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Electric Dental Handpieces and Electric Oral Bone-cutting Handpieces: Safety Investigation of Patient Burns

September 24, 2010 12:21 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Device overheating may result in serious 1st to 3rd degree patient burns.

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IBM Accelerates Smart Grid Adoption; Helps Utilities Modernize Communications Networks

September 24, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

IBM announced that it will help utilities modernize the underlying communications networks that enable them to deliver energy resources. By providing complete consulting, design and implementation services with network technology from industry partners, IBM...

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Green Plug Appoints Paul Panepinto VP Ecosystem Development

September 24, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Green Plugannounced the appointment of Paul Panepinto to the newly created position of VP Ecosystem Development. Panepinto will oversee Green Plug’s ongoing involvement in industry-wide efforts to standardize dc power adapters so they...

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NSF Funds Development of Hydrogen-Powered, Solar-Inspired Nano-Battery

September 24, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Eduard Karpov, University of Illinois at Chicago assistant professor of civil and materials engineering, has received a three-year, $217,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new battery he is calling a...

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Disposable Cables for Minimally Invasive Surgery

September 24, 2010 11:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Quabbin Wire & Cable Co. Inc. produces a variety of electronic cables for medical, robotic, and high-speed data transmission applications.

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Funky QFN Land Patterns

September 24, 2010 11:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I've described the optimal way to create your land and solder paste layer for QFNs a couple of times before. But that was for a standard square QFN or rectangular DFN. What happens if you look at the bottom of...

General Dynamics receives $35M US Army contract

September 24, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Friday it received a $35 million contract to produce gun barrel conversion kits for the U.S. Army.The M2A1 quick-change barrel conversion kits contain parts used to modify the M2's heavy barrel machine gun to a different configuration. The company said the conversion...

Worm Gear Replacement Operates at 90% Efficiency

September 24, 2010 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The Grove Gear IronMan E Series gear reducer operates at 90% efficiency to maximize system effectiveness. The product has a compact housing design that offers a direct replacement to traditional worm gear reducers.

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Load Cell Designed to be Hermetically Encapsulated

September 24, 2010 9:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

HBM Inc. provides state-of-the-art transducers, strain gages, load cells, amplifiers, and assemblies for use in medical devices, dynamic weighing, and scale applications.

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Mimicking nature, water-based 'artificial leaf' produces electricity

September 24, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(North Carolina State University) A team led by a North Carolina State University researcher has shown that water-gel-based solar devices -- "artificial leaves" -- can act like solar cells to produce electricity. The findings prove the concept for making solar cells that more closely...

Scientists Recreate Extreme Conditions Deep in Earth’s Interior

September 24, 2010 8:20 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Scientists have wondered for some time why certain seismic waves travel more quickly through the core-mantle boundary, a thin layer of the Earth's interior that lies between about 1675 and 1800 miles below the surface. Now a new study by Yale University and the University of California,...

Wire Stripper Designed for Wire and Cables up to Half Inch OD

September 24, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The temperature of the stripping elements is infinitely variable up to 1400°F. The unit has an infinitely adjustable strip length stop from 0 to 1-1/2 in. and has a self-contained fume extraction system.

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RGB LED Illuminated Pushbuttons Offer Unlimited Vibrant Color Combinations

September 24, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

NKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, announced the availability of the KP Series of illuminated miniature pushbutton switches.

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NC State lands grant to research acoustics to detect landmines, bombs

September 24, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(North Carolina State University) Imagine a tool that uses sound waves to help identify land mines, roadside bombs or suicide bombers. North Carolina State University has received a grant from the US Office of Naval Research to turn that idea into a reality.

Target to start carrying iPad in October

September 24, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Target Corp. says it will begin carrying four models of Apple Inc.'s iPad, starting at $499.The nation's second-largest discount chain says it will start selling touchscreen tablet computer starting Oct. 3.The models include 16-, 32-, and 64-gigabyte models, as well as the Wi-Fi + 3G model.The...

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