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Digital upstarts still see potential in downloads

July 6, 2010 6:38 am | News | Comments

Much of the buzz around digital music is focused on Spotify's plans for the United States, Rdio's new subscription service, and what Apple's anticipated cloud-based music service will look like.

Supply ship fails to dock with space station

July 6, 2010 6:29 am | News | Comments

An unmanned Russian space capsule carrying supplies to the International Space Station failed in a docking attempt, Russian Mission Control and NASA said Friday.

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Spy suspects allegedly used regular consumer tech

July 6, 2010 6:23 am | News | Comments

Life wasn't so dashing for the suspected Russian spies arrested this week: They allegedly relied heavily on off-the-shelf consumer electronics.

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Internationally active SMEs yield better results

July 6, 2010 6:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

25% of EU 27 SMEs export or have exported at some point during the last 3 years. This is revealed in a new European Commission study available on line. Internationally active SMEs report an employment growth of 7% whereas the figure stood at 1% for those without any international...

Analog Devices Announces Industry’s First Data Converter with Dynamic Power Control

July 6, 2010 6:17 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Advances in factory automation, process controls, and industrial instrumentation are contributing to higher manufacturing productivity and increased output. The sustainability of such advances is under threat, however, as the density of factory process control systems reaches levels where rising power consumption and thermal issues are beginning to undermine equipment performance, reliability, and safety.

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Tech firms aim to keep wayward walkers on path

July 6, 2010 6:17 am | News | Comments

Todd Atwood says he doesn't worry too much about accidents when walking down the street using his iPhone to make calls, send text messages or check his e-mail.

Driving while blind? Maybe, with new high-tech car

July 6, 2010 6:08 am | News | Comments

Could a blind person drive a car? Researchers are trying to make that far-fetched notion a reality.

Northrop Grumman plans Va facility improvements

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

Northrop Grumman is ramping up the submarine-building program at its Newport News shipyard in preparation for building two subs per year starting in 2011.The company plans to increase the number of workers in the program by up to 1,000 and invest more than $200 million in facility...

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Module allows for ZigBee level interoperability

July 6, 2010 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The XBP24-Z7WIT-004 module is part of the XBee Series 2 family which provides ZigBee level interoperability with ZigBee devices from other vendors. This hardware is only compatible with other Series 2 XBee modules; it is not compatible with the XBee Series 1.

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Sensor Kit Provides Tracking Functions of an Optical Mouse

July 6, 2010 5:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Parallax Mouse Sensor is a module in kit form which, when assembled, provides the tracking functions of an optical mouse. The two-wire serial interface is directly compatible with the Parallax BASIC Stamp 2 family, the Parallax Propeller, and other microcontrollers.

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US Army Field Tests Sporian Biosensor Buoy Network, Funds Phase III

July 6, 2010 5:32 am | News | Comments

Sporian Microsystems, a developer of sensors and sensor systems, has received a Phase III award to continue development and testing of biosensor and wireless network technologies to detect pathogens in source waters.

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Pentagon Develops Shape-Shifting Robot

July 6, 2010 5:07 am | by Tom Chivers | Videos | Comments

Pentagon research scientists have taken a first step towards "Transformers"-style shape-shifting cars and aircraft, with a robot that can fold itself like origami into different forms.

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Secure Connectors Prevent Overtightening

July 6, 2010 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

TURCK introduces M12 true torque connectors, which may be hand-tightened to a predefined torque, preventing overtightening.

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Absopulse Converter Chosen for SRZero Electric Supercar

July 6, 2010 4:05 am | News | Comments

The Absopulse HVI 300-600/14 DC/DC converter/charger was selected by the Racing Green Endurance team of Imperial College London for use on-board their SRZero, a proof-of-concept all-electric supercar.

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China rejects criticism of US geologist's sentence

July 6, 2010 1:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China on Tuesday rejected U.S. criticism of its treatment of an American geologist who was sentenced to eight years in prison for spying and collecting state secrets.The U.S. Embassy issued a statement calling for Xue Feng's immediate release and deportation to the United States after he was...

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