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Israel leads global drone exports as demand grows

June 6, 2013 11:46 am | by TIA GOLDENBERG, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an expansive hangar in central Israel, workers toil on one of the world's most contentious aircraft, fitting dozens of drones with advanced sensors, cameras and lasers before they are shipped to militaries worldwide to perform highly sensitive tasks. Whereas drones are often criticized elsewhere for being morally and legally objectionable...

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Long-awaited keyboard BlackBerrys hit US stores

June 6, 2013 11:38 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | News | Comments

Modern BlackBerrys with physical keyboards are now available in the U.S., months after the touch-screen versions went on sale. T-Mobile USA began selling the BlackBerry Q10 on Wednesday. It has Research In Motion Ltd.'s new BlackBerry 10 operating system, which addresses shortcomings that allowed...

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Microsoft to add Outlook to Windows RT tablets

June 6, 2013 11:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft will add its popular Outlook email program to more tablets running on a lightweight version of its Windows operating system as part of a free software update this year. The Outlook 2013 app will be given to owners of Microsoft's Surface tablet and similar devices running Windows RT.

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DHS: A hunch is enough for searching your laptop

June 6, 2013 11:33 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. border agents should continue to be allowed to search a traveler's laptop, cellphone or other electronic device and keep copies of any data on them based on no more than a hunch, according to an internal Homeland Security Department study.

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Casinos ban gamblers from using Google Glass

June 6, 2013 11:32 am | by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. casinos are forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet. Regulators say the gadgets could be used to cheat at card games. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement issued a directive on Monday...

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France's Hollande visits Japan to push nuke ties

June 6, 2013 11:27 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

French President Francois Hollande arrived in Japan on Thursday for a visit expected to focus on closer cooperation in nuclear energy technologies and on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic strategies. Hollande and Abe will hold summit talks that local media say may yield an agreement on cooperating in nuclear fuel cycle technology...

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Report: US collecting huge number of phone records

June 6, 2013 11:22 am | by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent | News | Comments

The government has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, according to a document disclosed by a British newspaper. The Obama administration defended the National Security Agency's need to collect telephone records of U.S. citizens, but critics said it was a huge over-reach.

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JR Tokai to start trial run of superconducting maglev train

June 6, 2013 10:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Central Japan Railway Co. will begin test runs in September to pave the way for launching a magnetically levitated train line between Tokyo and Nagoya in 2027, marking a milestone in its half-century of efforts to develop an ultrahigh-speed superconducting train system.

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Lower Profile Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors 0603 Size Available with X5R Characteristics

June 6, 2013 4:53 am | by Murata Manufacturing | News | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has commercialized the new low profile monolithic ceramic capacitor, 0603 size (1.6×0.8mm) with maximum chip thickness of 0.50mm, having X5R characteristics, 10µF, 6.3V. It has achieved chip thickness of 0.50mm (max. ) (previous 0.9mm (max. ) ) and can be mounted to sets that require a low profile.

Materials Effect on Long-Term PV Quality— Addressed at SEMI PV Materials Expert Forum at Intersolar North America

June 5, 2013 6:24 pm | by SEMI | News | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 5, 2013 — SEMI formally announced the conference program for the SEMI PV Materials Expert Forum to be held at Intersolar North America 2013 in San Francisco, California on July 9, 2013. The Forum focuses on explores how materials impact system performance/cost and how innovation roadmaps, new technologies and advances in efficiency and lifetime will help to mitigate risk and drive lower levelized cost of electricity (LCOE)...

Ultrasonic sensors target difficult applications

June 5, 2013 4:08 pm | Balluff Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff’s new ultrasonic sensors are suited for distance measurement or position detection of granules, fluids and powders. They measure fill levels, heights and sag without making contact as well as count and monitor the presence of objects. They are asserted to be

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Microsoft to add Outlook to Windows RT tablets

June 5, 2013 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft will add its popular Outlook email program to more tablets running on a lightweight version of its Windows operating system as part of a free software update this year. The Outlook 2013 app will be given to owners of Microsoft's Surface tablet and similar devices running Windows RT....

Variable-gain amplifier provides best-in-class linearity and high output power

June 5, 2013 3:33 pm | M/A-Com Technology Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced at the ANGACOM 2013 Exhibition and Congress a highly linear, two-stage differential amplifier for DOCSIS3.1 reverse path infrastructure applications. The MAAM-011122 is an integrated two stage differential variable gain amplifier designed specifically for CATV head-end....

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Scratching the surface: why skin allergies make us itch

June 5, 2013 1:42 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

A Yale-led team of researchers has identified the protein that controls inflammation and the urge to itch in people who suffer from contact dermatitis due to exposure to poison ivy and other allergens. The study appears in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology....

The era of the Smart BOM

June 5, 2013 1:38 pm | by John Hoeschele, Marketing Communications Manager, Anaren, Inc., www.anaren.com | Anaren Microwave Inc | Articles | Comments

In the mid- to late-decades of the 20th century, the job description of the average, workaday electrical engineer included what might be termed “basic bill of materials” management – BOM 1.0, if you will. Essentially, BOM 1.0  involved weeks if not months of specifying, sourcing, and documenting component and materials choices....

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