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Lasers Get the Green Light

Compact green-light sources could slash the cost of laser TV

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Photo: Ryann Cooley
Photo: Ryann Cooley

What the world needs now is a semiconductor laser that’s good, cheap, long-lasting, powerful, and truly green. Such a device could revolutionize information display, improve certain ophthalmological therapies, and give us affordable televisions with bigger, more dazzling pictures than the best available today.

For display, it would make possible a full-color projector small enough to fit inside a mobile telephone. It may even one day be possible to project ultravivid images directly onto your retina.

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IEEE Medal of Honor Goes to Vint Cerf

He codesigned the Internet protocol and transmission control protocol

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IEEE Life Fellow Vinton “Vint” Cerf, widely known as the “Father of the Internet,” is the recipient of the 2023 IEEE Medal of Honor. He is being recognized “for co-creating the Internet architecture and providing sustained leadership in its phenomenal growth in becoming society’s critical infrastructure.”

The IEEE Foundation sponsors the annual award.

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How to Stake Electronic Components Using Adhesives

Staking provides extra mechanical support for various electronic parts

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Adhesive staking of DIP component on a circuit board using Master Bond EP17HTDA-1.

The main use for adhesive staking is to provide extra mechanical support for electronic components and other parts that may be damaged due to vibration, shock, or handling.

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Sensitive electronic components and other parts that may be damaged due to vibration, shock, or handling can often benefit from adhesive staking. Staking provides additional mechanical reinforcement to these delicate pieces.

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