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Caltech researchers design a new nanomesh material

September 23, 2010 10:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(California Institute of Technology) Computers, light bulbs and even people generate heat -- energy that ends up being wasted. Thermoelectric devices, which convert heat to electricity and vice versa, harness that energy. But they're not efficient enough for widespread commercial use or...

Amazon updates Kindle app for Android gadgets

September 23, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon Inc. said Thursday it has added new features to its free Kindle application for cell phones and other mobile gadgets powered by Google Inc.'s Android software.While Amazon offers a stand-alone Kindle e-reader for reading books, newspapers and magazines, it is also trying to win market...

The Challenges of Rapidly Developing an Autonomous Robotic System

September 23, 2010 9:51 am | by Frank van Gennip, Ben van Seggelen, Bart Bouten, Daan Verstegen, Erik Hoedemaekers, Jeroen van de Mortel, and Rik Boonen - Fontys University of Applied Sciences | Blogs | Comments

The Challenge: To rapidly develop an autonomous robotic system to perform complex tasks quickly and accurately for the Field Robot Event 2010 competition with team members of various programming skill levels.

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NKK Switches Announces RGB LED Illuminated Pushbuttons

September 23, 2010 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches today announced the availability of the KP Series of illuminated miniature pushbutton switches. The series provides design engineers with an array of options that enhance and complete front panels needing an innovative and modern look and feel.

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Booster module supports 1440p DTV resolutions

September 23, 2010 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

RedMere has announced the introduction of the second generation long cable module, the MEA1691, at CEDIA EXPO 2010. The MEA1691 is a compact HDMI 1.4 certificated 10.2Gbps booster module that guarantees interoperability and is future proofed for 3D-ready applications.

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Custom Design Integrates Power Functionality Into a Single IC

September 23, 2010 8:41 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi announced that its ASIC design services group has developed a device for smart metering applications that integrates all power-management functions into one application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC). The device is the first of a planned family of both custom and standard products...

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Software Supports Multicore, Multi-Threaded Processor Family

September 23, 2010 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Green Hills Software today announced operating system, middleware and multicore development tool support for NetLogic Microsystems’ industry-leading XLP family of multicore, multi-threaded processors. Green Hills Software’s comprehensive portfolio of optimized software solutions...

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Contact System Has Integrated Isolation Seals

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

Bal Seal Engineering Inc., a global provider of custom-engineered sealing, connecting, and conducting solutions, has announced plans to launch the world’s first integrated seal and electrical contact system for active implantable devices.

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Coin Cell Batteries Feature Extended Battery Life Breakthroughs

September 23, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Contour Energy Systems Inc., an innovative portable power company commercializing next-generation battery systems, is releasing its first line of coin cell batteries with availability starting in the fourth quarter 2010.

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Record Attendance at Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House

September 23, 2010 8:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Record Attendance at Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House Event held at IBB

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Sesame Street pulls Katy Perry from show

September 23, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Katy Perry's cleavage is fine for Russell Brand — not so for Elmo and Sesame Street.The children's show says it won't air a taped segment featuring the "California Gurls" singer and Elmo. The pop star — who is known for her risque outfits — wore a gold bustier top as she sang a version of her...

Technical Sessions Cover the Latest in Motor Control and Drive Solutions

September 23, 2010 7:37 am | News | Comments

Avnet Electronics announced the launch of a new On-Ramp Technical Session featuring motor control and drive solutions  featuring live presentations and demonstrations of motor types and control techniques.

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Genetic switch underlies noisy cell division

September 23, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Duke University) While scientists have spent the past 40 years describing the intricate series of events that occur when one mammalian cell divides into two, they still haven't agreed on how the process begins. Two seemingly contradictory theories may now be reconciled by a third theory...

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Dell's Industrial Computing Platform at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference

September 23, 2010 6:48 am | Videos | Comments

Dell shows off its first targeted entry into the industrial computing space at the 2010 Boston Embedded Systems Conference.

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Rugged Enclosure Designed to MIL-STD-810F, DO-160E and MIL-STD-461E standards

September 23, 2010 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dawn VME Products announces its CCE-3VX4 ruggedized 4 slot conduction cooled enclosure for VPX 3U modules.

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