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Kaunas to give biomedical engineering seminar Dec. 2

November 25, 2009 10:55 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Roland Kaunas, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering Texas A&M University, will give a talk Wednesday (Dec. 2) at 3:30 p.m. in Room 203 of the Zachry Engineering Center. Kaunas’s talk, “Coping with Stress — at the Cellular Level,”...

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Jetman Jumps from Plane Then Into the Ocean

November 25, 2009 10:54 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Yves Rossy’s attempt to fly 28 km across the the Strait of Gibraltar from Tangier in Morocco to Atlanterra in southern Spain fell short. He did make it about 15 km flying his jetwing before he ditched into the Atlantic. I posted about him before: Jetson Jetplane Over English Channel...

Fairchild Semiconductor Sponsors Turkey Trot Fittest Firm Competition

November 25, 2009 10:52 am | by Fairchild Semiconductor | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance products to drive energy-efficiency, is pleased to participate in the Applied Materials 'Silicon Valley Turkey Trot'?. Fairchild is sponsoring the Fittest Firm Competition, one of several "races within the...

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Climate experts debate carbon dioxide

November 25, 2009 8:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Reducing carbon dioxide to safe levels may require extracting carbon from the air, says Cornell climate researcher.

Machine Vision Dome Light Integrates Easily Into Production Systems

November 25, 2009 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

IQD Series Tunnel-Type Dome Lights from LDDLIGHT.com integrate easily into production systems where parts on conveyor lines must be presented to a vision system for measurement, inspection or code reading. The IQD’s cylindrical dome delivers a 

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Diode Laser System series extends power range

November 25, 2009 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

DILAS Industrial Laser Systems today announced the power extensions for its COMPACT Diode Laser System Series; 300W out of a 200µm fiber and 400W out of a 300µm fiber at 9xxnm.

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Remote-controlled camera scans for thermal energy hot spots

November 25, 2009 7:29 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ magnalight.com introduces the RCL-336 remote controlled, pan tilt style, thermal imaging camera. By incorporating a high resolution Flir camera into an established remote controlled spotlight chassis, the RCL-336 enables military, industrial and commercial operators to scan plant and equipment for thermal energy hot spots...

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LED Driver enables lighting effects in portable applications

November 25, 2009 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AS3665 LED driver (from austriamicrosystems) enables lighting effects in mobile phones and a variety of other consumer applications. The AS3665 offers nine LED channels with up to 25 mA per channel.

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Microscopic Particles Self-assemble in Liquid Crystal

November 25, 2009 6:05 am | by Stuart Wolpert | News | Comments

Chemists and physicists have succeeded in getting custom-shaped microparticles to interact and self-assemble in a controlled way in a liquid crystal.

Join the debate on ECN Online

November 25, 2009 5:59 am | Videos | Comments

Alix Paultre, Editor in Chief of ECN, discusses website editorial policy and invites participation.

Motor Feedback System Presented as Turbo Fast

November 25, 2009 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sick Stegmann introduced the TTK70 Motor Feedback System, an absolute, non-contact linear measuring system that offers measuring lengths up to 4,000 mm, resolution of <1 µm and system accuracy of <10 µm, at operating speeds up to 10 m/s. The result is precise and highly reliable absolute position determination for linear motors in a diverse range of applications. The TTK70 motor feedback system is  

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Outdoor Waterproof Enclosures Tout High Impact Resistance, Flame Retardancy

November 25, 2009 4:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Polycase has introduced a line of outdoor, waterproof NEMA rated polycarbonate enclosures designed for high impact resistance and flame retardancy, giving them all the properties necessary for demanding outdoor applications. The WP, WC, and WA Series enclosures are all designed to 

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Top Ten Electronic Things To Be Thankful For in 2009

November 25, 2009 4:51 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

It's that time of year again wh

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Cable Assemblies Suit Low-Profile Power Applications

November 25, 2009 4:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI introduced its Pwr Profile+ low profile I/O cable assemblies. Pwr Profile+ cable assemblies and mating board mount headers are a low profile (8.38 mm height) and high current density alternative to existing cable-to-board power connector solutions. Pwr Profile+ is 

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Mobile Phone Displays Benefit from Emerging Markets; Units up 30% Q/Q in Q2’09

November 24, 2009 11:57 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

After hitting bottom in Q1’09, mobile display shipments for Q2’09 reached 360 million, up 30% Q/Q and 3% Y/Y. Revenues were up 29% Q/Q to $2.93 billion, but down 5% Y/Y. [...]

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