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LNAs are capable of high gain and broadband performance between 9 KHz and 18 GHz

May 15, 2014 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. (Irvine, CA) released a new family of low noise amplifiers (LNA) capable of high gain and broadband performance between 9 kHz and 18 GHz which are widely used across the spectrum of military and commercial applications.

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Engineering Update Episode 58 Bloopers

May 15, 2014 11:21 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Who says ECN's editors can't have a bit of fun? Enjoy these bumbles, stumbles, and hilarious outtakes from the latest edition of ECN's premier video series, Engineering Update. Thanks to Technical Editor Jason Lomberg and Managing Editor Kasey Panetta for being such great sports!

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Engineering Update 58: Ground-based laser burns through enemy boats

May 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

We've previously discussed the Navy's Laser Weapon System (or LaWS), a solid-state laser capable of burning through drones and small enemy boats with the lethality of a blowtorch. But in the meantime, Lockheed Martin has been hard at work developing a prototype ground-based laser....

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V-Score panelization

May 15, 2014 10:23 am | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

My last post talked a bit about panelization, in general. Today, I'm taking a look at V-Score panelization. V-score is created by running a V-shaped blade across the top and bottom of the panel without cutting all the way through....

HARTING EDS headliners: Distributor awards, new breakthrough products

May 15, 2014 9:57 am | by Harting | News | Comments

HARTING was front and center at EDS once again, announcing its annual distributor awards and rolling out new, leading edge products for PCB design and Ethernet switching. “EDS is a critical show for HARTING,” says Jon DeSouza, President and CEO of HARTING North America....

SiC 1200-V MOSFET boasts RDS(ON) of 25-mOhms in TO-247-3 package

May 15, 2014 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree (Durham, NC) introduced a silicon carbide (SiC) 1200-V MOSFET with an RDS(ON) of 25 mΩ in an industry standard TO-247-3 package. The C2M0025120D, is expected to be widely adopted in PV inverters, high voltage DC/DC converters, induction…

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Scientists investigate the role of the 'silent killer' inside deep-diving animals

May 15, 2014 9:15 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With its imperceptible features, carbon monoxide is widely known as the "silent killer" due to its risks at lethal concentrations. Far less known is that carbon monoxide is produced naturally in small quantities in humans and animals, and in recent years medical researchers have evaluated the gas as a treatment for diabetes....

High-speed solar winds increase lightning strikes on Earth

May 15, 2014 9:14 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered new evidence to suggest that lightning on Earth is triggered not only by cosmic rays from space, but also by energetic particles from the Sun. University of Reading researchers found a link between increased thunderstorm activity on Earth and streams of high-energy particles....

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NPL and Dstl present potential '£billion global market' in quantum technologies

May 15, 2014 9:11 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) will today present a number of research projects to bring to market the science behind the world's most accurate atomic clocks. The Quantum Timing, Navigation and Sensing Showcase at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington ...

West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse is under way

May 15, 2014 9:09 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which holds enough water to raise global seas by several feet, is thinning. Scientists have been warning of its collapse, based on theories, but with few firm predictions or timelines. University of Washington researchers used detailed topography maps....

Retailers launch cybercrime info sharing center

May 15, 2014 9:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Some of the nation's largest retailers are banding together in hopes of protecting consumers' personal and financial information from hackers and thieves. The Retail Industry Leaders Association, along with several top retailers ranging from Gap Inc. to Walgreen Co., on Wednesday ...

Google to release diversity data about workforce

May 15, 2014 9:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is planning to release statistics documenting the diversity of its workforce for the first time amid escalating pressure on the technology industry to hire more minorities and women. The numbers are compiled as part of a report that major U.S. employers must file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission....

Deformable mirror corrects errors

May 15, 2014 9:03 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Very high power is needed to cut or weld using a laser beam. But this creates its own problem: the beam’s energy deforms the mirrors that are focusing it to a point. When this happens, the beam expands and loses intensity. A new type of mirror can deform itself....

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Smithsonian to fly drones for 'Future' festival

May 15, 2014 9:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is getting some competition from the Smithsonian Institution in testing personal delivery drones for the future. Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend and plans to test fly drones and a human jetpack near the National Mall....

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At Wal-Mart, Obama touts steps to deploy solar technology

May 15, 2014 8:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Calling it the right thing to do for America's bottom line, President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday by companies, local governments and his own administration to deploy solar technology, showcasing steps to combat climate change that don't require consent from a disinclined Congress....

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