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Pentagon eyes technology to increase efficiency

August 23, 2010 6:14 am | News | Comments

Technology can provide important leverage to help the Defense Department cut costs and increase the efficiency of military spending, the Pentagon's chief technology officer said on Thursday.

India sees solution on BlackBerry emails next week: source

August 23, 2010 6:05 am | News | Comments

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion may provide some solution next week to help Indian security agencies access corporate email by obtaining encrypted data in readable format, a government source said on Friday.

Study: Astronauts as weak as 80-year-olds in space

August 23, 2010 5:54 am | News | Comments

Astronauts can become as weak as 80-year-olds after six months at the International Space Station, according to a new study that raises serious health concerns as NASA contemplates prolonged trips to asteroids and Mars.


New Harsh Environment Servo Drives

August 23, 2010 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments announces the release of the 'AZX' series of embedded, extended environment servo drives, from Advanced Motion Controls of Camarillo, CA, designed to conquer the most demanding of applications!


HP makes $1.5B bid for 3Par, topping Dell's offer

August 23, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. is bidding $1.5 billion for data storage provider 3Par Inc., just a week after rival Dell Inc. agreed to acquire the company for $1.13 billion....

Power Converter Accepts 6V to70V Inputs With Constant Output

August 23, 2010 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tech9’s new 3 amp DC to DC converter provides more power (up to 36 volt-amps) than other models in the company’s line of power converters.


Energy 107 – Solar Cells I

August 23, 2010 4:49 am | by Ken Johnson | Blogs | Comments

This episode pertains to a different kind of solar energy electric power generator, the Photovoltaic Cell (PV), commonly called ‘solar cells’. But before we embark on that subject, a reference was made in the reader Comments of the last episode (ENERGY 106), about another Solar Thermal Energy system...


New Energy Basics Site: Check It Out!

August 23, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy but a little confused by all the terms? Wondering how the technologies actually work? Maybe you're doing some research or working on a paper and just need a little background info.


HP makes higher bid for 3Par against rival Dell

August 23, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is making a bid of $24 per share for data storage provider 3Par just a week after rival Dell agreed to acquire the company.Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc. both have been looking to expand from personal computers over the past few years in a search for bigger profits.HP's bid...

Ants, Ants, Ants

August 22, 2010 10:20 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Ants really are amazing. The internet makes it easy to learn about these creatures. My Dad found them fascinating and I picked up that view. I had a flying one, flying around my house yesterday. “Ants: The Invisible Majority” including Dr. Brian Fisher, chairman of the...

$240 billion of green photonics by 2021

August 22, 2010 9:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Institute of Physics) As more than 400 international experts gather at the University of Southampton today, Monday, Aug. 23, for one of the largest optics and photonics conference in Europe, Photon10, the latest developments in "green photonics" will be shared.

Self-cleaning technology from Mars can keep terrestrial solar panels dust free

August 22, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Find dusting those tables and dressers a chore or a bore? Dread washing the windows? Imagine keeping dust and grime off objects spread out over an area of 25 to 50 football fields. That's the problem facing companies that deploy large-scale solar power...

UK official decries video game with Taliban role

August 22, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Britain's defense secretary says a video game that allows players to adopt the role of the Taliban is a "tasteless product" and is calling on retailers to show their support for troops by not selling it.Liam Fox said Sunday it's "shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the...


Head of Taiwan LCD maker barred from leaving US

August 22, 2010 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The chief executive of a leading Taiwanese LCD screen maker has been barred from leaving the U.S. during a U.S. Justice Department probe into alleged price-fixing, the company said.Hsinchu-based AU Optronics Corp. said in a statement filed Saturday with Taiwan's Stock Exchange that a U.S. court...

Prosecutors: WikiLeaks founder suspected of rape

August 21, 2010 3:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A spokeswoman for the Swedish prosecutors office says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is wanted on suspicion of rape and he should contact police for questioning....


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