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Nanotechnology leads to better, cheaper LEDs for phones and lighting
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2-D materials' crystalline defects key to new properties
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Grant to help find why people reveal information online
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Solar energy-driven process could revolutionize oil sands tailings reclamation
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MOSFET driver addresses technology advances in battery operated tools

High Temperature Snubber by Electronic Concepts, Inc.

Electronic Concepts introduces the HT1 series with a high temperature polymer, Thermakon Technology. This snubber operates to 150°C with the highest peak-current of any metallized dry film capacitor.

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China developing subsonic stealth bomber

 
 
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According to early reports, China is developing a new stealth bomber to counter American influence in the Far East and firm up its own leadership and force-projection ability. We’ve previously discussed America’s plans to replace the illustrious SR-71 Blackbird ...


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HARTING har-flexicon®

Deliver superior PCB performance with compact and robust connectivity. Ideal for rugged industrial environments. Pitches from 1.27mm and 2.54mm through 5.08mm.Surface mount compatibility / Full SMT termination to PCB. Push in / IDC termination.


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Solar explosions inside a computer

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The shorter the interval between two explosions in the solar atmosphere, the more likely it is that the second flare will be stronger than the first one. ETH Professor Hans Jürgen Herrmann and his team have been able to demonstrate this, using model calculations....


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Most stars are born in clusters, some leave 'home'

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New modeling studies from Carnegie's Alan Boss demonstrate that most of the stars we see were formed when unstable clusters of newly formed protostars broke up. These protostars are born out of rotating clouds of dust and gas, which act....


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ReelFast® microPEM® Nuts/Spacers

Type SMTSO™ fasteners install permanently on P.C. boards in the same manner as other surface mount components. Offered in thread sizes as small as M1 / #0-80 and lengths as short as 1mm / 0.62”. All can be installed in boards as thin as 0.5mm / .020”.


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NRL researchers develop novel method to synthesize nanoparticles

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Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Materials Science and Technology Division have developed a novel one-step process using, for the first time in these types of syntheses, potassium superoxide (KO2) to rapidly form oxide nanoparticles....


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Cyber Week 2014: Netanyahu, Kaspersky, and Gold tackle cyber 'game-changers'

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"I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that cyber defense solutions will serve as the essential basis for human development and economic growth in this century — I think it's happening before our very eyes," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told ...


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TVS protection for USB 3.1/Thunderbolt data lines

Central Semiconductor's CFTVS5V0BULC is an ultra-low capacitance 5.0V bi-directional TVS in the space saving SOD-882L. This device provides up to 15kV of transient voltage protection for high speed USB 3.1, Thunderbolt and HDMI 2.0 interfaces. The low 0.35pF maximum capacitance of the CFTVS5V0BULC is an essential characteristic in preventing signal degradation.


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Nanotechnology leads to better, cheaper LEDs for phones and lighting

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Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting....


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2-D materials' crystalline defects key to new properties

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Understanding how atoms "glide" and "climb" on the surface of 2D crystals like tungsten disulphide may pave the way for researchers to develop materials with unusual or unique characteristics, according to an international team of researchers....


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Omron Introduces Innovative Probe Pins Manufactured using Electroforming Technology

Omron’s electroforming pin probe utilizes a one piece construction which separates the spring and relay, achieving stable resistance and greater durability than traditional industry construction of pressed parts. Features include ultra-narrow pitches, versatile contact shapes, and multiple contact point configuration.


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Grant to help find why people reveal information online

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Penn State researchers have received a $262,383 grant from the National Science Foundation to better understand why people disclose or withhold private information during online transactions. Researchers from Penn State's College of Communications ...


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Solar energy-driven process could revolutionize oil sands tailings reclamation

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Edmonton—Cleaning up oil sands tailings has just gotten a lot greener thanks to a novel technique developed by University of Alberta civil engineering professors that uses solar energy to accelerate tailings pond reclamation efforts by industry....


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Automotive MIPI® DSI BRIDGE TO Display Port (eDP)

Texas Instruments

The SN65DSI86-Q1 features a dual-channel MIPI® D-PHY receiver front-end with 4 lanes per channel operating at 1.5Gbps per lane that convert to DisplayPort with up to four lanes configurable up to 5.4Gbps.
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Laser sensor promises optimized performance for positioning and measuring

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Banner Engineering (Minneapolis, MN) has expanded its L-Gage LE family of laser sensors with the new LE250. Optimized for measurements ranging from 100 mm to 400 mm, the LE250 features desirable measurement precision and a small laser spot size.


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3U Open VPX VITA 62-compliant power supply offers five outputs, 550 Watts of power

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Behlman Electronics Inc. (Hauppauge, NY) has introduced its fourth COTS VPXtra Power Supply designed to support the rigors of mission critical airborne, shipboard, vehicle and mobile VPX applications, as well as high-end industrial applications.


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Will Wearable Devices Be Here in Two Years?

In 2013, wearable devices began to take off in the consumer and medical industries, particularly with fitness and health tracking devices. The NPD group believes that the market will swell to 91 million units in 2015, but some insiders predict that fitness wearables only have two more years before they’re rendered obsolete by increasing smartphone functionality – that is, of course, contingent on whatever Apple’s wearable “dream team” is working on releasing in the next year.


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MOSFET driver addresses technology advances in battery operated tools

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Micrel, Inc. (San Jose, CA) introduced the MIC4606, a 85V Full Bridge MOSFET driver that features Adaptive-Dead-Time and Shoot-Through Protection. The device is part of Micrel's highly successful 85V MOSFET Driver family first launched in 2013....


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