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DOE, DOI and Army Corps of Engineers Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Hydropower

March 26, 2010 9:28 am | News | Comments

US Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and US Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today that the two agencies, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, will cooperate more closely and align priorities to support the development of environmentally sustainable hydropower.

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Meko and DisplaySearch Announce DisplayForum 2010 Call for Speakers

March 26, 2010 9:26 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting, and Meko, the European display specialist, are pleased to announce a “Call for Speakers” for the DisplayForum 2010 conference.

Space firms relaunch commercial rocket program

March 26, 2010 9:26 am | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin and Alliant Techsystems Inc said on Thursday they were teaming up to build and sell a booster rocket known as Athena, hoping to tap into a growing market for small satellites. The joint venture restructures and re-introduces for commercial sale a booster that flew seven times between 1995 and 2001 with five successful missions...

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Comprehensive Reference Book Provides Engineering Fundamentals

March 26, 2010 9:15 am | News | Comments

Core Engineering Concepts for Students and Professionals provides information for engineers during college and afterwards in their careers.

Nokia buys mobile browser firm Novarra

March 26, 2010 9:11 am | News | Comments

Top mobile phone maker Nokia has agreed to buy privately-held U.S. mobile browser firm Novarra to improve Web surfing on a wide range of its low-end and mid-range phones. Wireless Internet usage is set to surge in 2010 and beyond as operators and phone makers continue to play catchup with Apple's iPhone, with many handset vendors are pinning their faith on their own browsers.

NASA pays sky-high $66 a person for seminar snacks

March 26, 2010 9:09 am | News | Comments

The nation's space agency paid the out-of-this-world price of $66 a person a day for bagels, cookies and juice at a conference, a new report found. The subject of the NASA conference? It was a training session for its procurement officials - the people who do the buying with taxpayer funds.

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Verizon winds down expensive FiOS expansion

March 26, 2010 9:07 am | News | Comments

If Verizon Communications Inc. hasn't already started wiring your city or town with its FiOS fiber-optic TV and broadband service, chances are you won't get it. Where it's available, FiOS usually provides the only competition for cable TV apart from satellite service.

Faster, cheaper chips from space technology

March 26, 2010 9:05 am | News | Comments

Our world is full of integrated semiconductor circuits, commonly known as microchips. Today you find them in computers, cars, mobile phones and in almost every electrical device. Technology from ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope will make these chips much smaller, faster and cheaper.

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High ride with Maxus-8

March 26, 2010 9:03 am | News | Comments

ESA’s Maxus-8 sounding rocket was launched today from Kiruna in northern Sweden carrying four microgravity research modules on a hectic 12-minute space voyage. The ultimate results may include improved turbine blades for aircraft engines.

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Collaboration to Accelerate Development of 3D Stacked-IC Tech

March 26, 2010 8:53 am | News | Comments

Synopsys, a leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, and the Belgian nanoelectronics research center, imec, announced they have entered into a collaboration to use Synopsys TCAD (Technology Computer-Aided Design) finite-element method tools for characterizing and optimizing the reliability and electrical performance of through-silicon vias (TSVs).

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Rocker Switch Emulates Traditional Electro-mechanical Control

March 26, 2010 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The N-Series Addressable Switch offers the look and feel of a traditional Electro-mechanical control coupled with a built in PCB to provide customers with a flexible, cost effective alternative to a CAN/LIN based switch.

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Study on fasting suggests why diets fail

March 26, 2010 8:23 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A study finds that after fasting or dieting one day, people do not overeat to compensate but gain any lost weight back. The findings have implications for why diets fail and how weekly fasting might work.

Magnalight.com Offers Range of Explosion Proof LED Lights

March 26, 2010 7:34 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

One of the biggest challenges facing LED designers is how to address the intense heat produced by LED packages. Larson Electronics’ magnalight.com offers LED bulbs that address this problem while producing LED bulbs that runs at lower temperatures than high wattage incandescent bulbs.

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Industry’s first integrated HDMI companion chip for portable applications

March 26, 2010 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) today introduced the industry’s first integrated HDMI interface companion chip to the core HDMI controller for portable applications. The TPD12S015 incorporates all the major components required for an HDMI interface, including eight low-capacitance electrostatic discharge (ESD) clamps, I2C level shifters, and a DC/DC converter...

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Sensata buys $95.8M in senior notes in offering

March 26, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sensata Technologies BV said Friday it bought back $95.8 million in senior notes due 2014 and 2016.Sensata is buying notes using some of the proceeds from the initial public offering of its parent company, Sensata Technologies Holding NV. The holding company was the sensors and controls unit of...

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