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SID 2010: Dontech Optical Filters

May 26, 2010 7:50 am | Videos | Comments

Jeff Blake from Dontech discusses how the company takes commerical off-the-shelf (COTS) displays and integrates their optical filters at the 2010 Society for Information Display Conference.

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FAA awards 3 NextGen contracts worth up to $4.4B

May 26, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it awarded three contracts for its new air traffic control system worth a total of up to $4.4 billion.Under the contracts, Boeing Co., General Dynamics Corp. and ITT Corp. will perform large-scale demonstrations to see how procedures and...

Powe Award supports development of nanocomposites to monitor wind turbine blade structure

May 26, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Virginia Tech) Wind turbine blades enjoy a steady wind but can be damaged by gust-induced vibrations. The researcher proposes to create tiny sensor patches that can be selectively placed in key locations where it is anticipated that damage will start. The patches are made of the same...

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Orlistat (marketed as Alli and Xenical): Labeling Change

May 26, 2010 7:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Revised labeling to include cases of severe liver injury.

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Resistive Multi-input Touch Panel is Windows 7 Logo Certified

May 26, 2010 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Components America, Inc., purportedly the first manufacturer to obtain Windows 7 logo certification for a resistive multi-input touch panel, is marketing those touch panels in North America. Using Fujitsu’s proprietary technology, the resistive multi-input panels can

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Low-Power RF Selection Guide Offers Cost-Effective Solutions

May 26, 2010 6:08 am | Videos | Comments

The Low-Power RF Selection Guide from Texas Instruments offers a wide selection of cost-effective, low-power RF solutions...

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Brookhaven Lab Scientist David Diamond Receives American Nuclear Society's Tommy Thompson Award

May 26, 2010 5:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Brookhaven Lab Senior Scientist David Diamond will receive the American Nuclear Society’s Tommy Thompson Award, which recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to nuclear safety activities.

SMT Contact Allows Solderless Termination

May 26, 2010 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ASM01 spring contact from RIA Connect is a single pole, vibration-resistant SMT terminal which allows for a solderless termination of pinned components and individual solid wires

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Foxconn opens plant to reporters after suicides

May 26, 2010 4:30 am | News | Comments

The head of Foxconn bowed deeply several times and apologized Wednesday for a spate of suicides at the factory that makes Apple iPods and iPhones, promising the electronics giant will try to stop more deaths.But the usually media-shy executive, Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou,...

GTRI Researchers Design, Test Microfabricated Ion Traps

May 26, 2010 4:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at GTRI are designing, fabricating and testing planar ion traps that can be more readily combined into large, interconnected trap arrays. In the future, these arrays may be used to create a useful quantum computer.

Microsoft looks beyond China amid piracy problem

May 26, 2010 3:30 am | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said Wednesday that China's weak enforcement of copyright laws has undermined revenues and pushed the company to focus on markets elsewhere in Asia.China accounts for between 15 percent and 20 percent of global computer sales - and will overtake the...

Apple Investigating Foxconn's Steps in Suicides

May 26, 2010 2:27 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple said it is independently investigating the steps that contract manufacturer Foxconn Technology is taking to address a recent spate of suicides at a factory in China.

Sony Could Invest in Panel-Making

May 26, 2010 1:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Sony is considering an investment in future LCD panel-making lines as part of its joint venture with Samsung Electronics, and says it has to develop an iPad-like product.

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Industrial new orders up by 5.2% in euro area Up by 5.9% in EU27

May 26, 2010 1:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

In March 2010 compared with February 2010, the euro area1 (EA16) industrial new orders index2 rose by 5.2%. In February3 the index increased by 1.9%. In the EU271, new orders gained 5.9% in March 2010 after a rise of 1.1% in February3. Excluding ships, railway & aerospace equipment4,...

SC group encourages volunteers for nonprofits

May 26, 2010 12:30 am | News | Comments

A new group on the South Carolina coast is working to encourage businesses to have their workers volunteer for nonprofit groups.The Corporate Volunteer Council is being launched on Wednesday by the Trident United Way during a volunteer fair in Charleston.The council is a coalition of business,...

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