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Wi-Fi Hotspot Market Stages Revival as 2009 Worldwide Connects Surge to 1.2 Billion

January 27, 2010 1:55 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

The Wi-Fi hotspot market is entering a revival period marked by renewed interest from communication providers and increased usage among both business and leisure users

Spirit rover becomes 'stationary research platform'

January 27, 2010 1:53 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

More than six (Earth) years after it parachuted onto Mars' Gusev crater, the long-lived rover Spirit is transitioning to a new role as a stationary craft.

The Next Industrial Revolution - Is Happening In 1910

January 27, 2010 1:53 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Matt, our product manager, sent me a couple of interesting links about the next Industrial Revolution. The first was an article in Wired Magazine by Chris Anderson. The second was a rebuttal in Gizmodo by Joel Johnson. Both had some...


Be the Smart Kid

January 27, 2010 12:53 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

Kids: I know summer is a great time to heal the emotional scars that the Robert Johnsons of your generation left on you whilst beating you up and shoving you in lockers (believe, I've been there...lots), but suck it up. Don't let these months off erode the firm crust of knowledge you...


Figs kill wasp larvae when wasps do not pollinate figs

January 27, 2010 12:52 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

When a species in a mutually beneficial relationship fails to hold up its end of the bargain, sanctions may be necessary to maintain the relationship, a Cornell study of figs and wasps finds.

UV LEDs Feature Long Lifespan, Tight Beam Angle

January 27, 2010 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex announces the launch of its QuasarBrite UV family of LED technologies. The company asserts the UV LEDs provide a 10 times longer lifespan, tight beam angle, enhanced durability and up to 50 percent cost savings compared to alternative technologies. The family is available in 385 nm, 405 nm and 415 nm wavelengths at 


USB Market Will Get SuperSpeed Boost After Slower 2009

January 27, 2010 11:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Although the global recession will prompt a slight decline in USB-enabled device shipments this year, next-generation “SuperSpeed” technology will fuel the market over the next several years.

Tool Accelerates Design of Multi-Output DC-DC Power Supplies

January 27, 2010 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. expanded its Webench Designer tools with the introduction of Webench Power Architect, which allows engineers to create, model and implement multiple-output, high-performance DC/DC power supplies for an entire system. According to the company, system designers can 


Surface Mount Resistor is Thermally Efficient

January 27, 2010 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HPC series from Stackpole is a compact surface mount 5 watt resistor. The HPC Series incorporates four parallel thick film chip resistor elements to accommodate the higher power handling and the anodized heat sink allows for increased heat dissipation into the ambient air. These parallel resistance elements allow the HPC Series to withstand up to 2500 watts for pulse durations of 100 microseconds or less.


RE 50’s Power Pack is High Density

January 27, 2010 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxon’s RE 50's "heart" is, as with all mechanically commutated maxon motor drives, the ironless rotor, which results in detent-free running and minimized mass inertia. The combination of a two-pole Neodymium permanent magnet with the patented maxon winding technology results in high torque and remarkable acceleration, says Maxon.


NY AG calls Internet discount clubs 'deceptive'

January 27, 2010 9:56 am | News | Comments

The New York attorney general warned Internet retailers Wednesday that they should stop funneling unsuspecting customers into "deceptive" Web discount clubs that have been accused of slamming people with hidden fees.


Apple’s iPad

January 27, 2010 9:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Steve Jobs introduces the Apple iPad. A touch screen tablet with wireless internet connectivity and a touch screen keyboard (when desired). Related: Freeware Wi-Fi app turns iPod into a Phone – Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard Using Wii Remote – Build Your Own Tabletop...

One Laptop Per Child In Haiti

January 27, 2010 9:38 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

One Laptop Per Child is working in Haiti to help mitigate the disaster. Here is part of their press release.


Apple unveils $499 tablet with AT & T data plans

January 27, 2010 9:33 am | News | Comments

Apple will sell its newly unveiled tablet-style iPad starting at $499. The iPad resembles an iPhone, but larger. Apple will sell some iPad models with data plans from AT&T, with no contract required.


Several VITA Specifications Reach ANSI Recognition

January 27, 2010 9:16 am | News | Comments

VITA, the trade association dedicated to fostering American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited open system architectures in critical embedded system applications had several of its specifications reach ANSI recognition in the past year. A total of eight specifications completed the process and reached full recognition under the guidance of the VITA Standards Organization (VSO).



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