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Thwarting an Online Bully

August 18, 2010 10:24 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Social networks, e-mail and cellphones are providing new avenues for bullies. But there are some ways to block them and protect your children.

Extreme darkness: Carbon nanotube forest covers NIST's ultra-dark detector

August 18, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Harnessing darkness for practical use, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a laser power detector coated with the world's darkest material -- a forest of carbon nanotubes that reflects...

Brookhaven Lab's Small Business Program Receives Hauppauge Industrial Organization-Long Island Business Achievement Award

August 18, 2010 10:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

BNL’s Small Business Program has won the Hauppauge Industrial Association-LI (HIA-LI) Business Achievement Award in the “Special Innovation” category.

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Ancient Chinese Herbal Recipe Eases Side Effects of Chemotherapy

August 18, 2010 10:20 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

A combination of Chinese herbs in use for more than 1,800 years reduced the gastrointestinal side effects of chemotherapy in mice, while actually enhancing the effects of the cancer treatment, Yale University researchers report.

iPhone-maker rallies workers after China suicides

August 18, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Young workers who normally spend their days assembling iPhones and other high-tech gadgets packed a stadium at their massive campus Wednesday, waving pompoms and shouting slogans at a rally to raise morale following a string of suicides at the company's heavily regimented factories....

WikiLeaks: Pentagon ready to discuss Afghan files

August 18, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wednesday the Pentagon has expressed willingness to discuss the online whistleblower's request for help in reviewing classified documents from the Afghan war and removing information that could harm civilians....

No More Silos Allowed for Thermal and EMI Engineers as Frequencies Rise

August 18, 2010 8:27 am | by Jeff McCutcheon, Senior technical specialist, 3M Electronics | Articles | Comments

Are you a “Themimech” engineer? Rising frequencies of many applications are now forcing engineers to be aware of and plan for issues related to rising frequencies in electronic devices and systems and to participate in mutually supportive designs.

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UTS Slotless Direct Drive Frameless Motors Offer Thin Radial Length

August 18, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Applimotion’s UTS Series direct drive slotless motors now cover 29 to 240 mm diameters with thin radial length, prefect for direct drive positioning or high speed spindle applications.

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Innovative imaging system may boost speed and accuracy in treatment of heart rhythm disorder

August 18, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Maryland Medical Center) Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have developed a novel 3-D imaging approach that may improve the accuracy of treatment for ventricular tachycardia, a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorder that...

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Founder of Indian outsourcing giant granted bail

August 18, 2010 7:05 am | by OMER FAROOQ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A court granted bail Wednesday to the founder of one of India's largest software services companies, his lawyer said, nearly 19 months after he was arrested for allegedly stealing millions of dollars.High Court Justice Raja Elango ordered Satyam Computer Services Ltd. founder B. Ramalinga Raju...

New government mandate: FM chips in all mobile phones

August 18, 2010 7:04 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

For years, radio broadcasters and artists have duked it out over performance rights. Enter the highly-contentious Performance Rights Act, which would expand copyright law to include all public performances of copyrighted sound recordings. And it’s gotten even wilder: an amendment would mandate that all mobile phones contain FM radio chips.

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Transceiver Averts Damage if Signal Wires are Reversed

August 18, 2010 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

TI introduced a symmetric-polarity transceiver that protects the system from communication losses and potential damage should the signal wires be inadvertently reversed during installation or maintenance.

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L Circuit Solder-in EMI Filters Improve Insertion Loss

August 18, 2010 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announces the release of a new L circuit EMI filter designed to provide both inductance and series resistance for superior transient performance.

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Cool! Researchers find way to use HVAC ducts for wireless monitoring technology

August 18, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(North Carolina State University) A new study by a team including a professor from North Carolina State University has found a way to implement wireless monitoring technology -- with uses ranging from climate control to health and safety applications -- by tapping into a building's...

German gov't considers 'Street View' concerns

August 18, 2010 6:05 am | by GEIR MOULSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The German government will consider new rules to address the privacy implications of Internet services such as Google's "Street View," and plans a meeting next month with the California-based company and others, officials said Wednesday.Google said earlier this month that it will introduce its...

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