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Ultrafast laser technique developed to observe electron action

May 15, 2014 1:12 pm | by Zenaida Kotala, University of Central Florida | News | Comments

University of Central Florida physicist Zenghu Chang has done it again. For a third time this year, his research group has published an article in a Nature journal.This time, Chang and his team have developed a new ultrafast light source for observing electron motion in molecules....

Microchip-like technology allows single-cell analysis

May 15, 2014 1:10 pm | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

A U.S. and Korean research team has developed a chip-like device that could be scaled up to sort and store hundreds of thousands of individual living cells in a matter of minutes. The system is similar to a random access memory chip, but it moves cells rather than electrons....

Texas A&M-led study shows how 'body clock' dysregulation underlies obesity, more

May 15, 2014 1:06 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of Texas A&M University System scientists have investigated how "body clock dysregulation" might affect obesity-related metabolic disorders. The team was led by Dr. Chaodong Wu, associate professor in the department of nutrition and food sciences of Texas A&M's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ...

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Vishay Precision Group wins for Power Sources and Conditioning Devices

May 15, 2014 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra-high-precision Z-Foil power current sensing resistors from Vishay Precision Group is for applications where rapid ΔR stabilization and resistance stability under transient power conditions are required. Features include low TCR of ±0.2 ppm/°C from -55°C to +125°C, +25°C ref.....

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: API Technologies wins for Power Sources and Conditioning Devices

May 15, 2014 12:48 pm | Api Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The TPS75 Tactical Power Supply from API Technologies (Orlando, FL) is a tactical, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), 75 Amp, DC power supply specifically designed for powering RF and mobile networks, C4ISR applications, and unmanned systems. Other features include ...

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Acopian Power Supplies wins for Power Sources and Conditioning Devices

May 15, 2014 12:37 pm | Acopian | Product Releases | Comments

AC-DC power supplies from Acopian Power Supplies (Easton, PA) featuring wide-adjust output voltages from 0V-5V to 0-135V and current capabilities up to 70A, the 1U format single output voltage power supplies offer 750W of output power. These rack and benchtop modules notably provide high power density....

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LNAs are capable of high gain and broadband performance between 9 KHz and 18 GHz

May 15, 2014 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. (Irvine, CA) released a new family of low noise amplifiers (LNA) capable of high gain and broadband performance between 9 kHz and 18 GHz which are widely used across the spectrum of military and commercial applications.

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Engineering Update Episode 58 Bloopers

May 15, 2014 11:21 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Who says ECN's editors can't have a bit of fun? Enjoy these bumbles, stumbles, and hilarious outtakes from the latest edition of ECN's premier video series, Engineering Update. Thanks to Technical Editor Jason Lomberg and Managing Editor Kasey Panetta for being such great sports!

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Engineering Update 58: Ground-based laser burns through enemy boats

May 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

We've previously discussed the Navy's Laser Weapon System (or LaWS), a solid-state laser capable of burning through drones and small enemy boats with the lethality of a blowtorch. But in the meantime, Lockheed Martin has been hard at work developing a prototype ground-based laser....

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V-Score panelization

May 15, 2014 10:23 am | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

My last post talked a bit about panelization, in general. Today, I'm taking a look at V-Score panelization. V-score is created by running a V-shaped blade across the top and bottom of the panel without cutting all the way through....

HARTING EDS headliners: Distributor awards, new breakthrough products

May 15, 2014 9:57 am | by Harting | News | Comments

HARTING was front and center at EDS once again, announcing its annual distributor awards and rolling out new, leading edge products for PCB design and Ethernet switching. “EDS is a critical show for HARTING,” says Jon DeSouza, President and CEO of HARTING North America....

SiC 1200-V MOSFET boasts RDS(ON) of 25-mOhms in TO-247-3 package

May 15, 2014 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree (Durham, NC) introduced a silicon carbide (SiC) 1200-V MOSFET with an RDS(ON) of 25 mΩ in an industry standard TO-247-3 package. The C2M0025120D, is expected to be widely adopted in PV inverters, high voltage DC/DC converters, induction…

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Scientists investigate the role of the 'silent killer' inside deep-diving animals

May 15, 2014 9:15 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With its imperceptible features, carbon monoxide is widely known as the "silent killer" due to its risks at lethal concentrations. Far less known is that carbon monoxide is produced naturally in small quantities in humans and animals, and in recent years medical researchers have evaluated the gas as a treatment for diabetes....

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High-speed solar winds increase lightning strikes on Earth

May 15, 2014 9:14 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered new evidence to suggest that lightning on Earth is triggered not only by cosmic rays from space, but also by energetic particles from the Sun. University of Reading researchers found a link between increased thunderstorm activity on Earth and streams of high-energy particles....

NPL and Dstl present potential '£billion global market' in quantum technologies

May 15, 2014 9:11 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) will today present a number of research projects to bring to market the science behind the world's most accurate atomic clocks. The Quantum Timing, Navigation and Sensing Showcase at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington ...

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