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Would Edison approve of this monumental shift to LEDs?

January 29, 2014 10:45 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

According to NJ.com, the 118-foot tall tower in Edison, New Jersey, where Thomas Edison revolutionized the incandescent light bulb, which is topped by a 14-foot glass replica light bulb, will no longer be lit by an array of incandescent bulbs. Instead, when renovations are completed, the replica bulb will be lit by LEDs.

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Signal conditioner provides 2x longer signal reach, consumes 35 percent less power

January 29, 2014 10:41 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) introduced the industry’s first signal conditioner capable of driving the serial-attached SCSI (SAS-3) protocol. In addition to supporting the faster data rates of the newest SCSI standard, the DS125BR800A multi-protocol repeater is compatible with existing 3-Gbps and 6-Gbps SAS link rates used in data center applications.

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Ceramic capacitors offer first-to-market CV values

January 29, 2014 8:58 am | Kemet Electronics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET Corporation is pleased to announce High Voltage-High Temperature (HV-HT) Series, 200 degrees C Capable Surface Mount Ceramic Capacitors in C0G Dielectric. This new product line offers industry-leading performance at extreme temperatures, patented C0G dielectric technology and greater volumetric efficiency....

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Photos of the Day: Google hopes designer frames will sharpen Glass

January 29, 2014 8:48 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google Glass is getting glasses. The computerized, Internet-connected goggles don't actually come with lenses in its frame. Starting Tuesday, Google is offering an optional attachment for prescription lenses and new styles of detachable sunglasses. The move comes as Google Inc. prepares to make Glass available to the general population later this year.

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Temperature swings may be bigger threat to life than increased warmth

January 28, 2014 7:02 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Insects may thrive in the warmer average temperatures predicted by climate models but are threatened by greater temperature variation also anticipated in many areas around the globe, a Yale-led study predicts in the Jan. 29 issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London....

Mobile World Congress

January 28, 2014 4:45 pm | Events

Mobile is transforming communication, advancing the next payment system that alters commerce, and expanding ways in which we interact. Similarly the world’s premier industry continues to expand. Once again taking place at Fira Gran Via – the world-class venue in the heart of the Mobile World Capital. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to witness the industry’s continued expansion and growth.

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Portable explosion-proof LED work light designed for low-voltage operation

January 28, 2014 2:38 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Leading manufacturer and supplier of explosion proof lighting equipment Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new pedestal mount LED work light equipped with an inline transformer for low voltage operation. The EPL-PM-150LED-X24I-100 LED Light can illuminate up to 10,000 square feet of work space....

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Digital oscilloscope offers greater signal resolution and accuracy

January 28, 2014 2:29 pm | Rigol Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Rigol Technologies announces the DS2000A series Digital Oscilloscope, the latest addition to its extensive family of test and measurement equipment. Featuring Rigol's powerful UltraVision technology, the DS2000A delivers unprecedented value with its high sample rate, long record length, wide vertical range, low noise floor and exceptional pricing.

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15-75 watt switchers offer higher efficiencies and <0.5W no load power consumption

January 28, 2014 1:59 pm | Powergate Llc / Tracopower | Product Releases | Comments

PowerGate LLC announces the release of the TRACOPOWER TXM015/25/35/50/75 series of enclosed switching power supplies with improved efficiencies and reduced power consumption at no load. An optimized thermal design, conformal coating and a robust mechanical design qualify these products for use in harsh industrial environment.

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These heads-up display snow goggles could save your life (or kill you)

January 28, 2014 1:43 pm | by Stephanie Carmichael, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

I don’t ski or snowboard. I prefer to stay inside where it’s warm and there’s not a potential for frostbite or avalanches. So as someone who values general safety, I can approve of technology that gives people more control in their environment. Oakley, a sports equipment company, has introduced the new version 1.5 of its Airwave snow goggles....

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2014 Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program

January 28, 2014 1:07 pm | Events

SME, in cooperation with the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and America Makes has established a team of advisors who have strategically defined the additive manufacturing body of knowledge. This body of knowledge serves as the basis for the Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program, which includes a review course and an exam.

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Facelift complications eased with help of new 3-D imaging technique

January 28, 2014 12:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Millions of people each year remove wrinkles, soften creases and plump up their lips by injecting a gel-like material into their facial tissue. These cosmetic procedures are sometimes called "liquid facelifts" and are said to be minimally invasive. It's rare, but sometimes things go wrong.

Crowdsourced RNA designs outperform computer algorithms, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford researchers say

January 28, 2014 12:44 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An enthusiastic group of non-experts, working through an online interface and receiving feedback from lab experiments, has produced designs for RNA molecules that are consistently more successful than those generated by the best computerized design algorithms, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University report.

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River of hydrogen flowing through space seen with Green Bank Telescope

January 28, 2014 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using the National Science Foundation's Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), astronomer D.J. Pisano from West Virginia University has discovered what could be a never-before-seen river of hydrogen flowing through space. This very faint, very tenuous filament of gas is streaming into the nearby galaxy NGC 6946....

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ORNL study advances quest for better superconducting materials

January 28, 2014 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Nearly 30 years after the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity, many questions remain, but an Oak Ridge National Laboratory team is providing insight that could lead to better superconductors. Their work, published in Physical Review Letters, examines the role of chemical dopants, which are essential to creating high-temperature superconductors....

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