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Molded Multi-Component Modules

August 6, 2012 8:29 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Interconnect Systems (ISI) (Camarillo, CA) has announced the availability of molded multi-component modules (MMCM) designed for applications in rugged, miniaturized environments.

Optical Mini-Encoder NOE1

August 6, 2012 8:24 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Nanotec Electronic (Medford, MA) has introduced the NOE1, the first rotary encoder in a new product series of optical encoders.

Mid-Range, SPI Real-Time Clock-Calendars

August 6, 2012 8:21 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) has announced the expansion of its stand-alone Real-Time Clock/Calendar ( RTCC ) portfolio with the new 10-pin, SPI MCP795XX family. 

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Overall New Business Volume Grew in 2011 According to Survey

August 6, 2012 8:13 am | News | Comments

New business volume grew 16.5% in the equipment finance industry in 2011, according to the 2012 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association.

Alticam Video System Equips Aerovel Flexrotor

August 6, 2012 8:08 am | by Hood Technology | News | Comments

Hood Technology is displaying at Unmanned Systems North America a Flexrotor , the remarkable long-range VTOL aircraft from Aerovel , equipped with a HoodTech stabilized imaging system.    

Michael Anti: Behind the Great Firewall of China

August 6, 2012 7:06 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Michael Anti (aka Jing Zhao) has been blogging from China for 12 years. Despite the control the central government has over the Internet

I Spy with My Little Car ... : The First ‘Social Network’ for Automobiles

August 6, 2012 6:43 am | by Daimler AG | News | Comments

Social networks have become a well-established way of exchanging information quickly and easily. Now, one of the largest ever field trials of car-to-X communication (C2X) is set to show how this concept can be adapted in order to increase the road safety and efficiency of motor cars. The trial consists of 120 vehicles that will take to the roads of the Rhine-Main region until the end of the year.

3D Imaging Technology to Make Proton Therapy Better for Cancer Patients

August 6, 2012 6:38 am | by University of Lincoln | News | Comments

The Wellcome Trust has awarded a £1.6 million Translation Award to a research team led by the University of Lincoln to develop more effective radiotherapy treatment for thousands of cancer sufferers by providing unique monitoring and imaging for patients receiving proton therapy.

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Wind Farms: A Danger to Ultra-Light Aircraft?

August 6, 2012 6:33 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Airfields for ultra-light aircraft are typically constructed on level ground – and so are wind farms.

$3.2M to Develop Battery Management System for Electric-Car Batteries

August 6, 2012 6:32 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced Aug. 2 that a team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis will receive $2 million to design a battery management system for lithium-ion batteries that will guarantee their longevity, safety and performance. This is a particularly challenging project because the electrochemical reactions inside the battery are not easily captured in mathematical form.

Information Advantage from Surprising Quantum Source

August 6, 2012 6:27 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

New research lends hope that a phenomenon called quantum discord could be harnessed to bring quantum technologies within easier reach than expected.

Leaky Water Pipes Problem Solved by Sheffield Engineers

August 6, 2012 6:22 am | by University of Sheffield | News | Comments

Leaky pipes are a common problem for the water industry: according to UK regulator, Ofwat, between 20 and 40 per cent of the UK's total water supply can be lost through damaged pipes.

Cost-Effective Production of Infrared Lenses

August 6, 2012 6:18 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

If visibility is poor, thermal cameras can warn drivers of people or animals on the road. Yet such devices have been very expensive – until now.

Bonus Photos of the Day: Curiosity's First Photos

August 6, 2012 5:49 am | by NASA | News | Comments

This is one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT

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NASA Lands Curiosity Rover Beside Martian Mountain

August 6, 2012 5:40 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday

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