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Cambridge Consultants platform brings mobile health one step closer

June 18, 2010 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new, low-cost platform combines Qualcomm Incorporated's Wearable Mobile Device cellular module and Cambridge Consultants' Vena software stack to remotely collect health data from approved devices and transmit it to online health services.

Gas distributors can now purchase telemetry systems

June 15, 2010 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new telemetry system from SGD Inc. offers an alternative to renting from major industrial gas suppliers. Three models allow monitoring of either liquid or gas in any size bulk tank.

Lack of fine-pitch probes and fixtures could prevent product advancement

June 11, 2010 1:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Many modern electronic assemblies have small testing targets on close center-to-center spacing that cannot be contacted by traditional test probes. Alpha Test Corp. aims to break through this roadblock probes in sizes from 20 to 8 mils, along with corresponding test fixtures.


Device makes clean water through sunlight and fuel cells

May 25, 2010 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

A trio of inventors in New Jersey recently unveiled The HYDRA, a hydrogen fuel cell-based machine that converts waste scum into drinkable water, electricity, and medical-grade oxygen. Solar cells drive the conversion process, and the unit is designed to be transported by trailer.

Micropelt TE-Power PROBE replaces batteries

May 4, 2010 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micropelt launched a new commercial energy harvester, which can outperform primary batteries as an energy source for wireless applications.

Suma mouse blends 3-D motion feedback with haptic input

May 3, 2010 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

On the first day the Front End of Innovation 2010 conference in Boston, sponsor Cambridge Consultants showed off the latest iteration of its squeezable Suma mouse, which allows 3-D controls and motion feedback, as well as touch sensitive input. The technology is intended as much for research tasks as it is the consumer market.

Gesture Designer to enable new type of user interface for mobile devices

April 27, 2010 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today at the Globalpress Electronics Summit in Santa Cruz, Calif., Kionix, a company known for the design and fabrication of high-performance, silicon-micromachined MEMS inertial sensors, introduced a embedded software engine that lets people capture and manage unique signatures via motion-based gestures.

FEI launches flagship Helios NanoLab x50 DualBeam

April 26, 2010 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for failure analysis, 3-D nanoscale characterization and prototyping, and other techniques, the Helios NanoLab series is available in versions for semiconductor labs that are dealing with advanced packaging techniques, and for academic and industrial R&D centers that need materials characterization down to the single nanometer scale.


LED light source represents major advance in fluorescence microscopy

April 21, 2010 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Traditional fluorescence microscopy relies on a white light source, usually mercury or xenon, but only a small percentage of the produced wavelength is useful. Carl Zeiss MicroImaging has introduced a new LED technology with its Colibri illumination system that limits light production to a narrow wavelength window, making full use of the light.

imec virtual camera delivers new angle on reality

April 12, 2010 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Imec Virtual Camera turns the input from fixed cameras into a 3D space where a director or cameraman has total freedom to choose any angle or distance to the action.

H-Square Corp. reinvents the tweezer

April 9, 2010 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Nu-twEZers from H-Square Corp. are claimed to be the first new tweezer design in 500 years. Designed for technicians in the semiconductor, biotech, and other industries, the Nu-twEZer is spring-loaded to assure consistent force and eliminate hand strain.

JEOL launches thin film phase plate technology for TEM

April 8, 2010 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

The imaging performance of today’s generation of Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEMs) is improved through the use of a novel technique, the thin film phase plate.

Thermo Fisher Scientific launches new integrated ELN and CDS solution for Symyx Notebook

April 8, 2010 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced the availability of a new Thermo Scientific Atlas Chromatography Data System (CDS) integration solution for Symyx Technologies’ electronic laboratory notebook (ELN).


Halogen-free embedded capacitance material

April 8, 2010 9:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Design engineers in the electronics industry who are seeking ways to improve power integrity and reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) while meeting halogen-free requirements now have a new solution to meet their needs. The 3M Electronic Solutions Division now offers halogen-free versions of its Embedded Capacitance Material (ECM).

Sofradir releases multiple wavelength IR detector

March 30, 2010 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed primarily for missile warning systems, the Altair can operate in two mid-IR bandwidths depending on local weather conditions to improve detection levels. More significantly, the dual bands can be fused for even more information because the resulting images are naturally registered.

P2i showcases liquid repellent nano-coating for hearing aids

March 19, 2010 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

At the AudiologyNOW! 2010 show in San Diego next month, UK-based coatings company P2i will display their relatively new Aridion liquid-repellant nano-coating. Designed for exposure to humidity or sweat, the polymer layer is applied by a pulsed ion gas process that lower’s the hearing aid’s surface energy, coaxing water away from delicate components.

Submersible FlowCAM catches particle images and data in-situ and real-time

March 10, 2010 4:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fluid Imaging Technologies recently introduced its Submersible FlowCAM particle and cell imaging and analysis system at Ocean Sciences 2010 in Portland, Ore. The remote sensing platform can be used for continuous, unattended monitoring tethered to research vessels or autonomous submersibles.

Daytime running light has just two LEDs

March 9, 2010 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new OSTAR Compact LED from OSRAM has been developed specifically for use in vehicle headlights. Despite drawing just 5 W, the device provides 300 lumens of power and meets ECE/SAE color binning requirements for use on motor vehicles.

DuPont Performance Polymers launches new nylon for automotive industry

March 4, 2010 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new family of nylon products from DuPont Performance Polymers—DuPont Zytel PLUS nylon—delivers high performance levels and maintains those high performance levels despite exposure to hot oil, hot air, calcium chloride, and other aggressive automotive chemicals.

Laser-piezo autofocus system unites throughput with flexibility

February 22, 2010 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Engineers at Motion X and PI have developed a novel, laser-based system that combines Motion X’s high-bandwidth autofocus sensor with PI’s high-speed piezo driven PIFOC objective and Z positioners to provide a big step forward in autofocus responsiveness, stability and accuracy.

New JEOL TEM quickly breaks into picoscale territory

February 19, 2010 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

 Just three weeks after its installation at the Univ. of Texas San Antonio campus, the latest transmission electron microscope from JEOL delivered data on silicon samples that resolved down to 78 picometers, a level that enables atom-by-atom chemical mapping.

Infrared imaging in radiation free scanner for security

February 2, 2010 8:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Iscon Video Imaging is introducing two new airport passenger scanners with a patented Thermal-Boosted Infrared Detection System that only shows objects and clothing without any harmful radiation.

First commercial 3-D bio-printer makes human tissue and organs

December 10, 2009 4:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Invetech, a builder of custom automation for the biomedical, industrial and consumer markets, has delivered the world's first production model 3-D bio-printer to Organovo, developers of the proprietary NovoGen bioprinting technology.

Sigma-Aldrich teams with 3M to provide high-performance organic semiconductor

November 19, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

TIPS Pentacene, a soluble organic semiconductor for printed and flexible electronics, is manufactured by 3M under the name 3M Organic Electronics Semiconductor L-20856 and is the first in a family of soluble Pentacene-based semiconductors developed by 3M Electronics Markets Materials Division in collaboration with Dr. John Anthony, professor at the Univ. of Kentucky and founder of Outrider Technologies LLC.

Sustainable Minds introduces LCA Software for greener product design

November 19, 2009 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sustainable Minds has recently released Sustainable Minds 1.0, a comprehensive SaaS software and information service that enables companies to create more environmentally sustainable products. It integrates on-demand, Web-based software with educational content and uses life cycle assessment (LCA) to measure the potential environmental and human health impacts of the concepts.

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