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Achievement gap is deep, even in middle class

March 17, 2010 8:26 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Travis Gosa, Cornell assistant professor of Africana studies, said that blacks still suffer from an achievement gap - even among the middle class - at a March 12 seminar.

Middle School Maglev Contest at Brookhaven Lab, March 24

March 17, 2010 8:26 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Model maglev vehicles built by Long Island middle school students will be tested for speed, efficiency, and appearance at the 20th Annual Middle School Magnetic Levitation Contest.

Digi-Key Corporation Partners with Transim Technology and NXP Semiconductors to Launch New Design Simulation Tool

March 17, 2010 8:24 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — March 12, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, in partnership with Transim Technology and NXP...

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Digi-Key Corporation and Seoul Semiconductor Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

March 17, 2010 8:24 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA and Seoul, South Korea — March 15, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and LED...

Molex Design Kits and Repair Kits Available at Digi-Key

March 17, 2010 8:23 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — March 16, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced stock on Molex's wide range of...

Intuit: TurboTax sales up 10 pct. season to date

March 17, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software maker Intuit Inc. said Wednesday that season-to-date sales of its TurboTax federal income tax preparation products are up 10 percent from a year earlier.The company has sold about 15.2 million units through March 13, compared with 13.8 million units in the prior-year period.Intuit's...

Machine Vision LED Ring Lights Suit High Light Intensity Apps

March 17, 2010 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

IHR Series High Power Ring Lights from LDDLIGHT.com are designed for applications requiring high light intensity, illumination of large areas or long working distances. The company asserts its IHRs are

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Spring-engaged Servomotor Brakes Provide Secure Holding

March 17, 2010 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nexen introduced a complete line of servomotor brakes designed to mount to servomotors up to 20 hp. The Eclipse Servomotor Brake family is comprised of spring-engaged servomotor brakes equipped with a

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Multifunction USB Analog Output Modules Tout Small Form Factor

March 17, 2010 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

ACCES I/O Products, Inc. is introducing the USB-AO Series of 12 and 16-bit USB modules. Its flagship model, the USB-AO16-16A USB 2.0, multifunction board features 16 channels of 16-bit resolution analog outputs along with

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SMD LEDs Come In 0603 Dome Lens Package

March 17, 2010 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kingbright Corporation 0603 dome lens package - HELIOS SMD LEDs (APTD1608 Series). The element’s compact design (1.6 mm x 0.8 mm x 0.95 mm) with 0.70 mm dome lens feature provides focused beams within a narrow viewing angle of 60°, illuminating

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Power Rocker Switch is Water Resistant

March 17, 2010 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda LLC has introduced a water resistant power rocker switch. This HB-series rocker switch has a special internal design that leads water away from the contacts, making it appropriate for

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Transit Rack Cases Comply to MIL-STD 810F

March 17, 2010 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optima EPS, an Elma Company, has announced transit rack cases for safe and reliable transport of electronic systems in rugged environments. The first in the line of the company’s E-TR cases come in 4U and 12U heights. The cases feature

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12V AA battery holder with sliding covers & switch

March 17, 2010 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Memory Protection Devices introduces part number BK-6049 for holding 8 AA batteries. Offering 12 volts output with 8 AA alkaline batteries in series or 9.6 volts with rechargeable batteries. A built in sliding switch in the case is recessed below the surface to prevent accidental activations and is rated for 0.5A.

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Do gamers make better soldiers?

March 17, 2010 5:54 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Findings by the Office of Naval Research indicate that video games improve overall perceptual and cognitive abilities. While nothing new—the claim is nearly as old as Pac-Man, the irregular warfare we face today makes it more relevant than ever. Since Pong, video games have been castigated for everything from school truancy, to school shootings, to even global warming.

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SDForum CEO Named a 2010 Woman of Influence in Silicon Valley

March 17, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SDForum, Silicon Valley's leading source of information and education in the technology community, today announced its CEO, Susan Lucas Conwell, has been named a 2010 Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The award celebrates the achievements of women who are leaders in...

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