(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Prof. Koby Scheuer of Tel Aviv University has developed nano-sized optical gyroscopes that can fit on the head of a pin -- and, more usefully, on an average-sized computer chip -- without compromising the device's sensitivity. These gyroscopes...
Northwire Technical Cable has introduced EcoPower, an environmentally friendly power cord that is halogen free flame retardant (HFFR) (PVC free) and UL listed. It is the industry’s first HFFR power cord that is UL 62 approved.
To help minimize encoder inventories and their associated costs, Baumer has introduced four new families of programmable incremental encoders that can be quickly and easily programmed using either user-friendly PC software or mechanical DIP switches.
Hamamatsu Photonics introduces the ORCA-D2, a high-sensitivity camera for simultaneous dual wavelength imaging that features two CCD devices and interchangeable optical blocks.
The ready-to-install MSC-EL mini-slide with integrated electrical drive from Rexroth dramatically reduces the time required to plan, install, and start up customized handling systems.
Schurter announces the addition of a color anodized aluminium housing to the popular line of metal pushbutton switches. The red and green housings can be used to distinguish the start/stop switching functions.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has received nearly $2 million in federal stimulus funds from the National Science Foundation for renovations to expand its high-power laser research capabilities. The grant from NSF's Academic Research Infrastructure Program is funded through the...
Genzyme Corp. has become the target of a hostile takeover bid by suitor Sanofi-aventis, the French pharmaceutical giant that so far has been rejected in its attempts purchase Genzyme for approximately $18.5 billion.
Georgia Tech and Emory University have received a five-year $14.6 million contract from NIH to continue the development of nanotechnology and biomolecular engineering tools and methodologies for detecting and treating atherosclerosis.
This is the list of guidance documents CDRH is considering for development this year (2011). CDRH plans to update this list every year. CDRH invites interested persons to submit comments on any or all of the guidance documents on the list to docket...
NEC Corp. announced that it is working with the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) to conduct joint field trials of an electricity storage system using NEC’s lithium-ion battery. In the first phase of the...
Honeywell announced that Dan Sheflin, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions (ACS), has been named Chairman of the Smart Grid Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Standards...
IBM and Schneider Electric announced a new smarter buildings solution to improve energy performance for buildings across an organization. Together, IBM and Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, state that they are...
Meritek’s MCH Series of high voltage (500 VAC) Ceramic disc capacitors is aimed directly at the smart grid market where advanced electronics are being coupled with new metering and monitoring features. With
Kontron introduced its MicroTCA platform OM6040D, which is designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs and features a 10 Gbit/s Ethernet switched backplane enabling high data flow rates. In the maximum configuration with 4x Kontron AM5030 processor modules, the 5U platform
In the United States alone, error in medical treatments causes 98,000 deaths a year. For this reason, the American Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) founded the “100,000 Lives Campaign”, an initiative to improve patient care and prevent unnecessary deaths.
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced a fully digitally controlled Grid-Connected Solar Micro Inverter Reference Designwith an advanced, high-efficiency topology.
GE Intelligent Platforms announced the first in a new family of VME multifunction I/O boards designed specifically to address the problems caused by the growing constraints on size, weight and power in today’s military platforms.
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professors have been named 2010 fellows of the American Chemical Society. Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Howard P. Isermann '42 Professor of Chemical and Biological...
u-blox announces LISA, a new family of small, ultra-fast wireless modems that support a wide range of high-bandwidth applications such as mobile computing, car infotainment, telematics systems and hand-held terminals.
Americans everywhere prosper because of the nation's digital infrastructure, and therefore all citizens must defend it, President Barack Obama said Oct. 4. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and in a proclamation released, President Obama said all Americans must understand they have a responsibility to secure cyber networks.
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor expands its synchronous EZBuck portfolio with the introduction of its new low-input voltage DC-DC step-down regulator
Oriental Motor USA is introducing four motorized linear actuators designed for greater ease of use and high performance in positioning applications. The company’s motorized linear actuators feature the Alpha-Step stepping motor with
PREMO’s Series ZTC0602 high-sensitivity coil for application in hearing aids was developed according to ISO/TS16949:02, ISO9001:2000. It is specially Z-axis-designed for
Patented PEM spinning clinch bolts for thin metal panels have been introduced with a self-retracting feature enabling the fastener’s captive screw to remain retracted when disengaged. During fastener installation, controlled clinching action permanently