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Photo of the Day: Advanced Tissue-Engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer

March 26, 2014 10:59 am | by Nancy Ambrosiano, DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

ATHENA, the Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer project team, is developing four human organ constructs – liver, heart, lung and kidney – that are based on a significantly miniaturized platform...                

Surrogate Organ System Developed for Toxicity Testing

March 26, 2014 10:55 am | by Nancy Ambrosiano, DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

Creating surrogate human organs, coupled with insights from highly sensitive mass spectrometry technologies, a new project is on the brink of revolutionizing the way we screen new drugs and toxic agents...                              

Emerson Network Power’s SE600 Series Expanded Beam Connector

March 25, 2014 1:53 pm | by Emerson Network Power | News | Comments

Emerson Network Power has announced the launch of the SE600 Series Expanded Beam (EB) connector for systems in oil and gas exploration and production environments, both offshore and onshore. The Nickel Aluminum Bronze (NAB) or stainless steel construction provides the durability required in environments where exposure to salt water, oil, natural gas, and a variety of harsh chemicals...

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Axell Wireless Installs DAS System at World Trade Center Complex

March 25, 2014 1:42 pm | by Axell Wireless | News | Comments

Axell Wireless has announced it is supplying the public safety communications system for the new World Trade Center complex in New York City, including One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the U.S. at 1776 feet and the fourth tallest in the world...

The NSA Responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk

March 25, 2014 12:03 pm | by TED Talk, Richard Ledgett | Videos | Comments

After a surprise appearance by Edward Snowden at TED2014, Chris Anderson said: "If the NSA wants to respond, please do." And yes, they did. Appearing by video, NSA deputy director...                                   

Photo of the Day: RoboClam

March 25, 2014 11:29 am | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent, RoboClam | News | Comments

In addition to anchoring underwater vehicles and detonating mines, the RoboClam could also be used to lay underwater cables...                                                       

Feds Reach Out to Kids Over Online Predators

March 25, 2014 11:26 am | by Amy Taxin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal agents are reaching out to children to get them to use street smarts online in a nationwide push to prevent sexual exploitation cases.Immigration and Customs Enforcement will send agents to school auditoriums and community centers across the country to teach teens and tweens — and their parents — how to be safer online and steer clear of Internet predators...

Novel Satellite Analysis Narrowed Malaysian Jet Search

March 25, 2014 11:00 am | by Justin Pritchard & Kelvin Chan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigators are closer to solving an international aviation mystery thanks to a British communications satellite and classroom physics. An analysis of faint signals sent from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to an Inmarsat satellite led officials to conclude the plane crashed in a remote area of the southern Indian Ocean...

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HotSpot Episode 55: Space Sunflower Snaps Pictures of Space

March 24, 2014 1:54 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, changing everything mobile; a mobile headset and smartwatch rolled into one; a computer system that spots fake expressions of pain; and a space sunflower...                     

Dynatem Introduces CPU-162-14

March 24, 2014 1:32 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dynatem, a Eurotech subsidiary, is now shipping the CPU-162-14, a high performance COM Express module based on the Core i7. The CPU-162-14 is designed to operate in harsh environments...

Pressure Transmitters Eliminate Conduit Requirements

March 24, 2014 12:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies has offered its AST4300 and AST43LP Class I Division 2 Non-Incendive Pressure Transmitters with a Turck Mini-Fast electrical connection, eliminating conduit...

GIGAVAC Rounds Out High Voltage Switching Line

March 24, 2014 12:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GIGAVAC has announced two additions to their High Voltage Contactor line of Advanced Switching Solutions. The HX21 and HX200 join the HX22 as the smallest UL508 recognized...

Meaghan's Minute: New Renewable Energy Source

March 21, 2014 12:06 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Harvard physicists have recently proposed a new device that would capture energy from Earth’s infrared emissions to outer space as a new, renewable energy source...                      

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Flexible & Simplified High-Frequency Charging Solution

March 20, 2014 4:10 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

EnerSys has exhibited its extensive line of motive power solutions for manufacturing and supply chain management applications at MODEX 2014. EnForcer IMPAQ...

SCHURTER’s New Compact Fuse for 3-Phase Systems

March 20, 2014 3:11 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER has announced the new series SHF 6.3x32 compact fuse. The series provides overcurrent protection up to 500 VAC. The highbreaking capacity of 1,500 A at rated voltage...

TE Connectivity’s Expanded Line of Mezalok Connectors

March 20, 2014 1:56 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has launched new extensions to its rugged, high-speed Mezalok mezzanine connector family. The new extensions include a stack height of 15mm and a new 320...

C&K Expands Illuminated Harsh Environment Key Switch Family

March 20, 2014 1:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has expanded its K12S Series harsh environment surface mount key switch family with improved illumination, environmental sealing, and actuation options. By employing...

Finding Bombs with Electric Noses

March 20, 2014 1:28 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re breaking world records with Legos, checking up on spoiled food without smelling it, and using lobsters to find bombs ...                                     

Cornell Dubilier's Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

March 20, 2014 1:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has announced the release of type HZA Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Combining the advantages of each technology, type HZA has...

New 2,700 MHz VCO from Crystek

March 20, 2014 12:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has introduced the CVCO55CC-2700-2700 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator), which operates at 2700 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features...

Possible Plane Debris Tracked by Satellites

March 20, 2014 9:23 am | by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press SCOTT MCDONALD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Military search planes flew over a remote part of the Indian Ocean on Thursday hunting for debris in "probably the best lead" so far in finding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, officials said...                 

Malaysia, FBI Analyze Missing Pilot's Simulator

March 19, 2014 5:58 pm | by Ian Mader, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI joined forces with Malaysian authorities in analyzing deleted data on a flight simulator belonging to the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, while distraught relatives of the passengers unleashed their anger Wednesday — wailing in frustration at 12 days of uncertainty...

Malaysia: Files Were Deleted from Flight Simulator

March 19, 2014 11:22 am | by Ian Mader, Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance, Malaysia's defense minister said Wednesday. Hishammuddin Hussein told a news conference that the pilot...

Durable, Low Pressure Overmolded Backshell Cable Assemblies

March 18, 2014 7:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies now offers durable, low pressure overmolded backshells on connector interfaces from its Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions product line, the leader in EMI/RFI components and interconnects. This simplified backshell design is readily available and more cost-effective than its metal counterpart...

Photos of the Day: NASA Tech Sees Birth of the Universe

March 18, 2014 7:35 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole used a specialized array of superconducting detectors to capture polarized light from billions of years ago. Techniques called micro-lithography and micro-machining are used to fabricate the devices. The sensors were used to make the first detection of gravitational waves...

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