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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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Recon Squadron Keeps Remotely Piloted Aircraft Flying

September 10, 2014 1:02 pm | by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

Little more than a decade ago, the skies over Afghanistan looked dramatically different than they do today. Heavy bombing from B-52 Stratofortress', B-1B Lancers and B-2 Spirit bombers could be seen along with F-16 Fighting Falcons, as well ...

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Where to Grab Space Debris

September 10, 2014 12:51 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Objects in space tend to spin — and spin in a way that's totally different from the way they spin on earth. Understanding how objects are spinning, where their centers of mass are, and how their mass is distributed is crucial to any ...  

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Advanced Light Source Sets Microscopy Record

September 10, 2014 12:33 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

A record-setting X-ray microscopy experiment may have ushered in a new era for nanoscale imaging. Working at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), a collaboration of researchers used ...

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Pesky Insect Inspires Mini Light-Emitting Devices & Optical Sensors

September 10, 2014 11:13 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

In our vain human struggle to kill flies, our hands and swatters often come up lacking. This is due to no fault of our own, but rather to flies' compound eyes. Arranged in a hexagonal, convex pattern, compound eyes consist of hundreds of ...

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X-ray Imaging Paves Way for Novel Solar Cell Production

September 10, 2014 10:59 am | by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | News | Comments

The sharp X-ray vision of DESY's research light source PETRA III paves the way for a new technique to produce cheap, flexible and versatile double solar cells. The method developed by scientists from the Technical University of Denmark ...

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Smart Headlights Spare the Eyes of Oncoming Drivers

September 10, 2014 10:53 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

A smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from the glare that can occur when driving in ...

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Molecular Self-Assembly Controls Graphene-Edge Configuration

September 10, 2014 10:44 am | by Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University | News | Comments

A research team headed by Prof. Patrick Han and Prof. Taro Hitosugi at the Advanced Institute of Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University discovered a new bottom-up fabrication method that produces defect-free graphene ...   

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