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Explosion-proof LED light fixture intended for applications requiring Group B approvals

August 15, 2014 1:27 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Explosion proof lighting specialists Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) have announced the release of a Group B approved temporary manhole mount LED light fixture, the MMLP-1MLED-B-24OD-12P, that provides operators with a powerful and highly convenient alternative....

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All-in-one power solution combines the requirements for several applications

August 15, 2014 1:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Altech Corp. (Flemington, NJ) offers an all-in-one power solution to ease customers’ minds and to keep power running without interruption. CBI All In One UPS Power Solution is a unique product that combines the requirements for several applications into just one device....

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UK PCB Technology Day

August 15, 2014 12:51 pm | Events

Isola Group S.à r.l. and Holders Technology plc announced that registration is now open for a complimentary PCB Technology Day taking place September 16, 2014 at the Sixways Stadium in the City of Worcester, England. PCB fabricators, electronic design engineers and those interested in learning ...

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Wireless sensors and flying robots: A way to monitor deteriorating bridges

August 15, 2014 12:42 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

As a report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, Tufts University engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying robots that could have the potential to help authorities....

8 million Chromebooks to ship in 2014, 5% of global notebook PC market

August 15, 2014 12:19 pm | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

According to the Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report, notebook PC shipments will reach 167M in 2014, an 8% Y/Y decline. The reasons for the decline are mainly the maturity of the notebook PC market, slowdown in Windows 8 replacement, and in the consumer market, low-priced tablet PCs ...

Termination is suited to demanding environments

August 15, 2014 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new AMCOL-1-T medium-power coaxial termination from Link Microtek (Hampshire, UK) is suitable for use in HF and VHF systems that are deployed in demanding environments where ...

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Photos of the Day: A self-organizing thousand-robot swarm

August 15, 2014 12:03 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Just as trillions of individual cells can assemble into an intelligent organism, or a thousand starlings can form a great flowing murmuration across the sky, the Kilobots demonstrate how complexity can arise from very simple behaviors performed en masse....

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Molecular engineers record an electron's quantum behavior

August 15, 2014 11:42 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by the University of Chicago has developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond. Their technique uses ultrafast pulses of laser light both to control the defect's entire quantum state....

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New Milky Way maps help solve stubborn interstellar material mystery

August 15, 2014 11:38 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An international team of sky scholars, including a key researcher from Johns Hopkins, has produced new maps of the material located between the stars in the Milky Way. The results should move astronomers closer to cracking a stardust puzzle that has vexed them for nearly a century....

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Predicting fracking policy

August 15, 2014 11:06 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Hydraulic fracturing is emerging as one of the primary methods of drilling for natural gas, yet is equally controversial in its potential to induce harm to humans and the environment. The uncertainties of the health risks associated with horizontal drilling using fluid pressure ...

Engineering Live: The Beginning of the End for Wearable Devices

August 15, 2014 10:54 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

In 2013, wearable devices began to take off in the consumer and medical industries, particularly with fitness and health tracking devices. The NPD group believes that the market will swell to 91 million units in 2015, but some insiders predict that fitness wearables only have two more years....

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Plenum-rated cable features smaller diameter of 0.265 inches

August 15, 2014 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Superior Essex (Atlanta, GA) announces it has decreased the diameter of its 10Gain XP CAT 6A plenum-rated cable to 0.265 inches, making it the smallest Category 6A UTP cable available. The smaller diameter provides an improved cable pathway fill ratio....

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Transmitters and converters provide fast response time and low temperature drift

August 15, 2014 9:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

With selected devices featuring HART 7 technology, the entire 3000 series of compact best-in-class temperature transmitters and converters from PR Electronics (San Diego, CA) provides high accuracy, fast response time, and low temperature drift....

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Smarter ground robots partnering with soldiers

August 15, 2014 9:20 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology Shyu, provided the keynote address at National Defense Industrial Association's Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition in Hyattsville, Md., Aug. 13, 2014, emphasized common architecture, open-source ...

Engineering Newswire: Marine’s driverless jeep built on a growler

August 15, 2014 8:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate, Autonomous Internally Transportable Vehicle or GUSS AITV for short, is built on an M1161 Growler, a smaller vehicle than its predecessor, who was named just GUSS. Using a Commercial Off-The-Shelf sensor suite ...

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