Molex Inc. has released a 1.28 mm height microSD memory card
connector. The ultra-small connector joins the Molex line designed for
microSD applications. Molex microSD connectors reduce memory card fly-out and
sticking problems in digital cameras, tablet PCs, mobile phones and other
compact consumer electronic devices.
The connector is surface mountable and offered in push-push
style. It includes a detect terminal for card detection, and brake features for
smooth, controlled card ejection. The connector is rated at 0.5A and 10V and
includes metal shielding for ESD protection. An inner-lead terminal design
provides secure contact reliability and prevents terminal stubbing during card
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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