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Energy Storage Systems Perform Under Extreme Conditions

July 8, 2014 11:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer announced the New SCS family of air or liquid cooled energy storage solutions for mission critical or remote location requirements that need to perform under extreme environmental conditions in alternative energy, military and rail...

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Maxim Integrated’s Lithium-Ion Battery Monitor

July 8, 2014 2:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products announced that its lithium-ion (Li+) battery monitor is being used by Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. for the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, a sport utility vehicle for the North America market...

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WAGO 2061 Series SMD PCB Terminal Block with Pushbuttons

July 8, 2014 1:39 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO has introduced the new 2061 Series SMD PCB Terminal Blocks with Pushbuttons, ideal for PCB-based LED lighting and industrial electronics. The perfect connection for incoming power to an LED driver, or for higher power LED modules...

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Collisions with Robots – without Risk of Injury

July 8, 2014 12:25 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Teamwork between humans and robots will be the motto of the future. But robots may not injure humans at all. When does contact cause an injury, though? Researchers are exploring this for the first time in a study. Everybody has experienced this: You aren’t careful for just one moment and suddenly...

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Silicon Sponge Improves Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

July 8, 2014 12:19 pm | by DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

The lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops and electric vehicles could store more energy and run longer on a single charge with the help of a sponge-like silicon material. Researchers developed the porous material to replace the graphite traditionally used in one of the battery's electrodes...

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Photos of the Day: Seeing Eye Ring Aids the Blind

July 8, 2014 8:54 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like a ring on the user's finger, equipped with a small camera that scans text. A synthesized voice reads words aloud, quickly translating books, restaurant menus and other needed materials for daily living...

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MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time

July 8, 2014 8:45 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words. The so-called FingerReader...

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Broadband Amplifier Line from Teseq Offers Low Distortion, Reliability

July 7, 2014 10:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has expanded its broadband amplifier line to include a Class A linear and low distortion model. Used in commercial or in-house EMC test laboratories, the CBA 400M-260 is ideal for automotive, military and aerospace BCI...

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Accurately Measure Angular Velocity with Measurement Specialties’ New Rate Sensor

July 7, 2014 9:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties now offers the Model 620 angular rate sensor that accurately measures angular velocity in test and measurement applications...          

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EMI/RFI Filter Sample Kits for Microwave Applications

July 7, 2014 9:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CTS, through its subsidiary CTS Tusonix, has announced the release of two new sample kits of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) filters specifically suited for microwave applications...

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Stainless Steel EtherCAT Box I/O with IP 69K Protection

July 7, 2014 8:49 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new Beckhoff EQxxxx EtherCAT Box I/O series in durable V2A stainless steel housings are rated at protection class IP 69K. As a result, these rugged and robust I/O modules are designed for use directly on machines in application areas...

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US to Press China on Liberalizing High-Tech Trade

July 7, 2014 7:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. is looking for concessions from China to kick-start international negotiations on liberalizing trade in high-technology products. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters the U.S. wants to resolve differences with China over products...

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Scientists Criticize Europe's $1.6B Brain Project

July 7, 2014 7:11 pm | by Frank Jordans & John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dozens of neuroscientists are protesting Europe's $1.6 billion attempt to recreate the functioning of the human brain on supercomputers, fearing it will waste vast amounts of money and harm neuroscience in general. The 10-year Human Brain Project is largely funded by the European Union...

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The New Atomic Age: Building Smaller, Greener Electronics

July 7, 2014 7:03 pm | by University of Alberta | News | Comments

In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward.The digital age has resulted in a succession of smaller, cleaner and less power-hungry technologies since the days the personal computer fit atop a desk...

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Some US-Bound Air Travelers Must Turn on Phones

July 7, 2014 6:49 pm | by Will Lester, Associated Press | News | Comments

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats...

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