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Study could lead to atherosclerosis prevention

December 7, 2011 11:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

New research offers a clue into the underlying causes of atherosclerosis in terms of how the cells that line the blood vessels, called endothelial cells, behave as the vessels stiffen with age.

CooperVision Avaira Aquaform Sphere Soft Contact Lenses: Class 1 Recall - Unintended Residue on Lenses

December 7, 2011 7:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Symptoms may range from hazy, blurry vision, discomfort to eye injuries requiring medical treatment.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Peter Green of International Rectifier on Driving Solid-State Lighting

December 7, 2011 5:46 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Peter Green of International Rectifier about solid-state lighting and the circuits needed to drive them.

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65-watt AC-DC power supplies include output to ground isolation of 1500Vac

December 6, 2011 4:31 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas introduces the 65-watt MWS65 series of open-frame, medical/ITE AC-DC power supplies. With 4kVac reinforced input to output isolation and output to ground isolation of 1500Vac, all models in the MWS65 series comply with UL/EN60601-1 Editions 2 & 3 safety approvals...

Quadrant Officially Unveiled Newly Expanded Scranton Facility

December 6, 2011 4:09 am | News | Comments

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP) celebrated the recent 75,000 square-foot expansion of its Scranton facility in the fourth quarter of 2011 with a luncheon and tour for its local businesses and dignitaries.

Aventyn Uses Plessey Semiconductors ECG Sensor for Mobile Health Applications

December 6, 2011 4:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aventyn announced the collaboration agreement at the 2011 mHealth Summit. The summit is organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in partnership with mHIMSS, the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health.

16-mm Metal Gear Motors Tout Greater Durability and Reliability

December 5, 2011 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nidec Copal has expanded its 0.630” (16 mm) OD brush and brushless DC gear motor product lines with the next generation MG16B (brush) and LB16MG (brushless) metal planetary gear motor series. The new metal planetary gear train allows for higher torque providing greater durability and reliability with improved protection against shock and vibration loads. With

802.15.4 Semiconductor Revenues to Surpass $1 Billion in 2015

December 5, 2011 6:22 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

ZigBee is an open standard technology that runs on the 802.15.4 radio standard (PHY) and MAC. The technology is low-cost, low-power, self-healing, and scalable,

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element14 announces ''The Innovation Series'' event

December 5, 2011 3:53 am | News | Comments

element14 has today announced it is hosting a two-day virtual event “the element14 Innovation Series” on the 16th and 17th of January 2012.

In Turkey, Biden touts political freedoms

December 3, 2011 3:05 am | by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A free political climate is essential to economic innovation, and countries that try to censor the Internet are pursuing a "dead end," U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told a group of young entrepreneurs gathered in Istanbul on Saturday.The international forum, which drew hundreds of attendees,...

Vet College offers cure for dogs' racing hearts

December 2, 2011 9:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine now is one of only two vet schools in the country to offer ablation for dogs - a cardiology procedure that can cure racing hearts.

Rotational Voice Coil Motor Establishes a New Standard

December 2, 2011 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Equipment Solutions introduces the RVC-5 Rotational Voice Coil Motor, setting a new standard for rotational voice coil stages. It is an instrument with the extreme precision of a galvanometer and the compact size and reliability of a resonant scanner.

Rotary Code Switches Withstand High-Temperature Soldering

December 1, 2011 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

APEM Components introduced the P65 series of rotary switches, a high temperature version of the company’s PT65 dual in-line package (DIP) coded rotary switch. The series is specially designed for high temperature soldering and is appropriate for

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NJIT Researchers Publish News of Success With Robots as Learning Tool

December 1, 2011 3:59 am | News | Comments

NJIT researchers, who have helped hundreds of science, mathematics, and technology teachers in New Jersey improve how students learn, have published a book chapter about their success using robotics as both a motivational and learning tool.

What is the Outlook for the Industrial PC Market?

December 1, 2011 3:56 am | News | Comments

A brand new IMS Research report on the world market for industrial PCs (IPCs) estimated total revenues of $2.07 billion in 2010. Strong growth is projected to 2015, with world IPC revenues reaching $3.52 billion.

LDRA streamlines regulatory burden with support for QNX Momentics

November 30, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has announced today that its LDRA tool suite now supports QNX Software System Limited’s QNX Momentics Tool Suite and QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS). This offers a best-in-class approach fine-tuned for development needs and compliance to industry standards.

Russians blog to highlight fears of election fraud

November 30, 2011 6:10 am | by Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters | News | Comments

When bloggers posted what they said was a tape of the governor of this industrial region telling local employers to organize "compulsory voting" for Vladimir Putin's ruling party, it caused a stir across Russia.

Powerstax’ medical PSUs meet latest approvals

November 30, 2011 12:25 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Powerstax’ Medistax range of power supplies for medical applications has now been approved to the latest version of IEC 60601-1:2005, 3rd Edition. This is in addition to the existing approval to the 2nd Edition and ensures full medical approval is …

Competition in the Telehealth Market Set to Intensify

November 29, 2011 10:37 am | News | Comments

With a global revenue forecast of $990 million by 2015 (InMedica) the Telehealth market is already attracting a host of suppliers and innovators at various points in the value chain.

COM Express Type 6 Module Features Intel Quad-Core Processor

November 29, 2011 8:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring the second generation of Intel Core processors, congatec's conga-TM67 also has Type 6 pin-out and digital display interfaces for improved display options and increased bandwidth with additional PCI Express Lanes available.

Ortho-tag, Inc. & the University of Pittsburgh Enter Into a Global Licensing Agreement of Transcutaneous Near Field Communication Technology

November 28, 2011 4:52 am | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH, PA -- Ortho-tag, Inc., a high-technology development and sales company, has signed a global licensing agreement with the University of Pittsburgh to utilize Transcutaneous Near Field Communication (TNFC) technology in “smart” medical devices for orthopaedic implants and recipient patients.

HEICO Completes Switchcraft Acquisition

November 23, 2011 8:41 am | News | Comments

HEICO Corporation announced that its Electronic Technologies Group has completed the acquisition of Switchcraft through the purchase of all of the stock of Switchcraft's parent company, Switchcraft Holdco.

Recycling saves Keesler hospital $62,000

November 23, 2011 5:36 am | News | Comments

The Keesler Hospital's operating room is once again "going green." In 2004, Capt. Wendy Wilkins, an 81st Surgical Operations Squadron operating room nurse, began reprocessing the Flowtron compression hoses used in the operating rooms.

Compact Power Supplies Serve Multiple Applications

November 23, 2011 4:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meeting IT equipment safety specifications and stringent medical safety standards, the EMH series of single-output 250 Watt and 350 Watt AC-DC power supplies suit a broad range of IT, industrial, and medical applications.

Chip Resistor can Handle 3000V

November 22, 2011 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available with voltage ratings up to 3Kv and resistance values from 100k up to 100Gohms, the new Ohmite HVC Series of wrap around terminal chip resistors have a standard TCR of 100ppm and standard tolerances of 5%, although tolerances as low as 0.50% can be achieved.

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