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First-ever look inside a working lithium-ion battery

September 8, 2014 3:59 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For the first time, researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium-ion battery. Using a neutron beam, chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University were able to track the flow of lithium atoms....

Google Glass could detect, diagnose emotion

September 8, 2014 3:40 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor | Blogs | Comments

Well, there you go. Google Glass is more than just an ostentatious gadget for filming things, augmented reality, and generally freaking everyone out within a 50-yard radius. Actually, medical applications like BioGlass could finally move this $1,500 widget....

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UT Arlington genomic data-mining framework to aid manufacturers discover desired materials

September 8, 2014 2:11 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A UT Arlington computer and data scientist has won a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a scalable data-mining framework that will help manufacturers quickly discover desired materials for building their products. Junzhou Huang ...

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Obama taps Google, Twitter execs for tech jobs

September 8, 2014 2:03 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama has named executives from Google and Twitter to tops spots on his technology policy team. The White House says Megan Smith will serve as chief technology officer in the Office of Science and Technology Policy....

Season's new phones are all about selfie image

September 8, 2014 2:02 pm | by FRANK JORDANS and ANICK JESDANUN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It's a declaration to the world that they were there. Pop stars such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber ...

Twitter tests shopping service

September 8, 2014 1:56 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Twitter is testing a way to let users go shopping or make charitable contributions between tweets. A small percentage of users will receive tweets from Twitter test partners Monday featuring a "buy" button that lets them make purchases or donate money....

16-Bit, 2.5Gsps DAC delivers 74dB spurious-free dynamic range

September 8, 2014 12:57 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) announces the LTC2000, a 16-bit 2.5Gsps digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with exceptional spectral purity of 74dBc SFDR at 200MHz output, and better than 68dBc SFDR....

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DIN-rail power supplies feature output current adjustment

September 8, 2014 12:35 pm | Sunpower UK | Product Releases | Comments

The new 40 W DRA-40 and 60 W DRA-60 DIN-rail power supply series from Sunpower (Aldermaston, UK) with output current adjustment are the latest in response to a growing market trend: Designers are building entire systems ....

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ECN Time Warp: May 1999

September 8, 2014 12:18 pm | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

Some old covers of ECN Magazine have been making the rounds, and we thought it would be fun to have a look back at ECN covers through the years. This week’s cover goes back to May 1999. That month, a major change in the way we communicate was born with the announcement of Bluetooth 1.0....

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Engineering Update: Behind the Scenes

September 8, 2014 11:47 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

The ECN crew puts a lot of work into the Engineering Update, and in honor of the upcoming 75th episode, they’ve prepared a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of the brand’s premier video series. First up is the creative brainstorming process....

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LCD panel supply and demand: Will 2015 be tighter?

September 8, 2014 11:32 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

Panel makers benefitted from the panel shortage in Q2’14, which enabled panel prices and shipments to increase at the same time. We recently summarized the reasons for the shortage. We expecting the tightness in TV, notebook PC, and monitor panels....

Bluetooth wireless MCU designed for industrial and lighting applications

September 8, 2014 11:05 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) announced the SimpleLink Bluetooth low-energy CC2540T, a highly-reliable, low-power wireless microcontroller (MCU) that offers an extended temperature range of -40°C to 125°C and USB connectivity for industrial applications....

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What‘s the biggest challenge for designers as handheld devices become smaller?

September 8, 2014 10:41 am | Articles | Comments

As handheld devices become smaller, designers will continue to face the challenge of adding additional capabilities to these devices while staying within very tight power budgets.  In consumer products such as smart phones and tablets ...

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PCB assembly kit includes 5 pre-selected profiles digitally displayed

September 8, 2014 9:45 am | Beta Layout Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Beta LAYOUT LTD (Vacaville, CA) has developed a cost-effective PCB Assembly kit enabling the PCB designer, Universities, labs & home hobbyists to hand assemble SMD components utilizing a home appliance, the toaster oven. For less than $406, any small space ...

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Disruptive technology: How the Army Research Laboratory will change the future

September 8, 2014 9:21 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Scientists are unlocking the mysteries of power, energy and lethality in the search for new materials and technologies. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory conducts fundamental research, which endeavors to provide revolutionary capabilities....

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