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Manning Faces Sentencing for WikiLeaks Disclosures

August 21, 2013 9:37 am | by DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press | Comments

More than three years after his arrest in Iraq, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is set to learn the price he'll pay for leaking an unprecedented volume of classified information to a once-obscure, anti-secrecy website. Manning's sentencing Wednesday in a military courtroom at Fort Meade, near Baltimore, caps a 12-week trial and a much longer legal battle over the former intelligence analyst's intentions when he reached out to WikiLeaks.

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Maxim Integrated Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Volterra Semiconductor

August 20, 2013 5:06 pm | by Maxim Integrated Products | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:VLTR) for $23 per share, which represents a 55% premium to Volterra Semiconductor's closing share price on August 14, 2013.

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Beckhoff to Showcase New Solutions for eXtended Automation at Pack Expo 2013

August 20, 2013 4:54 pm | by Beckhoff Automation | Comments

Continuing to push the multi-tasking performance of powerful PC-based controllers and software, Beckhoff Automation will exhibit expanded eXtended Automation solutions, a refreshed range of stainless steel automation devices, industrial multi-touch technology and the landmark TwinCAT version 3.1 software at Pack Expo 2013.

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Ametherm Receives UL Recognition for MegaSurge Series Inrush Current Limiting NTC Thermistors

August 20, 2013 4:44 pm | by Ametherm | Comments

Ametherm has announced that its MegaSurge series of inrush current limiting NTC thermistors has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification. In addition to recognition per UL file number E209153, the devices are the industry's only inrush current limiters certified to UL 1434 for single- and three-phase input voltages up to 480 VAC.

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Agilent Technologies Announces Expanded Business Relationship with Gradient Design Automation

August 20, 2013 4:39 pm | by Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced a new agreement that expands its business relationship with Gradient Design Automation, a leading provider of electro-thermal simulation technology used to identify hazards and improve performance in integrated circuits that will be subject to temperature variations during operation.

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Freescale Kinetis KL3/KL4 Low-Power MCU Now Available at Mouser

August 20, 2013 3:02 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Comments

Mouser Electronics has immediate stock availability of Freescale’s Kinetis L KL3/KL4 family of flexible low-power MCUs with LCD controllers with up to 376 segments. Freescale has expanded their Kinetis L Series Microcontrollers to now include the Kinetis KL3 and KL4 families.

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Cree RF Technology Helps Capture Hollywood Aerial Action Sequence

August 20, 2013 2:40 pm | by Cree, RF | Comments

The film features aerial stunt sequences captured using a low-latency HD camera and transmitter and Array Wireless’ S-Band linear power amplifier, which employs Cree’s world-class GaN HEMT semiconductors to meet the stringent linearity requirements for wide bandwidth HD digital transmission.

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Quadcopter Piloted by a Smartphone

August 20, 2013 9:38 am | by TU Vienna | Comments

The quadcopter, which was developed at TU Vienna, can negotiate its way through a room completely on its own. It does not need any human interference, and in contrast to other models, it is not assisted by any external computer. All the necessary computing power in on board; the image processing is done by a standard smartphone.

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Air Quality Measurements: New Manufacturing Method for Nano Gas Sensors Opens Doors

August 20, 2013 9:32 am | by University of Graz | Comments

Nano-sized gas sensors in mobile telephones that measure the atmospheric humidity are nothing new as such. However, so far it was necessary to rely on complex lithographic methods to produce the required nano-structure of the sensors, and they have the added disadvantage that they do not work well on uneven surfaces.

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New Samsung 'Mega' Phone Nearly Tablet-Sized

August 20, 2013 9:29 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Smartphones are getting bigger as people use them more to watch movies and play games. A new one from Samsung is beyond big. With a screen measuring 6.3 inches diagonally, the Galaxy Mega is almost as big as a 7-inch tablet computer. The difference: It makes phone calls.

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NTU to Trial Singapore's First Driverless Vehicle

August 20, 2013 9:12 am | by Lester Kok, Nanyang Technological University | Comments

In a partnership between NTU, JTC, and Induct Technologies, and supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), an autonomous electric shuttle manufactured by Induct is expected to ply the two kilometer route providing a safe, reliable, and environmentally-friendly alternative mode of transportation.

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Next-Generation Electronic Warfare Development Targets Fully Adaptive Threat Response Technology

August 19, 2013 12:30 pm | by Rick Robinson, Georgia Tech | Comments

When U.S pilots encounter enemy air defenses, onboard electronic warfare (EW) systems protect them by interfering with incoming radar signals – a technique known as electronic attack (EA) or jamming. Conversely, electronic protection (EP) technology prevents hostile forces from using EA methods to disable U.S. radar equipment assets.

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ORNL Superconducting Wire Yields Unprecedented Performance

August 19, 2013 10:43 am | by Morgan McCorkle, Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Comments

Applications for superconducting wires, which carry electricity without resistance when cooled to a critical temperature, include underground transmission cables, transformers, and large-scale motors and generators. But these applications require wires to operate under different temperature and magnetic field regimes. 

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Silicon Valley Keenly Awaits Latest Lego Robot Kit

August 19, 2013 10:29 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | Comments

Techies tinker at Lego play stations in workplaces. Engineers mentor competitive Lego League teams. Designers use them to mock up larger projects ideas. And executives stand Lego creations on their desks alongside family photos. The new Mindstorms sets are simpler for the younger crowd and more versatile for sophisticated users than two earlier versions.

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Judge Won't Fast-Track Icahn Claim against Dell

August 19, 2013 10:22 am | by RANDALL CHASE, AP Business Writer | Comments

A Delaware judge on Friday dealt a blow to activist investor Carl Icahn's effort to stop CEO and founder Michael Dell's $24.8 billion buyout offer for the struggling computer maker. He refused to fast-track proceedings on Icahn's claims that Dell directors have betrayed their duties to shareholders in trying to win support for Michael Dell's bid.

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