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New Triple-Play Platform Connects Raspberry Pi, Arduino and 32-bit Embedded ARM

May 14, 2013 4:41 pm | by Newark, element14 | Comments

One of a strong pipeline of exclusive Raspberry Pi accessories to be launched this year, Embedded Pi is available through Newark element14 and MCM in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe, CPC in the UK and Ireland and element14 in Asia Pacific.

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Balluff Continues to Expand, Opens New Office in Chicago

May 14, 2013 4:32 pm | by Balluff, Inc. | Comments

The Midwest Region Sales Team for Balluff, Inc. has recently expanded and moved into a new facility located at 500 Park Blvd, Suite 160C in Itasca, IL 60143. This new office features areas for customer testing and validation of advanced control system architectures and sensing packages.

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Three Anritsu Company Test Solutions Nominated for CTIA Emerging Technology Awards

May 14, 2013 4:27 pm | Comments

Anritsu Company announces its MD8475A Signaling Testing, MG3710A Vector Signal Generator, and PIM Master MW82119A have been nominated for the 2013 CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards, which celebrate and promote the most innovative wireless products and services in the consumer, enterprise, application, and network technology segments.

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Agilent Technologies Announces Enhancements to Automate Verizon IMS VoIP Compliance Test Plan

May 14, 2013 4:21 pm | by Agilent Technologies Inc. | Comments

Agilent N5973A software is used in conjunction with the Agilent PXT wireless communications test set and the 8960 wireless communications test set. The new N5973A-4FP scripts provide full automation for voice-over-LTE functional tests such as call setup and teardown, call waiting and handovers to eHRPD.

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NY Attorney General Seeks Help for Cell Thefts

May 14, 2013 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

New York state's attorney general asked smartphone makers on Monday to do more to protect consumers from violent street crimes known as "Apple picking," or cellphone thefts. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he sent letters to top executives at Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung Electronics seeking information about security efforts and asking them to work with his office to find ways to reduce theft.

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Improving Communication During Disasters

May 14, 2013 9:46 am | by SINTEF | Comments

A small armband which can be attached to the injured. An information board containing a complete visual record of events. This is technology helping to improve communications during major national disasters.               

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Micromachining: Inclinations Sounded Out

May 14, 2013 9:36 am | by A*STAR - Institute of Microelectronics | Comments

Echolocation is a powerful technique that uses sound or ultrasound waves to locate objects and surfaces. Ships and submarines, for example, use it to avoid collisions, and dolphins and microbats use it to locate prey.

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NRL Shatters Endurance Record for Small Electric UAV

May 14, 2013 9:28 am | by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | Comments

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew their fuel cell powered Ion Tiger UAV for 48 hours and 1 minute on April 16-18 by using liquid hydrogen fuel in a new, NRL-developed, cryogenic fuel storage tank and delivery system.

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Big 4 Cellphone Carriers Unite on Anti-Texting Ads

May 14, 2013 9:21 am | by Peter Svensson - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer. AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile will be joined by 200 other...

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World's First Handheld Sound Camera Ready for Market

May 13, 2013 11:05 am | by Professor Seok-Hyung Bae, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | Comments

Most car drivers have had the experience of hearing a buzzing, squeaky, or rattling sound while driving but not being able to figure out where the noise is coming from. The problem could be simple, requiring a quick fix, or could be serious enough to bring a car to a mechanic

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Graphene Joins the Race to Redefine the Ampere

May 13, 2013 10:31 am | by David Lewis, National Physical Laboratory | Comments

A new joint innovation by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Cambridge could pave the way for redefining the ampere in terms of fundamental constants of physics. The world's first graphene single-electron pump (SEP), described in a paper in Nature Nanotechnology, provides the speed of electron flow needed to create a new standard for electrical current based on electron charge.

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New Technique to Improve Quality Control of Lithium-Ion Batteries

May 13, 2013 10:13 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | Comments

The electrodes, called anodes and cathodes, are the building blocks of powerful battery arrays like those used in electric and hybrid vehicles. They are copper on one side and coated with a black compound to store lithium on the other. Lithium ions travel from the anode to the cathode while the battery is being charged and in the reverse direction when discharging energy.

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Project Aims to Track Big City Carbon Footprints

May 13, 2013 9:42 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | Comments

Halfway around the globe, similar contraptions atop the Eiffel Tower and elsewhere around Paris keep a pulse on emissions from smokestacks and automobile tailpipes. And there is talk of outfitting Sao Paulo, Brazil, with sensors that sniff the byproducts of burning fossil fuels.

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Bloodless Bank Heist Impressed Cybercrime Experts

May 13, 2013 9:42 am | by COLLEEN LONG, MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press | Comments

A bloodless bank heist that netted more than $45 million has left even cybercrime experts impressed by the technical sophistication, if not the virtue, of the con artists who pulled off a remarkable internationally organized attack. "It was pretty ingenious," Pace University computer science professor Darren Hayes said Friday.

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Icahn, Southeastern Challenge Dell Takeover Plan

May 13, 2013 9:33 am | by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer | Comments

One of the biggest critics of Michael Dell's plan to take the company he founded private has launched a fresh challenge to that $24.4 billion bid and says the slumping PC maker needs new leadership. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has teamed with Dell's largest independent shareholder, Southeastern Asset Management, to pitch a deal that would let Dell shareholders keep their stake in the company and give...

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