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Drug designed by med school kills lymphoma cells

April 16, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have designed a new class of drugs that targets a master regulatory protein responsible for causing the most common type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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OCXO Touts Low Power Consumption, Space Savings

April 16, 2010 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Valpey Fisher Corporation added the VFOV600 to its OCXO product line. The oscillator uses AT-Cut crystal technology to provide desirable performance. At 600 milliwatts the VFOV600 consumes

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Battery Holder Includes Wall-PCB-Chassis Mounting Option

April 16, 2010 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Memory Protection Devices introduced part number BK-6089 for holding 6 AA batteries. The units offer 9 V output with 6 AA alkaline batteries in series and 7.2 V with rechargeable batteries. The sliding cover has one large snap locking tab on the front and two small tabs at the rear. Allowing for

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Ireland Is Latest With Plan to Cut Into Copyright Violations

April 16, 2010 10:25 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

A judge in Ireland cleared the way for the implementation of a crackdown on Internet piracy, dismissing concerns that the plan could result in the invasion of privacy.

Where Tech Hiring Is Hottest

April 16, 2010 10:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Silicon Valley recruiter David White says some engineers are fielding offers from several companies at once as firms, particularly in social networking, gaming and clean technology go on a hiring spree. Plus, tips for setting yourself apart from the applicant crowd.

Content Adaptive LCD Backlight Control

April 16, 2010 10:11 am | by Ananth Sankar, VP of Technology, Moxair | Articles | Comments

LCD displays are widely used in cell phones, personal media players, internet tablet PCs, laptops, and large-screen TV sets. These displays account for a major part of the power consumed by these devices. For example, a mobile phone screen may consume upwards of 40% of the system power, while in a large-screen TV, the display may consume 70% or more of the system power.

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Advances in Touch Controller Technology

April 16, 2010 8:53 am | by Ian Crosby, Sales and Marketing Director, Zytronic | Articles | Comments

The touchscreen is rapidly becoming the user interface technology of choice in applications ranging from retail, industrial and automotive, to medical, digital signage and gaming. Their growing popularity has been fuelled in part by the phenomenal success of the iPhone and its highly user-friendly, all touchscreen controls...

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Key Benefits of Next-Gen UV-LED Tech

April 16, 2010 8:33 am | by Richard Halliday, Director of Sales and Marketing, Lumex | Articles | Comments

Despite the potential hazards of ultraviolet light, the UV spectrum is proving to have many beneficial effects in a multitude of areas, offering a wide range of advantages to a diverse number of applications.

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800-W AC-to-DC Converter Drives Amps in IFF Systems

April 16, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

BC Systems introduced the BC-751, an 800 W AC/DC converter with eight outputs to provide power for solid-state RF amplifiers in airborne Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) applications. The converter accepts a three-phase 155 VAC, 400 Hz input with a power factor of

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Governments must tackle rising youth unemployment urgently

April 16, 2010 8:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Released in advance of the G20 Labour Ministerial in Washington D.C. (20-21 April), which OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will attend, this report looks at the impact of the crisis on young people. With youth unemployment set to keep rising in the months ahead, it says that more...

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Texas A & M Engineering moves up two places in latest graduate survey

April 16, 2010 8:22 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program ranked 12th overall and sixth among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2010." This ranking is two places higher than last year’s, which was 14th overall and eighth among...

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Step Motor Drives Engineered for Machine Builders

April 16, 2010 8:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Motion Products introduces the STR, a drive engineered for machine builders. The STR step motor drives, available in 4 amp and 8 amp versions, are DC input drives requiring a step and direction control signal. They feature Anti-resonance, Microstep Emulation and Idle Current Reduction.

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Servo Drives Support OEM Applications

April 16, 2010 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

SV Servo Drives present a servo controller in a compact cost effective package. This DC input drive is loaded with features and options to make it a great choice for many OEM applications. SV drives can be controlled via an analog signal or step and direction inputs.

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NeoPhotonics files for $115M IPO

April 16, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NeoPhotonics Corp., which makes components for optical telecommunications networks, has filed for an initial public offering worth up to $115 million.The San Jose, Calif., company did not disclose how many shares would be offered or a price range for shares in its regulatory filing late...

Alliance Data Systems says defaults rose slightly

April 16, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alliance Data Systems Corp. said Friday that defaults on its private-label credit cards rose slightly in March.The company said it wrote off $38.5 million in unpaid balances last month, or 9.2 percent of outstanding loans. That was up from the 9.1 percent in February.Based in Dallas, Alliance...

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