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25 W DC/DC converters provide high power density

January 28, 2015 8:10 am | by MicroPower Direct, LLC | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The MI2500RU series, a family of miniature 25W DC/DC converters, is available immediately from MicroPower Direct. These high-performance power converters are designed to provide the high power density, long field reliability, and high-performance features required ...

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AC-DC power supplies include input voltage range of 277/347/480VAC

January 28, 2015 8:08 am | by ROAL Electronics | ROAL Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

ROAL Electronics announces the release of a new series of very compact, lightweight, high efficiency 400W AC-DC power supplies called DDP400HV. This new series of high input voltage power supplies operates at the worldwide input voltage ...

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Embedded video and graphics XMC features 2 GB of GDDR5

January 28, 2015 8:07 am | by Aitech | Aitech | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems Inc. has released the rugged M596 embedded video and graphics XMC based on AMD’s Radeon E8860 GPU, featuring 2 GB of GDDR5. Capable of routing simultaneous digital and analog video streams in multiple output formats ...

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Former Samsung engineer develops file sharing app

January 27, 2015 4:16 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

A former Samsung semiconductor design engineer has developed a file-sharing mobile app that is gaining ground in the United States, and has been a boon for Samsung, too. Nicole Kim worked for Samsung for six years, then took her career to smaller ...

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Researchers make magnetic graphene

January 27, 2015 3:15 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Graphene, a one-atom thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, has many desirable properties. Magnetism alas is not one of them. Magnetism can be induced in graphene by doping it with magnetic impurities, but this doping tends to ...

Patents provide insight on Wall Street 'technology arms race'

January 27, 2015 3:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new study by New Zealand's University of Otago has used US patent data to shed light on the technological roots behind Wall Street's ongoing 'technology arms race'. The way financial assets are traded, and the nature of the markets themselves, has dramatically ...

Brain's on-off thirst switch identified

January 27, 2015 2:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Neurons that trigger our sense of thirst--and neurons that turn it off--have been identified by Columbia University Medical Center neuroscientists. The paper was published today in the online edition of Nature. For years, researchers have suspected that thirst is regulated by ...

Electronic circuits with reconfigurable pathways closer to reality

January 27, 2015 2:27 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Will it be possible one day to reconfigure electronic microchips however we want, even when they are in use? A recent discovery by a team at EPFL suggests as much. The researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to create conductive pathways several atoms ...

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Engineering self-assembling amyloid fibers

January 27, 2015 1:15 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Nature has many examples of self-assembly, and bioengineers are interested in copying or manipulating these systems to create useful new materials or devices. Amyloid proteins, for example, can self-assemble into the tangled plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease -- but ...

Breakthrough promises secure communications and faster computers

January 27, 2015 1:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Unlike Bilbo's magic ring, which entangles human hearts, engineers have created a new micro-ring that entangles individual particles of light, an important first step in a whole host of new technologies. Entanglement - the instantaneous connection between two ...

Studying degradation in an active, autonomous nanomachine

January 27, 2015 1:09 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

As nanomachine design rapidly advances, researchers are moving from wondering if the nanomachine works to how long it will work. This is an especially important question as there are so many potential applications, for instance, for medical uses, including drug delivery, early diagnosis ...

Ancient star system reveals Earth-sized planets forming near start of universe

January 27, 2015 1:04 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A Sun-like star with orbiting planets, dating back to the dawn of the Galaxy, has been discovered by an international team of astronomers. At 11.2 billion years old it is the oldest star with earth-sized planets ever found and proves that such planets have formed throughout ...

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Using 3-D printing, MakerBot and Feinstein Institute repair tracheal damage

January 27, 2015 1:01 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have made a medical breakthrough using 3D printing on a MakerBot® Replicator® 2X Experimental 3D Printer to create cartilage designed for tracheal repair or replacement. The results were reported today at the ...

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New search engine lets users look for relevant results faster

January 27, 2015 12:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT have developed a new search engine that outperforms current ones, and helps people to do searches more efficiently. The SciNet search engine is different because it changes internet searches ...

'Astro-archaeological' discovery from the dawn of time

January 27, 2015 12:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists led by University of Birmingham asteroseismologists have discovered a solar system with 5 Earth-sized planets dating back to the dawn of the Galaxy. Thanks to the NASA Kepler mission, the scientists announced today (Tuesday 27 January 2015) ...

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