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Next Generation Surgical Robots: Where's the Doctor?

July 20, 2010 9:21 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- As physician-guided robots routinely operate on patients at most major hospitals, the next generation robot could eliminate a surprising element from that scenario -- the doctor.

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60 Watt Chassis Mount Encapsulated AC-DC Power Supply

July 20, 2010 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

ConTech, a Division of Calex Mfg., announces the “PC60” Series of AC/DC switching power supplies. The PC60 Series offers 60 Watts of output power in an encapsulated case, making it well suited for ruggedized backplane applications.

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Microsoft to sell Kinect controller for $150

July 20, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft says its Kinect motion-sensing game controller will cost $150 when it goes on sale Nov. 4.The Kinect system recognizes users' gestures and voices, so you can control on-screen characters in racing, action and sports games simply by speaking or moving your body. It will come packaged...

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Releases VirtualWisdom 2.0 to Provide Real-Time Infrastructure Visibility for Private Clouds; Appoints Industry Veteran John W. Thompson as CEO

July 20, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.virtualinstruments.com () —Virtual Instruments (http://www.virtualinstruments.com/index.html) , a leader in storage area network (SAN) and virtual infrastructure optimization (http://www.virtualinstruments.com/docs/WP_Insight%20and%20Manag men...

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Dell to acquire data tech firm Ocarina Networks

July 20, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer maker Dell Inc. said Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Ocarina Networks, a San Jose, Calif.-based data storage company whose technology helps reduce data management costs.Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the...

EU scientists make virtual reality touchable

July 20, 2010 8:23 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

It sounds like science fiction, but a team of European researchers has 'virtually' teleported real objects through cyberspace, 'touched' virtual reality (VR) and even felt the movements of a virtual dance partner thanks to advances in haptic technology and a new approach to generating VR...

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Dollar turns higher vs euro as stress tests loom

July 20, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The dollar turned higher versus the euro Tuesday, stopping a week-long rally in the European currency ahead of the release of stress tests on European banks.Reports showing a steep drop in U.S. home construction and disappointing revenue at blue-chips Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and IBM Corp....

Melts In the Streets, Not In Your Hands

July 20, 2010 7:56 am | by Lauren DeStefano, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Do you ever find yourself trying to squeeze your car into a tight parking spot? Isn’t it a pain when the power goes out and you can’t park your car in the garage?

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Regulations and responsibility

July 20, 2010 7:54 am | by Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, ECN | Articles | Comments

Is the designer responsible for the effects of the device created? Is the manufacturer? What about the salesperson or the marketing department creating the demand? Is the user ultimately responsible?   Every tool and technology, no matter how mundane, has effects beyond the intended function.

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Researchers seeking the fourth property of electrons

July 20, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Do electrons have a fourth property in addition to mass, charge and spin, as popular physics theories such as supersymmetry predict? Researchers from Germany, the Czech Republic and the USA want to find the answer to this fundamental...

Vialipro Dietary Supplement: Recall-Undeclared Drug Ingredient

July 20, 2010 7:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Lab analyses found that certain batches of Vialipro contain Sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of Sildenafil.

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The World’s First Energy Harvesting Application Development Kit

July 20, 2010 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced that it has partnered with Cymbet Corporation to provide the world’s first customizable energy harvesting application development kit—the XLP 16-bit Energy Harvesting Development Kit.

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DC-DC Controller Features Single Supply Operation

July 20, 2010 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel, Inc. today introduced the MIC2165, a HyperLight Load efficient, adaptive on-time, synchronous DC-DC controller. The device features an architecture that significantly reduces the required output capacitance and allows for excellent transient response, while making high delta-V operation (VIN=28V, VOUT=0.8V) possible.

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Connected TVs Shipments Surge, With Forecasted Growth to 119 Million in 2014

July 20, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

The TV market is entering a new phase, as connected TVs hit the mainstream.

By 'putting a ring on it,' microparticles can be captured

July 20, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Harvard University) To trap and hold tiny microparticles, engineers at Harvard have "put a ring on it," using a silicon-based circular resonator to confine particles stably for up to several minutes. The advance could one day lead to the ability to direct, deliver, and store...

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