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Software development kit increases application and device performance

February 27, 2014 8:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digia (Nuremberg) has released a major update to Qt Enterprise Embedded, the fully-integrated solution that enables users to get started immediately with software development for an embedded device with a tailored user experience. The Qt Enterprise Embedded update introduces several new value-add features....

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Tesla plans new battery factory; will employ 6,500

February 26, 2014 5:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PALO ALTO, California (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is considering sites in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas for a massive battery factory that would employ around 6,500 people. Tesla plans to start construction this year and complete the factory in 2017. The Palo Alto,...

Enclosure gaskets exhibit excellent shielding effectiveness over a broad frequency range

February 26, 2014 4:45 pm | Leader Tech Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Leader Tech (Tampa, FL) beryllium-copper fingerstock gaskets are an ideal choice for making reliable electrical contact between parallel seams (mating surfaces) that are created by enclosure access doors and panels. Features include hundreds of easy-to-install styles and sizes to accommodate thousands of enclosure applications.

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90W AC/DC desktop power supply boasts industry’s slimmest package

February 26, 2014 4:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Power Partners (Hudson, MA) announces the PEAD90SLF Series of single output AC/DC desktop switching power supplies, which provide up to 90W of power. The standard input voltage range of 90-264VAC (47 to 63Hz) converts to output voltages of 12VDC, 18VDC, 19VDC and 24VDC....

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Can quantum communication work for underwater vehicles and sensors?

February 26, 2014 4:10 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

Chinese physicists say quantum key distribution is possible through clear ocean water at distances of up 125 metres and at data rates capable of sending a secure video feed.When it comes to sending information securely, there is one technique that leaves all other in the shade.

Manufacturing in America Symposium

February 26, 2014 3:31 pm | Events

Siemens and Electro-Matic will be holding two days of excitement in Detroit at Ford Field. We are expecting over 1500 executives, technology leaders, educators, students and innovators in the manufacturing industry to come together and explore how technology is driving a manufacturing resurgence in America.

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32 HD motor designed for rough operating conditions

February 26, 2014 3:21 pm | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new maxon (Fall River, MA) EC-4pole 32 HD motor has been designed for extremely rough operating conditions, particularly applications in deep drilling. Deep drilling technology (called “downhole drilling” in the field of oil and gas exploration) makes it possible to recover oil and gas from depths of more than 2500 m.

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Photos of the Day: The Armatix iP1 smart gun

February 26, 2014 2:37 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The Armatix GmbH .22 iP1 smart gun system works in conjunction with a wristwatch. Both the gun and watch contain RFID chips which communicate with each other and unlock the pistol. Without the watch, the gun won’t operate. In 2002, New Jersey passed a controversial gun-control that required all guns to contain personalization technology....

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Tiny camera sees for the blind

February 26, 2014 2:19 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, PD&D Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

We have the hardware and software capabilities to develop devices that are approaching the same level as human vision. The devices can recognize objects, scenarios, and context. According to Erez Na'aman, OrCam Technologies vice president of engineering and business development, OrCam took this technology in hand....

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Offshore wind farms could tame hurricanes before they reach land, Stanford-led study says

February 26, 2014 1:53 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For the past 24 years, Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford, has been developing a complex computer model to study air pollution, energy, weather and climate. A recent application of the model has been to simulate the development of hurricanes.

Ed Dept to schools: Protect student data online

February 26, 2014 1:51 pm | by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer | News | Comments

The Education Department on Tuesday encouraged school districts to use more scrutiny to protect student privacy when using online educational services. Online companies provide services such as the collection of school lunch money, portals for homework assignments and sites to watch video demonstrations.

Incentives are coming for payments by phones

February 26, 2014 1:47 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Many people use their smartphones to watch video, play games and wake them up in the morning. Some even use them to generate digital boarding passes to fly. So why not use phones to buy stuff at retail stores as well? A variety of mobile wallet systems store credit or debit card information....

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How the "Internet of Things" will become as mainstream as Dropbox

February 26, 2014 12:10 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

At Mobile World Congress, a preview of a central way to manage washing machines, parking meters, and glucose sensors.According to booth-manning reps at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, IBM is announcing an “Internet of Things Cloud” with free enrollment of the first 10 connected gadgets—whether...

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EPA revises permitting guidance for using diesel fuel in oil and gas hydraulic fracturing

February 26, 2014 12:09 pm | by United States Environmental Protection Agency | News | Comments

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released revised underground injection control (UIC) program permitting guidance for wells that use diesel fuels during hydraulic fracturing activities. EPA developed the guidance to clarify how companies can comply with a law...

Software package includes repour speed increases from 2x to greater than 20x

February 26, 2014 11:33 am | Altium | Product Releases | Comments

Altium Limited (Sydney, Australia) announces the release of Altium Designer 14.2, the latest update of the DesignVision Award-winning Altium Designer 14. For this release, the emphasis of development was around the use of copper areas on the board.

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