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Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC unveils new National Guard ambulance

January 30, 2014 12:00 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center in Illinois, rolled out the newest Humvee ambulance, Tuesday....

Ultra-low loss materials serve applications over 100 Gbps

January 29, 2014 5:21 pm | Isola Group S.a.r.l. | Product Releases | Comments

Isola Group S.a.r.l. (Chandler, AZ) announced that it has begun alpha testing of Tachyon, its new ultra-low loss product that is engineered to reduce insertion loss on high-speed digital designs. It is specifically being targeted for high-layer count backplanes for the growing 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) market that has channel data rates in excess of 25 Gbps.

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Coupled flatwire inductor designed for high-performance switching regulators

January 29, 2014 5:03 pm | Wurth Electronics Midcom, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

High-performance switching regulators require powerful inductors with stable inductance and soft saturation to cope with high currents. Würth Elektronik eiSos (Watertown, SD) has developed the WE-CFWI range of coupled flatwire inductors. The windings can be connected in series and in parallel.

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Review: Beats Music proves it has some heart with playlists compiled by warm-blooded humans

January 29, 2014 4:58 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press | News | Comments

There's no shortage of music subscription services that offer unlimited streaming for a monthly fee. The conceit of the latest offering, Beats Music, is that its playlists and other recommendations are curated by warm-blooded humans, not robots.

Facebook 4th-quarter earnings, revenue surpass expectations, stock jumps

January 29, 2014 4:53 pm | by New York, Associated Press | News | Comments

 Facebook says its earnings and revenue continued to grow in the latest quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations on both fronts as it expanded the number of users and the amount of money it makes on mobile ads. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based social networking company earned...

AC/DC power supplies offer international compliance and low leakage current

January 29, 2014 4:49 pm | Sunpower UK | Product Releases | Comments

Sunpower (Berkshire, England) has announced its new MSP-600 series of AC/DC medical enclosed type power supplies. These 600 W products comprise an extension to Sunpower’s well-established MSP-100, MSP-200, MSP-300 and MSP-450 series.

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Review: Beats Music proves it has some heart with playlists compiled by warm-blooded humans

January 29, 2014 4:37 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press | News | Comments

There's no shortage of music subscription services that offer unlimited streaming for a monthly fee. The conceit of the latest offering, Beats Music, is that its playlists and other recommendations are curated by warm-blooded humans, not robots.

Globalcon

January 29, 2014 3:39 pm | Events

Decision makers from business, industry and government must now seek integrated energy solutions — solutions which assure both a secure and affordable energy supply to meet today's and tomorrow's needs, and effective management of energy and overall operational costs.

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Israel seeks to export cyber tech, despite risk

January 29, 2014 3:06 pm | by Daniel Estrin - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a bold initiative this week calling on tech giants and Western powers to band together to protect the world from cyber-attacks, vowing to relax export restrictions normally placed on security-related technologies so Israeli cyber-defense...

Step-down regulator in 3mm x 4mm QFNNow offered in H grade & military MP grade to +150°C

January 29, 2014 2:39 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) announces new high reliability H grade and military MP grade versions of the LTC3612, a high efficiency, 4MHz synchronous buck regulator that incorporates a constant frequency, current mode architecture. The device can deliver up to 3A of continuous output current....

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Electronic tilt sensors can measure angle differentiation in two planes simultaneously

January 29, 2014 2:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Durakool (Elkhart, Indiana) is proud to debut the new electronic tilt sensors to their line of sensing devices. The E-tilt sensor is multi-axis and can measure angle differentiation in two planes simultaneously. On top of its multi directional feature this sensor is programmed to your customer's exact specifications.

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WDMA Technical Conference

January 29, 2014 2:30 pm | Events

For the first time ever, the WDMA Technical Conference will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel, from Tuesday, June 17 to Thursday, June 19, 2014. The program is comprised of two and a half days of informative technical sessions reporting on current industry research....

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Real glass that bends but doesn't break

January 29, 2014 1:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Normally when you drop a drinking glass on the floor it shatters. But, in future, thanks to a technique developed in McGill's Department of Mechanical Engineering, when the same thing happens the glass is likely to simply bend and become slightly deformed.

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Report: Spies use smartphone apps to track people

January 29, 2014 1:54 pm | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe. The documents, published Monday by The New York Times, the Guardian, and ProPublica, suggest that the mapping, gaming, and social networking apps...

Photos of the Day: Study: Kids' obesity risk starts before school age

January 29, 2014 1:52 pm | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Those efforts to fight obesity in schools? Think younger. A new study finds that much of a child's "weight fate" is set by age 5, and that nearly half of kids who became obese by the eighth grade were already overweight when they started kindergarten. The prevalence of weight problems has long been known....

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