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Valproate Sodium and related products (valproic acid and divalproex sodium): Risk of Birth Defects

December 3, 2009 9:50 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Increased risk of neural tube defects and other major birth defects, such as craniofacial defects and cardiovascular malformations, in babies exposed to valproate sodium and related products during pregnancy.


NKK expands line of rocker-style Switches

December 3, 2009 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced it has expanded its already extensive line of rocker-style switches to include the low cost CWSB Series of miniature, snap-in mounted rockers.


Kontron CP308-MEDIA: One of the first embedded boards with DisplayPort

December 3, 2009 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Kontron CP308 3U CompactPCI® multicore board with the CP308-MEDIA extension card is one of the first embedded products to feature the new HD digital display interface standard DisplayPort. With S/P-DIF-Out audio and the stereo audio ports for Line In, Line Out and Microphone, the processor board with the innovative Kontron CP308-MEDIA adds extensive multimedia capabilities to embedded computing.


General Dynamics receives $203M Army contract

December 3, 2009 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Thursday it has received a $203 million U.S. Army contract to design the next-generation Stryker armored combat vehicle.The contract to General Dynamics Land Systems from the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command is for a modernization program that will...

DIMM Module Based On Freescale i.MX51 Processor

December 3, 2009 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Strategic Test has announced a Freescale i.MX51 processor-based System on Module (SOM). Called the TX51, it measures just 67.6 mm x 26 mm x 4.2 mm (2.6” x 1” x 0.16”) and contains an ARM Cortex-A8 800 MHz i.MX51 processor coupled with 128 MB mobile DDR-SDRAM, 128 MB NAND Flash memory and a 200-pin SODIMM connector. The i.MX51 multimedia applications processors offer


Lexiva (fosamprenavir calcium) - Dear Healthcare Professional Letter

December 3, 2009 8:50 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Potential association between Lexiva and myocardial infarction in HIV infected adults.


High Temperature USB Data Logger Comes In Stainless Steel Housing

December 3, 2009 8:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The EL-USB-1-PRO is a high temperature USB data logger capable of measuring and recording over 32,000 temperature readings from -40°F to +257°F/-40°C to +125°C. Housed in a waterproof, stainless steel enclosure that protects the logger from corrosion, impact and moisture, the unit is rated to IP67 / NEMA 4X standards and can be


Lithium Battery Gliders Accommodate 10 mm to 24 mm Cells

December 3, 2009 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Memory Protection Devices is introducing a new category of battery holders for lithium coin cell batteries. “Gliders” are a hybrid type combining the low cost of retainers with higher reliability than regular coin cell battery holders, according to the company. They are suitable for hand-held consumer and medical products, electronic cards, electronic toll tags, single-use devices, alarm systems, main boards, PND’s and RFID. Gliders are 


QHR Completes $750,000 Private Placement

December 3, 2009 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

QHR Technologies Inc. ("QHR" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: QHR) is pleased to announce that it has completed a $750,000 non-brokered private placement on December 1, 2009 with Pender Growth Fund (VCC) Inc. ("Pender")."Securing this financing, along with the revenue growth we have experienced in...


Zubbles – Get Your Colored Bubbles

December 3, 2009 6:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

photo of blue colored bubble. I first posted on this in 2005: Colored Bubbles. Now you can order your own via Zubbles. Colored Bubbles Have Landed (and Popped and Vanished) Having solved the colored bubble dilemma, we spent most of 2006 trying to refine our dyes and the manufacturing...


On Keypads and Design Philosophy

December 3, 2009 5:15 am | Videos | Comments

ECN Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre looks at numeric keypads and what they tell us about design philosophy.


Stringer: Sony Has Adjusted to Yen Levels

December 3, 2009 5:01 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Sony's CEO said the electronics giant must blunt the strong yen's impact by continued streamlining even after it completes its current restructuring plan.

Comcast, GE Strike Deal for NBC Stake

December 3, 2009 5:01 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Comcast agreed to take control of NBC Universal from GE, combining the largest U.S. cable company with a media conglomerate valued at at $30 billion.


High-Tech, Armored Off-Roader Key to Afghan Surge

December 3, 2009 4:06 am | News | Comments

The new troops headed to Afghanistan are important, sure. But unless those troops can get around the country without getting blown up, this latest surge is going nowhere fast. Which is why the Pentagon is in the middle of a crash program to build and ship to Afghanistan a new generation of bomb-resistant off-road vehicle, equipped with everything from composite armor to “electronic keels”.


Motorola invests in touch-screen software maker

December 3, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Communications product and service company Motorola Inc. said Thursday its venture capital arm has invested in Sensitive Object, a six-year old company that makes software for converting surfaces into touch-screens.Motorola did not say how much it is investing in the startup, a spinoff of the...


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