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Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone
NEWS
Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use
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UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts
NEWS
Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again
PRODUCT
Hazardous-area fluorescent light fixture features Class 1 Division 2 Groups A,B,C, and D approvals

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This helmet lets fighter pilots ditch their night vision goggles

 
 
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Military jobs are synonymous with stress, but one of the most stressful jobs even by military standards is that of the jet fighter pilot. Not only are they required to process a lot of operational information very quickly, they must do it while wearing headgear that can strain the head and neck the faster the plane flies....


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5000 Watt TVS provides high energy transient protection

Central Semiconductor's 5SMC Series of 5000 Watt transient voltage suppressors are designed to protect voltage sensitive components from high energy transients. Stand-off voltages range from 33V to 170V, ideal for inductive load switching, lightning protection, and telecommunication data line applications. The glass passivated junction improves energy efficiency by reducing leakage current.


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Cost-effective, solvothermal synthesis of heteroatom (S or N)-doped graphene developed

A research team led by group leader Yung-Eun Sung has announced that they have developed cost-effective technology to synthesize sulfur-doped and nitrogen-doped graphenes which can be applied as high performance electrodes for secondary batteries and fuel cells....


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Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster

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A new study by researchers from the University of Leicester has furthered our understanding of how tiny nanosystems function, unlocking the potential to create new materials using nanosized 'building blocks'. The study, which has been published in the prestigious academic journal Physical Review Letters ...


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Feature Of The Day

Built-In Immersion Library in Haptic Driver

Texas Instruments

Free Immersion haptic library: Included with the DRV2605L 2V – 5V haptic driver including a closed-loop actuator-control system for high-quality haptic feedback for ERM and LRA. Improve actuator performance: acceleration consistency, start time, and brake time. I2C compatible bus or PWM input signal.  
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Collecting just the right data

Much artificial-intelligence research addresses the problem of making predictions based on large data sets. An obvious example is the recommendation engines at retail sites like Amazon and Netflix. But some types of data are harder to collect than online click histories....


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Magnets for fusion energy: A revolutionary manufacturing method developed

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The National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) in Japan, has achieved an electrical current of 100,000 amperes, which is by far the highest in the world, by using the new idea of assembling the state-of-the-art yttrium-based high-temperature superconducting tapes....


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Portable & Stackable LED Work Area Light

This unit produces 16,200 lumens of LED illumination with 360° of coverage and can be hung upside down, right side up, and stacked for safe transport from worksite to worksite.


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NEWS

Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS. The South Korean company had planned to start selling the phone, the Samsung Z, in...
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Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research. In a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday, 30 professors said a clarification the agency issued last month on what rules model aircraft hobbyists must follow....


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Which One Rocks – AC or DC?

In the old war of currents between Edison and Tesla, Tesla’s alternating current proved to be the winner in grid distribution. We wonder if it will prevail when it comes to local and regional distribution. The new distribution extends deeper than the power grid; it goes down into the hearts of datacenters and high performance computing.


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NEWS

UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

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Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments. Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says his medical practice showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts....


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Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can -at least in some instances- be used on other carriers. The law, which President Obama said he looks forward to signing, undoes a move by the Librarian of Congress in 2012. That made it a copyright violation to unlock a phone without the carrier's permission....


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PRODUCT

Brushless DC motor includes power up to 120 W

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The new brushless drive from maxon precision motors (Fall River, MA) with a diameter of 19 mm has been specially designed for high speeds and features low heat development and extremely quiet and low-vibration running. This little powerhouse has applications in centers for miniaturized processing....


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Linear position sensor designed for extreme environments

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H. G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group (Moorestown, NJ) is proud to release its LA-25-R series LVDT linear position sensors designed to handle the extreme industrial environments found in steam and hydro power plants; paper, steel, and aluminum mills....


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Hazardous-area fluorescent light fixture features Class 1 Division 2 Groups A,B,C, and D approvals

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The HALS-48-4L-347V from Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) is a hazardous-area fluorescent light fixture that is Class 1 Division 2 Groups A,B,C, and D approved, has a T4A temperature rating and is ideal for open air locations where flammable chemical vapors may be occasionally encountered....


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