaluation board and reference design to help power supply designers get higher power density in networking, communications and high-end server applications.

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Halifax court orders newspaper to cough up names of anonymous commentators

April 14, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Nova Scotia judge has ordered a newspaper and Google Inc. to cough up whatever details they possess about the identities of people who posted comments anonymously about Halifax's top firefighters.Halifax fire Chief Bill Mosher and Deputy Chief Stephen Thurber are considering a lawsuit against...

DOD funds tiny cave camera and iris recognition technology for military, homeland security

April 14, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Southern Methodist University) Miniature camera technology will allow soldiers to track combatants in dark caves or urban alleys, and allow security officials to unobtrusively identify subjects from iris scans. The new apps build on "Panoptes" platform technology from Southern Methodist...

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Hybridyne Imaging Technologies Receives FDA Clearance for New Medical Imaging System

April 14, 2010 9:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Hybridyne Imaging Technologies, Inc., a developer of compact, high-resolution gamma cameras for the detection of cancer and other abnormalities in the body, announces FDA clearance of ProxiScan™.

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General Dynamics unit gets $10.2M deal

April 14, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. has received a contract worth at least $10.2 million to perform maintenance and other work for the Navy, the company said Wednesday.General Dynamics Electric Boat will perform the work on the USS Miami, an attack submarine.The work — including...

Accenture, Hanwha S & C to offer software, services

April 14, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Management consulting firm Accenture PLC and South Korean network services provider Hanwha S&C said Wednesday they have signed an eight-year agreement to jointly market information technology products and services to insurers, securities firms and banks in South Korea.The two companies also agreed...

Fujitsu Says Nozoe Resigned on Fund Ties

April 14, 2010 8:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Fujitsu said its former president who stepped down in September had ignored a warning that an investment fund he was working with on a potential deal involving a subsidiary might have ties to organized crime.

UH Energy receives $2.5 million DOE award for workforce training

April 14, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Houston) The UH Energy program, through a coalition led by the University of Houston's College of Technology, has received a $2.5 million stimulus award from the Department of Energy to develop a smart grid workforce training program to prepare the next generation of...

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Four-function AC Power Meters Tout Hertz-reading Capability

April 14, 2010 7:40 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has expanded its offering of Datel Digital Panel Meters with two additions to its ACM20 series of Four-Function AC Power Meters. These models are able to able to measure and display frequency in Hertz (Hz) in addition to indicating

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Sizing up the competition: Researchers compare body composition measurement techniques

April 14, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Measuring body composition -- the amount of fatty tissue, muscle tissue and bone present in the body -- can provide valuable information for determining an individual's overall health status. However, obtaining accurate measurements can be difficult and...

100 W to 150 W Power Supplies Are Medical andd ITE Safety Certified

April 14, 2010 6:57 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda has unveiled its latest addition to its line of AC-DC medical and ITE (Information Technology Equipment) power supplies. The new single-output CSS150 100-W to150-W supplies accept a wide AC input range, have a low profile of 1.3” and a footprint of 3” x 5”, making them suitable for

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Damn the Calculus, Full Speed Ahead

April 14, 2010 6:21 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Calculus may not be easy and it certainly isn’t fun, but it shouldn’t dissuade young people eager to make a difference in the world from becoming an engineer or pursuing another technical calling.

Fixed Attenuator Pads Suit Military and Commercial Applications

April 14, 2010 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks’ ATN3590 family of fixed resistive attenuators are integrated circuits comprising thin film resistors and through-die vias that provide desirable attenuation flatness from low frequency to 40 GHz or higher. These attenuators are

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Can Nuclear Risk Be Reduced to Zero?

April 14, 2010 6:21 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Within weeks of the terrorist attack on the U.S. in 2001, thousands of Americans volunteered for some sort of military service. Blood donations surged.

Youth Ready for the Challenges Ahead

April 14, 2010 6:21 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

If the future opportunities for engineers-to-be was a long buffet table groaning under the weight of tempting delicacies from around the world, today’s students should be able to load their plates with whatever they like.

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