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Scots engineers prove space pioneer's 25-year-old theory

July 26, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Strathclyde) When American space pioneer, Dr. Robert L. Forward, proposed in 1984 a way of greatly improving satellite telecommunications using a new family of orbits, some claimed it was impossible. But now engineers at the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Space...

Nanoparticles Increase Intensity of Quantum Dots' Glow

July 26, 2010 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Demonstration of precision DNA-based nanoassembly method for making light-emitting particle clusters could lead to advances in solar cells, optoelectronics, and biosensors

UAE says BlackBerry is security threat

July 26, 2010 6:14 am | News | Comments

The United Arab Emirates has declared BlackBerry smartphones a potential threat to national security, saying the devices operate beyond the jurisdiction of national laws and are open to misuse.

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DC-DC converters achieve efficiency up to 94.5%

July 26, 2010 6:03 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has extended its HPQ range of high power quarter-brick isolated DC-DC converters with the introduction of the HPQ-12/25-D48, a 300W model with 12V output. The new model features a wide 2:1 input range of 36 to 75V and output of 12V...

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Wireless Receivers Intended for Automotive and Consumer Applications

July 26, 2010 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG introduced an enhanced family of three wireless control receivers offering highest available sensitivity and low power consumption. The TDA5240, TDA5235 and TDA5225 devices provide multi-band support (315MHz, 434MHz, 868MHz and 915MHz) for worldwide coverage...

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Powering Backlit Displays in Severe Environments

July 26, 2010 5:48 am | by Bill Abbott, Endicott Research Group, www.ergpower.com | Articles | Comments

When removed from the comfort of a controlled indoor environment, LCDs can be subjected to a variety of stressful conditions. Extreme temperatures, shock, vibration and variances in ambient light can impact backlight performance and lifetime.

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Tripp Lite Introduces New Wall-Mount Rack Enclosure Cabinets

July 26, 2010 5:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tripp Lite has added two new 12U models to its line of SmartRack Wall-Mount Rack Enclosure Cabinets: the SRW12US33 with extended depth and heavy-duty construction and the SRW12USG with a Plexiglas front door insert.

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Switching Regulators Simplifies Power Designs

July 26, 2010 5:25 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ADI’s ADP2302 and ADP2303 switching regulators feature internal compensation to enable design engineers to reduce power system design complexity while generating power conversion efficiencies of greater than 90 percent.

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Greening Your Job: Careers in Energy

July 26, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Recently a friend considering switching careers asked me about job opportunities in renewables and efficiency - often referred to as green jobs. My friend was aware that there was a lot of focus around the country on being green, and that that focus was leading to growth in green jobs....

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Earnings Preview: IAC to report 2Q results

July 26, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IAC/InterActiveCorp, the Internet company run by billionaire Barry Diller that includes dating site Match.com and online city guide Citysearch, reports its second-quarter results on Wednesday before the market opens.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Investors will be looking for growth from IAC's main search...

Customers Recognize Talent Intelligence Powers Growth and Leadership

July 26, 2010 1:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced more than one million employees at over 250 companies have chosen Taleo's proven Performance Management (http://new.taleo.com/solutions/performance) solutions to help them scale and...

ConocoPhillips Improves Hiring Quality With Taleo

July 26, 2010 1:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, announced today that customer ConocoPhillips, one of the largest integrated energy companies in the U.S., will discuss how Taleo has enabled them to link their people strategies to business results...

New Regulation proposed on tractors to strengthen safety and to cut red tape

July 25, 2010 11:21 pm | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission has proposed to simplify EU law on agricultural and forestry vehicles (tractors, trailers and towed equipment): 50 Directives and the related implementing legislation of 27 Member States would be replaced by just five Regulations. The proposal also foresees...

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Google Research Awards

July 25, 2010 2:22 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Google Faculty Research Awards, support full-time faculty pursuing research. The most recent quarterly funding totals over $4 million in 75 awards across 18 different areas. The areas that received the highest level of funding for this round were systems and infrastructure, human computer...

Gadget makers forced to look at links to Congo war

July 24, 2010 8:05 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Does that smart phone in your pocket contribute to rape and murder in the depths of Africa? Soon, you'll know: A new U.S. law requires companies to certify whether their products contain minerals from rebel-controlled mines in Congo and surrounding countries.It's a move aimed at starving the...

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