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New Cobalt-Graphene Catalyst

October 17, 2012 12:15 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

There's a new contender in the race to find an inexpensive alternative to platinum catalysts for use in hydrogen fuel cells. Brown University chemist Shouheng Sun and his students have developed a new material — a graphene sheet covered by cobalt and cobalt-oxide nanoparticles — that can catalyze the oxygen reduction...

Cost-Effective Titanium Forming

October 17, 2012 12:13 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Titanium is a material that offers excellent properties, however, it is costly and time-consuming to form. Fraunhofer researchers are now giving this multi-purpose metal another chance.

Shark Social Networking

October 17, 2012 12:08 pm | News | Comments

University of Delaware researchers are using an underwater robot to find and follow sand tiger sharks that they previously tagged with transmitters. The innovative project is part of a multi-year partnership with Delaware State University to better understand the behavior and migration patterns of the sharks in real time.

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Creating Bionic Sunglasses by Hand

October 17, 2012 11:57 am | by The Ben Heck Show | Videos | Comments

Ben builds the automatic sunglasses he's been dreaming about for years. And this project doesn't require a C&C, laser, or 3D printer.

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RJ45 and USB Rugged Ethernet Connectors

October 17, 2012 11:24 am | by PD&D Staff | Btc Electronic Componets | Product Releases | Comments

BTC Electronic Components (BTC) (Wake Forest, NC) has announced that it is offering J-Tech’s RJ45 and USB Rugged Ethernet Connectors. Designed for use in harsh environments, the MIL-DTL-38999 Series III shells provide protection against mechanical and environmental conditions.

Magnetically Activated Reed Sensors

October 17, 2012 11:12 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEDER electronic (West Wareham, MA) has introduced its new MK27 magnetically activated reed sensor, equipped with a robust aluminum housing that protects the magnet and sensor from extreme environmental conditions as well as against vandalism or sabotage.

LVPECL & LVDS Oscillators

October 17, 2012 11:08 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Mercury (Taiwan) is now manufacturing quartz crystal clock oscillators with Differential LVPECL Square Wave & Differential LVDS Square Wave output logics in a miniature 5 x 3.2 x 1.2mm 6 pad ceramic surface mount package (HPK5361 & HDK5361 Series).

LVPECL & LVDS Oscillators

October 17, 2012 11:08 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Mercury (Taiwan) is now manufacturing quartz crystal clock oscillators with Differential LVPECL Square Wave & Differential LVDS Square Wave output logics in a miniature 5 x 3.2 x 1.2mm 6 pad ceramic surface mount package (HPK5361 & HDK5361 Series).

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element14 Drives the Raspberry Pi Revolution Forward

October 17, 2012 11:05 am | News | Comments

element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts announced its continued partnership with Raspberry Pi with the launch of a new 512MB board version of the revolutionary, credit-card sized computer...

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Photos of the Day: The Soyuz Spacecraft Is Ready for Launch

October 17, 2012 10:01 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The Soyuz is being prepared for launch scheduled for Oct. 23 to the International Space Station with Expedition 33 NASA Flight Engineer Kevin Ford, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin for a five-month mission on the orbital laboratory.

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Microsoft Becomes Friend and Foe to PC Partners

October 17, 2012 9:39 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

With the launch of its Surface tablet computer, Microsoft is becoming a genuine "frenemy" — part friend, part enemy — to its longtime manufacturing partners. Since its founding 37 years ago, the Redmond, Washington state, company has had a mutual understanding with makers of computer hardware: Microsoft creates software.

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UK Blocks Extradition of Alleged Hacker to U.S.

October 17, 2012 9:36 am | by David Stringer, Associated Press | News | Comments

A British computer hacker's decade-long struggle to avoid trial in the U.S. over alleged breaches of military and NASA networks ended in success Tuesday, as the U.K. government ruled he was unfit to face charges there.

Google Opens Window into Secretive Data Centers

October 17, 2012 7:59 am | by Michael Liedtke - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is opening a virtual window into the secretive data centers where an intricate maze of computers process Internet search requests, show YouTube video clips and distribute email for millions of people. The unprecedented peek is being provided through a new website unveiled Wednesday at...

Nordic Telecom TeliaSonera to Slash 2,000 Jobs

October 17, 2012 2:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nordic telecommunications company TeliaSonera AB says it will cut 2,000 jobs, or 7 percent of its staff, after sales and profits slumped in the third quarter. Net profit in the three-month period was down 1.2 percent to 4.80 billion kronor ($723 million), from 4.86 billion kronor a year earlier....

Nissan Shows Off Safety Features, Electronic Steering

October 16, 2012 10:00 pm | by Yuri Kageyama - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronically managed steering that completely bypasses the mechanical link of a clutch is among the new safety technology from Japanese automaker Nissan. Other vehicles are smart enough to park themselves. And some swerve automatically to avoid pedestrians. Nissan Motor Co. Executive Vice...

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