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Laser speckle reducer module ideal for machine vision applications

September 24, 2013 4:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Power Technology announced that it is introducing a new laser speckle reducer module for machine vision applications. The IQ7 Laser Speckle Reducer is specifically designed to reduce local interferences and unwanted intensity patterns improving overall laser imaging quality.

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Precision laser diode driver features separate pulse and bias current adjustment

September 24, 2013 4:39 pm | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation announced the introduction of the PCX-7401 precision laser diode driver and current source by its IXYS Colorado division. This instrument provides precision pulsed current with accurate microprocessor-based digital power control.

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LED light cart provides portable work site illumination

September 24, 2013 4:17 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Leading industrial lighting manufacturer Larson Electronics has released an LED light cart designed to combine high output illumination with the convenience of portable operation. The Larson Electronics WAL-WBC-2X300LED portable LED work area light cart provides the effectiveness of high power illumination combined with the convenience of portable operation.

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Microwave/RF assemblies optimized for Ka-band uplink and downlink satellite applications

September 24, 2013 3:59 pm | W.L. Gore & Associates | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced a new line of GORE Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies that have been optimized for Ka-band uplink and downlink satellite applications. The durable construction of the Type 5G Series of GORE Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies provides outstanding shielding effectiveness and ensures reliable signal integrity....

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Surrender your smartphone, save 10% off your bill

September 24, 2013 3:02 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

In this week’s episode of 'Getting People to Stop Acting Like Jerks and Start Acting Like Human Beings', a restaurant in Beirut has decided they’re going to start bribing customers to put down the smartphone and interact with actual people at the actual table.

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RF switch delivers 50 times more isolation and 10 times better linearity for 802.11ac Wi-Fi access points

September 24, 2013 2:33 pm | Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation announced the highest performance, carrier-grade Wi-Fi switch on the market. With the highest isolation by a factor of 50, Peregrine’s switch also sets a new bar in linearity, which makes it ideally suited for the fast-growing market of 802.11ac Wi-Fi access points.

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LED drivers ideal for outdoor and damp environments

September 24, 2013 2:10 pm | Eta Usa | Product Releases | Comments

ETA-USA introduces the first in their expanding series of LED drivers. Covering the range from 60 to 300 Watts., this versatile series is available for either IP-66 damp or IP-67, full immersion environments. These units meet UL standard 8650, the LED lighting standard They are ideal for exterior signs, lighting and similar applications.

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Expanded 3D CAD switch library includes pushbuttons, toggles, rockers, and DIP rotary configurations

September 24, 2013 2:04 pm | NKK Switches | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced the expansion of its online 3D CAD switch library and configurator. New 3D models from NKK’s full range of product lines include added pushbuttons, toggles, rockers and DIP rotary configurations. NKK’s worked with CADENAS PARTsolutions to expand its 3D CAD model library....

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New steering tech for heavy equipment saves fuel, ups efficiency

September 24, 2013 1:18 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers at Purdue University have shown how to reduce fuel consumption while improving the efficiency of hydraulic steering systems in heavy construction equipment. The new approach incorporates several innovations: It eliminates valves now needed to direct the flow of hydraulic fluid in steering systems and uses advanced algorithms and models to precisely control hydraulic pumps.

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Fusion, anyone?

September 24, 2013 12:51 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The dream of igniting a self-sustained fusion reaction with high yields of energy, a feat likened to creating a miniature star on Earth, is getting closer to becoming reality, according the authors of a new review article in the journal Physics of Plasmas. Researchers report that while there is at least one significant obstacle to overcome...

Researchers use smart phone photography to diagnose eye disease

September 24, 2013 12:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Retinal (or fundus) photography is an essential part of any ophthalmology practice. Commercial fundus cameras can cost tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, making the technology out of reach for smaller ophthalmic practices and to physicians in third-world countries.

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New password in a heartbeat

September 24, 2013 12:42 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Pacemakers, insulin pumps, defibrillators and other implantable medical devices often have wireless capabilities that allow emergency workers to monitor patients. But these devices have a potential downside: They can be hacked. Researchers at Rice University have come up with a secure way to dramatically cut the risk...

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Counting on neodymium

September 24, 2013 12:40 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Magnetic molecules are regarded as promising functional units for the future of information processing. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Jülich and Aachen were the first to produce particularly robust magnetic molecules that enable a direct electrical readout of magnetic information.

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UCLA engineers develop a stretchable, foldable transparent electronic display

September 24, 2013 12:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Imagine an electronic display nearly as clear as a window, or a curtain that illuminates a room, or a smartphone screen that doubles in size, stretching like rubber. Now imagine all of these being made from the same material. Researchers have developed a transparent, elastic organic light-emitting device, or OLED, that could one day make all these possible.

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UCSB researchers make headway in quantum information transfer via nanomechanical coupling

September 24, 2013 12:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The new paper outlines the concept and presents a prototype device, which uses an optomechanical crystal implemented in a piezoelectric material in a way that is compatible with superconducting qubits, quantum analogs of classical bits. Operating the device at the single phonon limit, the scientists were able generate coherent interactions...

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