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Air Liquide Receives 2009 EuroAsia IC Industry Award

November 23, 2009 4:46 am | News | Comments

The Electronics industry is increasingly relying on new materials to maintain its pace of innovation, and is now delving into previously unexplored areas of the Periodic Table of Elements to enable ever more powerful devices. One such element is Ruthenium, which plays a crucial role in the data storage industry.

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ThreadX RTOS Selected for Avidyne Digital Flight Control System

November 23, 2009 4:34 am | News | Comments

Express Logic today announced that its popular ThreadX RTOS drives Avidyne Corporation’s new DFC90 attitude-based Digital Flight Control System. The DFC90 is an integrated flight computer and control panel designed as a slide-in replacement for existing rate-based STEC 55X flight computers.

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Ciena buys Nortel business units

November 23, 2009 4:19 am | News | Comments

Ciena Corp. and Nortel Networks Corp. said Monday that Nortel has sold its global optical networking and carrier ethernet businesses to Ciena for $769 in cash and debt. Nortel, a maker of telecom equipment in bankruptcy, said Ciena prevailed in an auction and will pay $530 million in cash and $239 million in convertible notes due June 2017.

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Aonix Adds VxWorks-Intel Architecture Target

November 23, 2009 4:13 am | Articles | Comments

Aonix, a provider of solutions for safety and mission-critical applications, today announced the release of ObjectAda Real-Time 8.4 for Windows, targeting Intel x86 architecture embedded and real-time systems running the Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).

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Beams are Back in the Large Hadron Collider

November 23, 2009 3:54 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Particle beams are once again zooming around the world’s most powerful particle accelerator—the Large Hadron Collider—located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. On November 20 at 4:00 p.m. EST, a clockwise circulating beam was established in the LHC’s 17-mile ring.

Did You Really Need a Survey?

November 22, 2009 7:59 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

The Center for Disease Control commissioned a survey to find information about computer game players. The result: I'm furious. I paid taxes that funded this survey? They could have just called me.Learn more about the survey here.

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Generating electricity from air flow

November 22, 2009 6:57 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) A group of researchers at the City College of New York is developing a new way to generate power for planes and automobiles based on materials known as piezoelectrics, which convert the kinetic energy of motion into electricity. They will present their...

Re-engineering the Food System for Better Health

November 22, 2009 6:52 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Good food nation According to the Centers for Disease Control, between 1980 and 2006 the percentage of obese teenagers in the United States grew from 5 to 18, while the percentage of pre-teens suffering from obesity increased from 7 to 17. … Obesity is widespread due to our...

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The GeekDad Interview

November 21, 2009 1:58 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

So GeekDad, a super awesome blog from Wired, found my vids and wanted to interview me. Here are my responses:

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Florence Nightingale: The passionate statistician

November 21, 2009 6:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Florence Nightingale: The passionate statistician She brought about fundamental change in the British military medical system, preventing any such future calamities. To do it, she pioneered a brand-new method for bringing about social change: applied statistics. … he statistics...

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Here is the new anengineeringmind.com site!

November 20, 2009 1:55 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

So, I was told it takes up to 24-48 hours to change the site to the new server and it is still updating the redirect. BUT, I wanted to deliver what was promised. Check out the new site here:www.anengineeringmind.automatedtestblog.com/Soon, you will be able to just type anengineeringmind...

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Meridia (sibutramine hydrochloride): Early Communication about an Ongoing Safety Review

November 20, 2009 1:50 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

FDA is reviewing preliminary data from a recent study suggesting that patients using sibutramine have a higher number of cardiovascular events (heart attack, stroke, resuscitated cardiac arrest, or death) than patients using a placebo.

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Half-Brick Offers Ultra-Wide Output Voltage Range

November 20, 2009 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One’s HBA48T12280 350-W half-brick DC/DC converter for cellular infrastructure applications and more specifically to RF amplifier applications has a smooth efficiency curve that equals or exceeds 90 percent for loading conditions ranging from 40 to 100 percent. Its trim range allows it to

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SMT Transformer Meets Stringent Standards for Telecom Apps

November 20, 2009 8:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SM501-1 Telecom Transformer from Datatronic Distribution is suitable for a wide range of BS6305 Impedance Class A non-speech data and Class B voice applications in telecom equipment, laptops, modems and instrumentation. Its dielectric strength is tested to 4600 Vrms and meets various international safety standards including

Fifteen-inch Stainless Steel Industrial Panel PC Is IP66-rated

November 20, 2009 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced the IPPC-8151S, a 15” XGA TFT LCD fanless Industrial Panel PC with an Intel Celeron M 1GHz CPU. The unit comes with a special tapered and food-safe rubber seal between the bezel and the chemical resistant touch screen and, an optional fully sealed 316L stainless steel enclosure

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