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Automotive thin-film chip resistor offers performance to +155°C

January 30, 2015 8:32 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it has extended its PATT precision automotive thin film chip resistor family with devices in the 0402 and 1206 case sizes. The devices are available with gold-plated terminals for conventional solder assembly....

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Professor: UK must aspire to be best place in world to do science

January 30, 2015 8:10 am | by The University of Manchester | News | Comments

Science needs to have a higher cultural and political profile, if the UK is to really capitalise on its world leading position according to Professor Brian Cox OBE, the Royal Society’s newly appointed Professor for Public Engagement in Science at The University of Manchester....

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider gears up for run 2

January 29, 2015 5:11 pm | by CERN Press Office | News | Comments

CERN announced at the 174th session of the CERN Council that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is gearing up for its second three-year run. The LHC is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world and the whole 27-kilometre superconducting machine is now ...

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5 resources for STEM teachers

January 29, 2015 4:54 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter @abmdigi | News | Comments

With STEM careers taking off, STEM students need capable, confident teachers targeting all segments of the population. In a Town Hall conference call on Jan. 28, STEMconnector brought together representatives of advocacy organizations, educational seminars, and universities ...

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Drone maker restricts D.C. flights

January 29, 2015 4:10 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, PD&D, @melfass | News | Comments

The maker of the drone that crash-landed on the White House lawn is reportedly publishing a firmware update that would restrict the quadcopters from flying within Washington, D.C.’s restricted airspace. The company, SZ DJI Technology Co. of Shenzhen, China ...

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Army equips Stryker unit with new communications technology

January 29, 2015 4:09 pm | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Strykers in the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team/2nd Infantry Division, or 2/2 SBCT, are being retrofitted with the Army's new tactical communications network, increasing Soldiers' ability to communicate over greater distances, share mission data and maintain situational awareness....

Researchers produce two bio-fuels from a single algae

January 29, 2015 4:01 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel, according to a new study published in the journal Energy & Fuels. The researchers, led by Greg O'Neil of Western Washington University ...

Mental health monitoring through 'selfie' videos and social media tracking

January 29, 2015 3:44 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed an innovative approach to turn any computer or smartphone with a camera into a personal mental health monitoring device. In a paper to be presented this week at the American Association for Artificial ...

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This is the only advice for girls who want to be engineers

January 29, 2015 3:37 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

There is a constant discussion in STEM about what we should do about the gender gap. The conversation ranges from, 'Should we be doing anything?' to 'What types of toys will teach my children the skills they'll need to succeed as an engineer?' to 'What gender gap? Quit complaining.'

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RF switch operates at zero hertz

January 29, 2015 3:30 pm | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the industry’s first RF switch operating at zero Hertz with integrated RF, analog and digital functions. The Peregrine Semiconductor PE42020 SPDT targets T&M and ATE applications with frequency coverage from ...

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LEDs achieve lower system cost over mid-power LEDs

January 29, 2015 3:25 pm | by Cree Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

In the latest advancement, Cree announces the new XLamp MHD-E and MHD-G LEDs combine the high lumen density and reliability of a ceramic chip-on-board LED to more effectively achieve lower system cost over mid-power LEDs. Building off the ...

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Building Ontario’s most gender-diverse engineering class

January 29, 2015 3:24 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The first-year class of engineering students at the University of Toronto is 30 percent women, a record number for both the university and the province. National numbers, expected later this year, could show University of Toronto as Canada’s most gender-diverse ...

RF inductors include Sn/Pb terminations

January 29, 2015 3:06 pm | by Gowanda | Gowanda | Product Releases | Comments

These series are the first 0603 & 0805 RF chip inductors with tin/lead solder terminations to achieve QPL status per military spec MIL-PRF-83446. Both series are surface mount wirewound coil, ceramic core chip inductors. The Sn/Pb terminations provide ...

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DIN rail enclosure designed for Raspberry Pi B+

January 29, 2015 3:01 pm | by Hitaltech USA | Hitaltech USA | Product Releases | Comments

Hitaltech is pleased to launch Italtronic’s DIN rail mounting enclosure the Modulbox RMB. This enclosure has been specifically produced to house the embedded platform ‘Raspberry Pi B+’. Produced in UL94V-0 self extinguishing material, the electronic ...

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Using solar chips to monitor windows

January 29, 2015 2:47 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

It happens all too often in the cold times of the year: You open the window in the morning for fresh air and forget to shut it again. A thermostat reports cold temperatures, and the heating is turned up full blast - right out the window. But open windows are a ...

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