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Sharp Chases Small 3D Screens

April 2, 2010 8:23 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Japan's Sharp will start producing small displays that don't require special glasses, betting that most portable devices will be 3D capable.

Aerospace engineering graduates to direct upcoming shuttle mission

April 2, 2010 8:22 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

When the space shuttle Discovery launches Monday (April 5), two graduates of Texas A&M University’s Department of Aerospace Engineering will be directing the mission from the ground. Richard Jones '90 is the lead space shuttle flight director for STS-131 and has been a NASA flight...

UV-Vis-NIR Pulsed Light Meter Features External Trigger Input

April 2, 2010 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gigahertz-Optik’s hand-held P-9710-4 radiometer photometer features an external TTL trigger input function for remote timing of pulsed light measurements. In the P-9710-4 pulse energy mode, the measurement begins automatically upon the trigger input. The meter is capable of

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Plastic electronics could slash the cost of solar panels

April 2, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Princeton University, Engineering School) By producing plastics that are translucent, malleable and able to conduct electricity, researchers have opened the door to broader use of the materials in a wide range of electrical devices.

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Do Engineers Go to Parties?

April 2, 2010 7:23 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

Of course we go to parties. We’re party animals. You just don’t know that because we don’t go to YOUR parties.

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Bettati named director of information security center

April 2, 2010 7:22 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Riccardo Bettati, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been appointed director of the Center for Information Assurance and Security (CIAS). CIAS has been designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research by...

LED Driver Addresses Medium LCD Display Backlighting

April 2, 2010 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. introduced a new high power LED driver with output disconnect for backlighting medium LCD displays. This driver targets in-dash navigation systems, automotive infotainment, and back-up camera displays.

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MIT makes significant step toward lightweight batteries

April 2, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A team of researchers at MIT has made significant progress on a technology that could lead to batteries with up to three times the energy density of any battery that currently exists.

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Liquid Level Sensors Suit Automotive, Control, and Industrial Apps

April 2, 2010 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hermetic Switch announced its PRX+1660 Series sensors for liquid level monitoring in appliance, automotive, control, household, industrial, municipal, petrochemical, power generation, processing, and recreational markets. These sensors can

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Infographics of 2009 Patent Activity

April 2, 2010 6:05 am | News | Comments

Here are some graphics that display overall patent activity in semiconductors and medical devices by technology area in 2009.

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Concept Electric Car Uses Exotic Materials

April 2, 2010 5:51 am | News | Comments

Capable of 60 km/hour and a cruising range of 100 km, a very lightweight electric concept car uses proprietary materials and technologies including carbon fiber composites, polycarbonate resins and bio-derived polyester.

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Hardware and Software Design Security; It’s All in the Mix

April 2, 2010 5:21 am | by Vandana Lokeshwar, element14, www.element-14.com | Articles | Comments

Western high-tech businesses know they must continuously deliver innovative ideas and unique features to their customers, to protect market share and brand value. This situation makes the defense of intellectual property against threats such as reverse engineering, cloning and tampering extremely important.

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RTC Minimizes Current Consumption

April 2, 2010 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products expands its RTC (real-time clock) product line with the DS1341. This RTC integrates an AGC (automatic gain control) circuit for dynamic drive-current adjustment to ensure that the device consumes the least amount of current required for operation.

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Chroma Electrical Safety Test Instruments Now Available Direct

April 2, 2010 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chroma announced today that their full line of electrical safety testing equipment and systems are now available directly from Chroma in North America. From low cost hipot testers to multi-function electrical safety analyzers, engineers in need of electrical safety compliance testing can find a bench top or production solution specific to their requirements and budgets.

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Sharp shows 3-D displays for mobile devices

April 1, 2010 11:30 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Sharp's latest 3-D displays deliver bright, clear imagery without the cumbersome glasses usually required for such technology. Now the bad news: They only work on a 3-inch (7.5-centimeter) screen held one foot (30 centimeters) from the viewer's face.Sharp Corp. demonstrated liquid crystal...

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