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Researchers use machine learning to boil down the stories that wearable cameras are telling

September 16, 2013 12:41 pm | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

Computers will someday soon automatically provide short video digests of a day in your life, your family vacation or an eight-hour police patrol, say computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin. The researchers are working to develop tools to help make sense of the vast quantities of video that are going to be produced by wearable camera technology such as Google Glass and Looxcie.

Toward a truly white organic LED

September 16, 2013 12:29 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

By inserting platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor, University of Utah physicists were able to "tune" the plastic-like polymer to emit light of different colors – a step toward more efficient, less expensive and truly white organic LEDs for light bulbs of the future. "These new, platinum-rich polymers hold promise for white organic light-emitting diodes and new kinds of more efficient solar cells..."

USB+CAN development kit provides platform for ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs

September 13, 2013 11:41 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The Tiva C Series TM4C123G USB+CAN Development Kit from Texas Instruments features a Tiva C Series MCU with ARM Cortex- M4 core that integrates connectivity and sensor aggregation solutions. This kit allows for easy evaluation the Tiva C Series TM4C123x MCU’s peripherals and

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LED light bar produces over 8,000 lumens

September 13, 2013 10:30 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a powerful new LED light bar that provides impressive lighting performance combined with extreme durability. The LEDP5W-18R LED Light Bar produces over 8,000 lumens of light output and can withstand abusive conditions that would cause standard incandescent lights to fail.

Adding a personal touch to automotive interior lighting via LIN

September 10, 2013 3:59 pm | by Michael Bender, Melexis | Melexis | Articles | Comments

Solid-state lighting is now becoming commonplace in automotive designs, replacing more costly, less energy efficient and not as reliable incandescent lamps. Though it is only in recent times that it has started to be considered for the parking lights, brake lights, side lights and front lights on the car’s exterior...

Butterfly wings inspire new technologies: From fabrics and cosmetics to sensors

September 10, 2013 11:46 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new study has revealed that the stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly could expand the range of innovative technologies. Scientific lessons learnt from these butterflies have already inspired designs of new displays, fabrics and cosmetics.

New kind of ultraviolet LED could lead to portable, low-cost devices

September 10, 2013 11:22 am | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

Commercial uses for ultraviolet (UV) light are growing, and now a new kind of LED under development at The Ohio State University could lead to more portable and low-cost uses of the technology. The patent-pending LED creates a more precise wavelength of UV light than today’s commercially available UV LEDs...

LED string light provides high output performance

September 10, 2013 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has released an LED string lighting system that provides higher performance and durability than comparable incandescent string lights. The WAL-SL-10-LED Work Area Lighting LED String Light features LED lighting technology and heavy duty construction that provides operators with powerful lighting capable of standing up to demanding work conditions.

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How to design backlights for LCD TV displays with scrolling LEDs

September 9, 2013 5:42 pm | by Girish Ramesh, Sr. Marketing Manager, Atmel Corporation and Kevin Hempson, Staff Applications Engineer, Atmel Corporation | Articles | Comments

You can improve contrast and reduce motion blur by sequentially flashing zones in an LCD display that is back lit with edge-mounted LEDs. You achieve this scrolling illumination with improved LED driver ICs. With the help of some timing diagrams this article will reveal how this works in principle and will give a description of the different modes of operation.

LED driver design provides 30% energy savings relative to other drivers

September 9, 2013 10:41 am | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation announced the release of a reference design and demonstration board for a 200W AC LED Driver with Power Line Interface in collaboration with Echelon Corporation. Applications include remotely controlled and monitored municipal and private-installation lighting with remote control convenience features.

Explosion-proof LED light cart is paint spray booth approved

September 6, 2013 12:25 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Explosion-proof lighting specialists Larson Electronics have announced the release of a powerful new cart mounted lighting system featuring a swivel mounted, four lamp, 24 inch LED light fixture. The paint spray booth approved EPLC-24-4L-LED Explosion Proof LED Light Cart features high efficiency LED tube lamps....

LED light acts as alternative to standard incandescent bulbs

September 6, 2013 9:08 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

A new PAR38 style LED bulb released by Larson Electronics offers the ability to improve the performance of standard incandescent light fixtures simply by replacing the bulb. The LED17W-PAR38-WP 17 Watt LED Style Bulb produces more light output with higher color quality than a standard 150 watt incandescent flood light.

Kodak CEO talks company's future

September 4, 2013 11:31 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Kodak emerged from bankruptcy protection Tuesday vastly different from the company of old. Gone are the cameras and film that made it famous. The company hopes to replace them with new technologies such as touch screens for smartphones and smart packaging embedded with sensors.

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LED work light provides high output and cool operation

September 4, 2013 9:30 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a two foot long hazardous location LED work light that provides better performance and reliability than standard incandescent and fluorescent work lights. The EPL-FL1524-LED-120X12-C1D2-50 Hazardous Area LED Work Light is a superior alternative to standard work lights....

Breakthrough in sensing at the nanoscale

September 3, 2013 12:17 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery in identifying the world's most sensitive nanoparticle and measuring it from a distance using light. These super-bright, photostable and background-free nanocrystals enable a new approach to highly advanced sensing technologies using optical fibres.

Low-voltage power supplies achieve up to 90% efficiency

August 29, 2013 3:43 pm | Tdk Corporation Of America, TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the extension of the TDK-Lambda GWS500 series power supplies with the addition of two low output voltage models. Combining the same high efficiency, high power density and low standby power characteristics as other models within the GWS500 series, the 5V 80A and 7.5V 67A models are well-suited for fitting into 1U enclosures.

LED blasting gun light produces 1200 lumens

August 29, 2013 3:31 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a high power blasting gun light designed to provide the intense light output needed to cut through the dust and debris producing by blasting operations. The BLG-HID-20REX Explosion Proof LED Blasting Gun Light produces 1200 lumens of intense light output....

TFT monochrome LCDs offer higher brightness, resolution and contrast ratios over passive monochrome displays

August 27, 2013 2:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Display International has introduced a family of TFT monochrome LCDs that provide a drop-in replacement for passive matrix monochrome displays with superior performance, including higher brightness, wider viewing angles, higher contrast ratios, faster response times, higher resolution, sunlight readability and wider operating temperatures.

Dartmouth researchers develop molecular switch that changes liquid crystal colors

August 27, 2013 11:18 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Dartmouth researchers have developed a molecular switch that changes a liquid crystal's readout color based on a chemical input. This new development may open the way for using liquid crystals in detecting harmful gases, pathogens, explosives and other chemical substances.

Dispensing valve improves productivity and reduces cost

August 26, 2013 9:54 am | Nordson Efd Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson EFD introduces the PICO xMOD Valve, a new and exciting fully exchangeable and modular concept in non-contact and contact needle dispensing of assembly fluids. Nordson EFD's PICO xMOD valve system technology uses high-tech, robust, durable piezoelectric actuation technology for continuous operation at speeds of up to 500 cycles/second.

LED bulb driver controller includes power factor correction

August 26, 2013 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

O2Micro International Limited extended the company's general lighting product portfolio with the introduction of the patent pending OZ2083 3-Way LED Bulb Driver Controller with power factor correction. 3-way desk, table and floor lamps are ubiquitous in the United States, providing consumers with the convenience of high, medium and low brightness in a single bulb.

IC integrates a 600V half-bridge control circuit

August 22, 2013 1:53 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced a reliable, highly efficient and cost effective control IC for magnetic ballasts used in fluorescent lamps. The IRS2538DS emulates the behavior of a magnetic ballast control system, leveraging IR’s patented ballast and high-voltage technologies to offer an easy-to-use, one-chip magnetic replacement ballast solution.

Google's startup brings sightseeing app to Glass

August 22, 2013 9:27 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google Glass, a spectacle-like computing device drawing lots of attention, can serve as an automated tour guide with the help of a new application from a little-known startup hatched within the Internet's most powerful company. The app, called "Field Trip," is being released Wednesday by Google-owned Niantic Labs...

Fuses capable of withstanding up to 20 lightning-induced high-current surges

August 21, 2013 4:22 pm | Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse has introduced two series of compact, high surge withstand fuses, both capable of withstanding up to 20 lightning-induced high current surges without performance degradation. The 328 and 688 Series Fuses offer protection superior to that of circuit breakers, providing short-circuit and overload protection....

‘Groovy’ hologram creates strange state of light at visible and invisible wavelengths

August 21, 2013 10:32 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Applied physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have demonstrated that they can change the intensity, phase, and polarization of light rays using a hologram-like design decorated with nanoscale structures.

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