From brain to heart to stomach, the bodies of humans and animals generate weak magnetic fields that a supersensitive detector could use to pinpoint illnesses, trace drugs – and maybe even read minds. Sensors no bigger than a thumbnail could map gas deposits underground, analyze chemicals, and pinpoint explosives that hide from other probes.
AutomationDirect’s has expanded its ultrasonic sensor line to include additional 18 and 30 mm round plastic DC models that are available with discrete or analog outputs. The sensors feature LED status indicators and a push-button teach feature for configuration of normally-open and normally-closed states for DC output models and for adjustable sensitivity on analog output models.
Stackpole’s RC series is an axial leaded carbon composition technology available in ¼, ½, and 1 W power ratings. Additional features include a dense carbon slug element that handles high-energy surges, availability in values from to 1 Ω to 22 MΩ and tolerances of 5% and 10%.
Cicoil's Highly Flexible Flat Cables are the Clear Choice for Linear Motion Applications. The Silicone Encased Flat Cable Solutions are designed to provide consistent electrical characteristics, weight and space savings, premium current carrying capacity, and are ideal to meet the operation requirements...
AVX Corporation has announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has issued Drawings for high-reliability versions of its Accu-P thin film capacitor series, which exhibits both extremely low capacitance values (0.05 pF) and ultra-tight capacitance tolerances (±0.01 pF).
The sensors, made of an insulating base coated with a graphene sheet--a single-atom-thick layer of carbon--are already so sensitive that they can detect an individual molecule of gas. But manipulating the chemical properties of the insulating layer, without altering the graphene layer, may yet improve their ability to detect the most minute concentrations of various gases.
In a joint project between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, Imperial College London and the National Physical Laboratory, researchers have developed a portable way to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information processing.
Microsoft says its new chief financial officer is Amy Hood, previously CFO of the Office division. She replaces Peter Klein, who announced his departure three weeks ago. He has been CFO for four years. Hood, 41, joined Microsoft Corp. in 2002. Before that, she worked at Goldman Sachs. She has a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University.
Three judges on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan were considering an appeal by Mountain View, Calif.-based Google of a judge's decision last year to grant class status to authors represented in an 8-year-old lawsuit by lawyers for the Authors Guild.
The telecommunications equipment company has suffered business setbacks in the U.S. and Australia due to fears it could be a security risk. Last October, a U.S. congressional panel recommended telephone companies avoid doing business with it. Huawei issued a pledge not to cooperate with spying, and argues the U.S. is engaging in trade protectionism.
It reported Thursday annual earnings of 43 billion yen ($434 million), a reversal from a loss of 457 billion yen ($5.7 billion) the previous year — the worst in the company's nearly seven-decade history. Tokyo-based Sony expects the recovery to continue, and projected a 50 billion yen ($505 million) profit for the fiscal year through March 2014, up 16 percent.
Just 5.2 to 6.2 mm wide, WAGO Corporation’s TOPJOBS Double-Deck Fuse and Disconnect Terminal Blocks are up to 24% more compact than existing designs on the market. Space-efficiency is achieved by carrying fusing or disconnect capabilities on the top deck...
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM) has introduced a new market leading GaN on SiC HEMT Power Transistor for L-Band pulsed radar applications. The MAGX-001214-500L00 is a gold-metalized pre-matched GaN on Silicon Carbide transisto...
The CMX972 Quadrature Modulator/Demodulator is the latest RF building block from CML Microcircuits, following on from the popular CMX970, CMX971, and CMX973 devices. The new device features a low-power IF/RF Quadrature Demodulator with PLL/VCO; and a wide operating frequency range.
GreenPeak Technologies has posted a new White Paper called “Sentrollers and the Internet of Things”. In this paper Sentrollers are defined as a new, all-encompassing term for sensors, actuators and controllers – the various devices that make up the new Internet of Things.