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Old and New: 60 Years at Milwaukee Electronics

February 5, 2014 4:10 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

In 1954, one of my favorite movies, "THEM!", premiered in U.S. theatres. An even more significant (to us, anyway) event took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The founding of Milwaukee Electronics. We are excited to announce that our parent company, Milwaukee...

EPROM/wafer erasing system erases programmed memory in 5.4 minutes

February 5, 2014 2:46 pm | Spectroline | Product Releases | Comments

The Spectroline (Westbury, New York) PC-2200A UV EPROM/Wafer Erasing System is a portable, rugged unit that provides high UV intensity and irradiance uniformity to ensure complete erasure of programmed memory from every EPROM chip or wafer in as little as 5.4 minutes.

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Telemedicine can reduce hospitalizations for nursing home residents

February 5, 2014 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Telemedicine used at nursing homes during hours when doctors are not typically present is a viable way to reduce avoidable hospitalizations, according to research published in February's issue of Health Affairs. Hospitalizations of nursing home residents are occurring more frequently....

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The anatomy of an asteroid

February 5, 2014 2:34 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using very precise ground-based observations, Stephen Lowry (University of Kent, UK) and colleagues have measured the speed at which the near-Earth asteroid (25143) Itokawa spins and how that spin rate is changing over time. They have combined these delicate observations with new theoretical work....

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Testing CATS in space: Laser technology to debut on space station

February 5, 2014 2:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

While felines in space may be what you're thinking, the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) is a much more helpful accompaniment planned for the International Space Station. CATS will study the distribution of aerosols, the tiny particles that make up haze, dust, air pollutants, and smoke.

Time is of the essence

February 5, 2014 2:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

New findings in mice suggest that merely changing meal times could have a significant effect on the levels of triglycerides in the liver. The results of this Weizmann Institute of Science study, recently published in Cell Metabolism, not only have important implications...

Towards tailor-made adhesives

February 5, 2014 2:09 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Tape, self-adhesive labels, Post-it notes and masking tape all contain soft adhesives. This makes them easy to remove—a process referred to as debonding. French scientists have studied how soft adhesives work in the hope of facilitating the design of more efficient adhesives.

Crimp pins available in both gold and tin plating options

February 5, 2014 1:56 pm | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. (Oyster Bay, NY) announces the addition of new crimp pins to their selection of wire termination products.  These new pins are commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equivalents to the popular Mil-Spec M39029 crimp pins.

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Development kit includes 7” touchscreen and I/O expansion

February 5, 2014 1:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cadia Networks (Laguna Hills, CA) announces the latest addition to its ARM product offerings in the form of a development kit for the iMX6 family of ARM SBCs, the iMX6-DK. This kit provides a single-box solution for OEMs....

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Collaborative Robots Workshop

February 5, 2014 12:45 pm | Events

Collaborative Robots, or robots that work side by side with humans, are the hottest topic in robotics right now. To learn about the technology, applications, safety implications, and human impacts of this major advancement in the field, attend RIA’s Collaborative Robots Workshop on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Boston.

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Graphene 'sandwich' improves images of biomolecules

February 5, 2014 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

By sandwiching a biological molecule between sheets of graphene, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have obtained atomic-level images of the molecule in its natural watery environment. The results are published online in advance of print in the journal Advanced Materials.

Webinar: Personalize the Connected Car Using Contextual Data

February 5, 2014 12:31 pm | Events

Driving is all about context and that context is constantly changing. We've brought together these leading connected car experts to debate how to harness contextual data to create a connected car experience that makes driving safer, more efficient and enjoyable.

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DIN rail enclosures available in 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, and 12 modules sizes

February 5, 2014 12:29 pm | Okw Enclosures | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has added a new 3 modules size to its popular RAILTEC-B range of DIN rail enclosures. RAILTEC-B is now available in 2, 3, 4, 6, 9 and 12 modules sizes. Features include suitability for a range of applications, notably machine-building and automation.

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HD camera ideal for low-light imaging

February 5, 2014 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

UTC Aerospace Systems (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) introduces the newest high definition (HD) camera in its Sensors Unlimited MiniSWIR product line: the GA1280JSX. This new addition is a compact, mil-rugged 0.9MP high-resolution, high-sensitivity, shortwave infrared (SWIR) video camera....

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How outsourcing went horribly wrong

February 5, 2014 11:56 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

If your own organization hasn’t jumped onto the bandwagon and outsourced most or all of its manufacturing to specialty houses or to lower-cost countries, then you have been reading a great many articles and posts about the trend. There is much debate over the effectiveness of the strategy....

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