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Airway muscle-on-a-chip mimics asthma

September 23, 2014 3:11 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The majority of drugs used to treat asthma today are the same ones that were used 50 years ago. New drugs are urgently needed to treat this chronic respiratory disease, which causes nearly 25 million people in the United States alone to wheeze....

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Businesses and investors pressing for green policy

September 23, 2014 3:05 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute....

Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

September 23, 2014 3:00 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. His mission began more than two years ago as Ozzie noticed people were increasingly communicating through texts, emails and social media....

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Power and energy monitor intended for DC supply rails in the 0V to 100V range

September 23, 2014 1:02 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) introduces the LTC2946, a high or low side charge, power and energy monitor for DC supply rails in the 0V to 100V range. An integrated ±0.4% accurate, 12-bit ADC and external precision time base ...

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Compact fuse allows faster charging of today’s smartphones and tablets

September 23, 2014 12:47 pm | Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has introduced the compact 777 Series Fuse to provide protection for higher-wattage wall-mount chargers for battery-powered electronic equipment. Although chargers for earlier generations of mobile phones ...

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Next-generation WiFi modules support the latest 802.11b/g/n wireless standards for the IoT

September 23, 2014 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Connect One (Kfar Saba, Israel) has launched its next-generation (G2) WiFi modules to support the latest 802.11b/g/n wireless standards for the Internet of Things (IoT) market. The G2 modules offer desirable system performance for IoT connectivity with ...

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Normally open coaxial switch provides 10 outputs

September 23, 2014 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teledyne Coax Switches (Cumbernauld, UK) introduced its new Series CCT-38 Coax Switch. The CCT-38 is a broadband multi-throw, electromechanical coaxial switch designed to switch a microwave signal from …

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Custom 19-inch fan tray designed for demanding military applications

September 23, 2014 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Verotec (Derry, NH) has supplied a major US-based defense contractor with custom design intelligent fan trays for a major defence project. The 19-inch rack-mounted 1U trays have six fans, strategically located within the tray to maximise....

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electronica 2014 with security solutions for the networked world

September 23, 2014 9:57 am | News | Comments

Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things. The industrial sector is hoping that greater networking will improve working processes. Cars that communicate with each other could lead to enhanced and more efficient traffic management....

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Power-efficient drivers provide quiescent current as low as 495µA

September 23, 2014 9:45 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (Norwood, MA) introduced a family of low-power rail-to-rail amplifiers for high-speed data acquisition systems that require exceptional accuracy, precision and power efficiency. For system designers who are looking to achieve ...

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AC-DC power supply series includes low-profile versions

September 23, 2014 9:28 am | CUI Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

CUI Inc. (Tualatin, OR) has extended its PBK series of ultra-compact SIP ac-dc power supplies to now include right-angle versions.The low-profile PBK-B family is available in 1 W, 3 W and 5 W configurations. The power modules measure as small ...

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Lego-like modular components make building 3-D 'labs-on-a-chip' a snap

September 22, 2014 4:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Thanks to new LEGO-like components developed by researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, it is now possible to build a 3-D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply by simply snapping together small modules by hand. Microfluidic systems ...

Growing scientists: World's future jobs are rooted in STEM

September 22, 2014 4:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Malaysia today became a founding partner in the Global STEM Alliance, a new high-tech multi-million dollar initiative dedicated to promoting young talent in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) around the world. Led by the ...

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A Closer Look: Ways to hide, secure data on phones

September 22, 2014 4:21 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police can't get to your password-protected data. Essentially, your photos, messages and other documents are automatically encrypted....

Monster galaxies gain weight by eating smaller neighbors

September 22, 2014 3:45 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Massive galaxies in the Universe have stopped making their own stars and are instead snacking on nearby galaxies, according to research by Australian scientists. Astronomers looked at more than 22,000 galaxies and found that while smaller galaxies ...

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