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Arrange these elements in sequence according to density (most to least): Gold, Platinum, Uranium
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Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas
Amusement park lovers "head for the thrills" as Six Flags Over Texas, the first park in the Six Flags chain, opens. Located on 212 acres in Arlington, Texas, the park was the first to feature log flume and mine train rides and 360-degree looping roller coaster.

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"Either lead, follow, or get out of the way. But never try to do all three at the same time!"
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Samsung Downbeat on Q3 Prospects
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and flagged uncertain earnings prospects for its key handset business, fuelling worries about its ability to return to growth. The downbeat guidance, as well as Samsung's decision to keep its interim ...
Industry News
Fab Capacity Stretched: Uptick in Sight?
For an industry that's been in the doldrums since the 2009 recession, the words "strained capacity at chip players across the industry" are, ironically ...
Electronics Purchasing Strategies
Apple to lay off about 200 people at Beats
Apple Inc intends to lay off about 200 people at Beats Electronics LLC following its $3 billion acquisition of the headphone and music streaming ...
Rosin Flux or Water Soluble - Which To Use?
What are the differences between rosin based fluxes and water soluble fluxes? Under what circumstances should we use one over the other?
IPC Outlook - Board Talk
Is Huawei Eating Samsung'ís Lunch?
Looks like the threat is becoming more real for Samsung. Chinese smartphone makers Huawei Technologies and Lenovo Group gained market share ...
The Wall Street Journal
Massive Job Cuts: Dark Clouds Over Lighting Business
Amidst the decline of conventional illuminants like incandescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes, the lighting manufacturer Osram announced plans to ...
EE Times
Overcoming Repair Depot Challenges
This paper looks at key issues that should be considered in developing a robust outsourced repair depot strategy.
IPC Outlook - Production Floor
Next-Gen HiFi Competition Takes Place in the Car
Car radio? Old school. Infotainment? Better. Now the next generation of fine audio is preparing to start at Continental and Audi. Is the golden ...
EE Times
IoT Spec Taps Internet Protocol
A trade group plans to publish a specification for building an Internet of Things software stack using the Internet Protocol. The effort is part ...
'Crashing' tablet sales give new hope to PCs, Best Buy CEO says
Apple may not be the only company struggling with weak tablet sales. In a recent interview with Re/code, Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly said sales of ...
IBM Breaks EUV Throughput Record
IBM reported better than expected results on its first full day of testing the latest ASML extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography system. The ...
EE Times
Does Multi-tasking Result in Poor Judgment?
Previous research revealed that multi-tasking impedes performance across a variety of tasks. What does the latest research show?
IPC Outlook - Technology Briefing
Xiaomiís One More Thing
The young electronics company Xiaomi is exploding in China and seems posed to take over the world. In the four short years since its founding, ...
Multidimensional Effective 3D-IC Cost Management
After a few tough years, the semiconductor global supply chain is thriving and growing again. However, all of this goodness does not come without ...
Pure Lithium in Battery May Generate More Powerful Battery
A team of Stanford University researchers, including former Energy Secretary Steven Chu, believes it has achieved the "holy grail" of lithium ...
Scientific American
Display screen technology could correct vision problems
Engineers have developed a prototype tablet display that compensates for an individuals' vision problems. The system uses software to alter the ...
BBC News
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ACE to conduct August 5-6 introductory selective soldering workshop
ZESTRON 'Assembly, Cleaning, and Reliability' Collaborative Workshop
IP Systems welcomes Brian Langley as Global Director of Sales & Marketing
ULT Website Redesigned and Restructured
Screaming Circuits Supports TESLA Science Center @ Wardenclyffe w/ T-shirts
APEX-FA appoints Product Manager-Business Development
Graphicode's GC-Prevue v22.3 supports new Gerber X2 format
BTU to Exhibit Thermal Processing Duo at NEPCON South China
Juki to Exhibit New RX Series at NEPCON South China
Find Out How CyberOptics' CX150i Automates Conformal Coating Inspection
Viscom presents 3D AOI, SPI & AXI inspection systems at Nepcon South China
Nordson DAGE and Nordson YESTECH to Display at NEPCON South China
Techcon Offers Solutions for Dispensing Applications at NEPCON South China
Metcal to Demonstrate Updated Rework Product Family NEPCON South China
Japan Unix to Debut Laser Soldering Robot at Nepcon South China
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Cleaning PCB Boards with window cleaner?
I tried cleaning a PCB assembly with window cleaner. It did a marvelous job. Are there any conductivity issues that would arise if such a solution is used to remove flux residue?
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Test Your Knowledge
Arrange these elements in sequence according to density (most to least): Gold, Platinum, Uranium
Answer: Platinum (21.45 density), Gold (19.29 density), Uranium (19.05 density)
Coffee Break
A Trip to the Movies
A Trip to the Movies
As today's action packed drama begins, Eephus want to see a movie with his pet rooster.
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