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Integrated Multi-Vendor System from Elma

November 12, 2012 1:04 pm | by PD&D Staff | Elma Electronic Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc., in cooperation with Pentek, Inc. and Concurrent Technologies, has developed a small form factor (SFF), OpenVPX-based signal acquisition system for processing and recording applications.

Analog Devices Expands Flash LED Driver Portfolio

November 12, 2012 1:04 pm | by PD&D Staff | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices (Norwood, MA) (ADI) has introduced two flash LED drivers. The ADP1649 and ADP1660 not only have low Rds(on) power FETs, which boosts efficiency and reduces input current...

Metric Hoopster Retaining Rings

November 12, 2012 1:00 pm | by PD&D Staff | Smalley Steel Ring Company | Product Releases | Comments

  Smalley Steel Ring Company (Lake Zurich, Illinois) has announced the launch of the new Metric Hoopster Retaining Rings. The new Metric Hoopster Retaining Rings offer an innovative way to retain mechanical components when space is a problem.

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DIRAK Introduces New Line of SNAP-LINE Fasteners

November 12, 2012 12:44 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

DIRAK’s new line of SNAP-LINE fasteners securely joins two metal panels and can be used anywhere standard fasteners are used.

AVX Introduces 2 New Air Core RF Inductor Series

November 12, 2012 12:25 pm | by PD&D Staff | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its RF product line with the development of two new air core RF inductor series.

Surveying Earth's Interior with Atomic Clocks

November 12, 2012 12:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Have you ever thought to use a clock to identify mineral deposits or concealed water resources within the Earth? An international team headed by astrophysicists Philippe Jetzer and Ruxandra Bondarescu from the University of Zurich is convinced that ultraprecise portable atomic clocks will make this a reality in the next decade.

Study Provides Recipe for 'Supercharging' Atoms with X-Ray Laser

November 12, 2012 11:50 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to strip most of the electrons from xenon atoms, creating a "supercharged," strongly positive state at energies previously thought too low.

First Noiseless Single Photon Amplifier

November 12, 2012 11:48 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Research physicists have demonstrated the first device capable of amplifying the information in a single particle of light without adding noise. The research collaboration, involving Griffith University, The University of Queensland and University of Science and Technology of China, was able to amplify the noisy quantum state of a single photon...

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Using Rust and Water to Store Solar Energy as Hydrogen

November 12, 2012 11:38 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

How can solar energy be stored so that it can be available any time, day or night, when the sun shining or not? EPFL scientists are developing a technology that can transform light energy into a clean fuel that has a neutral carbon footprint: hydrogen.

36 in One Fell Swoop: Researchers Observe 'Impossible' Ionization

November 12, 2012 11:33 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using the world's most powerful X-ray laser in California, an international research team discovered a surprising behaviour of atoms: with a single X-ray flash, the group led by Daniel Rolles from the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) in Hamburg (Germany) was able to kick a record number of 36 electrons at once out of a xenon atom...

Digital Tablets Improve Reading for People with Moderate Vision Loss

November 12, 2012 11:25 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

People who have eye diseases that damage their central vision can regain the ability to read quickly and comfortably by using digital tablets, according to a recent study. The research found that people with moderate vision loss could increase their reading speed by 15 words-per-minute, on average.

New Australian Telescope Set to Find 700,000 Galaxies

November 12, 2012 11:17 am | by International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research | News | Comments

Australia’s newest radio telescope is predicted to find an unprecedented 700,000 new galaxies, say scientists planning for CSIRO’s next-generation Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).

China Exports Accelerate, Imports Weak

November 12, 2012 10:19 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's export growth accelerated in October in a fresh sign the world's second-largest economy is recovering from a painful slump, but the commerce minister warned that exporters face tough conditions in coming months.

Photo of the Day: Boeing Plane Crash Landing

November 12, 2012 9:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Some of the around 80 passengers listed as plaintiffs still are plagued by nightmares, and some say they can never set foot on a plane again.

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Hurricane Sandy VIIRS Satellite Images: FUTEK Engineers Sensors for NASA Satellite

November 12, 2012 9:33 am | by Natasha Niezgoda, FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. | Futek, Advanced Sensor Technology | Articles | Comments

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. was commissioned by NASA to design and develop two cryogenic load cells to operate aboard the satellite producing aerial images of Hurricane Sandy.

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