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2010 Elementary School Science Fair at Brookhaven Lab, May 1

April 26, 2010 8:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

One hundred eighteen Suffolk County schools will participate in the 2010 BNL Elementary School Science Fair on Saturday, May 1, at Brookhaven Lab.

Study shows why statins protect some against cancer

April 26, 2010 8:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Weill Cornell researchers report almost half of Caucasians taking statins are probably not protected against cancer as well as other people because of a particular inherited gene variant.

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General Dynamics unit gets $84M contract

April 26, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A division of General Dynamics Corp. received a government contract worth up to $84 million to support a retiree drug subsidy program, the defense contractor said Monday.The subsidy was mandated as part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 to give a...

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BlackBerry-maker RIM faces tough challenge to impress at annual symposium

April 26, 2010 7:30 am | by David Friend-Associated Press | News | Comments

The heat is on BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) as the company heads into its annual industry showcase of new products and services in what will perhaps be the most competitive year yet for smartphones.The Waterloo, Ont.-based company opens a three-day annual showcase on Tuesday in...

Solar Application Software Provides Out-of-the-box I-V Curve Data

April 26, 2010 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chroma Systems Solutions’ Solar Application Soft Panel software tool uses the company’s 63600 series DC Electronic Loads to generate PV module I-V curves and track their Maximum Power Point. Through an intuitive graphical user interface, the Soft Panel

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Rugged Power Converter Suits Subsea Environments

April 26, 2010 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer, Inc. announced a new power converter for subsea mineral exploration or other deep sea applications. Based upon the company’s C3700 power converter, the design provides up to

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Mini IO Connector Features Two Points of Contact for High Vibration Environments

April 26, 2010 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Industrial Mini I/O connector system from Tyco Electronics features two points of contact to maintain performance and increase reliability, according to the company, in high vibration environments. The compact connector, approximately

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Resistor Series Features High Operating Temperatures

April 26, 2010 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics offers its RSF Series and RSMF Series metal oxide thru hole resistors for applications with power requirements beyond that of standard metal film resistors. Due to its

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Remote Control Potentiometers Said to Simplify Automation Upgrades

April 26, 2010 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micronor’s new MR266 Series Remote Control Rheostats and MR267 Series Remote Control Potentiometers are turn-key devices for upgrading manual potentiometer-based process controls to automated PLC control. The products offer

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Planck highlights the complexity of star formation

April 26, 2010 6:44 am | News | Comments

New images from ESA’s Planck space observatory reveal the forces driving star formation and give astronomers a way to understand the complex physics that shape the dust and gas in our Galaxy. Star formation takes place hidden behind veils of dust but that doesn’t mean we can’t see through them.

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New way to guide a car: With your eyes, not hands

April 26, 2010 6:40 am | News | Comments

Tired of spinning that steering wheel? Try this: German researchers have developed a new technology that lets drivers steer cars using only their eyes. Raul Rojas, an artificial intelligence researcher at Berlin's Free University, said Friday that the technology tracks a driver's eye movement and, in turn, steers the car in whatever direction they're looking.

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Vodafone to sell Google phone in UK from April 30

April 26, 2010 6:27 am | News | Comments

Vodafone will be Europe's first carrier to sell Google's Nexus One phone, starting in Britain on April 30, in a boost for the operator beaten to Apple's iPhone by O2. Vodafone said on Monday it would give away Google's first own-branded phone for free to customers who take out a two-year, 35 pounds ($54)-per-month contract.

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30 V N-Channel Power MOSFETs Integrate Schottky Diodes

April 26, 2010 6:23 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor introduced new 30 V N-channel power MOSFETs with integrated Schottky diodes. The NTMFS4897NF, NTMFS4898NF and NTMFS4899NF have maximum RDS(on) values of

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Bob Pease, Martin Giles & Nick Gray to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

April 26, 2010 6:08 am | News | Comments

element14 will present engineering veterans Bob Pease, Martin Giles and Nick Gray with lifetime achievement awards at an element14 LIVE event at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose.

FeaturePak Standard Gains Momentum

April 26, 2010 6:03 am | News | Comments

The FeaturePak initiative announced new members and FeaturePak-related products, and revealed that it is formally organizing as the nonprofit “FeaturePak Trade Association”.

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