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IBM helps you donate computer power to fight Ebola

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

IBM has engineered a way for everyone to join the fight against Ebola — by donating processing time on their personal computers, phones or tablets to researchers. IBM has teamed with scientists at Scripps Research Institute in southern California on a ...

Push-pin heat sinks offer more than 100,000 configurations

December 3, 2014 3:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

With 108,000 possible configurations, Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (Norwood, MA) now provides the widest choice of push pin-mounted heat sinks for cooling BGAs and other hot components. More than 200 ATS heat sinks are available with ...

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Army's DCGS-A provides foundation for aerial intelligence

December 3, 2014 3:28 pm | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Distributed Common Ground System-Army is the backbone of the Army intelligence mission, and DCGS-A provides the tools and databases that the 116th Military Intelligence Brigade uses for worldwide aerial intelligence surveillance and ...

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Metal film resistors now available with a 100 ppm TCR option

December 3, 2014 3:25 pm | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole's (Raleigh, NC) RNV Series high voltage anti-moisture metal film resistors now offer a 100 ppm TCR option. This enables the RNV to be used for high-voltage requirements in harsh environments and applications with low TCR needs. The ...

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TVS diode array provides superior ESD Protection

December 3, 2014 3:17 pm | Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has introduced the SP3022 Series Low Capacitance ESD Protection TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes). These robust 0.35pF, 20kV bidirectional (back-to-back) discrete TVS diodes can safely absorb repetitive ESD strikes over ...

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IC foundry sales will keep hitting records through 2018

December 3, 2014 3:08 pm | by Global Semiconductor Alliance | News | Comments

Worldwide foundry revenues for integrated circuits are expected to rise 13% in 2014 to a new record-high level of $47.9 billion after increasing 13% in 2013 and 18% in 2012, according to the new 2015 edition of The Foundry Almanac, a jointly produced ...

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....

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 ...

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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 ...

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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