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Lithium Batteries Feature SMT Tabbed Configurations

March 23, 2010 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renata Batteries is offering manganese dioxide bare cells with tabbing in horizontal surface mount configurations. The surface mount style is the latest addition to the company’s family of CRxxxx lithium primary batteries and battery holders. The batteries

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China - OECD head calls for more social spending, flexible exchange rate

March 23, 2010 5:29 am | by OECD | News | Comments

In a speech at the China Development Forum in Beijing, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría recommended that China boost public spending on social infrastructure, including education, health, pensions and social assistance, in order to reduce inequalities, and suggested a more flexible...

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HAPTIMAP targets sense(ible) solutions

March 23, 2010 5:28 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Technological advances have done people a world of good, but they can also be nerve-wracking at times. Having to look at mobile device screens for information is not always a realistic or even safe thing to do, and poor eyesight can make it difficult for users to see key details. The...

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AC Gearmotor Provides Big Power in Small Spaces

March 23, 2010 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

In response to customers demanding more power in a smaller space, gearmotor and electric motor manufacturer, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. has introduced its new 100mm AC motor line offering 1/8 hp (93w) in 30% less volume than previously available.

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Walter G. Copan Named Brookhaven Lab's Technology Commercialization and Partnerships Manager

March 23, 2010 5:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Walter G. Copan, an internationally recognized leader in technology management and commercialization, has been named Office of Technology Commercialization and Partnerships manager at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective March 22.

Digi-Key Announces Availability of Kits for Popular Littelfuse TVS Diodes

March 23, 2010 5:21 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — March 23, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the availability of kits for a...

VSS Enterprise takes first captive test flight

March 23, 2010 5:20 am | News | Comments

Virgin Galactic announced that VSS Enterprise has completed her inaugural captive carry flight from Mojave Air and Spaceport.

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Microchip Expands Digital Signal Controller Portfolio for Digital Power Applications

March 23, 2010 5:19 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced the expansion of its 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controller (DSC) portfolio for digital power-conversion applications.

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Google's action angers China, divides Web users

March 23, 2010 4:30 am | by ALEXA OLESEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc.'s partial withdrawal from the China market brought swift condemnation from the government Tuesday while leaving Chinese Web surfers to wonder whether they would be able to access a new offshore search engine site or be blocked by censors.Google's decision to move most of its...

How's Your State's Energy Appetite?

March 23, 2010 4:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

An Energy Empowers story that was recently highlighted on the EERE home page detailed Kentucky's efforts to improve the energy efficiency of its buildings and generally curb the state's "energy appetite." The story caught my eye as I was born and raised in Kentucky's capital, and I still...

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General Motors Augmented Reality Windshield

March 23, 2010 4:19 am | Videos | Comments

General Motors has developed a working next-generation heads-up display that turns an ordinary windshield into an augmented reality information dashboard.

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Internet firm in China stops using Google services

March 23, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Internet company run by one of Asia's richest men said Tuesday it has ended its affiliation with Google Inc. as the American search giant stopped censoring the Internet in violation of Chinese regulations.Making good on threats made more than two months ago, Google shifted its search engine...

Bill Gates Start-Up in Talks on Reactor

March 23, 2010 12:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

An start-up backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is in talks with Toshiba on developing a small-scale nuclear reactor that would represent a long-term bet to make nuclear power safer and cheaper.

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Alibaba and Softbank in Talks

March 22, 2010 8:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group and Japanese mobile operator Softbank are in talks to form a partnership to jointly promote e-commerce between China and Japan.

MGM studio says has received several rescue offers

March 22, 2010 6:30 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., an iconic Hollywood studio that has fallen on hard times, said Monday it has received several offers from suitors wanting to acquire it or keep it operating as a standalone company.MGM said it will take several weeks to evaluate the offers, which came after six...

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