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Widetronix Corp. receives federal funding

May 4, 2010 11:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A company that uses Cornell-developed technology to create low-power, long-lasting batteries has received a $2.2 million boost from the federal government.

Thermoharvester Provides Infinite Life for Industrial Sensor Apps

May 4, 2010 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micropelt launched a commercial energy harvester for wireless applications. The TE-Power PROBE can is suited for use with modern WirelessHART, ISA100 and similar transmitters, according to the company. Mounting the device to a hot side of 20°C above ambient is

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IDC says chip revenue dropped 9 percent last year

May 4, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new study shows worldwide semiconductor revenue fell 9 percent to $225.1 billion in 2009.The figures, released Tuesday by market research firm Interactive Data Corp., showed the industry's slump was more severe in the beginning of 2009 as the recession deepened.Because of a rebound in the...

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Vivitrol (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension): Medication Guide Required for Patients

May 4, 2010 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Patients to be informed of risk of severe injection site reactions.

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LED with Integrated Lens Improves Vision System Operation

May 4, 2010 9:48 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ infrared DRAGON SFH 4236 adds depth to the IR DRAGON family by maximizing radiant intensity from a small form factor. The new infrared DRAGON is designed for applications that require narrow radiation characteristics from limited board space...

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Regulators mull antitrust look at Apple: source

May 4, 2010 9:35 am | News | Comments

Regulators are considering an inquiry into whether Apple Inc violates antitrust law by requiring that its programing tools be used to write applications for the iPad and iPhone, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Zebra Technologies posts jump in 1Q earnings

May 4, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Zebra Technologies Corp. said Tuesday its first-quarter profit more than doubled from a year ago as demand improved.The company, which makes bar code and plastic card printers, also said it hired more workers during the quarter, expanding its sales and marketing staff.It earned $24.7 million,...

Interview with Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Charlie Munger -Part 1

May 4, 2010 9:30 am | by Liz ClamanAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Checking in on Solar Decathlon 2011

May 4, 2010 9:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This past October, we wrote a lot about the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. If you haven't heard of the Solar Decathlon, it's a competition held every two years that challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective,...

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ESC 2010 Update

May 4, 2010 8:41 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

In late April I visited the exhibits at the annual Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA. For the most part, people I met with discussed microcontrollers, communication, and development kits. The short descriptions below represent only a snapshot of the interesting products announced or unveiled at ESC.

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CriticalControl Q1 earnings drop to $510,000 despite doubling of revenue

May 4, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CriticalControl Solutions Corp. doubled its revenue in the first quarter on the heels of its major acquisitions, but the boost was not enough to improve the business software provider's bottom line as operating expenses increased.The Calgary-based company said Tuesday its revenue ballooned to...

CardioComm Solutions, Inc. Announces CEO Placement

May 4, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CardioComm Solutions, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: EKG) ("CardioComm" or the "Company") announced that the board of directors of the Company has appointed Mr. Etienne Grima as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Ms. Wendy Hsieh as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective immediately. Dr....

Georgia Tech Savannah professor named as 2010 Young Investigator Award recipient

May 4, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Dr. Fumin Zhang, assistant electrical and computer engineering professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology Savannah campus, has been named a recipient of the 2010 Young Investigator Award given by The Office of Naval Research.

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Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual

May 4, 2010 8:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Good advice from author Michael Pollan on eating from his new book, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. Essentially he suggests eating food. Stuff you can picture in the original form (apples, cashews, celery, trout, tomatoes, grapes, steak, strawberries, milk, figs, peppers, peaches,...

eMPUs Suit Apps Requiring Secure Encryption, Authentication

May 4, 2010 7:34 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation introduced the next generation of its SAM9M11 and SAM9G46 general-purpose ARM-based embedded microprocessors (eMPUs) for use in industrial embedded systems that require secured connectivity and authentication of applications via

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