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Development kits accelerate development of lowest-power Bluetooth devices

March 20, 2015 12:13 pm | by Dialog Semiconductor (Dialog North America) | Dialog Semiconductor (Dialog North America) | Product Releases | Comments

Dialog Semiconductor plc announces a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery. Digi-Key has Dialog’s SmartBond Basic and Pro development kits in stock for immediate delivery. The kits offer engineers the fastest and easiest route to developing ...

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Sandia showcases biology breakthroughs available for licensing

March 20, 2015 12:02 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Technologies developed in Sandia National Laboratories’ biosciences program could soon find their way into doctors’ offices — devices like wearable microneedles that continuously analyze electrolyte levels and a lab-on-a-disk that can test a drop of blood for 64 different diseases ....

Discovering drop-in biofuels to leverage petroleum refineries

March 20, 2015 12:01 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

In the search for abundant and sustainable options to petroleum-derived fuels, biofuels stand out as a promising alternative. An NREL study is determining which biomass-derived oxygenates are most commercially feasible in drop-in fuels that are compatible with existing engines and fuel ...

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As Explorer loses ground, Microsoft readies new web browser

March 20, 2015 10:22 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Look out, Internet Explorer. After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing program. Microsoft has built a new web browser designed for the modern web....

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Engineering Newswire: Bulletproof laptop bag could save your life

March 20, 2015 10:22 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

If you need to stop speeding projectiles but bulletproof vests are just too bulky, maybe a bulletproof laptop bag is the next best thing. The MTS Multi-Threat Shield by Force Training Institute should have you covered, literally. It’s a three-foot ballistic shield ...

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US turns to rewards in hunt for overseas cyber criminals

March 20, 2015 10:19 am | by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI considers Evgeniy Bogachev one of the world's most prolific and brilliant cyber criminals, slapping his photos - bald, beefy-faced and smiling faintly - on "Wanted" fliers posted online. The Russian would be an ideal target for prosecution - if only the Justice Department could find him.

Outgoing NSA lawyer helped preserve controversial programs

March 20, 2015 10:13 am | by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

When news of secret National Security Agency surveillance programs began breaking in June 2013, even government insiders had questions. Often, Raj De was the man with the answers. The Harvard-trained lawyer, who departed last week as NSA general counsel ...

China web freedom group faces online disruption

March 20, 2015 10:10 am | by MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S.-subsidized advocacy group that helps Internet users inside China bypass blockages on censored content says it is suffering a mysterious denial-of-service attack disrupting its operations. Greatfire.org says the attack started two days ago and Internet traffic ...

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High-efficiency GaN PA delivers 100W in S-Band

March 20, 2015 10:00 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a GaN power amplifier delivering 100W Psat power from 3.1 to 3.6GHz. Designed for S-band radar applications, the TGA2813-CP is a flanged, surface mount amplifier with a pure copper base providing superior thermal management. Power gain for the Qorvo TGA2813-CP is rated at 23dB with a 27dBm ...

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Is a family of engineers the best kind of role model? (Yes.)

March 20, 2015 9:58 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Meet Mary Scherer, Ohio State sophomore in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineers for Community Service (ECOS) Project Team Leader, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Secretary

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Ceramic chip capacitors deliver high reliability for automotive applications

March 20, 2015 9:26 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

New Vishay Intertechnology RoHS-Compliant SMD MLCCs Deliver High Reliability for Automotive Applications Featuring Voltages to 3000 VDC, Devices Offer C0G (NP0), X7R, and X8R Dielectrics in Six Case Sizes From 0402 to 1812 MALVERN, Pa. — March 11, 2015 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of RoHS-compliant, surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacito...

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Iron rain fell on early Earth, new Z machine data supports

March 20, 2015 8:02 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine have helped untangle a long-standing mystery of astrophysics: why iron is found spattered throughout Earth’s mantle, the roughly 2,000-mile thick region between Earth’s core and its crust. At first blush, it seemed more ...

Clean energy future: New cheap and efficient electrode for splitting water

March 19, 2015 1:40 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

UNSW Australia scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen-producing electrode for splitting water that has the potential to be scaled up for industrial production of the clean energy fuel, hydrogen. The new technology is based on an inexpensive, specially coated ...

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Imperfect graphene opens door to better fuel cells

March 19, 2015 1:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The honeycomb structure of pristine graphene is beautiful, but Northwestern University scientists, together with collaborators from five other institutions, have discovered that if the graphene naturally has a few tiny holes in it, you have a proton-selective membrane that could ...

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Hidden benefits of electric vehicles revealed

March 19, 2015 12:51 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Electric vehicles are cool, research shows. Literally. A study in this week's Scientific Reports by researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) and in China add more fuel to the already hot debate about whether electric vehicles ...

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