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Microprocessor Design Trainer

February 4, 2013 11:31 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Global Specialties (Yorba Linda, CA) has introduced The DL-030, Microprocessor Design Trainer. The DL-030 utilizes an FPGA chip allowing a user to implement a fully functioning microcontroller in minutes.

'Abnormality' Causes Super Bowl Blackout

February 4, 2013 11:11 am | by Paul Newberry, AP National Writer | News | Comments

A Super Bowl week that had gone so smoothly for the Big Easy suddenly turned bizarre when everyone was watching. The lights went out on the biggest game of the year. Just imagine the uproar if Baltimore had lost.

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Toyota Posts Largest Gain in Jan. Sales

February 4, 2013 10:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. logged a 26.6 percent gain from a year earlier to 157,725 in new car sales in the United States in January, the biggest increase among the six biggest U.S. and Japanese automakers, according to data...

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Foxconn To Widen Scope Of Union Elections

February 4, 2013 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Taiwan-owned Foxconn Technology Group, a leading maker of Apple's iPhones and gadgets for other global brands, is widening the scope of union elections at its sprawling facilities in China.

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Cassagnes came upon the Etch A Sketch idea in the late 1950s when he peeled a translucent decal from a light switch plate and found pencil mark images transferred to the opposite face

Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies At 86

February 4, 2013 10:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Then an electrical technician, Cassagnes came upon the Etch A Sketch idea in the late 1950s when he peeled a translucent decal from a light switch plate and found pencil mark images transferred to the opposite face, the...

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SKorea, US Begin Drills Amid NKorea Nuclear Threat

February 4, 2013 10:32 am | by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korean and U.S. troops began naval drills Monday in a show of force partly directed at North Korea amid signs that Pyongyang will soon follow through on a threat to conduct its third atomic test. The region has also...

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European Investments in Advanced Computing Deliver Results

February 4, 2013 9:51 am | by HiPEAC | News | Comments

At the HiPEAC 2013 conference in Berlin, KALRAY demonstrated MPPA256, the world’s first supercomputer-on-a-chip, consisting of 256 computing cores. This innovative processor combines the ultimate in several processor...

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Beer Will Help Power Alaska Brewery

February 4, 2013 9:48 am | by JOSHUA BERLINGER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Alaskan Brewing Co. is going green, but instead of looking to solar and wind energy, it has turned to a very familiar source: beer. The Juneau-based beer maker has installed a unique boiler system in order to cut its...

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Photos of the Day: Beer-Powered Beer

February 4, 2013 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In Juneau, Alaska, steam billows from boilers at the Alaskan Brewing Co. The brewery has installed a unique boiler system that burns the company's spent grain the accumulated waste from the brewing process into steam...

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Texas Fight Highlights Higher Ed Culture Clash

February 4, 2013 9:36 am | by JUSTIN POPE, AP Education Writer | News | Comments

If colleges were automobiles, the University of Texas at Austin would be a Cadillac: a famous brand, a powerful engine of research and teaching, handsome in appearance. Even the price is comparable: Like one of the luxury...

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Mini-SAS HD Internal I/O Product Family

February 4, 2013 9:11 am | by PD&D Staff | Fci | Product Releases | Comments

 

FCI (Etters, PA) has introduced its internal Mini-SAS HD product offering, that includes board connectors and cable assemblies, for applications that require SAS 2.1 (6Gb/s) and SAS 3.0 (...

Thermal Gel Sheets

February 4, 2013 9:08 am | by PD&D Staff | Fujipoly America Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Fujipoly (Carteret, NJ) has announced the availability of Sarcon 50GR-Ae, an extremely soft .5mm thick thermal interface material. The gel-like sheet compound is designed to efficiently transfer heat from its source to a...

Innovative New Housing

February 4, 2013 9:06 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The ABB (New Berlin, WI) Low Voltage Products division has designed a totally new housing for its CT-S range of time relays and CM range of measuring and monitoring relays. The CT-S range is ABB’s most sophisticated and...

BioTown Still Dependent on Grid 8 Years Later

February 3, 2013 5:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The town of Reynolds has one stoplight, one gas station, 533 residents, 150,000 pigs and was once touted as BioTown USA, a place where then-Gov. Mitch Daniels visited after taking office in 2005. Daniels had set a goal of...

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Energy Industry Develops Nontoxic Fracking Fluids

February 3, 2013 12:23 pm | by KEVIN BEGOS - Associated Press | News | Comments

The oil and gas industry is trying to ease environmental concerns by developing nontoxic fluids for the drilling process known as fracking, but it's not clear whether the new product will be widely embraced by drilling...

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