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Connectors Offer 0.05 Inch Pitch

September 15, 2010 1:26 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Mill-Max has developed high density, 0.05 in. pitch through-hole and surface mount spring-loaded connectors (SLC) available in single and double-row strip packaging.

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Digital Humidity Element Has Excellent Accuracy and Low Hysteresis

September 15, 2010 1:25 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Servoflo Corp. offers the HYT271 digital humidity element. This capacitive polymer sensor has an I2C interface and uses an optimized thin film sensor connected to an ASIC, both on the same substrate.

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NIST finalizes initial set of smart grid cyber security guidelines

September 15, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) NIST has issued its first Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security, including high-level security requirements, a framework for assessing risks, an evaluation of privacy issues at personal residences, and additional information for...

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Advanced Power Conversion Technologies Detailed at Darnell Power Forum

September 15, 2010 1:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Digitally-controlled photovoltaic power converters, advanced energy harvesting technologies and developments in power supply in package/power supply on chip (PSiP/ PwrSoC) devices were all reviewed on Tuesday at Darnell’s Power Forum. Presenters included Dave Freeman...

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International Electrotechnical Commission Calls for Global Taskforce to Coordinate Energy Efficiency Initiatives Worldwide

September 15, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) called for a global taskforce to coordinate technology-based energy efficiency initiatives in an effort to increase coherence, and reduce duplication and wasted time, as it launched its white paper,...

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Enecsys Appoints Henrik Raunkjaer as Chief Executive Officer

September 15, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Enecsys Limited, a solar PV micro-inverter company, has named Henrik Raunkjaer to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, effective November 1, 2010. Raunkjaer will take over from the interim CEO, Mossadiq...

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Investors take charge at HydroCision

September 15, 2010 11:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Medical device company HydroCision Inc. of North Billerica said today that new investors have acquired the company and named Howard Donnelly, former president of Level 1, as president and CEO.

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April Verch Band to Perform at Brookhaven National Laboratory October 13

September 15, 2010 11:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

April Verch and her band will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Wednesday, October 13, at noon in Berkner Hall.

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Apple's new iPad, iPhone software due in November

September 15, 2010 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple says the next version of the software that runs iPads and other gadgets will be available in November and will include a way for people to print documents from iPads and other gadgets....

Mind-reading phones? The tech's evolving there

September 15, 2010 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

How smart do you want your smart phone to actually be? Do you want it to read your mind, even a little bit?...

Arsonist gets prison in Philly record company fire

September 15, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A man has been sentenced to prison after drunkenly breaking into a famous Philadelphia recording company's headquarters and starting a fire....

Microsoft's new IE9 promises zippier performance

September 15, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is unveiling the "beta" test version of Internet Explorer 9 on Wednesday, the first of a new generation of Web browser programs that tap into the powerful processors on board newer computers to make websites load and run faster....

Best Buy OKs dividend of 15 cents per share

September 15, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Best Buy Co. said Wednesday that its board of directors approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of 15 cents per common share.The electronics retailer will pay the dividend on Oct. 26 to shareholders of record on Oct. 5.Shares of Best Buy fell 22 cents to $36.49 on Wednesday.

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$40 million awarded to trace human brain's connections

September 15, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Mental Health) The National Institutes of Health today awarded grants totaling $40 million to map the human brain's connections in high resolution. The Human Connectome Project will have transformative impact, paving the way toward a detailed understanding of...

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New Supercomputer ‘Sees’ Well Enough to Drive a Car Someday

September 15, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Navigating our way down the street is something most of us take for granted; we seem to recognize cars, other people, trees and lampposts instantaneously and without much thought. In fact, visually interpreting our environment as quickly as we do is an astonishing feat requiring an...

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