ELECTRONICS: Molex Inc. recently announced a new addition to the EdgeLineTM family of connectors. The EdgeLine CoEdge Connector, which was recently nominated as a DesignVision finalist at the upcoming DesignCon 2010 show, is a one-piece, 25 Gbps connector that is configured to meet an industry standard pitch of 0.80 mm (.031 inch). This low-profile, dual-sided, edgecard connector supports sixteen PCB thickness variations with multiple circuit sizes for high-speed, industry-standard, edgecard applications.CoEdge connectors ensure PCBs are aligned at the centerline to allow for a uniform signal path across the length of the connector. Keying and locking features are provided to secure the connector to the PCB and improve board alignment during mating. Application tooling is not needed, allowing for easy board installation.
The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
For decades, engineers have worked to combat erosion by developing high-strength alloys, composites, and surface coatings. However, in a new paper, a team at Jilin University in China turned to one of the most deadly animals in the world for inspiration -- the yellow fat-backed scorpion.
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