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Content posted in January 2008
Fiberoptic Sensors Tackle Tough Environments
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1/16/2008  Post a comment
If a sensing application involves high temperatures or a very tight, almost inaccessible location, fiber optic sensors could provide the answer
Gadget Freak Case #114: Testing Parts 'til They're Toast
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1/7/2008  Post a comment
Mark Thoren and Jim Williams became frustrated when they could not get lab time to test a circuit they were designing, so they rewired a toaster to make a test chamber
Intel Rolls Out New Hafnium-Based Transistor Technology
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1/7/2008  Post a comment
Quad-core hafnium-based chip packs 820 million transistors on board
Composites Develop Dramatically with Solar Impulse
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1/7/2008  Post a comment
Photovoltaic cells will be encapsulated in a composite sandwich structure developed by Decision SA
Stryker's Optical Viewer Goes Servo
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1/7/2008  Post a comment
The military’s increasing use of servo direct-drive motors in battlefield systems such as the Stryker armored vehicle show just how rugged these motion systems can be
Goldfire 4.5 Takes The Risk out of Innovation
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1/7/2008  Post a comment
Invention Machine upgrade offers 30+ enhancements, including industry-specific risk analysis templates




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