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Scientists wowed by Mars orbiter performance

March 5, 2010 9:42 am | News | Comments

Scientists are impressed with the flood of data beamed back by NASA's most advanced Mars orbiter. The space agency said Wednesday the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has sent back 100 terabits of information since 2006. That's equal to about 3 million songs in MP3 format.


Toyota secretive on 'black box' data

March 5, 2010 9:40 am | News | Comments

Toyota has for years blocked access to data stored in devices similar to airline "black boxes" that could explain crashes blamed on sudden unintended acceleration, according to an Associated Press review of lawsuits nationwide and interviews with auto crash experts.


YouTube turns on captions on millions of videos

March 5, 2010 9:35 am | News | Comments

YouTube is adding captions to millions of Internet videos. The feature unveiled Thursday expands upon speech-recognition technology that YouTube began using to make captions available on a limited number of videos late last year.


FCC to propose reforming Universal Service Fund

March 5, 2010 9:34 am | News | Comments

Federal regulators trying to bring high-speed Internet connections to all Americans will propose tapping the government program that now subsidizes telephone service in poor and rural areas. The Federal Communications Commission will include a proposal to reform the Universal Service Fund as part of a national broadband plan due to Congress in less than two weeks.

Airport body scanners spreading across US

March 5, 2010 9:31 am | News | Comments

The Transportation Security Administration on Friday announced nine more U.S. airports that will receive body-scanning technology, as the U.S. heightens its effort to detect hidden explosives and other weapons amid a threat highlighted by an attempted bombing on Christmas Day.

Google dangles ultrafast broadband and cities leap

March 5, 2010 9:30 am | by BRIANA BIERSCHBACH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Wearing just a T-shirt and shorts, Mayor Don Ness strolled to the end of a dock jutting into frigid Lake Superior. He grinned, waved his arms to a cheering crowd, and jumped in."I've laid down the gauntlet!" Ness cried, shivering and dripping as he emerged from the lake in a video posted on...


Five-Watt DC-DC Converters Provide Wide 2:1 Input Range

March 5, 2010 9:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s LF500RW Series of SMT 5 W DC/DC converters provides a wide 2:1 input range, tight line/load regulation, output power/overload protection and low noise operation. Twenty-one models operate from wide 2:1 inputs of


Thomas Medical Products, Inc., Transseptal Sheath Introducer Kits: Class I Recall

March 5, 2010 8:21 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Sheath tip may break off and separate during heart procedures, causing a blockage that could lead to permanent injury and/or death.


Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Family Extends Temperature Ratings

March 5, 2010 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

NIC Components has expanded its NSPE family of high performance hybrid construction aluminum electrolytic capacitors to include extended temperature +135°C and 80 VDC and 100 VDC ratings. The NSPE products feature


Compact Enclosures Suit a Wide Range of Applications

March 5, 2010 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. offers a family of modular enclosures in a compact size. The MiniBox 34 serves a wide range of applications including medical, communications, industrial, test and measurement, military/aerospace, and other markets. Its construction allows


Intel Expands Intel® Atom™ Processor-Based Platform to Home, Small Office Storage Device

March 5, 2010 6:23 am | by Intel | News | Comments

CEBIT, HANNOVER, Germany, March 4, 2010 – Intel Corporation today launched its first Intel® Atom™ processor-based platform optimized for networked home and small office/home office (SOHO) storage devices.

Fairchild Semiconductor Announces Over-Voltage Protection Device with USB/Charger-Detection for Portable Applications

March 5, 2010 6:23 am | by Fairchild Semiconductor | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) offers designers of cell phones and handheld mobile products a device with highly integrated over-voltage protection (OVP) as well as USB/charger-detection capabilities. The newest member of Fairchild's OVP family, the FAN3988, allows the end user the...

IR's AUIPS7111S Intelligent Power Switch Delivers Ultra Low On-State Resistance for 24V Automotive Applications

March 5, 2010 6:23 am | by International Rectifier | News | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the AUIPS7111S high-side intelligent power switch with ultra low on-state resistance for harsh 24V automotive environments such as under-the-hood truck junction boxes.


LTC4425: Programmable 2A 2-Cell Supercap Charger with Automatic Cell Balancing in a Compact 9mm2 Package

March 5, 2010 6:22 am | by Linear Technology | News | Comments

The LTC4425 is a constant-current/constant-voltage linear charger designed to charge a 2-cell supercap stack from either a Li-Ion/Polymer battery, a USB port, or a 2.7V to 5.5V current-limited supply. The part operates as an ideal diode with an extremely low 50m? on-resistance making it...

LabVIEW Developer Education Day

March 5, 2010 6:22 am | by National Instruments | News | Comments



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