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2012-12-23 05:03:04

Mid-Range Time Delay Relays are Designed for Extreme Temperature, Shock, Vibration and Altitude Environments Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) December 22, 2012 TE Connectivity (TE) announces receipt of qualification approval from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for its CII line of high-performance time delay relays. (The governing military specifications are MIL-PRF-83726/28, 29, 30, and 31.) The DLA is the Department of Defense´s largest logistics combat support agency, providing worldwide...

2012-05-04 09:12:36

Switching light with light: only 140 photons are needed An optical switch developed at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) spurs the prospective integration of photonics and electronics. What, isn't electronics good enough? Well, nothing travels faster than light, and in the effort to speed up the processing and transmission of information, the combined use of light parcels (photons) along with electricity parcels (electrons) is desirable for developing a workable opto-electronic protocol....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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