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Smart Grid: The future of energy

June 12, 2013 11:23 am | by M. Simon, Technical Contributor | Articles | Comments

The Smart Grid is coming. It is needed in order to raise or lower prices for consumers depending on the time of day. It is needed to control consumer loads to better integrate intermittent alternative energy into the grid (industrial loads are already demand controlled by the grid operator depending on the type of service contract they have).


Secret program leaker Snowden goes dark in HK

June 12, 2013 11:22 am | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The former CIA employee who suddenly burst into headlines around the globe by revealing himself as the source of top-secret leaks about U.S. surveillance programs has just as quickly gone to ground again. Two days after he checked out of a Hong Kong hotel where he told the Guardian newspaper...


MEMS power connectors improve healthcare device reading consistency

June 12, 2013 10:31 am | by Joe Falcone and Anthony J. Kalaijakis, Molex | Molex | Articles | Comments

Through 2016, the home healthcare market is projected to grow at an annual rate of 7.7 percent. This projection underscores a significant trend: More patient treatments are shifting away from healthcare facilities into home environments as patients grapple with the rising costs of on-going healthcare treatment plans.


Moving iron in Antarctica

June 12, 2013 12:00 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The seas around Antarctica can, at times, resemble a garden. Large-scale experiments where scientists spray iron into the waters, literally fertilizing phytoplankton, have created huge man-made algal blooms. Such geoengineering experiments produce diatoms, which pull carbon dioxide out of the air.

Google asks to publish more US gov't information

June 11, 2013 5:51 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government's demands for email and other personal information transmitted online in an effort to distance itself from an Internet dragnet. In a show of unity, Google rivals Microsoft Corp. and...

10 Years of Speedy Prototypes

June 11, 2013 5:30 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

SN74LS90 years and we're having a party - a party for engineers. Good food & drink, factory tours, door prizes, presentations... You just need to RSVP to: or call us at 503-266-9100. July 18, 2013, 3:00pm to 7:00pm. 1140...

Convection-cooled power supply features low profile, high efficiency

June 11, 2013 4:42 pm | Tdk Corporation Of America, TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the release of TDK-Lambda’s new CUS250LD series low profile AC-DC power supplies. These single-output supplies provide 250-watts of output power with convection cooling (no fans required).  This design eliminates the need for fan maintenance and reduces acoustic noise and vibrations.


M16 connectors now available with crimp termination

June 11, 2013 4:19 pm | Binder Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA is pleased to announce the addition of crimp termination to a variety of M16 connectors. Expanding the M16 product line with crimp termination will offer more options for factory production and increase productivity by simplifying assembly of the connectors.


LEDs deliver up to 200 lumens-per-watt

June 11, 2013 3:46 pm | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics announced it is stocking the new XLamp MK-R LEDs from Cree, which leverage the SC³ Technology next-generation LED platform to deliver up to 200 lumens-per-watt. Cree XLamp MK-R LEDs are built on Cree's revolutionary SC³ Technology platform, delivering up to 200 lumens-per-watt....


Top 6 mobile apps for engineers

June 11, 2013 3:44 pm | by Brian Spero, | Blogs | Comments

Engineers of every discipline face new challenges in the modern workplace, whether by keeping pace with rapidly developing technology, or accessing essential software while working in the field. Besides calling on knowledge and experience to get the job done, engineers rely on a host of resources and tools that, thanks to the development of mobile applications, are becoming increasingly accessible from handheld devices.


Diode series protects antennas and front-end devices from transient voltage events

June 11, 2013 3:10 pm | Infineon | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG introduces a new Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) diode series to protect antennas and front-end devices from transient voltage events. The new ESD101x and ESD103x diodes absorb dangerous electrostatic discharges (ESD) to prevent damage to the antenna system while maintaining signal integrity.


Book: Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience

June 11, 2013 3:05 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email....

Incremental rotary encoders measure 7.2mm in diameter

June 11, 2013 2:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nemicon continues to push the envelope in high-performance miniaturization with its 7S Series Incremental Rotary Encoder. At just 7.2mm (0.28346”) in diameter, and based on Nemicon’s successful line of 18mm (0.70866”) and 12mm (0.47244”) diameter miniature encoders, the 7S Series shaft type encoder features high resolution....


COB-based solid-state lamps present cooling tradeoffs

June 11, 2013 2:33 pm | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

Solid-state lighting has taken its place in the mainstream of illumination, finding uses in a diverse range of industrial and consumer applications. Solid state lamps have shed the initial skepticisms about quality, and although the upfront costs are high, these costs are coming down.


Waze sale signals new growth for Israeli high tech

June 11, 2013 1:43 pm | by JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc.'s $1.03 billion purchase of Israeli navigation software maker Waze marks an important milestone for the country that affectionately calls itself "Start-Up Nation." The acquisition is not only among the largest-ever purchase prices for an Israeli start-up. It also cements a recent push...


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