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YouTube's 'Life in a Day' project nets 80K entries

August 5, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YouTube's "Life in a Day" project has logged 80,000 video submissions as it moves closer to the finished product: a documentary film.Director Kevin Macdonald said Thursday the 4,600 hours of footage will soon be distilled to 100 hours. A final, feature-length film will premiere in January at...

Mechanical engineering Ph.D. student receives Sandia fellowship

August 5, 2010 9:22 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Gregory Payette, a Ph.D. graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the Sandia National Laboratories/Texas A&M University Excellence in Engineering Graduate Research Fellowship. Payette’s research project will focus on...

The SolidWorks Community Blog Has Moved

August 5, 2010 8:23 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

I suppose 4 months of inactivity was a clue, but I've moved this blog here.

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Quadrature to USB Adapter Eases Encoder Verification

August 5, 2010 8:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

US Digital announced the release of its latest encoder interface device, the QSB (Quadrature to USB) adapter. Encoder verification is asserted to be made easy with the QSB, which allows simple interface of standard quadrature encoder signals into a

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Hhgregg profit, sales soar in 1Q

August 5, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer electronics chain hhgregg Inc. said Thursday that its fiscal first-quarter net income soared more than 85 percent as sales climbed sharply and the company opened new stores.The results were well ahead of Wall Street forecasts and the company's shares climbed 10 percent in Thursday...

Hawaii's Omidyar signs pledge to donate wealth

August 5, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honolulu businessman and eBay Inc. founder Pierre Omidyar's name is on the list of 40 billionaires pledging to donate at least half their wealth to charity.Pierre and Pam Omidyar are the only Hawaii residents on the list of people who have signed the promise. The list was released by Microsoft...

Google Added to Speaker Roster for Upcoming DisplaySearch TV Ecosystem Conference

August 5, 2010 6:24 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch announced the final agenda for its upcoming TV Ecosystem Conference: Managing the Innovation Cycle, to be held on August 18 in San Jose, California, as part of the company’s August Conference Series.

Power plant waste to be used to clean up Gulf oil spill

August 5, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Central Florida) Specially treated waste material from electric power plants will soon be used to clean up oil in the Gulf thanks to the ingenuity of a University of Central Florida professor.

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Digi-Key Launches iPhone App for Asia-Pacific Region iPhone app now available in English/Digi-Key supported local currencies for countries in the Asia-Pacific Region

August 5, 2010 6:22 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA – Design engineers and purchasers in China, India, Japan and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region can now conduct business with Digi-Key Corporation wirelessly with the availability of Digi-Key’s application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users....

Maples Finance Leverages Geneva(R) to Diversify Business and Service Institutional Investors

August 5, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS) a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced that Maples Finance is using Geneva@, Advent's award-winning portfolio management and fund accounting solution, to capitalize on the growing...

Physical Layer Transceiver Uses On-chip Termination Resistors for the Differential Pairs

August 5, 2010 6:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel’s KSZ8051 single supply 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet physical layer transceiver is designed for transmission and reception of data over standard CAT-5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable. It uses

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Exploring HEXSEAL Self-Sealing Fasteners

August 5, 2010 5:49 am | Videos | Comments

Simple, clear answers are given to the most frequently asked questions regarding APM HEXSEAL self-sealing fasteners, rivets, nuts, and bolts.

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Which LED Lighting Products Would You Consider Trying?

August 5, 2010 5:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, Chris discussed his upcoming project to replace the lighting in his kitchen and family room. Chris is considering LED (light-emitting diode) lighting, especially for his kitchen, where they can be installed under the cabinets. LEDs can also be used for other applications,...

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Brookhaven Lab Physicist Simon Billinge Receives the J.D. Hanawalt Award from the International Centre for Powder Diffraction

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

Brookhaven Lab physicist Simon Billinge has received the Centre for Powder Diffraction’s J.D. Hanawalt Award, along with Takeshi Egami of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Conn's 2Q key revenue metric declines 6.5 percent

August 5, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer electronics and home goods chain Conn's Inc. said Thursday that revenue at stores open at least a year fell 6.5 percent in the second quarter.Revenue at stores open at least a year is a key indicator of retailer performance because it measures growth at existing stores rather than...

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