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LinkedIn gives members more room to share insights

February 19, 2014 8:07 am | by Michael Liedtke - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LinkedIn is hoping to unleash more wisdom on its professional networking service by giving its 277 million accountholders more space to share their experiences and insights. A new feature rolling out Wednesday will free LinkedIn users from restrictions that have limited posts to a maximum of 300...

Analog front ends offer high accuracy for 3-phase smart meters

February 18, 2014 4:50 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) announced its next-generation family of energy-measurement Analog Front Ends (AFEs) with industry-leading accuracy. The MCP3913 and MCP3914 integrate six and eight 24-bit, delta-sigma Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs), respectively, with 94.5 dB SINAD....

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Mini-DIN 4.1/9.5 adapters offer VSWR performance of 1.25:1 up to 6 GHz

February 18, 2014 4:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave (Allen, TX) introduces a complete line of mini-DIN 4.1/9.5 adapters intended for use in applications requiring low passive intermodulation (low PIM) performance such as cell sites or indoor/outdoor distributed antenna systems (DAS).

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Digital temperature recorder ideal for industrial and commercial applications

February 18, 2014 4:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The EDL-LN2 from the Paul N. Gardner Company (Pompano Beach, FL) is a reliable and cost-effective digital temperature recorder for all industrial and commercial applications. Features include high-accuracy sensors and real-time viewing of ambient and remote temperature while using the RTD probe.

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TFT display includes resistive touch

February 18, 2014 3:55 pm | Newhaven Display International | Product Releases | Comments

Newhaven Display International (Elgin, IL) introduces the new 5.0” TFT with resistive touch to their display line. The 5.0” TFT display features a 4-wire resistive touch panel that can withstand water contact, dust, and grease. This display has full RGB color, a fast response time, high brightness & contrast, and a wide operating temperature.

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Pressure switches feature 2 million lifecycle rating

February 18, 2014 3:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell (Minneapolis, MN) announced the addition of three new series to its pressure switch portfolio: the HP Series, HE Series, and LE Series. The new Pressure Switches from Honeywell Sensing and Control provide high burst pressure ranges, a long life cycle rating and IP67 sealing, enhancing durability and reliability.

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Einstein's conversion from a static to an expanding universe

February 18, 2014 3:19 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Until 1931, physicist Albert Einstein believed that the universe was static. An urban legend attributes this change of perspective to when American astronomer Edwin Hubble showed Einstein his observations of redshift in the light emitted by far away nebulae—today known as galaxies.

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A stretchable highway for light

February 18, 2014 3:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For futuristic applications like wearable body sensors and robotic skin, researchers need to ferry information along flexible routes. Electronics that bend and stretch have become possible in recent years, but similar work in the field of optics – communicating with light instead of electrons – has lagged behind.

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Georgia Tech study reveals copyright complexities, social norms in online media creation

February 18, 2014 3:14 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In the age of mashups, fan fiction and content sharing, online media creation has spurred new complexities in copyright, effectively turning the legal concept of "fair use" on its ear, according to a new study from Georgia Tech. Research into fan fiction and other types of remix communities reveals many legal misconceptions persistent....

Nature: Ultra-small and ultra-fast electro-optic modulator

February 18, 2014 3:06 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Thanks to optical signals, mails and data can be transmitted rapidly around the globe. But also exchange of digital information between electronic chips may be accelerated and energy efficiency might be increased by using optical signals. However, this would require simple methods to switch from electrical to optical signals.

Bats inspire 'micro air vehicle' designs

February 18, 2014 2:59 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

By exploring how creatures in nature are able to fly by flapping their wings, Virginia Tech researchers hope to apply that knowledge toward designing small flying vehicles known as "micro air vehicles" with flapping wings. More than 1,000 species of bats have hand membrane wings....

Caps not the culprit in nanotube chirality

February 18, 2014 2:56 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A single-walled carbon nanotube grows from the round cap down, so it's logical to think the cap's formation determines what follows. But according to researchers at Rice University, that's not entirely so. Theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson and his Rice colleagues found through exhaustive analysis that those who wish to control the chirality of nanotubes...

Rechargeable lithium polymer batteries designed for portable medical, industrial, and consumer electronic devices

February 18, 2014 2:44 pm | Renata Batteries U.S. | Product Releases | Comments

Providing design engineers with new options for compact and higher power capacity rechargeable power sources for portable medical, industrial and consumer electronic devices, the Renata Batteries (Dallas, TX) division of the Swatch Group (Switzerland) recently added three new types to its family of lithium polymer batteries....

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RF loads provide up to 18 GHz

February 18, 2014 2:29 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises (Irvine, CA) releases all new lines of medium and high power RF loads. These new RF loads (also referred to as RF terminations and dummy loads) are commonly used in military/aerospace, defense, and test and measurement applications in order to protect radios and amplifiers under test from excess power in the system.

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Research in the News: Tiny ‘garbage collectors’ help control brain development

February 18, 2014 2:23 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Millions of tiny nanovesicles — once thought to be merely molecular garbage collectors — are actually stuffed with information crucial to brain development, Yale researchers report....

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