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Adapter Enables Easy Encoder Verification

August 9, 2010 6:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

US Digital has released its latest encoder interface device, the QSB (Quadrature to USB) adapter. Encoder verification is made easy with the QSB, which allows easy interface of standard quadrature encoder signals into a PC USB port.

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Solo Slim, Solo Slim Extra Strength: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

August 9, 2010 6:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Product contains undeclared didesmethyl sibutramine, which may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.

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Revivexxx Extra Strength: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

August 9, 2010 6:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Product marketed as a dietary supplement sexual enhancer for men contains undeclared tadalafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

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AFOSR-funded professor winner of 2010 Materials Research Society Turnbull Award

August 9, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Air Force Office of Scientific Research) Dr. David Awschalom, professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Materials Research Society Turnbull award for research funded in large measure by the Air Force Office of...

Module Brings Optimized 64-bit Performance to COM Express

August 9, 2010 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc, announced the addition of the VIA COME8X80 module to its COM Express portfolio; the first COM Express type product utilize the 64-bit VIA Nano E-Series processor. The VIA COME8X80 is

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Common ground

August 9, 2010 5:31 am | by Alix Paultre, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

I recently came across an interesting news item in Wired  about how the EU was adopting the Universal Charging Solution (UCS) cell-phone power interface. USB has been a kind of power lingua franca for smart phones, but that ubiquitous interface is burdened by a plethora of connector styles.

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The Ubiquity of Displays on Household Appliances

August 9, 2010 5:14 am | by Simon Wyre, Lascar Electronics | Articles | Comments

For several years now, many of the gadgets we use around the house, on the move and in the workplace have contained some form of visual display to impart status information to the user and even allow the user to interact with them via a touch screen.

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Software Enables Fast and Flexible Data-Sharing Between Real-Time eXtremeDB Applications

August 9, 2010 4:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

McObject has released its Data Relay technology as a key building block for fast and flexible data-sharing between real-time applications based on eXtremeDB, and external systems such as an enterprise DBMS.

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Alchimer Workshop at Semicon 2010

August 8, 2010 6:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Alchimer who recently received an investment from the Panasonic group held a workshop at Semicon West in San Francisco highlighting their ?fully wet? 3D process.

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Help from the dark side

August 8, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) By using X-ray absorption spectroscopy, researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energie have observed the moving of electric charges from solute to solvent (electron transfer). They can even make assertions on the...

NREL Scholarship Gives Columbine Grads a Boost

August 7, 2010 4:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

Ten years ago, in the wake of tragedy, NREL set up a fund to help students at Columbine High School. The investment still pays dividends.

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NREL Solar Technology Will Warm Air at 'Home'

August 7, 2010 4:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

Transpired solar collector technology developed at NREL boosts the efficiency of the new Research Support Facility on the Lab's campus.

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Renewable Energy at Work in War Zones

August 7, 2010 4:23 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

Participant in NREL's executive leadership class aims to bring solar and wind energy to Afghan farms; researchers advise military on powering bases.

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The DIY RTOS Meets Its Match

August 7, 2010 6:32 am | by John Carbone, Express Logic | Articles | Comments

The do-it-yourself approach to a real-time operating system appeals to many an engineer’s desire to control, schedule, and manage application interrupts. So ten years ago, the number of in-house RTOS applications outstripped all commercial RTOS implementations. Although the do-it-yourself (DIY) RTOS remains the number-one competitor to commercial RTOSs, industry analyst Embedded Market Forecasters has found

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10 Things to Consider When Securing an Embedded 802.11 Wi-Fi Wireless Device

August 7, 2010 5:52 am | by Timothy Stapko, Lead Software Engineer and Project Manager, Digi International | Articles | Comments

The risks to users of wireless technology have increased as the popularity of wireless grows. Hackers are becoming more sophisticated so it's very important that wireless device manufacturers secure their devices properly.

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