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International Electrotechnical Commission Calls for Global Taskforce to Coordinate Energy Efficiency Initiatives Worldwide

September 15, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) called for a global taskforce to coordinate technology-based energy efficiency initiatives in an effort to increase coherence, and reduce duplication and wasted time, as it launched its white paper,...

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Enecsys Appoints Henrik Raunkjaer as Chief Executive Officer

September 15, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Enecsys Limited, a solar PV micro-inverter company, has named Henrik Raunkjaer to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, effective November 1, 2010. Raunkjaer will take over from the interim CEO, Mossadiq...

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Tool Accelerates Design of Multiple Load Power Supplies for FPGAs

September 15, 2010 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. introduced WEBENCH FPGA Power Architect, said to be the industry’s first design tool to model and optimize power supplies for FPGAs in minutes. WEBENCH FPGA Power Architect incorporates

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Temperature sensor provides ±1 degree Celsius accuracy

September 15, 2010 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX6581, a ±1 degree Celsius accurate, 8-channel temperature sensor. It has seven remote sensing channels to monitor ASICs, FPGAs, CPUs, and boards with multiple hot spots. Each remote channel includes series resistance cancellation and beta compensation for best accuracy.

3U cPCI Module Features Freescale Dual-Core QorIQ P2020 Processor

September 15, 2010 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) announced the availability of its XPedite5530, a conduction- or air-cooled 3U CompactPCI single board computer based on Freescale Semiconductor’s dual-core QorIQ P2020 processor. The SBC provides

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Investors take charge at HydroCision

September 15, 2010 11:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Medical device company HydroCision Inc. of North Billerica said today that new investors have acquired the company and named Howard Donnelly, former president of Level 1, as president and CEO.

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April Verch Band to Perform at Brookhaven National Laboratory October 13

September 15, 2010 11:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

April Verch and her band will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Wednesday, October 13, at noon in Berkner Hall.

Apple's new iPad, iPhone software due in November

September 15, 2010 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple says the next version of the software that runs iPads and other gadgets will be available in November and will include a way for people to print documents from iPads and other gadgets....

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Mind-reading phones? The tech's evolving there

September 15, 2010 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

How smart do you want your smart phone to actually be? Do you want it to read your mind, even a little bit?...

Arsonist gets prison in Philly record company fire

September 15, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man has been sentenced to prison after drunkenly breaking into a famous Philadelphia recording company's headquarters and starting a fire....

Microsoft's new IE9 promises zippier performance

September 15, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is unveiling the "beta" test version of Internet Explorer 9 on Wednesday, the first of a new generation of Web browser programs that tap into the powerful processors on board newer computers to make websites load and run faster....

Best Buy OKs dividend of 15 cents per share

September 15, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Best Buy Co. said Wednesday that its board of directors approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of 15 cents per common share.The electronics retailer will pay the dividend on Oct. 26 to shareholders of record on Oct. 5.Shares of Best Buy fell 22 cents to $36.49 on Wednesday.

Visual Tool Simplifies and Speeds LED Lighting Design

September 15, 2010 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. announced the addition of WEBENCH LED Architect to its portfolio of online WEBENCH Designer tools. Said to be the first of its kind, the tool enables both novice and expert designers to

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$40 million awarded to trace human brain's connections

September 15, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Mental Health) The National Institutes of Health today awarded grants totaling $40 million to map the human brain's connections in high resolution. The Human Connectome Project will have transformative impact, paving the way toward a detailed understanding of...

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New Supercomputer ‘Sees’ Well Enough to Drive a Car Someday

September 15, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Navigating our way down the street is something most of us take for granted; we seem to recognize cars, other people, trees and lampposts instantaneously and without much thought. In fact, visually interpreting our environment as quickly as we do is an astonishing feat requiring an...

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