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T-Splitter Suits Industrial Applications

March 22, 2010 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA has announced the release of a T-shaped splitter for the Series 870 7/8” connectors. The T-splitter is used to connect several devices for a power supply or a bus connection. Designed for DeviceNet applications, the 7/8” connectors are

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Multilayer Chip Varistors Protect Hand-Held Mobile Devices Against Electrostatic Discharge

March 22, 2010 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

New EIA 0201 Multilayer Chip Varistors from Taiyo Yuden are designed to protect today’s slim and compact hand-held mobile devices against electrostatic discharge (ESD). Both the VR063 101A120 and the VR063 101A080 boast the same varistor voltage, ESD resistance and other electrical characteristics as Taiyo Yuden’s previous highly regarded EIA 0402 model.

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MaxLinear aims to raise about $42.7 million in IPO

March 22, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MaxLinear Inc., a maker semiconductors used in products including TVs, cable boxes and PCs, is expected to raise about $42.7 million in an initial public offering this week.The Carlsbad, Calif. company is selling 5.4 million Class A shares, of which 1.3 million will come from selling...

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'Spider' John Koerner to Perform at Brookhaven Lab April 16

March 22, 2010 10:24 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Legendary folk musician "Spider" John Koerner will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Friday, April 16, at 8 p.m. at the Brookhaven Center. Sponsored by the BNL Music Club, the concert is open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and...

Fullerene Discovery Sparks Research

March 22, 2010 10:10 am | Blogs | Comments

A team at the University of Florida has discovered that functionalized fullerenes heat, ignite, glow and transform into other carbon nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes upon exposure to low-intensity laser light.

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Dolan Media amends shareholder rights plan

March 22, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Legal newspaper publisher Dolan Media said Monday it made several changes to its shareholder rights plan, which included raising the percentage of share ownership a person have before attempting a buyout."We designed this plan strictly as a precautionary measure to protect the company and our...

Rio Tinto exec admits to some bribery charges

March 22, 2010 8:30 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Four employees of mining giant Rio Tinto pleaded guilty Monday to taking bribes, lawyers and an Australian diplomat said, in an embarrassing case seen as part of a harsh new attitude toward foreign business in China.Rio Tinto is one of China's top providers of iron ore and a key industry...

ADI Offers Free Image Processing Software Modules

March 22, 2010 8:27 am | News | Comments

Responding to increased developer demand for low cost, fast and efficient video technology software tools, Analog Devices, Inc. is now offering a free comprehensive video primitives library for use in real time video analytics applications.

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A more sensitive sensor

March 22, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University's Prof. Yael Hanein, Dr. Slava Krylov and Assaf Ya'akobovitz have set out to make sensors for microelectromechanical systems significantly more sensitive and reliable than they are today, shrinking their work to nano-size to do it.

MIT Researches Self-assembling Computer Chips

March 22, 2010 7:52 am | News | Comments

Molecules that arrange themselves into predictable patterns on silicon chips could lead to microprocessors with much smaller circuit elements.

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ESA and Thales Alenia Space enter negotiations for MTG

March 22, 2010 7:37 am | News | Comments

The tendering process that will result in the supply of Europe's next series of meteorological satellites, Meteosat Third Generation, has reached an advanced stage as ESA invites Thales Alenia Space to enter formal contract negotiations.

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Scientists hide gold with 3D invisibility cloak

March 22, 2010 7:35 am | News | Comments

German scientists have created a three-dimensional "invisibility cloak" that can hide objects by bending light waves. The findings, published in the journal Science on Thursday, could in the future make it possible to make large objects invisible, but for now the researchers said they were not keen to speculate on possible applications.

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Microsoft's browser loses market share in Europe

March 22, 2010 7:32 am | News | Comments

Microsoft's Internet Explorer has lost market share in major European markets, such as France, Britain and Italy, after the U.S. software firm started to make it easier for European consumers to use competing browsers.

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Web inventor to lead British research institute

March 22, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Britain's prime minister says the scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web will lead a new Internet research institute. Tim Berners Lee, who developed the Web in 1990, will head up Britain's Institute of Web Science.

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General Dynamics wins UK armored vehicle contract

March 22, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Britain's Ministry of Defense on Monday announced that General Dynamics has been chosen as preferred bidder for a new generation of armored fighting vehicles.The first phase of the contract for production of some 600 vehicles is worth roughly 1 billion pounds ($1.5 billion), the ministry...

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