Europeans (like Americans) choose to buy ordinary light bulbs around 9 times out of 10 (European Commission and light industry data 2007-8). Banning what people want gives the supposed savings that are "good for them"—no point in banning what people don’t want! If new LED lights—or improved CFLs etc—are good, people will buy them—no need to ban ordinary light bulbs (little point).
Aitech Defense Systems has released a rugged 3U single-slot CompactPCI single board computer (SBC) that offers up to 8 GB of onboard SATA flash disk storage, making the system's PMC site available to add user specific I/O. The C800 combines the latest
Intended for critical timing applications, Micro Crystal’s AT cut quartz crystal CC7A-T1A has a package height of 0.90 mm and a footprint of 3.2 mm x 1.5 mm. It offers a wide temperature range, up to -40°C to +85/+125°C, and a low thermal stability for medical applications
The D10 Small Object Counter from Banner Engineering addresses applications including: pharmaceutical pill, tablet, and gel cap counting; agricultural seed counting; and process verification. With three primary features—Dynamic Event Stretcher (DES), Automatic Compensation, and Health Mode Alarm
Emerson Network added the DCH2 to its switching wall-mount power supply portfolio. Configured for portable and mobile equipment with low power requirements, the DCH2 is capable of delivering 6.5 V at a maximum of 2 W total power and offers a
Intended for rugged and mission-critical applications, a line of dual channel CompactFlash (CF) cards from WinSystems feature a DMA burst transfer rate of 66 MB/s to and from the CF card. Operating temperature is -40° to 85°C, sustained sequential Writes are 16 MB/s, and reads are 37 MB/s.
First photons, atoms and molecules. Now physicists want to create a quantum superposition of a virus, which will allow them to perform Schrodinger's Cat experiment for real.
With the aims of reducing energy wastage and improving distribution-network stability, regulatory authorities within the EU and US have been steadily introducing a series of measures that power-supply and equipment designers must consider. In the first instance, these measures specifically target no-load consumption and conversion efficiency for external power supplies of up to 250 W
Why the days of the dedicated music player have come and gone.
With an 11-ns Reverse Recovery Time and a Forward Voltage Drop of 2.1 V, the 8S2TH06I-M FRED Pt 600-V Hyperfast tandem rectifier from Vishay reduces losses in high-efficiency continuous current mode (CCM) power factor correction (PFC) applications by as much as 22 %.
Wireless power interoperability marked an important milestone with the 31 July 2009 release of 0.95 specifications of Qi, the Wireless Power Consortium’s “WPC” international standard in wireless power. This interoperability means that all Qi power receivers can be powered and charged with all Qi transmitters.
Twitter, the fast-growing microblogging site now seeking ways to make money, expanded its terms for users on Thursday to allow advertisers to reach the Internet site's more than 45 million monthly visitors.
Motorola unveiled on Thursday the first of many cellphones to be developed in partnership with Google, but analysts questioned if it could revive the once-dominant handset maker's fortunes. Wall Street sees the phones as Motorola's last big hope to regain the market share lost to rivals like Apple Inc, Nokia and Samsung. Analysts were
Time Inc.’s InStyle magazine is taking the wave of 3-D technology in magazines to the next level. For its December holiday gift guide issue, the magazine is using “augmented reality” technology to make some advertisements three dimensional.
Rich countries must commit to deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions if they want China and India to sign onto an accord to curb global warming, the top U.N. climate official said Friday. "We need to see that leadership from rich countries," said Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, at the World Economic Forum. "Without rich country leadership, we will not get developing country engagement."