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Young women objectify themselves more browsing Facebook and magazines than media types
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Beyond the lithium ion -- a significant step toward a better performing battery
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Industry: Digital music sales match physical for 1st time
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'Game of Thrones' hit by piracy from Twitter-owned app users
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Germanwings crash could prompt remote override tech review

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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5 traits of exceptional engineering managers

 
 
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Case studies on exceptional leaders are abundant – but specific and narrow in scope. Rather than distill what makes a great manager through the lens of a specific individual, we asked engineers of all stripes to share what the best managers do to give them ...


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Headline: Powering Innovation With Micro DC Motors

With over five decades of micro-motion expertise, MICROMO is proud to offer complete full-service design, sourcing, and manufacturing capabilities on a global basis with FAULHABER Group to deliver benchmark, custom micro-motion solutions.


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40W AC/DC power supplies offer universal AC input

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The MPM-40SE series is a family of compact, 40W AC/DC power supplies. These high performance, encapsulated modules include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and high reliability. Six standard models operate from a universal input of 85 to 264 VAC; providing tightly regulated ...


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Disney researchers use passive UHF RFID tags to detect how people interact with objects

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Disney Research has demonstrated that battery-free, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags can be used to cheaply and unobtrusively determine how people use and interact with daily objects, enabling new types of interactive play, smart homes and work environments ...


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Feature Of The Day

18V multi-channel converter with PMBus™

Texas Instruments

The TPS65400 2- or 4-channel configurable buck DC/DC converter with PMBus/I2C digital interface integrates eight power MOSFETs and features industry-leading efficiency at up to 95% in the smallest footprint. Flexible power up/down sequencing control increases system reliability.
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Classroom Game Server helps integrate game-based learning applications

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RGS, a business unit of Avnet, Inc. introduced the RGS Classroom Game Server (CGS), a new high-performance digital learning system designed to enable school districts to affordably integrate game-based learning (GBL) applications into their digital lesson plans for grades K-12. The unit is optimized for MinecraftEdu from TeacherGaming LLC.


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Engineer improves rechargeable batteries with MoS2 nano 'sandwich'

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The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University. Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering ...


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HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT RACKS HANDLE UP TO 3,000 LB

Equipto Heavy Duty Series of vertical racks can be configured to meet virtually any need from instrumentation to security. Double-ledge, double-plane corner construction makes it the strongest cabinet in the industry, capable of carrying 3000 lb. of equipment. Industry-leading RFI/EMI shielding characteristics protect circuitry from external interference and leakage of sensitive signals. Many options available.


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A thumbnail track pad

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Researchers at the MIT Media Lab are developing a new wearable device that turns the user's thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad. They envision that the technology could let users control wireless devices when their hands are full -- answering the ...


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Germanwings crash could prompt remote override tech review

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The Germanwings crash last month was an "unbelievable horror" for the families of those killed, compounded by the apparent senselessness of the co-pilot's actions in bringing down the plane, German President Joachim Gauck told hundreds of victims' relatives ...


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Optimize System Power with Protection and Control

NXP NX3P power switches supply multiple protection features for controller-based designs. NX3P devices provide reverse voltage and over-voltage protection, and slew-rate control of inrush current. Available at Mouser.com.


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'Game of Thrones' hit by piracy from Twitter-owned app users

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HBO's "Game of Thrones" has the dubious honor of being popular with both pirates and viewers. After its fifth season began Sunday, users of a Twitter-owned live-streaming app shared the fantasy drama....


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Industry: Digital music sales match physical for 1st time

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Revenue from digital music matched that from physical albums and discs for the first time in 2014, a global industry body said Tuesday. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's annual report said digital and physical sales each accounted for 46 percent of ...


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Vicor Corporation Expands its DCM™ DC-DC Converter Module Series

This series now covers critical applications in Aerospace, EV/HEV, Rugged Systems, Industrial, and Telecom/Datacom. Qualify for a free evaluation board.


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Beyond the lithium ion -- a significant step toward a better performing battery

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The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken a significant step toward the development of ...


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Simplifying Advanced Power Systems Design

Digital power management and control provide real-time intelligence that helps designers build power systems that automatically adapt to their environment and optimize efficiency. Download this white paper from Intersil to learn how this technology can improve system performance and reliability.


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ASIC Design Made Cost Effective with Low Cost Tools and Masks

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There has never been a better time to explore the advantages of an ASIC, due to the wide availability of low cost design tools and easy access to flexible, mature IC processes. Take advantage of the many technical and commercial benefits that Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) offer.


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Young women objectify themselves more browsing Facebook and magazines than media types

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Though it is widely believed that the media objectifies women, women further diminish themselves by constantly comparing their bodies to others'. Regardless of how much time young women devote to viewing television, music videos and using the internet, they will ...


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