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Bliss Industries Introduces New SMT Component Storage Accessory

December 18, 2009 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bliss Industries Inc., provider of material handling carts and racks for PCB assembly, has added a new accessory to its SMT Component Storage lineup. Bliss now provides a fully enclosed, lockable storage cabinet. The enclosed SMT storage cabinet is available as an accessory to Bliss’ current stockroom units...

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Working with Legal

December 18, 2009 9:55 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

This isn't going to show up on the new website until next week, but in case you're subscribed to this blog, here you go:

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Briggs-Rauscher Oscillating Reaction

December 18, 2009 9:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

video showing the Briggs-Rauscher Oscillating Reaction. From Wikipedia: The first known homogeneous oscillating chemical reaction, reported by W. C. Bray in 1921, was between hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and iodate (IO3?) in acidic solution. Due to experimental difficulty, it attracted little...

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Rectifier Series Features 1500-V Dielectric Strength

December 18, 2009 9:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of enhanced high-current-density PowerBridge™ rectifiers with current ratings of 30 A to 45 A, maximum peak reverse voltage ratings of 600 V to 1000 V, and a high case dielectric strength of 1500 V.

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Extended range of 19 inch modular general purpose and EMC rack cases

December 18, 2009 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The versatile and attractive range of 1, 2 and 3U 19” general-purpose rack cases from Verotec has been extended with the addition of 4, 5 and 6U heights. Available in depths of 10”, 14” and 18” (250, 350 and 450mm), the rack cases enable a wide range of electronic, electric and electro-mechanical equipment to be easily mounted in a standard 19” enclosure.

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Seek Production Expertise During Li-ion Cells Selection

December 18, 2009 9:13 am | by Chris Turner, Director Battery Technology, Nexergy, Inc. & Dr. George Thomas, Vice President, Shiningstar Technology Corp. | Articles | Comments

From a modest start in 1990, lithium-ion cell production has mushroomed into a multibillion-units-per-year industry with manufacturing facilities spread all over the world. Because of the potential for dangerous thermal-related incidents during the manufacture and use of Li-ion cells, extreme care must be taken during the manufacturing processes to produce high-quality cells that are as safe as possible.

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40 Years Later, The Final Frontier Ain't What it Used to Be

December 18, 2009 8:39 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

40 years ago, Neil Armstrong emerged from the Lunar Module Eagle, and stepped into history. He became the first human being to step foot on the moon, forever changing the scientific and engineering communities. And yet, 40 years later, the space program is a shell of its former self.

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SWUGN Year in Review - July 2009

December 18, 2009 7:51 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Top StoryThe SWUGN Summit - Columbus draws 105 attendees, far above the expected turnout. The event features 10 different presenters, and is represented by 5 different user groups. Many of the presenters were doing their first ever sessions, and all of them did an outstanding job. The...

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Improvements in Battery Charger ICs Keep Pace with Rapid Increases in Mobile Handset Capabilities

December 18, 2009 7:24 am | by Giampaolo Marino and Tamara Schmitz, Intersil Corporation | Articles | Comments

In the era of global wireless connectivity, almost nothing is more important than keeping a smart phone or mobile Internet device charged. Expanding features on the constantly improving portable and handheld device create a major challenge for designers of battery charger ICs.

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Researchers Fabricate Picoscale World Map

December 18, 2009 7:09 am | News | Comments

The Photonics Research Group of Ghent University-IMEC has fabricated a world map on a scale of 1 trillionth. Using CMOS fabrication tools, IMEC has reduced the 40-thousand-kilometer circumference at the equator down to 40 micrometer, about half the width of a human hair.

Japan central bank says won't tolerate deflation

December 18, 2009 6:00 am | by JAY ALABASTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's central bank said Friday it was crucial for the country to beat deflation and it would not accept continued price declines."It is a critical challenge for Japan's economy to overcome deflation and return to a sustainable growth path with price stability," the bank said in a statement...

Vitter elected AAAS Fellow

December 18, 2009 5:55 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by...

SWUGN Year in Review - June 2009

December 18, 2009 5:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Top StoryJust over 100 people attend the SWUGN Summit - Happy Valleyin State College, PA. The amazing thing about this Summit event is how far people travel to attend. SolidWorks users from Pittsburgh (140 miles),Philadelphia (190 miles), even Rochester, NY (240 miles) make the trek to...

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Cuts for British Science

December 18, 2009 5:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Cuts mark ’sad day for British science’ Britain’s physics community is reeling from a “disastrous” day of funding cuts that will force scientists to withdraw from major research facilities and see PhD studentships fall by a quarter. Space missions and...

Will a carrot or a stick prompt purchase of more carrots?

December 18, 2009 5:53 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Would a so-called Twinkie tax help curb obesity rates? Should shoppers who buy healthy goods earn rebates? A new study will seek to unravel the likely implications of legislative attempts to promote healthy eating.

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