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Dirty waters

April 9, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(US Department of Homeland Security - Science and Technology) Clean water is often the common denominator in the aftermath of any widespread disaster -- manmade or natural.

Castellated / Half-Vias

April 9, 2010 11:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Modules with castellated mounting holes are showing up more and more these days. I've also heard it called a "half-via" setup. Both seem to fit. The copper mounting pads on the bottom of the module's little PCB wrap up the...

Motion Sensors Perform in Wind Turbines

April 9, 2010 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

FRABA’s OPTIPACT motion sensors measure velocity by calculating the rate at which an image of a moving surface travels across an optical sensor. With no contact between the sensor and the moving object, dust or surface contaminates won’t cause problems. These sensors provide


One-U Rackmount Appliance Touts New Generation Atom Processor

April 9, 2010 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

WIN Enterprises introduced the PL-80120 a 1U rack-mounted hardware platform designed for network service applications. Built with Intel Embedded IA components with long term availability, the appliance supports the Intel Atom N450, D510, and D410 low-voltage processors with CPU-integrated Northbridge chipset. The device features


Metals USA shares drop in IPO debut

April 9, 2010 10:30 am | by TALI ARBEL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

This week's IPO crop was a flashback to the turbulent market of this winter.One initial public offering priced below expectations, a private equity-backed IPO sank in its debut and two companies postponed coming to market.While metal processor Metals USA Holdings Corp. bulked up its initial...

RMS Power Detectors Support Test Equipment and Military Applications

April 9, 2010 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has launched two new low cost, highly flexible RMS Power Detectors for RF power measurement/control in Cellular/3G, LTE/WiMAX/4G, broadband, test equipment and military applications between DC and 5.8 GHz.


TeleCommunication gets $7.1 million for system

April 9, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. said Friday it received $7.1 million in additional funding from the U.S. Army for maintenance of communications equipment.The company said it would work on secured and unsecured satellite communications systems outside the United States. The award is part of an...

HP Makes Progress on Revolutionary Memristors

April 9, 2010 9:23 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

H.P. Sees a Revolution in Memory Chip Memristor-based systems also hold out the prospect of fashioning analog computing systems that function more like biological brains, Dr. Chua said. “Our brains are made of memristors,” he said, referring to the function of biological synapses. “We...


Facebook joins drive to get UK voters to polls

April 9, 2010 9:19 am | News | Comments

British election officials will for the first time use Facebook to encourage more people to register to vote on May 6 after turnout fell to historic lows in the last two ballots, a watchdog said on Friday. The Electoral Commission said every visitor to the social networking site on Saturday will be asked if they have already signed up to vote.


Inkjet-like device ''prints'' cells right over burns

April 9, 2010 9:17 am | News | Comments

Inspired by a standard office inkjet printer, U.S. researchers have rigged up a device that can spray skin cells directly onto burn victims, quickly protecting and healing their wounds as an alternative to skin grafts. They have mounted the device, which has so far only been tested on mice, in a frame that can be wheeled over a patient in a hospital bed, they reported Wednesday.

KOHLER’S first 30-year touchless commercial faucet powered by Tadiran

April 9, 2010 9:03 am | News | Comments

KOHLER Co., 2008 and 2009 WaterSense Partner of the Year, recently announced the introduction of the KOHLER Hybrid energy system, the world’s first no-maintenance, water-saving solution that has been tested to last a minimum of 30 years.

Earnings schedule for week of 04/12/10

April 9, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayNEW YORK — Alcoa Inc. releases quarterly financial results.TuesdayJACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Corp. releases quarterly financial results.SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Corp. releases quarterly financial...

Texas A & M Engineering honors two outstanding alumni

April 9, 2010 8:23 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored two former students with the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Honor Award April 8. Mark W. Albers ’79 and Dr. Stephen A. Holditch ’69 were recognized and presented their awards at a banquet at the Miramont Country Club in...


Ethernet Combo Board Helps Engineers Develop an AMR Gateway

April 9, 2010 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi-Key Corporation announced its availability of Micrel’s Zippy2 Ethernet Combo Board, the KSZ8851SNL-BBE-EVAL evaluation board for the KSZ8851SNL Ethernet controller. Jointly developed by Micrel and TinCanTools, the Zippy2 Ethernet Combo Board is a


Nexsan IPO postponed due to 'market conditions'

April 9, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Digital storage company Nexsan Corp. postponed its $55 million initial public offering, according to its underwriter Thomas Weisel Friday, because of "market conditions."While the IPO market hit some bumps earlier this year because of turbulent stock markets, there have recently been some...


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