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Northeast sees record temps in spring and summer

August 30, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

It really was a scorcher this spring and summer - 26 cities in the Northeast set records for average temperatures this year, reports the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell.

Energy 101 Videos: Learn More About the Basics!

August 30, 2010 1:20 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Okay, so we already pointed out the Energy Basics Web site last week. Because I'm going to talk about something on the site, I wanted to remind you all of what it is: a brand new Web site on EERE that talks about the basics of how energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies work....


New EU Project to Dramatically Cut Power Consumption of Telecoms Networks

August 30, 2010 12:23 pm | by | News | Comments

A Europe-wide consortium has taken up the challenge of making a significant impact on the power consumption of telecommunications and data networks, which are estimated to consume as much as 3% of European electricity....


ISET demonstrates low-cost printed CIGS module

August 30, 2010 12:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Manufacturing on pilot production line


Energy commission approves first clean energy business loan

August 30, 2010 12:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Solar cell manufacturer receives financial boost


US chip giant Qualcomm eyes Taiwan-based center

August 30, 2010 12:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Qualcomm Inc, the world’s leading 3G mobile phone chipset supplier, plans to set up a research and development center in Taiwan to help it tap China’s growing market, a report said yesterday. If realized, the plan would ...


NASA funds development of nanoscale materials for high energy density lithium-ion batteries

August 30, 2010 12:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) NanoEngineers at the University of California, San Diego are designing new types of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries that could be used in a variety of NASA space exploration projects -- and in a wide range of transportation and consumer applications....


Molex Releases Ultra-Small microSD Memory Card Connector

August 30, 2010 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated, one of the world’s leading electronic connector companies, has released a 1.28mm height microSD* memory card connector.


MySpace users can now sync posts to Facebook

August 30, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MySpace, which recently revamped itself to look more like Facebook, is now allowing users to sync their posts to Facebook, too.That means people on Facebook can see their friends' MySpace items without leaving Facebook.MySpace users will also be able to share music, videos, game applications,...

New cables tie West Africa closer to Internet

August 30, 2010 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

For a decade, West Africa's main connection to the Internet has been a single fiber-optic cable in the Atlantic, a tenuous and expensive link for one of the poorest areas of the planet....

Power To The People: Power Electronics as a Vertical Market Segment

August 30, 2010 10:19 am | by Paul Schimel, International Rectifier | Articles | Comments

To discuss this subject in broad strokes is no easy task. Power electronics impacts many different areas. My own take on this will be markedly different from the folks that have desk jobs at huge marketing firms that crunch predetermined numbers.


Simulation tools for optical measuring tasks

August 30, 2010 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

MAZeT GmbH, development and manufacturing service provider for Opto-ASICs, spectral and color sensors, as well as embedded computing solutions, and located in Jena, Germany, offers a tool for the simulation of compact spectral-selective semiconductor sensors for precise inline measurements


Phoenix Technologies gets richer takeover offer

August 30, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Phoenix Technologies Ltd., which makes system software for computers and servers, said Monday it has received a $150 million cash bid from an unnamed third party, trumping an earlier offer from private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners.On Aug. 18, Phoenix agreed to be acquired by Marlin for...


Isolators Provide 1kV Isolation to TX, TXV & COTS-level Standards

August 30, 2010 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing military electronics design engineers with the ability to optically isolate sensitive circuit elements, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a series of high-reliability, optically coupled isolators that provide up to 1kV electrical isolation with a high current transfer ratio.


Google buys Angstro to boost social offerings

August 30, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc.'s acquisition of startup Angstro shows the online search leader is working to boost its social network offerings as it tries to compete with Facebook Inc. in that market.Google confirmed the acquisition late Sunday night but declined to give any more details, including how much it...


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