Chicago-based Newark InOne has released a 2007 electronics catalog that is rich with environmentally complaint parts and contains solutions to help customers meet compliance demands. The new catalog employs a green dot to indicate RoHS compliance at the item level. The catalog also includes a 10-step Quality Assurance policy to ensure that its compliant parts are accurately identified. Each compliant part also comes with its own Certificate of RoHS Compliance which can be downloaded from Newark InOne’s website.
While most of the parts in the catalog are RoHS compliant, Newark InOne offers non-compliant parts as well for those manufacturers that are exempt or do not distribute into the European market. The 2,496-page 2007 catalog offers a broad selection of parts from 440 component suppliers. The parts selection is targeted to maintenance and design engineers.
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In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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