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Making Wind Turbines Builds Career Interest

March 2, 2010 6:22 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

Good-paying jobs in renewable energy are important to the nation's future and don't all require a college degree, high school students learn.

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Light Inspires Energy Efficient Building Design

March 2, 2010 6:21 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

The use of daylighting drives the size of the NREL's new super energy efficient Research Support Facility as well as the features of its windows.

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UVA Spot Curing System Uses High-intensity LEDs

March 2, 2010 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

The BlueWave LED Prime UVA high-intensity spot-curing system generates curing energy using high-intensity LEDs and is said to produce nearly double the intensity of any LED spot-curing lamp on the market. This system provides

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British Library creates archive of defunct Web

March 2, 2010 5:48 am | News | Comments

The British Library is creating an archive of the country's defunct Web sites to preserve snapshots of the ever-changing Internet for posterity. The library is already charged with keeping a copy of every published work distributed in Britain and Ireland.

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Programmable Synthesizer Withstands Shock, Vibration

March 2, 2010 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The UPN-7500 from EM Research is an SMT synthesizer operating from 5500 to 7500 MHz. The unit is designed to withstand up to 9.26 Grms random vibration and 30 G’s peak pulse of shock, tested in accordance with MIL-STD-202G. The synthesizer features

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Survey: 26 pct of Americans get news via phone

March 2, 2010 5:33 am | News | Comments

Just over a quarter of American adults now read news on their cell phones, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The survey results being released by the group Monday offer another sign of how people are changing they way they get information.

Bug plagues PlayStation 3, Sony warns of data loss

March 2, 2010 5:30 am | News | Comments

Sony Corp. said a glitch has knocked PlayStation 3 users off the game console's online network, and the company warned that data loss could occur if gamers continued using the machines. Sony said in a blog post Monday that the problem was likely caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system, reminiscent of the Y2K bug a decade ago.

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WCDMA-HSPA-Plus Power Amplifiers Suit Smart Phones, 3G Devices

March 2, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices announced high volume production of its RF720x WCDMA/HSPA+ power amplifiers (PAs). The product family is comprised of seven PAs designed for smart phones and 3G devices implementing mode-specific, band-specific front end architectures. The RF720x

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4 charged with hacking into concert ticket sites

March 2, 2010 5:27 am | News | Comments

Four California men were charged on Monday with using sophisticated computer programs to fraudulently obtain more than a million tickets to concerts and sporting events and reselling them for a profit estimated at $29 million.

Apple details labor violations at its suppliers

March 2, 2010 5:24 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc. said it found more than a dozen serious violations of labor laws or Apple's own rules at its suppliers that needed immediate correction. The findings were outlined in a company report on audits of 102 supplier facilities conducted in 2009.

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iPhone Dock Reference Design Keeps Audio Signal End-to-end Digital

March 2, 2010 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

XMOS has launched a reference design for iPhone and iPod docks, which keeps the audio signal path end-to-end digital, from the iPod or iPhone via USB to the amplifier. Implemented entirely in software, using the SMOS XL1-L1 even driven processor, the flexible design eliminates

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Digi Launches Industry's First Foolproof Programmable ZigBee Module

March 2, 2010 5:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

Isolated wireless software makes ZigBee development easy and fast

German court overturns law on phone, e-mail data

March 2, 2010 5:17 am | News | Comments

Germany's highest court on Tuesday overturned a law that let anti-terror authorities retain data on telephone calls and e-mails, saying it posed a "grave intrusion" to personal privacy rights and must be revised. The court ruling was the latest to sharply criticize a major initiative by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government and one of the strongest steps yet defending citizen rights from post-Sept. 11 terror-fighting measures.

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AutoZone fiscal 2Q profit rises 6 percent

March 2, 2010 4:30 am | by SAMANTHA BOMKAMP - AP Transportation Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Automotive parts retailer AutoZone Inc. said Tuesday that its fiscal second-quarter profit rose 6 percent as it managed costs and recorded higher sales from new stores.The company earned $123.3 million, or $2.46 per share, compared with a year-ago profit of $115.9 million, or $2.03 per...

SENSIO Adopts a Shareholders Rights Plan

March 2, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SENSIO Technologies Inc. ("SENSIO" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE: SIO) announced today that its Board of Directors has adopted a shareholders rights plan (the "Rights Plan") in order to promote equitable treatment of shareholders in any public offer to purchase aimed at the Company. The Rights...

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