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Power supplies include a repeatable waveform from 600 Hz to 3000 Hz

May 1, 2015 9:16 am | by Amada Miyachi | Product Releases | Comments

Miyachi America Corporation announces its new IS-800CR and IS-1400CR mid-frequency inverter power supplies. These new power supplies are perfect for a wide range of aerospace, electronic automotive, battery, and appliance applications, including commutator fusing, copper wire to terminal, sheet metal, and bus bar....

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All-in-one universal transmitter features a unique infrared interface

May 1, 2015 9:15 am | by Knick USA | Product Releases | Comments

Knick USA announced the North American market introduction of its PolyTrans P 32000 universal sensor transmitters. Measurements of temperature, strain, force and position are common within virtually all market sectors. This is especially true within control and monitoring and safety shutdown systems. As a result, today’s commercial sensing technologies ...

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Making the "case" for durable I/O housings in demanding environments

May 1, 2015 8:06 am | by Kurt Wadowick, I/O and Safety Product Specialist, Beckhoff Automation | Articles | Comments

Regardless of the industry, technologies must deliver peak performance, as well as the necessary reliability and stability to operate 24/7 within industrial environments. In the past, compromises that ensured the required levels of performance were quite common....

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Engineering a better solar cell

April 30, 2015 4:18 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

One of the fastest-growing areas of solar energy research is with materials called perovskites. These promising light harvesters could revolutionize the solar and electronics industries because they show potential to convert sunlight into electricity more ...

Rehab robot HARMONY introduced by UT Austin engineers

April 30, 2015 4:14 pm | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its kind, two-armed, robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton that could provide a new method of high-quality, data-driven therapy to patients suffering ...

UH-led team successfully observes the solar eclipse over the Arctic

April 30, 2015 4:12 pm | by University of Hawaii at Manoa | News | Comments

The international Solar Wind Sherpas team, led by Dr. Shadia Habbal of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Institute for Astronomy, braved Arctic weather to successfully observe the total solar eclipse of March 20 from Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen ...

Japanese premier to tout bullet train in California visit

April 30, 2015 4:07 pm | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is starting a three-day visit to California with plans to check out some of the region's tech innovations, lend support to expanded commercial ties and even promote a Japanese-made bullet train during a meeting with the state's governor.

A BRAIN Initiative first: New tool can switch behavior 'on' and 'off'

April 30, 2015 3:59 pm | by University of North Carolina Health Care | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have perfected a noninvasive "chemogenetic" technique that allows them to switch off a specific behavior in mice - such as voracious eating....

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Engineering Update #108: An all-girls engineering class

April 30, 2015 2:52 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

Women make up only 14 percent of engineers, and the lack of female engineers in the field has been a topic of much discussion and concern. Morristown High School in Morristown, New Jersey has been experiencing this problem firsthand....

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Dual ETC cabinet cooler includes cooling capacities up to 5,600 Btu/Hr

April 30, 2015 2:45 pm | by Exair Corp | Exair Corp | Product Releases | Comments

EXAIR's digital ETC (Electronic Temperature Control) is now available for Dual Cabinet Cooler Systems installed on large or high heat load enclosures. An ETC Dual Cabinet Cooler system will keep electrical enclosures cool while minimizing compressed air use. Systems produce 20°F air to eliminate high temperature malfunctions ...

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Inspired by humans, a robot takes a walk in the grass

April 30, 2015 2:31 pm | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

In a rolling, outdoor field, full of lumps, bumps and uneven terrain, researchers at Oregon State University last week successfully field-tested for the first time the locomotion abilities of a two-legged robot with technology that they ...

IR emitters reduce component count and solution cost

April 30, 2015 2:16 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of new high-speed 940 nm infrared (IR) emitters in leaded and SMD packages. Built on Vishay's SurfLight surface emitter chip technology, the Vishay Semiconductors devices provide up to five times greater radiant intensity than ...

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Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Clinic collaborate with Microsoft on reality technology

April 30, 2015 2:05 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Case Western Reserve University Radiology Professor Mark Griswold knew his world had changed the moment he first used a prototype of Microsoft's HoloLens headset. Two months later, one of the university's medical students illustrated exactly why.

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First miniature synchrotron now in commercial operation

April 30, 2015 2:02 pm | by Lyncean Technologies, Inc. | News | Comments

Lyncean Technologies, Inc. today announced the commercial operation of a Compact Light Source (CLS), the world's first miniature synchrotron X-ray source employing state-of-the-art laser and electron beam technology.

ST Engineering and NTU Singapore launch lab for advanced robotics and autonomous systems

April 30, 2015 1:59 pm | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

The ST Engineering-NTU Corporate Laboratory was officially launched today by Guest-of-Honour Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who is also the Chairman of the National Research Foundation (NRF)....

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