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DILAS Delivers New Homogenized Conduction-Cooled, Multi-Bar Module

February 19, 2010 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

DILAS, the diode laser company, is now delivering a new conduction-cooled, multi-bar module with a homogeneous top hat optical beam profile, capable of handling up to 500W output in standard wavelengths.

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J.W. Winco Offers Zinc Die Cast Adjustable Alignment Hinges

February 19, 2010 4:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers series GN 238 Zinc Die Cast Adjustable Alignment Hinges with Cover Caps. These RoHS-compliant, metric sized hinges are designed so as to allow a technically and visually perfect alignment of the door to its frame.

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Choosing the Best Board-Mounted DC-DC Power Converter for Your High-Performance System

February 19, 2010 4:52 am | by Joel Zaens, Emerson Network Power Embedded Power | Articles | Comments

As the demand for high-performance, cost-effective systems continues to increase, power system design has become more challenging and complex than ever before. In addition to being responsible for the critical selection of the most cost-effective board mounted power solutions from discrete to modular dc-dc solutions and other board-level components...

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Brainstorm: CES 2010

February 19, 2010 4:39 am | Articles | Comments

This year’s CES brought forth a number of new and exciting products and technologies for the consumer. As with each year’s show, there were hits and misses with some products primed to become major retail successes while others may never make it to the store shelves.

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Officers warned about UAV vulnerabilities in 2004

February 19, 2010 4:12 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The revelation that insurgents had hacked US drones came as shocking news. What’s more, they did so using $26 off-the-shelf software (SkyGrabber). Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that senior officers knew about the security risk five years ago. According to a report in the Journal, senior officers warned in 2004 of the drones’ vulnerabilities.

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Air Force taps Space Micro to develop software defined radio for satellites

February 19, 2010 4:06 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Space Micro Inc. has been awarded $100,000 by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop a software-defined radio system for military satellites. The Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract is to develop space communications hardware that is resistant to radiation.

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The Power of Collective Intelligence

February 19, 2010 3:47 am | by Alisha Mowbray, Senior VP, innovation marketing, element14 | Blogs | Comments

Electronic design engineers are facing greater pressure than ever before to rapidly create new solutions, and manufacturers are continually developing new technologies to help them to do so.

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Providing Enhanced Services and Smarter Solutions

February 19, 2010 3:29 am | by Kurt Colehower, President of Americas Components, Arrow Electronics | Blogs | Comments

Like much of technology, the role of distribution is evolving with market demand. Outsourcing can provide significant advantages, especially in today’s business climate that includes leaner engineering staffs, and new challenges facing management.

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Outsourcing the ''final frontier''

February 18, 2010 12:31 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The proposed 2011 NASA Budget takes human spaceflight in a bold new direction. Along with scuttling the Constellation Program, and investing in heavy-lift rocket systems, the proposal leans heavily on the private sector. The International Space Station received clemency through at least 2020, and with the Space Shuttle retiring in 2010, the US will need reliable means of orbital transportation.

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Military lifts ban on flash media

February 18, 2010 11:24 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Two years ago, DOD banned all “flash media” devices in an effort to contain the “Agent.btz” computer virus. In 2009, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, “I do not see the thumb drives going back here in the immediate future.” Yet a year later (nearly to the day), the ban has been lifted.

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Curvaceous Software awarded UK Government RandD Grant

February 18, 2010 9:46 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Curvaceous Software, the award-winning British technology company has been awarded a Development Grant by Finance South East, on behalf of SEEDA, to enable the company to focus on the management and control of alarm floods.

Methanol Fuel Cell Prototype

February 18, 2010 9:45 am | by Product Design & Development | News | Comments

HEV prototype project includes multiple power sources for the electric drive systems including multi-fuel small-displacement internal combustion engines

System unveiled for regulating anesthesia via computer

February 18, 2010 9:45 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A team of researchers from the Canary Islands has developed a technique for automatically controlling anesthesia during surgical operations. The new system detects the hypnotic state of the patient at all times and supplies the most...

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Building energy efficient cities

February 18, 2010 9:45 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

More the half of the world's population live in cities. This trend will continue to increase, making energy efficiency in cities a global and crucial theme for the future. Ursula Eicker, of the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, and Zerrin Yilmaz, of the Istanbul Technical...

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Hi-tech tools help sniff out volcanic gas

February 18, 2010 9:45 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European project NOVAC is creating a network for the measurement of volcanic gas emissions. The data is to be used for volcanological research and risk assessment, to minimise the threat posed by eruptions. Measurements are collected across five continents from some of the most active...

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