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PLCC plugs Allow Reliable Socketing or Soldering of Upgraded Modules

March 26, 2010 12:43 pm | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics’ new PLCC plugs – PL-PLCC68-S-01 allow reliable socketing and SMT insertion. These PLCC package emulators can be plugged into a PLCC socket or soldered directly onto the SMT PLCC pads using standard solder methods.

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Ann Arbor rallies to back Google fiber network bid

March 26, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hoping to win Google Inc.'s national competition for an ultrahigh speed fiber optic network, people packed the University of Michigan's central campus for a three-minute "flash" event designed to demonstrate their enthusiasm for the project.Groups in Detroit, Grand Rapids, East Lansing and at...

More than 600 communities vying for Google network

March 26, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 600 communities have approached Google Inc. in hopes of landing one of the ultra-fast broadband networks that the company plans to build in a handful of spots around the country.Last month, Google said it will build experimental fiber-optic networks that will deliver Internet...

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College to Save Money by Switching Fonts

March 26, 2010 11:28 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay plans to cut costs by switching their default e-mail font. Poor Arial, the latest victim of the recession. In an economic climate like this, even fonts aren’t safe. Since Century Gothic purportedly uses 30% less ink than Arial, this would save money when students print e-mails.

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AT & T Sees $1 Billion Charge

March 26, 2010 11:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

AT&T plans to take a noncash charge of $1 billion in anticipation of the impact of changes brought by the health-care overhaul.

Tibco buys Netrics for undisclosed price

March 26, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business software maker Tibco Software Inc. said late Thursday that it agreed to buy privately held business data matching software company Netrics for an undisclosed sum.The company also said Netrics' CEO and President Stefanos Damianakis joined Tibco.Shares of Tibco, which also reported...

Yahoo to give Boys Town in Nebraska $25,000

March 26, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. will is giving $25,000 to Boys Town to help the home for wayward children serve more children and families.A presentation of the check will take place Tuesday on the Boys Town campus west of Omaha.Boys Town was made famous by the 1938 Academy Award-winning movie "Boys Town" that...

Apple increases hiring at NC data center site

March 26, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. is ramping up hiring at its $1 billion East Coast data center, suggesting the North Carolina site is nearing completion.Apple this week posted 10 new jobs on its Web site for Maiden, about 30 miles northwest of Charlotte. The positions include maintenance and electrical technicians,...

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NC councilman offers child naming rights to Google

March 26, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A city councilman in North Carolina's capital city is offering to name his unborn children after the co-founders of Google Inc. in an attempt to convince the company to build a high-speed Internet network in Raleigh.Communities around the nation have made a series of bizarre pitches to attract...

Center Moriches Students Take Top Honors at Brookhaven Lab's Maglev Contest

March 26, 2010 10:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

— Center Moriches Middle School students won six awards out of 21 at the annual Middle School Maglev Contest held at Brookhaven Lab on March 24.

NREL's New Robots Scrutinize Solar Cells

March 26, 2010 9:37 am | News | Comments

The race to build a better solar cell is looping through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where new robots are fabricating thin-film cells and analyzing glitches faster and with more precision than ever before. How much faster? The robot working with silicon can build a semi-conductor on a six-inch-square plate of glass, plastic or flexible metal in about 35 minutes.

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Boston and New England Buildings Receive Energy Star Recognition

March 26, 2010 9:33 am | News | Comments

Boston and New England businesses are again being recognized by EPA’s Energy Star program for their commitment to save energy and money through energy efficiency. Continuing the impressive growth of the past several years, in 2009 nearly 3,900 commercial buildings nationwide earned the Energy Star label...

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Department of Energy Opens Investigation into Alleged Lighting Efficiency Violations

March 26, 2010 9:30 am | News | Comments

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it had issued subpoenas to three companies who were identified as selling certain torchiere lamps that failed to meet federal energy efficiency standards.

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US reluctant to spark trade disputes with China

March 26, 2010 9:30 am | by AOIFE WHITE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk said Friday that he is reluctant to wade into long-running trade disputes with China as the United States tries to double its exports to emerging markets over the next five years.U.S. politicians and businesses have complained about the Chinese government's...

DOE, DOI and Army Corps of Engineers Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Hydropower

March 26, 2010 9:28 am | News | Comments

US Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and US Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today that the two agencies, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, will cooperate more closely and align priorities to support the development of environmentally sustainable hydropower.

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