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Secure Connectors Provide Twist-Locking Feature

May 28, 2009 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

A fast-mate version of the 2-mm pitch J-Tek Datamate cable-to-cable, cable-to-board, and board-to-board connector family, the 101Lok Datamate connectors from Harwin require a 101-degree quarter turn to secure the retention device.

Tiny Rotor Technology May Enable Nanoscale Generators

May 28, 2009 6:23 am | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a molecular structure that could help create current-generating machines at the nanoscale.

Initial Jobless Claims Drop Unexpectedly

May 28, 2009 6:17 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The tally of newly laid-off people requesting jobless benefits fell last week, the government said Thursday, a sign that companies are cutting fewer workers.


Time Warner To Spin Off AOL

May 28, 2009 6:06 am | by by Paul Thomasch and Derek Caney | News | Comments

Time Warner Inc on Thursday made official plans to separate its AOL division sometime around the end of this year, a widely expected move that sheds one of the media company's weakest divisions.

Plastic Logic Device May Challenge Kindle

May 28, 2009 5:47 am | by by Peter Kafka | News | Comments

Amazon isn’t the only company that wants you to read books and newspapers on a handheld device. The Kindle has a bevy of competitors, some of which already exist–like Sony’s Reader–and those that have yet to hit the market. Plastic Logic falls in the second category.

3D Tries For a Second Chance

May 28, 2009 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

In the early 1950s, as the advent of television threatened the supremacy of movies, 3-D was hailed as the future of cinema, the magic solution to Hollywood's postwar slump. Now, in 2009, 3-D is once again being hailed as the savior of cinema, but no one has the guts to call it a gimmick.

Joined At The Chip

May 27, 2009 8:23 am | News | Comments

Earlier this year, amid the doom and gloom of the financial catastrophe wrought by irresponsible lending, the technology industry did something unexpected: it pulled out of a nose-dive and set its sights skyward once again. Just listen to Paul Otellini, chief executive of Intel, the world's largest maker microchips.


Dexterous Robotic Hand is Operated by Compressed Air

May 27, 2009 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech has developed a unique robotic hand that can firmly hold objects as heavy as a can of food or as delicate as a raw egg, while dexterous enough to gesture for sign language.


Women in Technology Announces Winners for Its Tenth Annual Leadership Awards

May 27, 2009 8:00 am | News | Comments

Women in Technology (WITSM), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the Washington technology community, today announced the winners of the Tenth Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards.

Digital PWM Motor Controls Provide Bi-Directional Operation

May 27, 2009 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in battery-powered and AC-line powered versions, the high-voltage EC104 and low-voltage EC106 digital PWM motor controls from LCR Electronics provide speed and torque control as well as bi-directional operation and overload protection.

Silicon Via Technology Enhances System Integration

May 27, 2009 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Addressing 3D integration of CMOS ICs into devices such as photo sensors, gas sensors, power devices, or MEMS components, the Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology from austriamicrosystems two eight-inch wafers can be electrically connected, with typical TSV depths of 200 µm to 300 µm.

Relay Suits Automotive Applications

May 27, 2009 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in versions with coil voltage ratings of 6 VDC, 12 VDC and 24 VDC and coil power ratings of 0.9 W and 1.3 W, A6 Series Relays from CIT Relay & Switch is suitable for multiple automotive applications. Maximum switching power is 560 W, maximum switching voltage is 75 VDC, and maximum switching current is 35 A.

No Clear Revenue Plans For Twitter

May 27, 2009 6:17 am | by ELLIOT SPAGAT, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Twitter Inc.'s co-founders say the rapidly growing online communications company will eventually charge fees for its services, but it's unclear which ones and what will drive revenue.


Intel To Create Advanced Server Chip

May 27, 2009 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intel Corp will start producing a new, more powerful version of its Xeon multiprocessor chip for servers in the second half, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The new chip, code-named Nehalem EX, will go on sale in the first quarter of next year.

Astronauts Blast Off For Double-Crewed Space Station Mission

May 27, 2009 5:47 am | by by Benoit Finck | News | Comments

Belgian Frank De Winne, Canadian Robert Thirsk and Russian Roman Romanenko lifted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Russian Soyuz rocketfor the International Space Station.


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