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IP67-Sealed Tactile Switch

May 14, 2012 7:18 am | by C&K Components | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components (Newton, MA) has designed a cost-effective, low-profile tactile switch for a wide range of price-sensitive applications, including smart meters, smoke/fire detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

Smart Safe Reaction with openSAFETY

May 14, 2012 7:13 am | by B&R | Product Releases | Comments

Now that B&R's (Roswell, GA) SafeLOGIC safety controller is available for Profinet networks, Smart Safe Reaction technology can be quickly and easily integrated into Profinet automation applications.

MX80 Processor

May 14, 2012 7:10 am | by PPT Vision | Product Releases | Comments

PPT Vision (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the expansion of its M-Series vision processor line with the addition of the MX80.

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New Range of Antimicrobial Switches

May 14, 2012 7:05 am | by Arcolectric | Product Releases | Comments

Arcolectric (Thousand Palms, CA) has announced a unique new range of antimicrobial switches launched as part of an exclusive partnership with BioCote Ltd.

Control Signals Not Isolated from Power Circuit

May 14, 2012 6:56 am | by Zahn Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Zahn Electronics (Franksville, WI) has introduced a less expensive step-up converter, the DCDC63125F-SU-ADJ.

Residential Capital seeks bankruptcy protection

May 14, 2012 6:50 am | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is hoping that Monday's bankruptcy filing by Ally Financial Inc.'s troubled mortgage business will help the company repay its government bailout faster.Residential Capital LLC, or ResCap, filed for bankruptcy protection in New York, unable to make payments on debt taken out...

Tiny Piezo Micromanipulator

May 14, 2012 6:49 am | by Warner Instruments | Warner Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Warner Instruments ( Hamden , CT ) has introduced the Sensapex, a new 3D Piezo Movement Micromanipulator.

Spring Plunger Lineup

May 14, 2012 6:45 am | by Fixtureworks | Fixtureworks | Product Releases | Comments

Fixtureworks (Fraser, MI) now offers an expanded lineup of Kipp Spring Plungers to its offering of workholding and fixturing technologies.

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Plan to Cut Tube Wear Falls Short at Cal Nuke Site

May 14, 2012 6:40 am | by Michael R. Blood, Associated Press | News | Comments

A $670 million overhaul at Edison International's San Onofre nuclear plant in California was expressly intended to avoid the types of ailments that have sidelined its twin reactors.  

Berkeley Lab Scientists Generate Electricity from Viruses

May 14, 2012 6:27 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Imagine charging your phone as you walk, thanks to a paper-thin generator embedded in the sole of your shoe. This futuristic scenario is now a little closer to reality. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to generate power using harmless viruses that convert mechanical energy into electricity.

Research Opens Doors to UV Disinfection Using LED Technology

May 14, 2012 6:22 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Research from North Carolina State University will allow the development of energy-efficient LED devices that use ultraviolet (UV) light to kill pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. The technology has a wide array of applications ranging from drinking-water treatment to sterilizing surgical tools.

Revolving Door: Yahoo Ushers Out Another CEO

May 14, 2012 6:18 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo still has credibility issues, even after casting aside CEO Scott Thompson because his official biography included a college degree that he never received.

Opel head lays out plans for turnaround

May 14, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of General Motor's Opel unit has laid out a plan to fix the money-losing European subsidiary.Adam Opel AG CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke told employees Monday the company will push for new export markets in Australia, North Africa, South American and the Middle East and build up its...

Photos of the Day: Floating Robots Track Water Flow With Smartphones

May 14, 2012 5:33 am | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

A fleet of 100 floating robots took a trip down the Sacramento River on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in a field test organized by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Floating Robots Use GPS-Enabled Smartphones to Track Water Flow

May 14, 2012 5:22 am | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

The smartphone-equipped floating robots demonstrated the next generation of water monitoring technology, promising to transform the way government agencies monitor one of the state's most precious resources.

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