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Hybrid couplers offer high reliability

May 13, 2014 9:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC), a manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced two new wideband, 3dB, 90° hybrid couplers: a 2100 MHz device for 1.5 – 2.1 GHz performance and a 2700MHz device for 2.1 – 2.7 GHz performance. Features include:

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Cables ideal for process control applications

May 13, 2014 9:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s (Stamford, CT) new exclusive M12CM series of M12 cables with compensated connectors for thermocouples is ideal for process control applications especially where the operating temperature exceeds the limitations for standard M12 cables and sensors. The M12CM series have a variety of connection methods to work with your instrumentation. Other features include:

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Dangerous nitrogen pollution could be halved

May 13, 2014 8:55 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Ambitious mitigation efforts, however, could decrease the pollution by 50 percent. The analysis is the very first to quantify this. "Nitrogen is an irreplaceable nutrient and a true life-saver as it helps agriculture to feed a growing world population – but it is unfortunately also a dangerous pollutant..."

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HADES searches for Dark Matter

May 13, 2014 8:53 am | by HZDR | News | Comments

Although Dark Energy and Dark Matter appear to constitute over 95 percent of the universe, nobody knows of which particles they are made up. Astrophysicists now crossed one potential Dark Matter candidate – the Dark Photon or U boson – off the list in top position.

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Second Energy Storage India Conference & Expo to be held in December 2014

May 13, 2014 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

The structural realignment of the energy infrastructure in India is the focus of the 2nd ENERGY STORAGE INDIA Conference & Expo, taking place from December 4 - 5, 2014 in New Delhi. With the main focus on new technologically and economically viable energy storage and microgrid technologies, the Conference & Expo will systematically present a selection of

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Remote-controlled research sub lost in Pacific

May 13, 2014 8:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A remote-controlled research sub exploring some of the deepest depths of the Pacific Ocean has been lost. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution says the Hybrid Remotely Operated Vehicle Nereus was lost during its six-mile dive to the Kermadec Trench on Friday.

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UN weighs laws for future 'killer robots'

May 13, 2014 8:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — Diplomats urged the adoption of new international laws Tuesday that could govern the use of "killer robots" if the technology becomes reality someday. At the first United Nations meeting devoted to the subject, representatives began trying to define the limits and responsibilities of so-called lethal autonomous weapons systems that could go beyond human-directed drones.

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Group sues UK eavesdropping agency over hacking

May 13, 2014 8:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A rights group is suing Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping agency over cyberattacks revealed by former intelligence worker Edward Snowden, saying it's the first time the agency has been sued over hacking. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Privacy International, joins a slew of legal challenges spawned by Snowden's disclosures.

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Indonesia bans video sharing site for nudity

May 13, 2014 8:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Indonesia banned the popular video sharing site Vimeo, saying it contains nudity, which officials in the world's most populous Muslim country consider to be pornographic material. Information and Communication Minister Tiffatul Sembiring said in a statement Monday that he made the decision after receiving complaints from the public. He said the site content was against Indonesia's anti-pornography law.

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FCC revising Internet rules after public backlash

May 13, 2014 8:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is broadening the scope of his proposed open Internet rules and suggesting tougher standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks. According to an FCC official, Wheeler made revisions after the commission received 35,000 public comments —many of them expressing outrage.

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European court: Google must yield on personal info

May 13, 2014 8:39 am | by TOBY STERLING, Associated Press | News | Comments

People should have some say over the results that pop up when they conduct a search of their own name online, Europe's highest court said Tuesday. In a landmark decision, The Court of Justice of the European Union said Google must listen and sometimes comply when individuals ask the Internet search giant to remove links to newspaper articles or websites containing personal information.

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Brookhaven National Laboratory Presents "Particle Fever" Movie Screening

May 13, 2014 8:24 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

The acclaimed documentary follows the story of six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider and gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough they make as they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe. 

Ground-breaking research Centre set to revolutionise asthma care for 5.4m people

May 13, 2014 6:19 am | by The University of Manchester | News | Comments

The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research has launched this month - the UK’s first integrated Centre focused solely on improving the quality of life of people with asthma by finding better treatments and making them available faster than ever before - with input from The University of Manchester.

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Moving towards a more robust, secure and agile Internet

May 12, 2014 8:19 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Today, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) awarded $15 million to support three, multi-institutional projects that will further develop, deploy and test future Internet architectures.These pilot networks are designed to...

Power supplies certified to EN60601-1 3rd edition medical safety standards

May 12, 2014 4:37 pm | Protek Power North America | Product Releases | Comments

The PMP220 Series of desktop power supplies from Protek Power (Hudson, MA) deliver up to 220W of power and are certified to EN60601-1 3rd edition medical safety standards. Features include: Class I and Class II medical grade units that accept a 90-264VAC  input

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