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Wax, soap clean up obstacles to better batteries

August 12, 2010 2:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) A little wax and soap can help build electrodes for cheaper lithium ion batteries, according to a study in Aug. 11 issue of Nano Letters. The one-step method will allow battery developers to explore lower-priced alternatives to the lithium...

Twitter hoping people will press its tweet button

August 12, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tweeting your favorite stories may be getting a little easier.Twitter introduced Thursday a "tweet" button that websites can place alongside their content. The button serves as an invitation to Twitter's legion of users to share what they're reading without having to copy and paste the Web...

India Sets Aug. 31 Deadline to Resolve BlackBerry Issue

August 12, 2010 12:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

India threatened to ban Research In Motion's BlackBerry corporate email and messenger services unless the smartphone maker and local telecom firms find a solution by Aug. 31 to allow security agencies to monitor them.


Profit Climbs at Cisco, but Sales Forecast Falls Below Expectations

August 12, 2010 12:24 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Net income rose 79 percent, but the company’s chief executive, John T. Chambers, said the maker of computer networking gear maker saw signals of a slowdown in the recovery.

India Warns It May Block BlackBerry Traffic

August 12, 2010 12:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

India indicated it would block corporate e-mail and messenger services if authorities were not able to monitor the service before the end of the month.

Net Neutrality Issue Divides Media Companies

August 12, 2010 12:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Facebook said it would not support a proposal by Google and Verizon to regulate Internet access, while an AT&T executive called the plan a “reasonable framework.”

Home computers discover pulsar with Arecibo data

August 12, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The finding is the first deep-space discovery by Einstein@Home, which uses donated time from the home and office computers of 250,000 volunteers from 192 countries.

PWM controller delivers better than 90% efficiency

August 12, 2010 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX5974, a high-frequency, current-mode PWM controller with an active-clamp architecture and spread-spectrum operation. The device's active-clamp topology delivers better than 90% efficiency...


Prototype program features a flat fee for 10 pieces

August 12, 2010 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new prototype program for custom product labels and other applied graphic products that features fast delivery and a flat fee for 10 pieces is being introduced by Nameplates for Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts.


Online IGBT Selection Tool Optimizes Power Management Design

August 12, 2010 11:47 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today announced the availability of a new online Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) selection tool that enables design optimization in a wide range of applications including motor drives, uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), solar inverters, and welding.


Dangerous Bacterium Hosts Genetic Remnant of Life’s Distant Past

August 12, 2010 11:20 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Within a dangerous stomach bacterium, Yale University researchers have discovered an ancient but functioning genetic remnant from a time before DNA existed, they report in the August 13 issue of the journal Science.


Next from Irrational Games: 'BioShock: Infinite'

August 12, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The game studio behind the original "BioShock" is coming out with another follow-up to the award-winning, wildly popular 2007 horror shooter — but not until 2012.While Irrational Games' original "BioShock" was set in an underwater metropolis called Rapture, "BioShock: Infinite" takes place in...

PFC Inductors feature peak current of 6A at 120khz

August 12, 2010 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The demand for low profile, high efficiency, boost inductors, is driving the need for high performance planar inductors to be used in power converters for the flat screen industry.


Gearhead Provides Longer Life and Higher Performance

August 12, 2010 10:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Bodine Electric Company introduces its new WX gearhead in conjunction with its upgraded 34B-frame brushless DC motor. The WX is a new high-torque gearhead built to provide longer life and higher performance than similar gearmotors in the same size range.


12 Bit Absolute Encoder is Compact

August 12, 2010 10:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

CUI has added a new absolute encoder to its high resolution, low-cost AMT modular encoder line. The AMT203 outputs 12 bits of absolute position information in a very small (1.35”x1.13”x 0.45”) modular package.



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