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Digi-Key & austriamicrosystems Sign Global Distribution Agreement

September 10, 2010 1:24 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Digi-Key Corp. and austriamicrosystems announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute austriamicrosystems products to customers worldwide. Products from austriamicrosystems are now available for purchase on Digi-Key’s...

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Hospira Symbiq One-Channel and Two-Channel Infusers: Class I Recall

September 10, 2010 1:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Potential for the device to fail to detect air in line at the end of an infusion.

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DOE Announces $8.5 Million to Advance Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems

September 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that Sandia National Laboratories is investing $8.5 million for four projects that have reached Stage III of the Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems (SEGIS) program. These investments...

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Conflicting Accounts Linger Regarding Accuracy, Convenience of PG & E SmartMeters

September 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

In the wake of a flurry of customer complaints, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) welcomed the release by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) of an independent, third-party evaluation of the utility’s SmartMeter™...

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ADD Semiconductor Achieves PRIME Official Certification

September 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

ADD Semiconductor, a powerline communication (PLC) IC company for smart grid applications, has received the official PRIME brand recognition as a technology provider, and it states that it is the first silicon vendor to...

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Graphene may hold key to speeding up DNA sequencing

September 10, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Harvard University) Researchers from Harvard University and MIT have demonstrated that graphene can act as an artificial membrane separating two liquid reservoirs. By drilling a tiny pore just a few-nanometers in diameter, called a nanopore, in the graphene membrane, they were able to...

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General Dynamics gets chemical weapons sensor deal

September 10, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A unit of defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. has won a $30 million contract from the U.S. Army to build and support devices that detect biological and chemical weapons, the company said Friday.General Dynamics' Armament and Technical Product unit awarded the six-year contract, which the...

The precious commodity of water

September 10, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Water is a valuable resource, which is why the Fraunhofer Alliance SysWasser is demonstrating how we can extract precious drinking water from air, discover a leak in pipeline systems and even effectively clean sewage water at the IFAT/Entsorga fair.

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LCD Active-Matrix TFT Display Module Is Full-Color

September 10, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The low-cost, compact uLCD-144 provides a 1.44 in. 128 x 128 resolution 65 K color TFT-LCD panel with an embedded Goldelox graphics processor that can display full color animations, icons, and video clips.

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1.0-mm Pitch Timing Belts Are Space Saving for Miniature Applications

September 10, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Stock Drive Products provides a new series of 1.0-mm pitch polyurethane timing belts, designed for miniature applications and to run with the new 1.0-mm pitch timing belt pulleys.

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Absolute Encoders Deliver Precise Position Data in a Compact Package

September 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The encoders boast a 24-mm diameter housing that makes them ideal for space-restricted areas, with a non-contact design that minimizes wear—delivering exceptional ruggedness in a compact package.

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45 W ‘Green’ Power Supply Has Medical Approvals

September 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Setting a new benchmark at this power level, measuring just 2 x 3 x 1.05 in., the ECS45 single output power supply is 25% smaller than the current industry standard of 2 x 4 in.

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Untiring dedication to solar energy

September 10, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Schock, department head and spokesman for Solar Energy Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, received the prestigious "Becquerel Prize" at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in...

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Reddy graduate fellowship at Texas A & M to benefit mechanical engineering students

September 10, 2010 6:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

A gift from Distinguished Professor J.N. Reddy and his wife, Aruna, will benefit mechanical engineering doctoral students at Texas A&M University. The couple’s contribution of $20,000 to the Texas A&M Foundation has established the Aruna and J.N. Reddy Distinguished Fellow in...

Nokia dumps CEO, turns to Microsoft exec

September 10, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nokia Corp. is replacing CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo with top Microsoft executive Stephen Elop as the world's top handset maker aims to regain lost ground in the fiercely competitive smartphone market....

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