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How safe is your swipe?

September 20, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Prof. Avishai Wool and his Ph.D. student Yossi Oren of Tel Aviv University have developed an innovative way of extracting information from chip technology. By combining modern cryptology methods with constraint programming -- an area of computer...

Mahowald tapped as lead author on IPCC Report

September 20, 2010 10:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Natalie Mahowald, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, will help develop the chapter on the physical science basis for climate change.

Scientists Using Lasers to Cool and Control Molecules

September 20, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Ever since audiences heard Goldfinger utter the famous line, “No, Mr. Bond; I expect you to die,” as a laser beam inched its way toward James Bond and threatened to cut him in half, lasers have been thought of as white-hot beams of intensely focused energy capable of burning...

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Development kits accelerate design of wireless networking applications

September 20, 2010 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Merging the performance and ease-of-use of Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers (MCU) with leading wireless connectivity solutions, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today launched three new wireless kits. The kits serve as modular extensions to TI’s Stellaris DK-LM3S9B96 development kit...

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Nano antenna concentrates light

September 20, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) Rice researchers have made a nanoscale optical antenna that amplifies light a thousand-fold. Getting an accurate measurement of the plasmonic effect is a first.

Germany seeks Internet data protection code

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

Germany's government is urging the Internet industry to produce a voluntary data protection code to cover services like Google Inc.'s "Street View" mapping service.Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere met Monday with representatives of Google and Apple Inc. among others after Google's plans to...

Microcontrollers intended for Smart-Metering Applications

September 20, 2010 7:57 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the 8-bit PIC18F87J72 microcontroller (MCU) family for single-phase, multi-function smart-metering and energy-monitoring applications. Featuring a dual-channel, high-performance 16-/24-bit Analog Front End (AFE)...

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Low Current Drive for Can Stack Linear Actuators

September 20, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc. offers the Haydon RoHS compliant PCM4806 IDEA programmable linear actuator drive. The PCM4806 is the most recent addition to the IDEA Drive family of products.

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COM Express Computer-on-Modules Portfolio Supports COM.0 R 2.0

September 20, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Kontron offers full support of the recently launched PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) COM Express COM.0 R 2.0 specification.

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Magnetic attraction for fish, crabs?

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

(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) PNNL scientists are examining how aquatic animals behave around electromagnetic fields similar to those created by marine power devices.

US : Efficient spending key to strengthening public finances, says OECD survey

September 20, 2010 6:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Supported by substantial stimulus measures, the US economy has started to grow again after one of the most severe economic crises it has faced since the Great Depression, according to the OECD’s latest US Economic Survey.

PCI-104-Express CPU board is first to incorporate Qseven Modules

September 20, 2010 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Connect Tech is pleased to introduce the Xtreme/CPU – PCI/104-Express processor module. Xtreme/CPU is the first PCI/104-Express processor module to incorporate industry standard Qseven modules.

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LDRA Interface Maximizes Efficiency and Ease-of-Use

September 20, 2010 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has released a newly revamped TBmanager, V8.4. TBmanager serves as a task-based interface to the LDRA tool suite, creating a common user experience among the LDRA modules.

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Darnell’s Power Forum Reflects Optimism in the Industry

September 20, 2010 5:19 am | Blogs | Comments

Darnell’s Power Forum concluded on a note that bodes well for the power supply industry. The conference included sessions on digital power implementation; energy harvesting solutions; implications for power in the smart grid; GaN developments; and the future of power-supply-on-a-chip.

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IBM buying Netezza for about $1.7 billion

September 20, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM says it has agreed to buy data storage company Netezza for about $1.7 billion in cash.IBM Corp. says it is offering $27 per share for Netezza Corp. That's a 10 percent premium over the company's last closing share price of $24.60.Netezza helps sort through data housed on corporate servers...

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