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Programmable Dual Range DC Power Supplies

February 5, 2013 11:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Bk Precision Corp | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision (Yorba Linda, CA) has announced its new 9170/9180 series of programmable dual range power supplies. Each model offers two ranges of voltage and current output along with modular interface slots for...

pH and Conductivity Meters

February 5, 2013 11:03 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anaheim Scientific (Yorba Linda, CA) has introduced three new products in its P-Series of pH and conductivity meters. The P-Series are pocket-sized, pen-style meters that make taking measurements out in the field easy and...

Fiber Optic Detectors

February 5, 2013 11:01 am | by PD&D Staff | Newport Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA) has introduced photodiode-based, low cost fiber optic detectors.  The new products are cost-efficient alternatives to existing 918D-IS integrating sphere fiber detectors, yet allowing...

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An employee culls through debris searching for office documents amid the rubble left from an office building explosion, in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. A Thursday blast collapsed the lower floors of the Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Me

Gas Leak Caused Mexico Oil Company Blast

February 5, 2013 9:48 am | by Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press | News | Comments

A gas buildup under a building in the headquarters of Mexico's state oil company caused a blast that killed 37 people and wounded dozens, the attorney-general said Monday, ending days of near-total silence by authorities...

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Superdome Engineering Staff Worried About a Power Outage

February 5, 2013 9:43 am | by Kevin McGill & Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | News | Comments

While authorities investigate the causes of the 34-minute Super Bowl blackout, documents show that Superdome officials were worried last fall about losing power at the big game.

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Boeing Asks Permission for 787 Test Flights

February 5, 2013 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators say they are evaluating a Boeing request to conduct test flights of its 787 Dreamliners, which were grounded nearly three weeks ago after a battery fire in one plane and smoke in another. The Federal...

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The Sikorsky helicopter that crashed on a firefighting mission in August 2008 was nearly consumed by fire after the accident.

Helicopter Executives Indicted from Crash

February 5, 2013 9:38 am | by Steven DuBois, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors announced fraud charges Monday against two helicopter company employees accused of lying about the performance capabilities of helicopters hired by the U.S. Forest Service to fight wildfires, including...

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Photo of the Day: BARREL Mission Balloons

February 5, 2013 9:38 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Scientists race through the Antarctic snow to launch one of 20 balloons as part of NASA's BARREL (Balloon Array for Radiation belt Relativistic Electron Losses) mission. Each balloon is equipped with instruments to help...

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NASA Balloons Studying the Radiation Belts

February 5, 2013 9:32 am | by NASA | News | Comments

In the bright, constant sun of the Antarctic summer, a NASA-funded team is launching balloons. There are twenty of these big, white balloons, each of which sets off on a different day for a leisurely float around the...

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Focusing on Strategic R&D

February 5, 2013 9:20 am | by PD&D Staff | Articles | Comments

Recently, Green Plug named longtime executive Kevin Jones to the newly-created position of Chief Scientist and appointed semiconductor industry veteran Rajeev Prasad to succeed Jones as VP of Engineering. PD&D had the...

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Japan 787 Probe Finds Thermal Runaway in Battery

February 5, 2013 2:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's Transport Safety Board says the lithium ion battery aboard a Boeing 787 flight in Japan last month found evidence of the same type of "thermal runaway" seen in a similar incident in Boston. The board said in a...

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Jamaica Breaks Ground on Rare-Earth Project

February 4, 2013 6:14 pm | by DAVID MCFADDEN - Associated Press | News | Comments

Jamaican and Japanese officials on Monday launched a pilot project designed to investigate whether rare-earth elements can be commercially extracted from the island's bauxite waste. Researchers with Japan's Nippon Light...

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SL Power’s New Industrial-Grade Triple Output 110 Watt Power Supply

February 4, 2013 5:11 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SL Power Electronics is announcing the latest offering in its power dense product line, the CINT3110 AC/DC power solution. The CINT3110 is approved to the highest safety standards, including EN/IEC/UL60950-1, 2nd edition...

WSU Wall Mount Plug-In Power Supplies Set New Standards

February 4, 2013 4:50 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Triad Magnetics is introducing their new WSU Series Wall Mount Plug-In Power Supply Series, designed with the latest electronics switching topologies in a sleek surface mount package.

Waterproof Male Side Cradle Connector

February 4, 2013 4:33 pm | by PD&D Staff | Yokowo America Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

While once considered inevitable, damaging liquid seepage into cradle connectors can now be prevented with Yokowo’s (San Diego, CA) new male side (cradle) connector that designated waterproof and achieves an IPX7 rating....

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