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High-speed Internet on its way to more schools

December 15, 2014 9:36 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to dramatically boost spending to bring high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas, a move that would likely increase Americans' phone bills by about $2 a ...

Murata completes acquisition of Peregrine Semiconductor

December 15, 2014 9:22 am | News | Comments

Murata Electronics North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, founder of RF silicon on insulator (SOI) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announced that Murata has ...

Shunt meter features simultaneous current/voltage display

December 15, 2014 9:01 am | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. (Fairport, NY) has introduced the GW Instek PCS-1000 — a DC and AC Current Shunt Meter with built-in current shunts offering high-accuracy current measurement capabilities. The PCS-1000 not only measures current in ...

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Air-bursting grenade to begin evaluation this summer

December 15, 2014 8:44 am | by C. Todd Lopez | News | Comments

The Small Arms Grenade Munition round — a 40mm counter-defilade, air-bursting grenade designed for both the M203 and M320 launchers — will undergo evaluation in July 2015. The SAGM round has been under development by the Joint Service Small ...

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The IoT Uplink: 90% Of IT networks to have IoT-based security breach

December 15, 2014 7:36 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This episode of The IoT Uplink examines IoT security tools, making better connections, and how improving standards will help improve IoT adoption rates. We look specifically at Elliptic Technologies and the security hardware platform tRoot, SAP's new ...

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Securing the Internet of Things

December 12, 2014 8:40 am | by Lance Dover, Director of Product Architecture for Micron’s Embedded Business Unit, and Amit Gattani, Senior Director, Segment Marketing for Micron’s Embedded Business Unit | Articles | Comments

By now most people involved in the electronics industry have heard of the onslaught of Internet-connected devices that will become part of our lives over the next several years. It is not hard to conceive of a day in the not too distant future where ...

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How a film major became an electrical engineer

December 12, 2014 8:37 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Meet Nick Danyluk, a senior electrical engineering student at Syracuse University focused on electronics and robotics with a specific focus on design and prototyping. Nick began school with a focus in television radio and film before moving on to a more technology-focused major.

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The cell phone is the key

December 12, 2014 7:56 am | by Steve Spatig, General Manager, Electronic Access, Southco | Articles | Comments

The widespread proliferation of smart phones and wireless communication technologies continues to inspire innovation in the many ways these connected devices can be used, from monitoring home energy usage to remotely unlocking your automobile or ...

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Researchers to study social media use during crises

December 12, 2014 7:34 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Kent State University a $300,000 grant for three College of Arts and Sciences faculty members to study how human dynamics across social media and social networks can be modeled. The grant is part ...

Connecting machinery to the IoT

December 11, 2014 4:30 pm | by Joakim Lindh, Applications Engineer, Bluetooth Smart Solutions, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Everything is about Internet of Things (IoT) nowadays. What does that really mean? Fundamentally, it means that a device, a thing, can connect to the Internet. This opens up many opportunities for a product. For industrial application, as an example, it means that machinery can...

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Fast-acting fuse includes both 420V AC and DC ratings

December 11, 2014 3:55 pm | Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has introduced the 487 Series Fuse, the first fast-acting fuse from its 5x20mm fuse family with both 420V AC and 420V DC ratings. In contrast with existing fuse solutions that cannot meet high-voltage and short-circuit test ...

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DC/DC converter achieves efficiency of 85%

December 11, 2014 3:29 pm | Beta Dyne | Product Releases | Comments

The BHE30006 from Beta Dyne (Bridgewater, MA) is a high-performance, low-noise, isolated DC/DC converter consisting of a single output. The converter incorporates low switching noise techniques at the input and synchronous rectification on ...

New technology tracks carcinogens as they move through the body

December 11, 2014 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers for the first time have developed a method to track through the human body the movement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, as extraordinarily tiny amounts of these potential carcinogens are biologically processed and ...

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Engineering Newswire: The 10 worst toys for kids

December 11, 2014 12:27 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, the World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., released its 42nd annual 10 Worst Toys report … So we bought them … It was near impossible to secure a Catapencil or Bottle Rocket Party, so if you have a bead on ...

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A golden thread through the labyrinth of nanomaterials

December 11, 2014 11:55 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The use of nanomaterials can yield new or significantly improved product features. Industry would like to use the specific properties of nanomaterials for competitive products, but also avoid risks to humans and the environment. Many questions on the ...

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