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Energy Harvesting for a Greener Environment

May 5, 2010 9:07 am | by Michele Kinman, Energy Harvesting, www.energyharvesting.net | Articles | Comments

Energy harvesting is the process of capturing and accumulating byproduct energy as the energy becomes available, storing the energy for a period of time and conditioning it into a form that can be used later – such as operating a microprocessor with in its limits.

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Distribution Trends in 2010

May 5, 2010 8:50 am | by Mark Larson, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Digi-Key Corporation | Articles | Comments

The electronics industry is enjoying what appears to be a generally strong recovery from the brutal business conditions with which we were confronted in 2009. It is interesting to note that although the economic meltdown traumatized almost all sectors of our industry and caused a sharp drop in sales, several basic industry trends continued unabated.

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Wireless energy transfer for UAVs

May 5, 2010 8:34 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Lasers have been described as the “holy grail” of weapons—who wouldn't want to be like Luke Skywalker? But while researchers have pondered everything from “pain rays” to the “Zeus” anti-IED system, the folks over at LaserMotive are pushing something else entirely—power beaming for UAVs.

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Google tunes up search results, touches up logo

May 5, 2010 8:30 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is fine-tuning the way it presents its Internet search results to make it easier for people to find information and images they want.The new tools being introduced will be accompanied by a touched-up Google logo featuring slightly brighter hues of red, blue, green and yellow with less...

RF-Mesh Surging in US

May 5, 2010 7:47 am | News | Comments

A recent study published by IMS Research, The World Market for Smart Meters – 2010, forecasts a surging RF-Mesh market in the US while PLC shipments are expected to dramatically increase in Europe and Asia.

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Earnings Preview: Activision Blizzard

May 5, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Activision Blizzard Inc., the video game publisher behind "World of Warcraft" and "Call of Duty," reports first-quarter results after the market closes Thursday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Activision was able to weather the economic downturn better than most of its competitors, thanks to blockbuster...

Retainer Clip for CompactFlash Provides Reliable Retention

May 5, 2010 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new device from the 3M Electronic Solutions Division provides reliable retention of CompactFlash Type I (CF I) and Type II (CF II) removable memory cards mated with 3M CF II card headers, helping to

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Trying to Find Pest Solutions While Hoping Evolution Doesn’t Exist Doesn’t Work

May 5, 2010 7:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

How To Make A Superweed Melander wondered why some populations of scales were becoming able to resist pesticides. Could the sulfur-lime spray trigger a change in their biology, the way manual labor triggers the growth of callouses on our hands? Melander doubted it. After all, ten...

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6.5-inch Panel PC Operates In Extended Temperature Applications

May 5, 2010 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems’ PPC3-G-6.5 is a 6.5-inch open frame, color flat panel PC based upon a PC-104-Plus single board computer (SBC) that operates from -20° to +70°C. The ready-to-mount flat panel display subsystem also includes a resistive touch screen integrated into a chassis approximately 2 inches thick. The open frame chassis (without a front bezel) permits

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Little Logic Guide

May 5, 2010 6:48 am | News | Comments

TI’s new Little Logic Guide that includes the new Little Logic package options Logic technology migration and functionality tables for all TI little logic families.

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Personal Income and Outlays, March 2010

May 5, 2010 6:23 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

Personal income increased $36.0 billion, or 0.3 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $32.3 billion, or 0.3 percent, in March, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $58.6 billion, or 0.6 percent. In...

CandM Appoints J.R. Jordan Sales As Representatives In The Southeast

May 5, 2010 6:23 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

CandM Corporation, a custom cable manufacturer, has announced the appointment of J.R. Jordan Sales as their representatives in the Southeast.

Sony Electronics’ Stan Glasgow to Explore Future of Entertainment in 3D During SID DisplaySearch Business Conference

May 5, 2010 6:23 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today announced that Sony Electronics’ President and Chief Operating Officer Stan Glasgow will deliver the keynote address during the SID DisplaySearch Business Conference.

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Gold nanoparticles enrich everyday products

May 5, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Queensland University of Technology) A new technique for dispersing nanoparticles through polymers opens a world of new properties for diverse products.

Darbha, Petersen named Fellows by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

May 5, 2010 6:22 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Mechanical engineering professors Dr. Swaroop Darbha and Dr. Eric L. Petersen have each been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The Fellow grade is the highest elected grade of membership in ASME. Fellowship is conferred upon a member with at least 10...

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