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Inductive Proximity Sensors Detect Small, Narrow Metal Targets

May 17, 2010 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs has expanded its family of Miniature 3 mm and 4 mm diameter Inductive Proximity Sensors. These inductive sensors are available with a smooth or threaded barrel and deliver

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Berkeley Researchers Unravel Quantum Entanglement in Plant Photosynthesis

May 17, 2010 5:27 am | News | Comments

The future of clean green solar power may well hinge on scientists being able to unravel the mysteries of photosynthesis, the process by which green plants convert sunlight into electrochemical energy.

Energy 104 – Wind Turbines

May 17, 2010 5:13 am | by Prof. Ken Johnson | Blogs | Comments

In a previous episode, the subject of wind turbines was briefly discussed.  They could be considered in an ‘esoteric’ class because of their various disadvantages, primary among them is the lack of reliability, i. e., if the winds don’t blow or they blow too fast, there is no electricity.

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Linear Servo Accelerometers Tout 4-20 mA Output

May 17, 2010 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sherborne Sensors has announced the debut of its A323 ‘L’ Series, a range of rugged, ultra-low range gravity referenced linear servo accelerometers with 4-20 mA (closed loop) output, designed for

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New Logic Selection Guide

May 17, 2010 5:11 am | News | Comments

Find the latest Logic devices that meet your design requirements in TI’s New Logic Selection Guide.

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Beauty products offer Japan women rare promotions

May 17, 2010 4:30 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

It shouldn't be surprising that Panasonic's star manager for developing appliances for women is a woman herself — except that this is Japan, a nation notorious for holding back females in the workplace.The beauty products Shiori Yamada has developed and runs marketing campaigns for have turned...

Samsung to triple capital, R & D spending this year

May 17, 2010 3:30 am | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics said Monday it will more than triple investment in capital spending and research and development this year to a record 26 trillion won ($22.7 billion), betting on future growth despite questions about the global economic outlook.Samsung said the investment in new production...

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Retailers prepare for consumer comeback

May 16, 2010 10:30 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Retailers are priming for a consumer comeback.Shoppers have started to show they're willing and able to spend more, and stores are tweaking their merchandise to accommodate them. Cashmere is making a comeback and sellers of everything from wine to toys are seeing shoppers move away from the...

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Scientists home in on lithium battery safety flaws

May 16, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Cambridge) Scientists at Cambridge have developed a simple, accurate way of "seeing" chemistry in action inside a lithium-ion battery.

Weekend Wondering - is anything really new?

May 16, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Last year, Screaming Circuits started closely following the Ti OMAP processor and it's package on package (POP) form factor. The OMAP 35XX processors are very nice on their own, being a very hi-performance ARM jobby, but the package on package...

Why Does the Moon Appear Larger on the Horizon?

May 16, 2010 2:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Why does the Moon look so huge on the horizon? If you’ve ever seen the Moon rising over the horizon, looking so fat and looming that you felt like you could fall right into it, then you’ve been a victim of the famous Moon Illusion. And it is an illusion, a pervasive and...

Hewlett-Packard plans Fort Collins expansion

May 15, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Fort Collins City Council will review plans by Hewlett-Packard Co. to expand its engineering campus in the city with a $64.4 million investment that would also bring 100 high-paying jobs.The City Council will discuss the company's proposal Tuesday and whether to give HP $1.6 million in tax...

Business Briefing | Technology: Nvidia Sales Forecast Sets Off a Decline in Its Stock

May 15, 2010 8:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The maker of graphics chips reported better-than-expected results, but its sales forecast for the current quarter was below target, and shares fell 12 percent.

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After a 10-Month Ban, Western China Is Back Online

May 15, 2010 8:22 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Full Internet service was restored to the western region of Xinjiang 10 months after it had been blocked in the wake of ethnic rioting.

Google’s Data Collection Angers European Officials

May 15, 2010 8:22 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

European privacy regulators and advocates reacted angrily Saturday to the disclosure by Google that it had systematically collected personal data on individuals since 2006 while compiling its StreetView photo archive.

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