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$40 million awarded to trace human brain's connections

September 15, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Mental Health) The National Institutes of Health today awarded grants totaling $40 million to map the human brain's connections in high resolution. The Human Connectome Project will have transformative impact, paving the way toward a detailed understanding of...

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New Supercomputer ‘Sees’ Well Enough to Drive a Car Someday

September 15, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Navigating our way down the street is something most of us take for granted; we seem to recognize cars, other people, trees and lampposts instantaneously and without much thought. In fact, visually interpreting our environment as quickly as we do is an astonishing feat requiring an...

Author Shteyngart sees fall of digital-gripped U.S.

September 15, 2010 9:37 am | News | Comments

Russian-American author Gary Shteyngart's new book is a vision of a fast-declining America, obsessed by youthfulness, gripped by omniscient smartphones and swayed by monopolies and the Bank of China. A cash-strapped United States is at war with Venezuela and the Chinese yuan-pegged dollars are coveted currency.

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IBM to help small businesses compete for contracts

September 15, 2010 9:33 am | News | Comments

Tech giant IBM Corp. is trying to help small businesses get supply contracts with blue chip companies in a variety of industries. It's an idea that combines a $10 million grant from IBM with the notion that small businesses are the main source of new jobs and therefore economic growth.

Mass. takes in $3.6M stimulus funds for e-health records

September 15, 2010 9:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Massachusetts' implementation of electronic health records got a $3.6 million injection of federal funding on Tuesday.

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Packet-Processing Silicon Optimized for Carrier Ethernet Cost

September 15, 2010 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Centec Networks today announced it has expanded its family of advanced packet-processing chipsets to include a second-generation IP/Ethernet switching processor that integrates a Layer 2 through Layer 4 packet-processing engine, advanced traffic manager and fabric interface.

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Tektronix Upgrades Arbitrary Waveform Generators

September 15, 2010 8:38 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. today announced the AWG7000C and AWG5000C Series of Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWGs) that bring performance and usability enhancements to the industry’s most capable family of signal generation solutions.

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Eurotech Launches Cloud-Based Services for Secure and Reliable Device Data Management

September 15, 2010 8:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, MD – September 14, 2010 – Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, today announces the availability of cloud computing services to manage Eurotech devices...

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Transducers provide economical air pressure monitoring capabilities

September 15, 2010 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Precision Controls Division (PCD) of Marsh Bellofram Corporation (www.marshbellofram.com), a member of the Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies, has announced the global market introduction of Type 3110 and Type 3120...

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Wearable sensor technology to measure physical activity

September 15, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Michigan State University) Researchers from Michigan State University are teaming up to create a new wearable sensor network to assess a person's physical activity and overall well-being.Using technology developed by engineering professor Subir Biswas, participants will wear three small,...

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Support Package Enables On-board Test Control

September 15, 2010 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

JTAG Technologies announced a support package for board-level and system designers looking to implement a convenient BIT (Built-In Test) access for boundary-scan testing and on-board device (re)programming.

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Gore Announces Partnership with A. E. Petsche for JSF Program

September 15, 2010 6:33 am | News | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., has entered into a strategic partnership with A. E. Petsche Company to provide GORE FireWire Cable Products for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 Lightning program, the Department of Defense’s next-generation strike aircraft system for the Navy, Air Force, and Marines.

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CAN Controller Features Integrated Transceiver

September 15, 2010 6:24 am | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits today announced a Controller Area Network (CAN) solution for the industrial market. The device is the world' first CAN controller with integrated transceiver and meets the requirements of both ISO 11898-1:2003(E) (CAN protocol) and ISO 11898-5 (CAN transceiver).

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Ph.D. study of behavior of semiconductor crystals of size less than 100 nanometers

September 15, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) The PhD thesis by Carlos Echeverría Arrondo, Doctor in Physics from the Public University of Navarre and entitled "On doped semiconductor quantum dots and magnetic nanowires", studied the behaviour and properties of nanometric-scale semiconductor crystals.

DCM Rack enables simple installation of servers

September 15, 2010 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power today announced the availability of the Knurr DCM Rack. The Knurr DCM is an adaptive, easy-to-manage second-generation server rack platform that enables simple installation of servers and rack-based equipment support products...

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