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Engineers make artificial skin out of nanowires

September 12, 2010 12:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - Berkeley) UC Berkeley engineers have developed a pressure-sensitive electronic material from semiconductor nanowires that could one day be used as an artificial skin for robots and prosthetic limbs.

3M begins tender offer for Cogent shares

September 10, 2010 5:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

3M Co., which makes Post-Its and various other products, said Friday it has begun a tender offer for all outstanding shares of security device developer Cogent Inc. at $10.50 a share.3M agreed to buy Cogent last month for about $943 million in a bid to expand into the security market.The board...

Appeals court ruling threatens used software sales

September 10, 2010 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court has sided with the computer software industry in its effort to squelch sales of second-hand programs covered by widely used licensing agreements....

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Incoming Nokia CEO Stephen Elop

September 10, 2010 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NAME: Stephen Elop.AGE: 46, born Dec. 31, 1963, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in computer engineering and management, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.FAMILY: Wife Nancy. Five children, including triplets.CAREER: President of Microsoft's Business Division and member...

Appeals court rules some software can't be bought

September 10, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court has ruled computer software programs can't be resold under widely used licensing agreements that handcuff the program's original buyer.Some lawyers believe Friday's decision by U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will have a chilling effect on the used software...

Stackpole Develops Advanced ESD Solutions for Single & Multiple USB Port Protection

September 10, 2010 1:24 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Stackpole Electronics, Inc. announced its discrete (ESD Series) and array (ESA Series) suppression devices which are well suited for ESD protection of high speed communications ports such as USB 2.0. These products offer capacitance as...

XP Power Small 45W Green Power Supply Has Medical & Industrial Safety Approvals

September 10, 2010 1:24 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

XP Power announced what the believes to be the world’s smallest open frame 45W ac-dc power supply. Setting a new benchmark at this power level, measuring just 2 x 3 x 1.05 inches (50.7...

Digi-Key & austriamicrosystems Sign Global Distribution Agreement

September 10, 2010 1:24 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Digi-Key Corp. and austriamicrosystems announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute austriamicrosystems products to customers worldwide. Products from austriamicrosystems are now available for purchase on Digi-Key’s...

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Hospira Symbiq One-Channel and Two-Channel Infusers: Class I Recall

September 10, 2010 1:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Potential for the device to fail to detect air in line at the end of an infusion.

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Thermal Management of Visible LEDs

September 10, 2010 12:50 pm | by Walter Garcia Brooks, OPTEK | Articles | Comments

LEDs fulfill a growing number of applications. Visible LEDs have a high luminous efficacy as compared to incandescent and fluorescent bulbs – and while incandescent and fluorescent bulbs have already reached near-maximum luminous efficacy...

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DOE Announces $8.5 Million to Advance Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems

September 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that Sandia National Laboratories is investing $8.5 million for four projects that have reached Stage III of the Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems (SEGIS) program. These investments...

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Conflicting Accounts Linger Regarding Accuracy, Convenience of PG & E SmartMeters

September 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

In the wake of a flurry of customer complaints, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) welcomed the release by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) of an independent, third-party evaluation of the utility’s SmartMeter™...

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ADD Semiconductor Achieves PRIME Official Certification

September 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ADD Semiconductor, a powerline communication (PLC) IC company for smart grid applications, has received the official PRIME brand recognition as a technology provider, and it states that it is the first silicon vendor to...

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Graphene may hold key to speeding up DNA sequencing

September 10, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Harvard University) Researchers from Harvard University and MIT have demonstrated that graphene can act as an artificial membrane separating two liquid reservoirs. By drilling a tiny pore just a few-nanometers in diameter, called a nanopore, in the graphene membrane, they were able to...

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Prototyping Board Adds Standard Connector Formats

September 10, 2010 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vero Technologies’ modular Options Board family provides a method of providing multiple interconnect formats. Available initially in 3U and 6U, 160 mm and 6U, 220 mm and 280 mm boards in single and double sided square pad and stripline formats, and as a square pad PTH board, the new units feature

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