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Hinges include integrated monitoring switch

August 25, 2014 10:27 am | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco (New Berlin, WI) announced it now offers EN 239.4 Plastic Hinges with Integrated Switch, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant hinges were designed for monitoring guard doors and covers of machines and production equipment....

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Technology: Our savior or our downfall?

August 25, 2014 10:15 am | by Eric L. Larson, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

Probably one of those topics that people have been debating since someone brought back the first burning stick and started a fire.  “Progress, who needs it?”  Well, in a lot of ways, we all need it.  At our present world population figure of 7 billion and counting, we could hardly live without it....

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Carrier adapter suits 1.27-mm pitch SOIC28

August 25, 2014 10:05 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics' SOIC carrier adapters are positioned as making it easy to probe, and quickly switch ICs on a board with SMT lands only. The CA-SO28E-Z-J-01 has ...

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High-speed connector system supports data rates of up to 25 Gbps

August 25, 2014 9:49 am | Erni Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI electronics (Adelberg) has developed a high density high-speed connector system -- ERmet ZDHD family -- which supports data rates of up to 25 Gbps. Based on these connectors, the company asserts 100 Gbps systems

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Differential pressure transducers feature up to ±0.05% FSO accuracy

August 25, 2014 9:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

GP:50 Corporation LTD (Grand Island, NY) announced the introduction of its Model 216/316 Series, a family of compact, long-range, high-line differential pressure transducers. The GP:50 Model 216/316 Series is available in pressure ranges from 2.5” WCD thru 200 PSID (14 BAR)....

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TVS array provides overvoltage protection in high-speed applications

August 25, 2014 8:57 am | ProTek Devices | Product Releases | Comments

ProTek Devices (Tempe, AZ) has introduced a new transient voltage suppressor array (TVS array) for overvoltage circuit protection in a variety of high-speed applications such as Gigabit Ethernet, LAN / WAN equipment, notebooks and desktop computers, and more....

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Traffic lights are insanely easy to hack into

August 25, 2014 8:40 am | by A.J. Watts, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

Have you ever sat at a traffic light that takes forever to change, and wish you could just change it yourself? Certain disreputable parties might have the ability to do that. Researchers say, “anyone with a radio hooked up to a laptop can ...

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This is what it's like to be in the cockpit of an F-16

August 25, 2014 8:29 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

The title says it all here, but this is ridiculous. The video was taken from the cockpit of a Royal Danish Air Force F-16 as it was flying, quite low, over an ice sheet in Greenland.  There isn't too much information available, but after take off (hold on to your stomach) you'll first see the ice rim (located east of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland)....

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Photos of the Day: NASA in the 1940s

August 25, 2014 8:27 am | by NASA | News | Comments

An engine mechanic checks instrumentation prior to an investigation of engine operating characteristics and thrust control of a large turboprop engine with counter-rotating propellers under high-altitude flight conditions in the 20-foot-dianieter test section....

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Spectacular supernova's mysteries revealed

August 25, 2014 7:28 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

New research by a team of UK and European-based astronomers is helping to solve the mystery of what caused a spectacular supernova in a galaxy 11 million light years away, seen earlier this year. The supernova, a giant explosion of a star and the closest one to the Earth in decades, was discovered earlier this year by chance at the University of London Observatory....

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Look what’s coming to dinner

August 22, 2014 4:33 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD | Blogs | Comments

Recently, I went to lunch with a friend; it was a chance to catch up and treat our daughters. Before we sat down, the girls noticed the kiosk at our table and instantly started playing games. They assured us that nothing popped up on the screen concerning charges, so we allowed them to continue playing....

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Murata to acquire Peregrine Semiconductor for $12.50 per share in cash

August 22, 2014 4:11 pm | News | Comments

Murata Electronics North America, Inc. and Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Murata will acquire all outstanding shares of Peregrine not owned by Murata, for $12.50 per share in cash, or a total transaction value of $471 million....

LED light fixture includes 100’ cord reel for Group B hazardous locations

August 22, 2014 3:58 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a Group B-approved temporary manhole mount LED light fixture, the MMLP-1MLED-B-24OD-36P-20O-100HR, that provides operators with an alternative to traditional string or tank lights....

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I/O modules offer 4 or 8 serial ports

August 22, 2014 1:36 pm | Diamond Systems Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Diamond Systems (Mountain View, CA) introduced Emerald-MM-8EL-XT (EMM-8EL-XT), a family of high performance PCIe/104 OneBankTM serial I/O modules offering 4 or 8 serial ports with software-controlled configuration and optional opto-isolation....

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Photos of the Day: Your new home on Mars

August 22, 2014 12:12 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, PD&D, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Mars One is looking to send humans to Mars in 2025. Next year, the first batch of applicants (yes, willing applicants) will be selected to begin their training, which will continue up until the 2024 launch date. Nearly a decade of training is hardly the commitment....

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