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Protective Caps Cover M8 Panel Connectors

January 7, 2010 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA has released protective caps for its Series 718, M8 panel connectors. The caps provide IP67-rated environmental protection for un-mated panel-mount sockets.

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Clamping Devices Improve Power Transistor Performance

January 7, 2010 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TO270WB and TO270WBL Clamping Devices enhance the connection between a plastic-packaged RF Power Transistor and the ground plate of an RF amplifier.

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Bacteria Turn Tiny Gears

January 7, 2010 5:36 am | Videos | Comments

Swarms of bacteria turn two 380-micron long gears, opening the possibility of building hybrid biological machines at the microscopic scale. 

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Laser-based Projector Empowers Handheld Devices

January 7, 2010 5:17 am | News | Comments

Microvision, developer of light-scanning technologies for display and imaging products, unveiled its commercially available laser pico projector, the SHOWWX. 

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Toshiba makes waves with all-in-one ''Cell TV''

January 6, 2010 8:25 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

Toshiba is looking to redefine the “all-in-one device” with its “Cell TV,” an HD-3D LED TV poised for release in 2010. The Japanese company announced this potential game-changer at CES today.

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TV makers ready to test depths of market for 3-D

January 6, 2010 12:01 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

This is supposedly the year 3-D television becomes the hot new thing: Updated sets and disc players are coming out, and 3-D cable channels are in the works. But it's not clear the idea will reach out and grab mainstream viewers.Besides having to spring for expensive new TVs, people would have...

Moisture-Resistant Resistors Offer TCR Options Down to 15 ppm

January 6, 2010 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics expanded its RNCS Series of resistors with TCR options down to 15 ppm. The RNCS Series is a reliable moisture-withstanding thin film chip resistor series designed for applications requiring 

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GM says new CFO is a candidate for CEO post

January 6, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre says the company's new chief financial officer Chris Liddell is a candidate for the CEO post.Liddell formerly served as CFO of Microsoft Corp. The automaker announced the 51-year-old was its new CFO late last month.Whitacre also says he is not...

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AT & T to begin selling Android-based phones

January 6, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T Inc. is adding cell phones running Google's Android operating system to its lineup, bringing what could be the iPhone's greatest rival into the fold of the device's sole U.S. carrier.AT&T said Wednesday it plans to sell five Android phones from Dell, HTC and Motorola during the first half...

'Nanodragster' races toward the future of molecular machines

January 6, 2010 7:56 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Scientists in Texas are reporting the development of a "nanodragster" that may speed the course toward development of a new generation of futuristic molecular machines. The vehicle -- only 1/50,000th the width of a human hair -- resembles a hot-rod in shape and...

Va. Gov.-elect McDonnell names 3 more to Cabinet

January 6, 2010 7:01 am | by LARRY O'DELL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell announced three more Cabinet appointments Wednesday, including a former state legislator who will oversee Virginia's homeland security efforts.Terrie Suit, who represented Virginia Beach in the House of Delegates for nine years, will serve as assistant to the governor...

Simple Maintenance Saves Costly Furnace Repair/Replacement

January 6, 2010 6:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

For the past few weeks, my forced-air gas furnace has been on the fritz. I blame this on the fact that I haven't been as diligent as

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Digi International to Release Fiscal First Quarter 2010 Earnings Results and Host Conference Call on January 21, 2010

January 6, 2010 6:51 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

(Minneapolis, MN, January 5, 2010) - Digi International® Inc. (Nasdaq: DGII) will release financial results for its fiscal first quarter 2010 on Thursday, January 21, 2010, after market close, and will host a conference call later the same day, at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:

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Eval Kit Creates Contactless Charging System

January 6, 2010 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The bqTESLA Contactless Charging Evaluation Kit is a high-performance, easy-to-use development kit based on Fulton Innovation’s eCoupled intelligent wireless power technology for the design of low-power contactless charging solutions.

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Mercury Computer says chairman steps down

January 6, 2010 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems Inc. said Wednesday Russell K. Johnsen has resigned form his post as chairman of the company's board.Mercury, which makes computer systems and software, said it has appointed Vincent Vitto to take his place. Vitto has served on the board since he retired from his former...

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