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iPads Detect Early Signs of Glaucoma

October 20, 2014 10:03 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | News | Comments

Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology...              

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6 GHz 100 W Switch from RFMW

October 20, 2014 9:58 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for a 6GHz GaN SPDT switch supporting commercial and military Radar, communications, EW, and general purpose applications handling pulsed power levels up to 100W...

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Biological Debate Resolved with Electrostatic Force Microscopy

October 20, 2014 9:47 am | by Janet Lathrop, University of Massachusetts at Amherst | News | Comments

The claim by microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires, called microbial nanowires, has been mired in controversy for a decade, but the researchers say a new collaborative study provides stronger evidence than ever to support their claims...          

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SpliceLine In-line Connectors

October 20, 2014 9:40 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The IDEAL SpliceLine in-line wire connector is an alternative to traditional butt splices that reduces time and cost for pre-fab shops and electricians...

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Sprint Cuts 452 Jobs at its Kansas Headquarters

October 20, 2014 9:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sprint Corp. has cut 452 jobs from its Overland Park headquarters as part of a previously announced cost-cutting effort, the nation's third-biggest cellphone carrier disclosed in a filing with the Kansas Department of Commerce...                            

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Comprehensive Range of Functional Safety Encoders

October 20, 2014 9:19 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

BEI Sensors announced the release of their functional safety incremental encoder range. These encoders can be used in high industrial safety related applications...

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IBM to Hand Over its Costly Chip Division to Globalfoundries

October 20, 2014 9:05 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations...                         

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What Is the Internet of Things & What Does It Mean for Design?

October 20, 2014 8:54 am | by Diego Tamburini, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

Is the tech buzz around 3D printing giving way to a new-media darling? Sure looks like it. What is the Internet of Things (IoT) fervor all about? While the idea of connecting products such as mobile devices, TVs, and even refrigerators to the...                                 

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New High Resolution Light Array from Balluff

October 17, 2014 11:52 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

If there is a need to identify different objects during the manufacturing process, packing, or quality control, the new BLA high resolution light array from Balluff is the ideal solution...                                

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Morgan Advanced Materials Provides extended Electrostatic Chuck

October 17, 2014 11:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials has announced new solutions in sacrificial wear layers to extend the life of alumina or beryllia electrostatic chucks (ESCs) for semiconductor, solar, and LED applications. Applied as a final protective layer, the Diamonex technical hard-coats offer extended...         

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Murata Expands Front-End AC-DC Power Supply Products

October 17, 2014 11:33 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Murata has announced the addition of a 1,300 W model to their D1U3CS series of front-end AC-DC power supplies. The D1U3CS 1300 series can deliver 1,300 Watts from the wide 108 to 264 VAC universal input, is hot pluggable...              

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Meaghan's Minute: Optical Frequency Combs

October 17, 2014 11:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, DARPA has issued a solicitation for proposals responsive to its Spectral Combs from UV to THz (SCOUT) program, which seeks new capabilities for highly sensitive remote detection of multiple biological or chemical agents in liquid or gaseous forms...              

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Photos of the Day: Smart Desk Connects to Wi-Fi

October 17, 2014 11:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Stir Kinetic is probably the world's first "smart" desk. It has a built-in touch screen, so you can see this either as a desk with a smartphone in it or a smartphone with a desk attached...                      

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Thinner iPads, Sharper iMacs in Apple's Lineup

October 17, 2014 11:10 am | by BY ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet...              

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Dispelling a Misconception about Mg-Ion Batteries

October 17, 2014 11:08 am | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

Lithium (Li)-ion batteries serve us well, powering our laptops, tablets, cell phones and a host of other gadgets and devices. However, for future automotive applications, we will need rechargeable batteries with significant increases in energy density, reductions in cost and improvements in safety. Hence the big push in the battery industry to develop...            

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