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Signal Conditioner Offers Fingertip Calibration

June 28, 2010 12:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors’ EAZY-CAL LVDT signal conditioner employs a virtually effortless fingertip calibration routine. This signal conditioner eliminates the repetitive null and span potentiometer adjustments associated with conventional analog based signal conditioners. Using two

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Study Reveals Role of Competition in Disturbed Ecosystems

June 28, 2010 12:21 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new study is believed to be the first to show experimentally that competition could be a factor in regulating ecological communities regardless of the intensity or frequency of disturbance.

Windows Embedded Developer Update Now Available for Download

June 28, 2010 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Windows Embedded Developer Update gives developers an easy method to discover, download and install updates, providing them with full control of their development environment.

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US unveils plan to make online transactions safer

June 28, 2010 10:57 am | News | Comments

In the murky world of the Internet, how do you ever really know who you're talking to, who you're buying from or if your bank can actually tell it's you when you log in to pay a bill? Amid growing instances of identity theft, bank account breaches and sophisticated Internet scams, the government is looking for ways to make those transactions in cyberspace more secure.

MIT Team Discovers Using Nanotubes Enhances Lithium Battery Performance

June 28, 2010 10:47 am | News | Comments

Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT.

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E-books pave way for more blockbusters, serials

June 28, 2010 10:36 am | News | Comments

Stieg Larsson copycats take note: The slow rise of electronic books is paving the way for more safe-bet fiction blockbusters and serial-type books, at least in the short term, according to some book experts. With book sales stagnating in recent years, the nascent e-books market has thrown the industry into turmoil.

Foursquare close to obtaining funding: report

June 28, 2010 10:34 am | News | Comments

Startup website Foursquare, a location-based services company, is close to getting new funding that would allow it to expand, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Early iPhone 4 owners in grip of reception problem

June 28, 2010 10:31 am | News | Comments

First there's the anticipation. Then, the long lines, followed by the triumphant walk out of the Apple store, new gadget in hand. Now, inevitably, the first slew of complaints are in, among them that just holding the iPhone 4 a certain way can interfere with calls.

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Gov't plans to double available wireless spectrum

June 28, 2010 10:25 am | News | Comments

The Obama administration intends to nearly double the available amount of wireless communications spectrum over the next 10 years in an effort to keep up with the ever-growing demand for high-speed video and data transmission to cell phones, laptops and other mobile devices.

Amazon adds audio, video to Kindle apps

June 28, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com, which makes the Kindle electronic book reader, said Monday it added a new video feature to the software that lets people read Kindle books on Apple gadgets.Amazon makes free Kindle e-book reader applications, or "apps," so people can buy and read its e-books on devices other than...

University receives $19 million to monitor carbon storage project

June 28, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Texas at Austin) The University of Texas at Austin will receive up to $19 million to design and oversee a monitoring plan for a carbon capture and storage demonstration project in southeast Texas. This project will be among the first in the state of Texas, and one of only a...

Vias between BGA pads

June 28, 2010 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I ran across a question posted on the Xilinx forum recently about whether vias in BGA pads needed to be capped, as suggested in my post about that subject. We do recommend that the vias be filled and capped with...

HiSoft Technology hopes to raise $66M in IPO

June 28, 2010 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HiSoft Technology International Ltd., a Chinese software-development outsourcing service, is expected to raise more than $66 million this week through an initial public offering.The company is offering 6.4 million American Depositary Shares, or ADSs, and selling shareholders are selling 1...

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Broadridge closes securities clearing deal

June 28, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. completed the $35.2 million sale of its brokerage clearing business, the technology outsourcing company said Monday.Penson Financial Services Inc., which is a subsidiary of Penson Worldwide Inc., used a mix of notes and stock to fund the deal.With the sale,...

Cylinders with Twin Guides Offer High Rigidity

June 28, 2010 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Misumi offers a newly designed family of Cylinders with Twin Guide, incorporates two strong guide rods along with the cylinder for improved rigidity.

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