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Tinker's Toolbox - A Discussion on Safety and Regulation

June 14, 2010 10:21 am | Podcasts | Comments

With all the discussion about rules and responsibility in the wake of the Gulf disaster, this installment of the Tinker's Toolbox deals with electronic safety regulation and the role of the engineer in the process.

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Rosetta Stone settles 10 pirated software cases

June 14, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rosetta Stone has reached settlements in 10 cases against people and businesses who it claimed had pirated technology, the language software company said Monday.The company's copyrights and trademarks were violated through actions including the unauthorized copying, downloading, sharing and...

CDC Software expects more application revenue

June 14, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CDC Software expects a 33 percent to 42 percent increase in application revenue in second quarter based on preliminary financial data, the company said Monday.That equates to application revenue of $10.2 million to $10.9 million. In the same period last year, the same revenue hit $7.7 million....

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Researchers discover new properties of World's thinnest material

June 14, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Northwestern University) Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered that graphene oxide sheets behave like surfactants, the chemicals in soap and shampoo that make stains disperse in water.

Via in pad - tenting the bottom side

June 14, 2010 9:23 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Speaking of vias in pads, here's a reason we're not terribly fond of the technique of using solder mask to tent the bottom side of a via in a BGA pad. As I mentioned in my last post, capping the...

Gross Domestic Product for Guam

June 14, 2010 8:25 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

HAGATNA, GUAM (June 14, 2010) - Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is releasing its first set of estimates of the major components of gross domestic product (GDP) for Guam. On May 5, 2010, BEA released estimates of total GDP for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern...

Rapidform XOR3 Simplifies Reverse Engineering of Damaged Parts

June 14, 2010 8:24 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Rapidform XOR3 combines a new set of 3d scan data processing, polygon modeling, and parametric CAD modeling tools to greatly simplify the reverse engineering process. Final models can be easily transferred to SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER, Siemens NX, and now AutoCAD.

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Vertical Alignment Leading LCD Wide Viewing Angle Technologies

June 14, 2010 8:24 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

According to the latest DisplaySearch Quarterly Wide Viewing Angle Technology Report vertical alignment (VA) viewing angle technology continues to lead in wide viewing angle technologies. [...]

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GOES-15 solar X-Ray imager makes a miraculous first light

June 14, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Solar X-Ray Imager instrument aboard the GOES-15 satellite has just provided its first light image of the sun, but it required a lot of experts to make it happen.

Study: Adding UV light helps form "Missing G" of RNA building blocks

June 14, 2010 8:23 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

For scientists attempting to understand how the building blocks of RNA originated on Earth, guanine has proven to be a particular challenge. By adding UV light to a model prebiotic reaction, researchers have discovered a way to form guanine.

Energy Challenge Two: The WeatherizeDC Campaign

June 14, 2010 8:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

In my quest to learn what other local groups are doing to help the environment and hopefully avoid reinventing the wheel, I attended a meeting of the Greenbelt Climate Action Network, a local chapter of the grassroots, nonprofit organization Chesapeake Climate Action Network. There I met...

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DOD contractor ManTech expects 300 new Md. jobs

June 14, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor ManTech International Corp. says it expects to create 300 to 500 technology jobs near Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland within three years.The Fairfax, Va.-based company celebrated the groundbreaking Monday for a building in Belcamp that will house the workers. It is...

Device Data Demands Pressure Networks

June 14, 2010 7:17 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Blogs | Comments

Last week AT&T announced some big changes to its pricing and data models to deal with the increasing number of devices demanding data from the network, particularly with the launch of the 3G version of the iPad.

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Simplify Multicore by Understanding Key-Use Cases

June 14, 2010 7:13 am | by Bill Graham, Product Marketing Manager for VxWorks at Wind River (www.windriver.com) | Blogs | Comments

Multi-core has become a hot topic in recent years, and we have now reached a point where multi-core adoption is starting to follow common use cases.

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DECT ULP Offers Solution for Wireless Sensor Networks

June 14, 2010 6:58 am | News | Comments

With the recent development of the Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephone (DECT)  ultra-low-power (ULP) operating mode, DECT is now opening up a new market for battery-powered wireless sensor / actuator networks. 

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