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Sleep can affect weight, memory, says book

October 1, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Professor James Maas has co-authored 'Sleep for Success! Everything You Must Know About Sleep but Are Too Tired to Ask,' which has many research findings and tips about getting a healthy night's sleep.

Microsoft sues Motorola over smart phone patents

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

Microsoft Corp. is suing Motorola Inc. for infringing on its smart-phone patents.The software maker on Friday said Motorola phones that use Google Inc.'s Android software step on Microsoft technology. The functions in question include synchronizing e-mail, calendars and contacts.Microsoft filed...

Look College to host Discover Engineering Oct. 23

October 1, 2010 10:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

The Dwight Look College of Engineering will be holding Discover Engineering, a free event that features hands-on activities and demonstrations, as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival on Oct. 23. The event, which is one of hundreds of satellite events being hosted across the...

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To Lead or not to Lead. That is the question

October 1, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Back at the Embedded Systems Conference in September, I had a number of folks ask me about mixing leaded and lead-free components on a PCB. It's a difficult situation for some people - especially when using old and very new...

The Video Surveillance Problem

October 1, 2010 10:07 am | by Sean Gardner, Business Development Mgr, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Video surveillance is everywhere today, and the rise in camera deployments is making a big financial impact on the public and private sector’s IT departments’ operating expenditures. Storage costs are the main culprit and can add up to 50 percent of the cost of a new surveillance installation.

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Microsoft taps tech leader to head Office division

October 1, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft has picked an insider with engineering expertise to head up its Office division. Kurt DelBene fills a spot left vacant when the most recent president left to become Nokia's CEO.DelBene is an 18-year Microsoft veteran. He led engineering and development for Microsoft's business...

Texas A & M, UT to host electric vehicle workshop

October 1, 2010 8:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

The electrical and computer engineering departments of at Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin will host a workshop on battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The workshop, Interfacing Electricity And Transportation...

MedQuist gets financing and will pay dividend

October 1, 2010 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MedQuist Inc. said Friday it secured $310 million in financing, and will pay a special dividend of $4.70 in October.Shares of the medical transcription software and services company jumped to their highest price in almost three years during morning trading.MedQuist said it entered into an...

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JDA Software says court signs Dillard's judgment

October 1, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JDA Software Group Inc. said Friday that a Texas court entered a $237.8 million judgment against its i2 Technologies business and in favor of department store chain Dillard's Inc.The Scottsdale, Ariz., company said a District Court of the State of Texas signed a final judgment awarding the...

Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Mann joins NSBRI’s Board of Directors

October 1, 2010 7:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Dr. Reinhold C. Mann has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). He is the associate laboratory director for environmental and life sciences at Brookhaven.

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CMOS Isolators: A Critical Safety Measure for Medical Electronics

October 1, 2010 7:13 am | by Don Alfano, Silicon Labs | Articles | Comments

Safety standards for AC line-powered medical electronic systems require galvanic isolation to protect patients and operators from electrically induced trauma. The direct connection between machine and patient together with the presence of conductive body fluids and gels...

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Design Considerations for Amplifiers Used in Electrocardiograms

October 1, 2010 6:45 am | by Kevin Tretter, Microchip Technology | Articles | Comments

The use of Electrocardiograms (ECGs) has increased dramatically over the years, and technological advances continue to make the results from such devices more and more useful. When designing an ECG, several considerations must be taken into account...

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Yale Receives Mellon Challenge Grant for New Conservation Center on West Campus

October 1, 2010 6:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Yale's comprehensive Conservation Center has been awarded an endowment challenge grant of $1.5 million from...

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Closed Loop Control Matches Improvements in CT Technology

October 1, 2010 5:57 am | by Lee Stephens, Kollmorgen, www.kollmorgen.com | Articles | Comments

Significant advancements in imaging capabilities have occurred recently in CT (Computed Tomography) scan technology. Improved image resolution, larger image process receivers...

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Solar Combiner sports top weight to KW ratio

October 1, 2010 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bentek Solar introduces its new Solar Bi-Polar Array Combiner. The Bi-Polar Array combiner was designed and manufactured specifically for the Schneider Electric Xantrex GT-30 Grid Tie Solar Inverter.

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