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20 TB storage system features modular, CompactPCI serial design

April 13, 2015 10:56 am | by MEN Micro Inc | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. has expanded its modular, built-to-order systems with the MH70S designed for storage applications. The CompactPCI Serial platform, which offers a capacity of up to 20 TB, is a pre-configured system for storage intensive applications such as digital video recorders, content servers or NAS. Its robust ...

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75W converters provide wide input range and high isolation

April 13, 2015 10:55 am | by MicroPower Direct, LLC | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The MR75-xxSRW series is a family of single output 75W converters packaged in a compact case. They are designed to provide the wide input range, high isolation, rugged packaging and high reliability required for many railway/transit applications. Eight standard models operate from wide 43 to 101 VDC (72 VDC nominal) or 66 to 160 VDC ...

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Firms push high-tech solutions to fortify airport perimeters

April 13, 2015 10:06 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA and JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology firms increasingly pitch new sensors and software to U.S. airports as a way to bolster exterior security and keep intruders out, but such digital barriers come with a hefty price tag and don't always work. An Associated Press investigation this week documented ...

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QNX BSP available in a SIL 4-pre-certified configuration

April 13, 2015 9:56 am | by MEN Micro | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. now offers a safe QNX BSP to ensure comprehensive safe communication between the control unit and the I/O in the new Modular Train Control System (MTCS). The MTCS is an application-ready system platform in half 19” that allows safe control of all rail relevant ...

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Why learning to tinker is the key to engineering success

April 13, 2015 9:08 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Meet Jasen Massey. He has a B.S in Physics from Illinois State University and is working on an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His main area of focus is fluids/heat transfer and robotics.

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ESD protection diode saves board space in portable electronics

April 13, 2015 8:27 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released a new bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) single-line ESD protection diode for portable electronics in the ultra-compact CLP0603 package. Measuring only 0.6 mm by 0.3 mm with a very low height of 0.27 mm, the Vishay Semiconductors VBUS05B1-SD0 offers ultra-low capacitance and ...

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Why I’ll never get in a self-driving car

April 13, 2015 8:27 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Those prone to car sickness usually prefer to drive. That’s because getting behind the wheel lessens the symptoms you feel as a passenger. But what happens when everyone’s a passenger? What happens to the occupants of self-driving cars?

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Push-pull Advance data connector complies with ODVA’s Variant 14

April 13, 2015 8:18 am | by Phoenix Contact | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

The new push-pull Advance data connectors from Phoenix Contact bring future-proof, high-speed cabling directly to the field. The push-pull connection technology complies with ODVA’s Variant 14. Designed for data rates of up to 10 Gbps, the connectors have IP65/67 protection against dirt, dust, and humidity. With their 360-degree shielding ...

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Who's a CEO? Google image results can shift gender biases

April 10, 2015 3:22 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

Getty Images last year created a new online image catalog of women in the workplace - one that countered visual stereotypes on the Internet of moms as frazzled caregivers rather than powerful CEOs. A new University of Washington study adds ...

Engineers now understand how complex carbon nanostructures form

April 10, 2015 3:18 pm | by University of Missouri-Columbia | News | Comments

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are microscopic tubular structures that engineers "grow" through a process conducted in a high-temperature furnace. The forces that create the CNT structures known as "forests" often are unpredictable and are mostly left ...

UT Arlington nanopillar fabrication to lead to more efficient electronics

April 10, 2015 3:13 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington engineering researcher will build nanoscale pillars that will lead to more energy-efficient transistors in electronic devices and gadgets. Seong Jin Koh, an associate professor in the Materials Science & Engineering Department ...

Study looks inside the universe's most powerful explosions

April 10, 2015 2:59 pm | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

A new study provides an inside look at the most powerful explosions in the universe: gamma-ray bursts. These rare explosions happen when extremely massive stars go supernova. The stars' strong magnetic fields channel most ...

How many gold atoms make gold metal?

April 10, 2015 2:53 pm | by Academy of Finland | News | Comments

Researchers at the Nanoscience Center at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, have shown that dramatic changes in the electronic properties of nanometre-sized chunks of gold occur in well-defined size range. Small gold nanoclusters could be used, for instance ...

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Social media and gaming initiative aims to enhance education on energy efficiency

April 10, 2015 2:50 pm | by University of Plymouth | News | Comments

Affordable housing residents will be encouraged to use a specially devised game for smartphones and tablets linked to smart meters as part of a partnership initiative designed to reduce energy and CO2 consumption in their homes. EnerGAware is a €2million project funded ...

New material could boost batteries' power, help power plants

April 10, 2015 2:47 pm | by Clemson University | News | Comments

You're going to have to think very small to understand something that has the potential to be very big. A team of researchers, including Kyle Brinkman of Clemson University, developed a material that acts as a superhighway for ions.

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