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LED skid-mount light mast includes manual crank cord reel

December 3, 2014 3:01 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a 600 watt skid-mount five stage electric light mast with a manual crank cord reel. This tower features a rotating boom that allows for 360° of rotation, a removable mast head, and a cube ...

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Conformable cables offer low PIM performance

December 3, 2014 2:53 pm | Rf Industries | Product Releases | Comments

RF Industries (San Diego, CA) conformable semi-rigid cable assemblies are manufactured with a tin-filled, braided outer conductor that exhibits similar electrical properties to solid semi-rigid, but can be hand-formed in the field with no degradation in ...

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In emails, Jobs determined to keep iPod Apple-only

December 3, 2014 1:51 pm | by Brandon Bailey - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Jurors in a class-action lawsuit against Apple Inc. on Tuesday saw emails from late CEO Steve Jobs and his top lieutenants that show Jobs was determined to keep Apple's popular iPod music players free from songs that were sold by competing online stores....

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Americans watch less TV, stream more, report shows

December 3, 2014 1:09 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans are turning away from live TV on the tube and tuning in to streaming services, a Nielsen report says. That's bad news for cable and satellite TV providers. Americans are increasingly watching TV shows and movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon ...

Why the Navy hasn’t discovered the Holy Grail of energy independence

December 3, 2014 1:02 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

A while back, the Navy announced plans to turn seawater into fuel, thereby eliminating our dependence on fossil fuels — and despotic regimes — and discovering the Holy Grail of energy independence. And no one’s talking about it. Well ... turns out ...

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Atmospheric carbon dioxide used for energy storage products

December 3, 2014 10:46 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Chemists and engineers at Oregon State University have discovered a fascinating new way to take some of the atmospheric carbon dioxide that's causing the greenhouse effect and use it to make an advanced, high-value material for use in energy ...

Cutting F-35 manufacturing costs, time earns ONR top award

December 3, 2014 10:29 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) today received one of the nation's top manufacturing awards for an innovative, cost-saving method for making advanced cockpit enclosures, or canopies, for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program. Officials ...

New technique determines nanomaterials' chemical makeup and topography

December 3, 2014 10:21 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Ohio University have devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization and topography of nanoscale materials down ...

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Antennas designed for consumer devices and Internet of Things

December 3, 2014 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (Berwyn, PA) introduced two standard antenna extensions — the 5 GHz antenna, which accommodates the new IEEE 802.11ac standard, and the 4G LTE antenna. These new embedded antennas address customers’ increasing needs for ...

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Computer model enables design of complex DNA shapes

December 3, 2014 9:49 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

MIT biological engineers have created a new computer model that allows them to design the most complex three-dimensional DNA shapes ever produced, including rings, bowls, and geometric structures such as icosahedrons that resemble viral ...

Cypress Semiconductor buying Spansion for $1.59B

December 3, 2014 9:44 am | News | Comments

Chip maker Cypress Semiconductor is buying flash memory product maker Spansion in an all-stock deal worth $1.59 billion. Spansion stockholders will get 2.457 shares of Cypress stock for every Spansion share they own. Shareholders of each side ...

Gift Guide: Get better at sports with smart gear

December 3, 2014 9:40 am | by RON HARRIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Advances in technology present sports enthusiasts with plenty of options to train better and smarter. High-level gear and biometric-analysis software are no longer limited to elite professional athletes. The weekender can now use some tech-savvy ...

Japanese space explorer to blow crater in asteroid

December 3, 2014 9:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Japanese space explorer took off Wednesday on a six-year journey to blow a crater in a remote asteroid and bring back rock samples in hopes of gathering clues to the origin of Earth. The explorer, named Hayabusa2, is expected to reach the ...

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Gift Guide: Gadgets for avid TV viewers

December 3, 2014 9:28 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

For avid television viewers out there, the standard digital-video recorder that comes with your cable TV box just isn't enough. TiVo and SlingTV can add to the TV watching experience. Here's a look at what each does - and why you might want ...

Photos of the Day: A smartgun that calls for automated backup

December 3, 2014 9:14 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The .9 mm pistol would contain a chip that communicated with the officer’s smart phone to send a “yellow” alert when the gun is drawn and a “red” alert when fired. Santa Cruz Sheriff Phil Wowak — whose department is testing the new system ...

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