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Nanotechnology Aids in Cooling Electrons Without External Sources

September 11, 2014 9:12 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy. The team details its ...  

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Advanced Understanding of Graphene's Friction Properties

September 11, 2014 9:02 am | by Evan Lerner, University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

An interdisciplinary team of engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has made a discovery regarding the surface properties of graphene, the Nobel-prize winning material that consists of an atomically thin sheet of carbon atoms. On the ...

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State Wins $8.2 Million to Upgrade Freight Rail

September 11, 2014 8:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eastern Connecticut will receive an $8.2 million federal grant to upgrade freight rail that officials say will spur economic development and drive more traffic through the port of New London. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., called the grant ...

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Apple's Smartwatch: Timely Idea or Clocked Out?

September 11, 2014 8:41 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is a habitual party crasher, but can the company's history of arriving late and making a big splash in various gadget categories continue with the Apple Watch? The technology company was a late entrant into many of its most prominent ...

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T-Mobile to Sell Phones That Call, Text on Wi-Fi

September 11, 2014 8:41 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

T-Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models with a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network. The program announced ...

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China Fines Audi, Chrysler on Monopoly Charges

September 11, 2014 8:40 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China on Thursday announced it will fine Audi $40.5 million and Chrysler $5.2 million in a sweeping anti-monopoly probe of the auto industry that has prompted complaints foreign businesses are being treated unfairly. Regulators have ...  

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AutomationDirect Releases White Paper on Processor Power & Energy Efficiency

September 10, 2014 5:08 pm | by AutomationDirect | Automationdirect | News | Comments

AutomationDirect has announced the release of a new White Paper, "Processor Power and Energy Efficiency", that explains how consumer electronic microprocessor improvements also provide a catalyst for industrial automation advancements ...  

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Keysight to Demonstrate Test Applications Solutions at IEEE AUTOTEST 2014 Conference

September 10, 2014 4:32 pm | Events

IEEE AUTOTESTCON is the United States' largest conference focused on automatic test systems for US military systems, and has been held annually since 1965. The Conference, whose 2014 theme is "Gateway to the next 50 years of Automated ...

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Mouser Electronics Signs Agreement to Distribute Broadcom Products

September 10, 2014 4:18 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics has announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with Broadcom Corporation. As Broadcom’s first eCommerce distributor, Mouser Electronics will offer same-day shipping on a variety of Broadcom mass market ...

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GE Boosts Focus on Growing Industrial Core with Appliances Sale

September 10, 2014 4:08 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE will sell its Appliances business to Sweden’s Electrolux in a strategic move that boosts the focus on the company’s core industrial units. The $3.3 billion, all-cash deal follows GE’s recent bid to acquire the power and grid businesses of ...

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Green Hills Software Announces Renesas' R-Car Automotive Platform

September 10, 2014 4:05 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Green Hills Software has announced a family of solutions for the Renesas ARM Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 based R-Car platform centered around the Green Hills INTEGRITY real time operating system (RTOS) and INTEGRITY Multivisor secure ... 

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Google Invests in Solar Power Plant

September 10, 2014 4:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is helping to convert a one-time oil field into a solar power plant. The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles in Kern County ...  

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POSITAL Introduces Modbus RTU Interface for TILTIX Inclinometers

September 10, 2014 3:41 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL has added support for the Modbus RTU communications protocols to its TILTIX family of inclinometers (tilt sensors). Modbus RTU nodes can be connected together through RS-485 serial connections with up to 32 devices connected ...

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Embedded PC with i7 Expands dSPACE Prototyping System

September 10, 2014 2:41 pm | by PD&D Staff | Dspace, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

dSPACE has announced that the Embedded PC extension for the compact prototyping system MicroAutoBox II is now available in a new, more powerful variant with an Intel Core i7 processor. While the real-time component of a control system ...

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Lasers 'Grown' Directly on Silicon-Based Microchips

September 10, 2014 1:14 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA's Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous Integration (E-PHI) program has successfully integrated billions of light-emitting dots on silicon to create an efficient silicon-based laser. The breakthrough, achieved by researchers working on ...

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