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3 big companies bid to run lucrative Texas Lottery

June 29, 2010 3:06 pm | by KELLEY SHANNON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Three major gambling companies entered the competition by Tuesday to run Texas' lottery — a massive operation that could pay $100 million per year to the winning bidder.Scientific Games Corp., Intralot Inc. and GTECH Corp., which holds the current Texas operations contract, submitted cost...

Study shows stability and utility of floating wind turbines

June 29, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) While offshore wind turbines have already have been constructed as a renewable energy solution, they've traditionally been situated in shallow waters, where the tower extends directly into the seabed. Now a group of researchers in California have studied...

$1 million grant goes to study Qatar dunes

June 29, 2010 2:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Scientists at Cornell in Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar have received $1 million from the Qatar National Research Fund for a study to help reduce desert expansion.

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Top Computational Neuroscientists Visit Yale

June 29, 2010 2:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

About 135 scientists have gathered in New Haven to discuss the latest advances in computational neuroscience...

SEC paying $755K to settle with fired lawyer

June 29, 2010 2:06 pm | by MARCY GORDON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Securities and Exchange Commission is paying $755,000 to settle a lawsuit with a former staff lawyer who accused the agency of blocking his investigation of a prominent hedge fund.The SEC settlement of Gary Aguirre's wrongful termination claim resolved a long-running controversy that...

High-power LED Series Offers 2-W, 3-W and 5-W Versions

June 29, 2010 12:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex extended its TitanBrite line of high power LED technology with the introduction of new 2-W, 3-W and 5-W LEDs. The SMT LEDs provide high intensity light of up to 58, 210 and 300 lumens respectively.

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Bentek Solar Supplies Schneider Electric with Solar Re-combiners

June 29, 2010 12:52 pm | News | Comments

Bentek Solar, a leader in manufacturing and engineering solutions for complex electro-mechanical and power distribution systems for the semiconductor and solar industries, announces that it will provide Schneider Electric with solar re-combiners for a 60MW solar project in Ontario, Canada.

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ECN Google PowerMeter Interview

June 29, 2010 12:48 pm | Videos | Comments

At ESC Chicago, co-located with Sensors Expo, Tyler Smitch of Microchip Technology demonstrates the Google Power Meter Reference Design featuring the company's WiFi embedded module, the MCP3909 metrology chip and a PIC24 microcontroller.

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ECN Motor Control Interview

June 29, 2010 12:43 pm | Videos | Comments

At ESC Chicago, co-located with Sensors Expo, Jim Ziemer of Microchip Technology Inc talks about the company's dsPIC motor control solutions.

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Glitter-Sized Solar Photovoltaics Promise Improved Performance

June 29, 2010 12:34 pm | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories scientists have developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used.

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Digi-Key Corporation Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Rose+Bopla Enclosures

June 29, 2010 12:20 pm | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA — Tuesday, June 29, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has entered into a...

LibreDigital buys HarperCollins e-commerce unit

June 29, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LibreDigital Inc. said Tuesday that it has acquired Symtio, a unit of HarperCollins Publishers that lets clients build their own online marketplace for books.LibreDigital, a privately held firm in Austin, Texas that delivers e-books to marketplaces such as Amazon.com Inc., did not disclose the...

Three Tips to Optimize WLAN Test Systems

June 29, 2010 11:14 am | by David A. Hall, National Instruments, RF & Wireless Test Product Manager | Articles | Comments

With increasing pressure to lower test costs, many RF test engineers face the challenge of reducing measurement time. As you might expect, wireless LAN (WLAN) device testing is no exception. Whether you are creating an automated test system for design validation or final production test, it has become increasingly important to optimize a test system for measurement speed.

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Signal and Real-time Spectrum Analyzers Tout Frequencies Up to 30 GHz

June 29, 2010 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Rohde & Schwartz FSVR real-time spectrum analyzer combines the functions of an all-purpose signal and spectrum analyzer with a real-time spectrum analyzer. In real-time mode, the FSVR detects

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NI at Sensors Expo 2010

June 29, 2010 10:11 am | Videos | Comments

Chris Delvizis of National Demonstrates the company's USBTC01 Instant DAQ technology.

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