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MIT Team Discovers Using Nanotubes Enhances Lithium Battery Performance

June 28, 2010 10:47 am | News | Comments

Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT.

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E-books pave way for more blockbusters, serials

June 28, 2010 10:36 am | News | Comments

Stieg Larsson copycats take note: The slow rise of electronic books is paving the way for more safe-bet fiction blockbusters and serial-type books, at least in the short term, according to some book experts. With book sales stagnating in recent years, the nascent e-books market has thrown the industry into turmoil.

Foursquare close to obtaining funding: report

June 28, 2010 10:34 am | News | Comments

Startup website Foursquare, a location-based services company, is close to getting new funding that would allow it to expand, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Early iPhone 4 owners in grip of reception problem

June 28, 2010 10:31 am | News | Comments

First there's the anticipation. Then, the long lines, followed by the triumphant walk out of the Apple store, new gadget in hand. Now, inevitably, the first slew of complaints are in, among them that just holding the iPhone 4 a certain way can interfere with calls.

Gov't plans to double available wireless spectrum

June 28, 2010 10:25 am | News | Comments

The Obama administration intends to nearly double the available amount of wireless communications spectrum over the next 10 years in an effort to keep up with the ever-growing demand for high-speed video and data transmission to cell phones, laptops and other mobile devices.

Amazon adds audio, video to Kindle apps

June 28, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com, which makes the Kindle electronic book reader, said Monday it added a new video feature to the software that lets people read Kindle books on Apple gadgets.Amazon makes free Kindle e-book reader applications, or "apps," so people can buy and read its e-books on devices other than...

University receives $19 million to monitor carbon storage project

June 28, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Texas at Austin) The University of Texas at Austin will receive up to $19 million to design and oversee a monitoring plan for a carbon capture and storage demonstration project in southeast Texas. This project will be among the first in the state of Texas, and one of only a...

Vias between BGA pads

June 28, 2010 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I ran across a question posted on the Xilinx forum recently about whether vias in BGA pads needed to be capped, as suggested in my post about that subject. We do recommend that the vias be filled and capped with...

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HiSoft Technology hopes to raise $66M in IPO

June 28, 2010 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HiSoft Technology International Ltd., a Chinese software-development outsourcing service, is expected to raise more than $66 million this week through an initial public offering.The company is offering 6.4 million American Depositary Shares, or ADSs, and selling shareholders are selling 1...

Broadridge closes securities clearing deal

June 28, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. completed the $35.2 million sale of its brokerage clearing business, the technology outsourcing company said Monday.Penson Financial Services Inc., which is a subsidiary of Penson Worldwide Inc., used a mix of notes and stock to fund the deal.With the sale,...

Cylinders with Twin Guides Offer High Rigidity

June 28, 2010 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Misumi offers a newly designed family of Cylinders with Twin Guide, incorporates two strong guide rods along with the cylinder for improved rigidity.

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Stepper Motor Linear Actuators Feature Optimized Stator Tooth Geometry

June 28, 2010 8:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion offers a line of high output can stack linear actuators. The Haydon line of high output can stack actuators include the 20 mm, 25 mm, and 35 mm frame sizes. The linear actuators were designed and built with

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Bursting bubbles with sound offers new treatments for cancer

June 28, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Leeds) A new way to deliver cancer drugs using gas bubbles and sound waves is to be developed at the University of Leeds. The project will enable highly toxic drugs to be delivered in small doses directly to tumors, where their toxicity can safely be put to good use. If...

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Microcontrollers Integrate USB and RAM

June 28, 2010 8:20 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the four-member PIC24FJ256GB210 microcontroller family, which integrates USB for Embedded Host/Peripheral/On-the-Go and 96 Kbytes of RAM.

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Family of ADCs consumes only 9.9mW

June 28, 2010 8:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Broadening its industry-leading portfolio of 12-/10-/8-bit ADCs, Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX11102 family of low-power ADCs. This family is composed of nine devices available in different resolution (12-/10-/8-bit), channel-count (2/1), and conversion-rate (3/2Msps) configurations.

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