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Phihong Develops Smallest Low-Cost European Charger

August 13, 2010 7:51 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong, a global leader in power solutions, has developed the smallest, low-cost 2.75W USB charger available. Measuring 42 x 43 x 21mm with a weight of 80 grams, the PSM03E is compliant with the new ENERGY STAR EPS version 2.0 as well as the European Union's Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC...

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Dow Chemical gift to update Texas A & M chemical engineering laboratory

August 13, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Chemical engineering students at Texas A&M University will soon experience a significant upgrade to their working conditions, thanks to a gift from The Dow Chemical Co. that will enhance the unit operations laboratory within the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering. As...

Shantz appointed Nesbitt Professor

August 13, 2010 6:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering G. Kemble Bennett has appointed Dr. Daniel Shantz holder of the Ray Nesbitt Professorship III in Chemical Engineering. Shantz is an associate professor and associate head for undergraduate programs in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical...

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Picosecond Lasers Deliver up to 4 Watts

August 13, 2010 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal for various cold micromachining needs, a family of air- cooled, picosecond lasers from RPMC provide up to 150?J of pulse energy.

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Multiple Antennas Boost Cell-Phone Performance

August 13, 2010 5:26 am | by Tom Simonite, Technology Review | Blogs | Comments

Researchers at Rice University have come up with a design that could make signal worries a thing of the past, and extend battery life as well.

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Science Editor-in-Chief Bruce Alberts to Give Two Lectures at Brookhaven Lab

August 13, 2010 5:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Bruce Alberts, a prominent biochemist who is the Editor-in-Chief of the international weekly journal

IBM agrees to buy Unica for $480 million

August 13, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM says it is buying Unica, a marketing services company, for $480 million, or $21 per share.The acquisition brings IBM deeper into the advertising business. In June it agreed to buy Coremetrics Inc., a company that helps target online marketing.Unica Corp., based in Waltham, Mass., helps...

General Dynamics unit gets $35.5M vehicle contract

August 13, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics said Friday its Canadian land systems unit has been awarded a $35.5 million contract to build 24 light armored vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps.The eight-wheeled amphibious vehicles, which are equipped with automatic fire-suppression systems, will be built in Ontario by April...

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Oracle sues Google for patent infringement

August 13, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corp. said Thursday it has filed a patent and copyright-infringement lawsuit against Google Inc.Oracle said in a statement that Google's Android system for mobile phones infringes on its patented Java technology.Google spokesman Andrew Pederson said the company can't comment because it...

Autodesk beats Wall Street expectations in 2Q

August 12, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Engineering software maker Autodesk Inc. on Thursday reported a profit surge in its latest quarter, as the economic recovery helped sales across the world.Net income in the fiscal second quarter, which ended July 31, was $59.9 million, or 25 cents per share, compared with $10.5 million, or 5...

July video game retail sales inch 1 percent lower

August 12, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Market researcher NPD Group says U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories inched down 1 percent to $846.5 in July compared with the same month a year ago.NPD says hardware sales jumped 12 percent to $313.8 million in July. The Xbox 360 from Microsoft Corp. was the...

Wax, soap clean up obstacles to better batteries

August 12, 2010 2:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) A little wax and soap can help build electrodes for cheaper lithium ion batteries, according to a study in Aug. 11 issue of Nano Letters. The one-step method will allow battery developers to explore lower-priced alternatives to the lithium...

Google amplifies voice commands for Android phones

August 12, 2010 2:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Just because mobile phones are becoming more like small computers doesn't mean you should have to do a lot of typing on them.That's the thinking behind the latest update to Google Inc.'s popular Android software for mobile phones.The latest version of Android 2.2, released Thursday, includes 10...

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Twitter hoping people will press its tweet button

August 12, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tweeting your favorite stories may be getting a little easier.Twitter introduced Thursday a "tweet" button that websites can place alongside their content. The button serves as an invitation to Twitter's legion of users to share what they're reading without having to copy and paste the Web...

India Sets Aug. 31 Deadline to Resolve BlackBerry Issue

August 12, 2010 12:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

India threatened to ban Research In Motion's BlackBerry corporate email and messenger services unless the smartphone maker and local telecom firms find a solution by Aug. 31 to allow security agencies to monitor them.

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