The same material that formed the first primitive transistors more than 60 years ago can be modified in a new way to advance future electronics, according to a new study. Chemists at The Ohio State University have developed the technology for making a one-atom-thick sheet of germanium.
From smart wristwatches that record heart rates, to intelligent armbands that track physical activities, wearable electronics and fitness monitoring devices are attracting increased attention from health-conscious consumers, causing shipments of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors used in these products to more than quadruple in just five years.
Premier Farnell and Cypress Semiconductor have announced that customers can pre-order the new PSoC 4 Pioneer Development Kit from element14. The powerful new kit costs only $25, and lets designers discover the capabilities of the new PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture, which combines Cypress’s best-in-class PSoC analog and digital fabric with ARM’s power-efficient Cortex-M0 core.
Texting by the pilot of a medical helicopter contributed to a crash that killed four people, federal accident investigators declared Tuesday, and they approved a safety alert cautioning all pilots against using cellphones or other distracting devices during critical operations.
A new linear guide rail system, identified as the S99GWRM40... and S99GWRM80... series, from Sterling Instrument (New Hyde Park, NY) features heavy-duty, low wear, low friction, quiet, maintenance- free operation, without the need for lubrication.
The prospect of a North Korean missile test is "considerably high," South Korea's foreign minister told lawmakers Wednesday as Pyongyang calmly prepared to mark the April 15 birthday of its founder, historically a time when it seeks to draw the world's attention with dramatic displays of military power.
As desperate as unemployed Americans are to find work, there are still some jobs that many would never consider applying for because they are seen as too dirty, too demanding, or just plain unappealing. But employers that struggle to fill those jobs — washing dishes, cleaning hotels, caring for the elderly — could soon get help
China reported stronger trade in March in a possible positive sign for its recovery but analysts said the data might be inflated and give a distorted picture of the economy's health. Imports rose 14.1 percent after growing 5 percent rate for the combined January-February period...
Piab (Hingham, MA) has announced its patented COAX technology in a new simplified integration platform called piCHIP. COAX is the most energy efficient ejector technology based on a multi-stage concept for creating vacuum with compressed air.
Data Translation (Marlboro, MA) has announced the release of the DT9839 low-cost USB-powered module for sound and vibration measurements. QuickDAQ 2013, ready-to-measure application software, is included with the DT9839 and allows users to acquire, analyze, and display data.
Han GND (Han-Ground) is an innovative, low-cost HARTING (Elgin, IL) solution for potential equalization. This new connector series makes it possible for the first time to create grounding systems with pluggable connections.
Unitronics (Quincy, MA) has introduced the first member of their Jazz 2 Series , the JZ20-R31. With the same look, dimensions, wiring, and functional behavior, the JZ20-R31 model has complete backward compatibility as the standard Jazz.
Ron Johnson's short-lived tenure as J.C. Penney's CEO will go down as one of the biggest flameouts in corporate America. The former Apple executive was hailed as a big thinker when he was hired by the ailing department store chain but his radical moves ended up alienating shoppers, sent sales plunging and left the company in an even worse situation.
The Office of Naval Research's Solid State Laser (SSL) portfolio includes LaWS development and upgrades providing a quick reaction capability for the fleet with an affordable SSL weapon prototype. This capability provides Navy ships a method for Sailors to easily defeat small boat threats and aerial targets without using bullets.
Microsoft is skewering Google again with ads and regulatory bashing that say as much about the dramatic shift in the technology industry's competitive landscape as they do about the animosity between the two rivals. This time, Microsoft is vilifying Google for sharing some of the personal information that it gathers about people who buy applications.