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Scientists unravel trait leading to better brain power

July 28, 2010 12:23 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

By deciphering the genetics in humans and fish, scientists believe that the neck gave humans so much freedom of movement that it played a surprising role in the evolution of the human brain.

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Motivation for graphical development on DSPs

July 28, 2010 11:44 am | by Joe Coombs, Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Digital signal processors (DSPs) have become ever-present in today’s world, populating everything from stereo systems and cell phones to automobiles and industrial equipment. Despite this proliferation, relatively few embedded developers are DSP-focused.

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Intel Creates End-to-End Photonics Connection with Integrated Lasers

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

Intel Corporation has developed a research prototype representing the world's first silicon-based optical data connection with integrated lasers.

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Envestnet expected to go public this week

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

Envestnet Inc., a Chicago company that provides Web-based services for financial advisers, expects to raise more than $31 million in net proceeds this week in an initial public offering.The company is offering 7.7 million shares at an expected range of $9 to $10, according to an updated...

Small materials poised for big impact in construction

July 28, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Bricks, blocks, and steel I-beams -- step aside. A new genre of construction materials, made from stuff barely 1/50,000th the width of a human hair, is about to debut in the building of homes, offices, bridges, and other structures. And a new report is...

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Converters Provide 4:1 Input Ratio

July 28, 2010 8:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

With ultra wide (4:1) input ranges of 9~36 and 18~75VDC, the AM10TW-Z series of 10 watt DC/DC power converters includes remote ON/OFF control.

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Nanoblasts Move Molecules, Proteins and DNA into Living Cells

July 28, 2010 8:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Using chemical "nanoblasts" that punch tiny holes in the protective membranes of cells, researchers have demonstrated a new technique for getting therapeutic small molecules, proteins and DNA directly into living cells.

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Registration Open for electronica 2010

July 28, 2010 8:09 am | News | Comments

It’s almost time for the 24th biennial electronica international trade fair, the world’s leading trade fair for components, systems, applications, and services in the electronics industry.

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Quicken Loans owner sees technology hub in Detroit

July 28, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Quicken Loans Inc. owner Dan Gilbert hopes his company's move to Detroit will help create a technology hub downtown.The online mortgage giant says in a release that 1,700 workers will work downtown when Quicken and several sister companies move their headquarters to Detroit in August.Quicken...

Wikipedia Reader Uses 8-Bit Computing Power

July 28, 2010 7:42 am | News | Comments

A digital book reader could bring information to students in developing countries using a technology that is long past its prime: 8-bit computing.

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Computer Module Uses Latest NVIDIA Processor

July 28, 2010 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toradex announced a new addition to the Colibri product range,the Colibri Tegra T20, based on the latest Nvidia Tegra T20 Cortex A9 MPCore (Dual Core) processor. 

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Wireless Power Consortium Creates Qi Standard for Common Development

July 28, 2010 7:26 am | News | Comments

The Qi low power standard, delivering up to 5 Watt into wireless power receivers, was recently released by the Wireless Power Consortium.

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DIN-Rail Supplies Deliver up to 100 W

July 28, 2010 7:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

CUI’s power line V-Infinity announced the release of a new series of convection-cooled DIN-rail mounted ac-dc power supplies. The VDRS series is available with output power of 10, 20, 40, 60, or 100 W.

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Review: 'DeathSpank,' 'Limbo' bring summer heat

July 28, 2010 7:06 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

This summer has been so oppressive throughout most of the United States that even driving to the video-game store feels like an ordeal. Fortunately, you don't have to leave home to experience some of the season's most interesting games — you can download them directly to your console.That's...

Procter & Gamble is latest global Olympic sponsor

July 28, 2010 7:05 am | by STEPHEN WILSON - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's largest consumer products company signed on as a global Olympic sponsor Wednesday, the second multi-million-dollar marketing deal this month for the International Olympic Committee.IOC president Jacques Rogge unveiled the 10-year agreement with American-based giant Procter & Gamble...

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