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Engineering Newswire 93: Jet-powered flying car reaches 550 mph

June 9, 2014 10:05 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In other automotive news this week, Greg Brown and Dave Fawcett have announced plans for a jet-powered flying car, the GF7, and in a recent interview with Gizmag, the team explained that the vehicle will be able to reach heights of up to 38,000 feet, with a top speed of 550 mph....

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Touch-safe cover suits 10.3-mm x 38-mm fuse

June 9, 2014 9:57 am | Schurter Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER (Santa Rosa, CA) introduced the ESO 10.3x38 touch-safe fuse cover designed to safely and securely insert and extract 10.3-mm x 38-mm fuses. After inserting the ESO 10.3x38 with captive fuse into the fuse clips, the complete installation provides…

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LED light tower features lifespan of 50,000 hours

June 9, 2014 9:41 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The WAL-4XWP60E-MCE released by Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) is a 240 watt portable LED light tower that produces 21,600 lumens of bright light with a lifespan of 50,000 hours. This portable work light draws two amps and operates on 120-277 volts AC....

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Industrial air pressure regulator series designed for instrumentation and general purpose use

June 9, 2014 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Marsh Bellofram Corporation (Newell, WV) announced the global market launch of its Type T60 air pressure regulators. Marsh Bellofram Type T60 industrial air pressure regulators are preset, fixed units for instrumentation and general purpose use. Their regulated pressure vs. flow metric, forward-to-reverse flow offset ...

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Cumulative global solar PV demand surpasses 150 GW in 1H’14

June 9, 2014 9:16 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

The global solar PV industry continues to show strong growth, with over 150 GW of solar PV installed across the world. The industry has steadily grown over the past several years, increasing from an installed base of only 5 GW in 2005 to almost 200 GW forecast by the end of 2014....

Scientists explore using trees to clean pollution

June 9, 2014 9:06 am | by By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Before Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Texas Gulf Coast that grew thick with pecan, ash, live oak and hackberry trees. It was the kind of pristine woodland that was mostly wiped out by settlers in their rush to clear land and build communities...

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Vodafone report sparks global surveillance debate

June 9, 2014 9:04 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP | News | Comments

Telecommunications company Vodafone's report on government surveillance of its customers in 29 countries reveals more than first meets the eye — and is raising questions from Dublin to Delhi about how much spying on email and telephone chats happens in secret.

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Scientists reveal details of calcium 'safety-valve' in cells

June 9, 2014 8:18 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists using Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source have deciphered the structure of a protein regulating the level of calcium in cells, providing clues about a key signaling agent that can trigger programmed cell death and potentially leading to new anticancer drug targets....

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Is display component over heat for China smartphone market?

June 9, 2014 2:15 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

When China Mobile announced a 100 million target for 4G LTE smartphone devices in 2014, component vendors aggressively dropped prices, even though the 4G smartphone market did not grow rapidly in 1H and the infrastructure and key components are not completely ready....

Silicon Valley's interns enjoy perk-filled summer

June 8, 2014 12:12 pm | by Martha Mendoza - AP National Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — With summer's arrival comes an influx of thousands of Silicon Valley interns, and these kids aren't just fetching coffee. Well paid and perked, young up-and-comers from around the world who successfully navigate the competitive application process are assigned big...

Control IC is optimized for single stage flyback and buck-boost topologies

June 7, 2014 3:38 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) introduced its integrated IRS29831 LEDrivIR control IC optimized for single stage flyback and buck-boost topologies used in LED drivers including LED bulb replacement, LED tube lighting and down lights.

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600-V DC load module tests LED drivers

June 7, 2014 3:04 pm | Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc. (Foothill Ranch, CA) announced the release of its 63115A LED Simulating DC Electronic Load. This new 10-A/600-V/300-W module is an addition to the company’s line of LED simulating 63110A/13A electronic loads....

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Flexible cable assemblies handle up to 65 GHz

June 7, 2014 2:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

D-COAX, Inc. (Newberg, OR) has introduced high performance flexible coaxial cable assemblies through 65 GHz in standard or custom configurations. The standard assemblies are asserted to provide exceptional return loss and low insertion loss. The offering features....

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iFone trumps iPhone in Mexico trademark ruling

June 6, 2014 2:12 pm | by MARK STEVENSON | News | Comments

Mexico's intellectual property agency said Friday it has ruled in favor of a small local firm's rights to the "iFone" name, saying that ads for Apple's iPhone have encroached on the trademark. The Mexican firm iFone S.A. de C.V. registered the name in 2003 to cover specialized telephone service...

Individual routed boards - not panelized

June 6, 2014 1:05 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

Some people, especially in the manufacturing industry, refer to PC board panels by the term "palette." I can't seem to avoid thinking of the big wooden thing used for shipping stuff, so it's tough for me to call a panel...

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