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Counterfeit electronic components in weapons systems cost lives

October 6, 2014 9:05 am | by Joe Bilotta, CEO and Co-Founder, Component Search International | Blogs | Comments

According to a survey by the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) Office of Technology Evaluation (OTE), all segments of the commercial, industrial and defense supply chains have been impacted by counterfeit electronic components....

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GPS front-end modules intended for smartphones

October 6, 2014 9:00 am | TDK Corporation of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation (Iselin, NJ) announces two EPCOS front-end modules for satellite navigation systems that enable the coexistence of cellular, WLAN, Bluetooth and satellite navigation services on the same antenna. The new EPCOS R159 and D5107 ...

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Automated fluid dispensing systems combine precise dispensing with fast and easy programming

October 6, 2014 8:48 am | Nordson Efd Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson EFD (East Providence, RI) introduces its new series of automated fluid dispensing systems for streamlined integration into any manufacturing operation. The PRO Series integrates vision and laser height sensing with closed-loop encoding to provide....

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CSE students take first at national hackathons

October 3, 2014 4:34 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

TAMUHack is a new student run organization in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University that attends and hosts hackathons. The co-founders of the organization are Robert Timm, Eleni Mijalis, Christopher Nolan ...

IMTS and GIE Media donated $20,000 to Chicago-area school focused on STEM education

October 3, 2014 4:21 pm | News | Comments

A check for $20,000 was presented to Austin Polytechnical Academy (APA) by IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show and GIE Media on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, to help advance the school’s mission of preparing students for manufacturing....

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Rack-level systems deliver server computing platforms for use in rugged environments

October 3, 2014 1:34 pm | Elma Electronic Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. (Fremont, CA) now offers rack-level integration services that enable deployment of commercial equipment in rugged and mobile environments. Providing configuration control and lifecycle management as well as intricate custom I/O....

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QFN socket designed for 10x10 mm package size

October 3, 2014 1:23 pm | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics (Eagan, MN) has recently introduced a new QFN socket design using high-performance elastomer capable of 40 GHz, very low inductance, high endurance, and wide temperature applications. The SMP-QFN-8008 socket is designed....

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Nano-bearings on the test bench

October 3, 2014 1:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

About 3500 years ago, man invented the wheel to make life easier. Then, thanks to Leonardo Da Vinci's genius, the wheel was made smaller to obtain ball bearings. And today? "Today we are trying to get even smaller: scientists are thinking....

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A continuous fabrication system for highly aligned polymer films

October 3, 2014 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA have demonstrated a novel automated fabrication process consisting of a three-step sol-gel extrusion, structure freezing and drying, and mechanical....

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New study shows that yoga and meditation may help train the brain

October 3, 2014 1:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

New research by biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota shows that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation....

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Untangling how cables coil

October 3, 2014 12:49 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The world's fiber-optic network spans more than 550,000 miles of undersea cable that transmits e-mail, websites, and other packets of data between continents, all at the speed of light. A rip or tangle in any part of this network can significantly....

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Breakthrough technique offers prospect of silicon detectors for telecommunications

October 3, 2014 12:44 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers, led by the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton, has demonstrated a breakthrough technique that offers the first possibility of silicon detectors for telecommunications. For decades....

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Exoplanets, chemical elements, Stephen Hawking and other dynamos

October 3, 2014 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has named three journalists and one children's book author as winners of the 2014 AIP Science Communications Awards for their works on magnetic dynamos, the search for exoplanets, a fun book on chemical....

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Stainless steel three-lobe knobs suit hygienic requirements

October 3, 2014 12:15 pm | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco, Inc. (New Berlin, WI) announced it now offers GN 5345 and GN 5345.4 Stainless Steel Three-Lobe Knobs, in inch and metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant lobe knobs have a smooth and sealed surface. They are particularly suitable for use....

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MIT, Twitter team up on $10M social media project

October 3, 2014 11:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Twitter are teaming up on a $10 million project to better understand social networks and figure out new ways to benefit from them. As part of the five-year partnership, Twitter will provide full access....

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