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Thermocouple Connector OSTW-CC

March 13, 2013 2:38 pm | by PD&D Staff | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Omega (Stamford, CT) has introduced its new series of thermocouple connector. This Ultimate Thermocouple Connector design OSTW-CC is ideal for fast and easy connection of TC cable or thermocouple wire via...

LSR Grades

March 13, 2013 2:36 pm | by PD&D Staff | Dow Corning Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Dow Corning (Anaheim, CA) has announced Dow Corning QP1 liquid silicone rubber (LSR) grades that give medical device manufacturers and fabricators broader material choices for...

Fire Burns After Tug, Barge Hit LA Gas Pipeline

March 13, 2013 2:33 pm | by KEVIN MCGILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

A gas pipeline burned Wednesday morning in a bayou south of New Orleans hours after it was hit by a tug boat pushing an oil barge, but authorities say no oil appeared to be leaking from the barge.

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Google Replaces Android Software Exec

March 13, 2013 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says the executive in charge of its popular Android software for smartphones and tablet computers is stepping down from the job. The unexpected change announced Wednesday marks the first time that the Android...

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Photos of the Day: Barge Burns in LA Bayou

March 13, 2013 2:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A tugboat and barge are engulfed in flames after hitting a natural gas pipeline in Bayou Perot about two miles south of lower Lafitte, Louisiana.

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Creating Indestructible Self-Healing Circuits

March 13, 2013 2:12 pm | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Imagine that the chips in your smart phone or computer could repair and defend themselves on the fly, recovering in microseconds from problems ranging from less-than-ideal battery power to total transistor failure.

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High-Resolution Endoscope as Thin as a Human Hair

March 13, 2013 2:08 pm | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Engineers at Stanford have demonstrated a high-resolution endoscope that is as thin as a human hair with a resolution four times better than previous devices of similar design.

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Stronger, Lightweight Magnesium Alloys

March 13, 2013 2:00 pm | by NC State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys that have potential structural applications in the automobile and aerospace industries....

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High-Speed Data Converter System Evaluation Kit

March 13, 2013 1:45 pm | by Texas Instruments Incorporated | Texas Instruments, Inc. | News | Comments

Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced the industry’s first complete high-speed data converter system evaluation kit (HSDC-SEK), which significantly reduces system evaluation costs and enables designers to get their...

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Review: 'Smart' LED Bulbs Controlled by iPhones

March 13, 2013 1:42 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LED bulbs seem to be the future of home lighting: They save electricity, they're durable and they don't contain mercury like compact fluorescents. But having them produce white light like any old light bulb is like using...

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New Samsung Phone to Face Stronger Competition

March 13, 2013 12:01 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics is taking to the Big Apple to reveal its next big challenge to Apple Inc.: a successor to its top-selling Galaxy S III smartphone. The Korean company has rented New York's Radio City Music Hall for an...

Worker: Rig Was Bustling Before BP Well Blowout

March 13, 2013 11:34 am | by Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | News | Comments

A worker says a flurry of activity on the Deepwater Horizon hindered his ability to monitor BP's well for signs of trouble before the April 2010 blowout that caused the drilling rig to explode. Joseph Keith, a mud logger...

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Avago and Corning Collaborate on Optical Connectivity Solutions

March 13, 2013 10:59 am | by Avago Technologies | News | Comments

Avago Technologies (Nasdaq:AVGO) and Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) have announced collaboration on new optical cabling connectivity solutions.

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Digi-Key Corporation and E Ink Sign Global Distribution Agreement

March 13, 2013 10:48 am | by Digi-Key | Digi-Key | News | Comments

Global electronic components distributor, Digi-Key Corporation, announced a global distribution agreement with E Ink. This partnership allows Digi-Key to offer E-Ink’s innovative, standard segmented displays to their...

China Wrestles with Cost of Cleaner Environment

March 13, 2013 10:35 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Facing public outrage over smog-choked cities and filthy rivers, China's leaders are promising to clean up the country's neglected environment — a pledge that sets up a clash with political pressures to keep economic...

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