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2/23/2017  

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 This Week's Feature


All About Flex: Volume Considerations
With any new electronic interconnection project, one immediate question the supplier will inquire about is program volume expectations. Customers often ask “What is your capacity?” with low-, medium- and high-volume having different meanings to different people.

 
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  Featured Articles
 


One World, One Industry: Emerging Technology, Training for the Future, and the Next Industrial Revolution
Technology isn’t just a tangible entity. It moves beyond what we can see, feel, and touch. It is ideas and theories. It includes philosophy and risks. In a way, technology itself is like the stock market. Different industries hedge their bets on emerging trends. These trends develop into useful products that change our world.


EIPC 2017 Winter Conference Review of Day 2
Almost everyone made it back to the conference room for the start of the second day of the EIPC Winter Conference in Salzburg, even those who had enjoyed the late networking session into the early hours!


Catching up with…Prototron Tucson’s General Manager Kim O’Neil
Prototron’s Tucson Division serves as the company’s military defense division as well. They focus on mil-spec and aerospace work as well as special technology PCBs such as RF, microwave and flex circuits. During the past few months Kim 0’Neil and his team have been working on updating their mil-spec qualification from MIL-PRF-55110 to MIL-PRF-31032. Since Prototron is one of the first companies to make this transition, I wanted to talk to Kim about this accomplishment.

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  Military and Aerospace News
 


NASA to Launch Raven to Develop Autonomous Rendezvous Capability
Launching soon, aboard the 10th SpaceX commercial resupply mission, will be a technology module called Raven, which will bring NASA one step closer to having a relative navigation capability.


Lasers Could Give Space Research its 'Broadband' Moment
Thought your Internet speeds were slow? Try being a space scientist for a day. The vast distances involved will throttle data rates to a trickle. You’re lucky if a spacecraft can send more than a few megabits per second (Mbps) -- a pittance even by dial-up standards.


NASA and MIT Collaborate to Develop Space-Based Quantum-Dot Spectrometer
A NASA technologist has teamed with the inventor of a new nanotechnology that could transform the way space scientists build spectrometers, the all-important device used by virtually all scientific disciplines to measure the properties of light emanating from astronomical objects, including Earth itself.

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  Medical Electronics News
 


Better Biosensors on Edge
Inscribing porous, carbonized patterns into a polymer creates sensitive electrodes that detect biological molecules.


Living Sensors at Your Fingertips
Engineers and biologists at MIT have teamed up to design a new “living material” — a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells that are genetically programmed to light up in the presence of certain chemicals.


Robot to Ensure Oxygen Supply to COPD Patients
Innovation Fund Denmark has just granted DKK 7 million for the further development of a new robot that will ensure COPD patients of the right amount of oxygen. DTU sees great potential in automating other procedures and routines to improve patient safety and hospital finances.

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