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FireEye is "first in the door" on big cyber attacks

February 12, 2015 1:34 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

They're the emergency responders of the computer industry. CEO David DeWalt of Silicon Valley cybersecurity firm FireEye refers to his digital investigators as "cyber SEALs" - as in Navy SEALs, not the cuddly sea mammals....

Modular electronic loads feature current ratings of 60 A

February 12, 2015 1:33 pm | by Intepro Systems | Intepro Systems | Product Releases | Comments

INTEPRO Systems announces the introduction of its new line of 1800 W modular electronic loads. The ML1800 Series features an 8-inch TFT LCD color display with multiple language selection that is visible from across the room. The 6-slot chassis can be specified with up to six 300 W or three 600 W modules....

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MTi sets new industry standard for MEMS-based AHRS, VRU, and IMUs

February 12, 2015 1:04 pm | by Newark | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

The MTi product portfolio from Xsens provides a reliable industry standard for MEMS attitude and heating reference systems. The 4th generation MTi sets the new industry standard for reliable MEMS based AHRS, VRU, and IMUs. The MTi 10-series gives the system integrator a choice of three different integration levels....

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Engineering Update #97: Promoting STEM with Students 2 Science

February 12, 2015 10:22 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Here at ECN, we like to get out into the field and meet as many engineers as possible, but last week ECN's Kasey Panetta took a very special field trip to visit our friends at Students to Science. This organization is designed ...

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Dripping molten metal on an iPhone is surprisingly boring

February 12, 2015 9:17 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

In this edition of destroying expensive things, Ukrainian YouTube star TechRax, who has been "smashing technology since 2011", takes on the iPhone 6. By takes on, I mean he drips molten aluminum onto a very expensive piece of technology. I'll admit, as an Apple fan, it's a little soul crushing.

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Oculus Rift Alternative Immersis VR raises $101,000 on Kickstarter

February 12, 2015 8:39 am | News | Comments

French Virtual Reality startup successfully funds its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign of $100,000 for Immersis. Virtual reality immersion has become one of the most discussed technology subjects since Oculus Rift debuted on ...

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Photos of the Day: Restored 'Flying Pancake' unveiled by retirees

February 12, 2015 8:26 am | by the National Air & Space Museum | News | Comments

On February 10, 2012, retired Vought employees unveiled the one-of-a-kind Vought V-173 Flying Pancake, after eight years of restoration work. The Flying Pancake dates to World War II when the Chance Vought Division of the United Aircraft Corporation ...

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Mythbusters' Grant Imahara tours Mouser's distribution center

February 12, 2015 6:08 am | by Mythbusters' Grant Imahara tours Mouser's distribution center | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today released a video with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, best known for his role on TV’s Mythbusters, touring Mouser’s state-of-the-art warehouse....

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Voltage detectors feature delay function and sense pin

February 11, 2015 4:29 pm | by Torex Semiconductor Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

The Torex XC6132, XC6133 and XC6134 families are voltage detectors with delay function and sense pin isolated external hysteresis adjustment. The sense pin is isolated from the power input pin to enable monitoring of the voltage of another power supply. Output can be maintained in ...

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Motor Drive Analyzers include high bandwidth of 1 GHz

February 11, 2015 4:17 pm | by Teledyne LeCroy | Teledyne LeCroy | Product Releases | Comments

Teledyne LeCroy announces the MDA800 Series of Motor Drive Analyzers (MDAs) that combine three-phase power analyzer static (steady-state) calculations, unique dynamic three-phase power and mechanical motor analysis capabilities, and high bandwidth (1 GHz) embedded control system ...

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Neutral ground resistors designed for industrial power systems

February 11, 2015 4:16 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced a new series of neutral ground resistors for industrial power systems. Consisting of the company’s GRE1 high-power, high-current grid resistors mounted in rugged, weatherproof IP23-rated enclosures with extremely high voltage insulation ...

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High-power laser bars display unique brilliance

February 11, 2015 4:13 pm | by Osram Opto Semiconductors | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

The new SPL BF98-40-5 laser bar from Osram Opto Semiconductors considerably reduces the complexity of coupling light into fibers and diodes or fiber laser systems for material processing can be made simpler and more cost-effective. Even at its maximum output of more than 60 watts ...

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Today’s intelligent factory: Some network reassembly required

February 11, 2015 2:12 pm | by John Ralston, System Architect at Freescale Semiconductor | Blogs | Comments

Not so long ago, everything had to have its own individual wire to provide connectivity. Just look at the plain old telephone (the old fashioned landline, not the smart phone): not only did it have a wire to ...

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How robots teach kids to empathize

February 11, 2015 1:45 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

A middle school teacher in Hawaii is filling his classroom with robots. They play pool, lick stamps, wax surfboards, and pick up food with chopsticks, and Robert Walker has been introducing them to his classes since 2011....

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Better batteries inspired by lowly snail shells

February 11, 2015 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists are using biology to improve the properties of lithium ion batteries. Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have isolated a peptide, a type of biological molecule, which binds strongly to lithium manganese nickel ...

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