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Risoe mapping wind resources in China

September 8, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) For the past four years, Risoe DTU has been involved in mapping the wind resources in the Dongbei region in north-eastern China. This work is now complete, and the results are paving the way for...

Yale Scientists Win Grants for Study of Complex Systems, Human Cognition

September 8, 2010 6:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Two Yale scientists have been named winners of James S. McDonnell Foundation grants, which are given to scientists from around the world doing innovative research in complex systems, brain cancer, and human cognition.

Scientists Decode Words from Brain Signals

September 8, 2010 6:03 am | News | Comments

In an early step toward letting severely paralyzed people speak with their thoughts, University of Utah researchers translated brain signals into words using two grids of 16 microelectrodes implanted beneath the skull but atop the brain.

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Oracle plans to give Hurd $950,0000 annual salary

September 8, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle plans to pay newly appointed President Mark Hurd a base salary of $950,000 a year. The company also says the former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO, who was ousted by that company last month, is eligible for a fiscal 2011 bonus of $5 million.In a filing with the Securities and Exchange...

Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

September 8, 2010 3:05 am | by VICKI SMITH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. and Xbox Live are apologizing to a West Virginia town and a 26-year-old gamer accused of violating the online gaming service's code of conduct by declaring he's from Fort Gay.The town in western West Virginia is real. But Seattle-based Microsoft and the Xbox Live enforcement...

Google milks animated doodle mystery on Twitter

September 7, 2010 6:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

For a dozen years, Google Inc. has been occasionally swapping its everyday logo for a "doodle," a sketch celebrating holidays, inventions, artists and sporting events, and showcasing designs from contest-winning students....

SMD vs. NSMD

September 7, 2010 3:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

In general, we and just about everyone else on the planet recommend NSMD (non solder mask defined) pads for your BGA land. Using copper to define the land gives more precision that using solder mask and, more importantly, gives a...

Mini-ITX Board Suits HD-intensive, Commercial Multimedia-centric Devices

September 7, 2010 1:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc. announced the VIA EPIA-M850 Mini-ITX board for suit HD-intensive, commercial multimedia-centric devices. Measuring 17 cm x 17 cm, this Mini-ITX board features the VIA Nano E-Series processor, available in both 1.3+GHz (clocked at 1.6 GHz) and fanless 1.2 GHz SKUs. The VIA Nano E-series is

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A more robust, reliable Internet

September 7, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Washington University in St. Louis) A computer scientist at Washington University in St. Louis is part of a collaborative team that is one of four project teams chosen by the National Science Foundation to pursue ways to build a more robust, secure and reliable Internet. Patrick Crowley,...

Get Ahead of the Heating Season with an Energy Assessment

September 7, 2010 1:21 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

As I walked outside this morning, I noticed something - a chill in the air! I live in Colorado, where the nights get cooler long before the days do. This is the time where it's common to see people walking around with shorts and sweaters in the morning (gotta be prepared).

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Centrosolar Establishes UK Subsidiary

September 7, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Centrosolar has established an international subsidiary in the UK. Following the introduction of attractive feed-in tariffs in April, Centrosolar UK Ltd. will be in a position to respond to increased demand for photovoltaic systems...

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Power-One Begins Manufacturing Renewable Energy Inverters in Canada

September 7, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Power-One, Inc. announced that it has commenced production of its renewable energy inverters for the photovoltaic (PV) and wind markets in Ontario, Canada. Power-One is producing products for sale in Canada’s residential, commercial and...

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LDK Solar Expands Vertical Manufacturing

September 7, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

LDK Solar Co., Ltd. announced that it has expanded its vertical manufacturing by successfully completing the installation and trial runs of the first production line of solar cells in its newly installed manufacturing facility...

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HP sues ex-CEO Hurd over new job at rival Oracle

September 7, 2010 12:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. is suing the chief executive it ousted last month, Mark Hurd, to stop him from taking a top job at rival Oracle Corp.The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in a California state court, came a day after Oracle hired Hurd as co-president to help lead the database software maker as it...

Mid-range Logic Analyzer Features High-End Debug Capabilities

September 7, 2010 11:07 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix announced the TLA6000 Series, a logic analyzer that brings high-end debug and analysis to mainstream embedded systems designers. Higher signal speeds and increased board densities often lead to signal integrity issues such as crosstalk, ground bounce, and ringing that manifest themselves in functional failures of the digital system. The logic analyzer is asserted to

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