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Printed origami offers new technique for complex structues

April 13, 2010 9:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) The marriage of direct-printing and wet-folding origami techniques heralds a new method for creating complex three-dimensional structures for biocompatible devices, microscaffolding and other microsystems. University of Illinois researchers use...

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Surprise in Intel 1Q: Corporate PC spending up

April 13, 2010 8:30 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel Corp. executives say the chip maker's first-quarter results revealed a surprising and encouraging trend: Companies are finally starting to upgrade their workers' laptops.That's important because corporate spending on personal computers has been one of the last parts of the technology...

Twitter Rolls Out Ads

April 13, 2010 3:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Twitter started rolling out advertising to users, the four-year-old company's first significant attempt to turn its microblogging service into a profitable business.

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Twitter finally feathers its nest with advertising

April 13, 2010 1:30 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Is Twitter the next Google, the next Pets.com, or something in between? It may have begun answering that question Tuesday, with its long-awaited first step into advertising.The startup is trying to make money without alienating the tens of millions of people who have gotten used to tweeting and...

Intel's Profit Surges

April 13, 2010 1:21 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Intel's profit nearly quadrupled to $2.4 billion as revenue surged 44% from a year ago when technology spending was frozen. The chip giant cited improved technology spending and also issued a bullish outlook.

Build HMI Into Home Appliances with Capacitive Sensing and a Lot More

April 13, 2010 1:00 pm | by Meng He, Cypress Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

The arrival of the iPhone on June 29, 2007 did not just win Apple an overwhelming presence in the personal gadget world, but also changed consumers’ perception of human machine interface forever. The user-driven human touch sensing design is not just intimate with its customers; it is loved.

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New Generations of 32-bit and 8-bit MCUs Ideal for Efficient Household Appliances and White Goods

April 13, 2010 12:39 pm | by Sandhya Mallikarjun, Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc | Articles | Comments

The newest generation of household appliances and white goods includes more electronics than ever, enabled by innovation and integration in 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) along with advances in the always-reliable low-end 8-bit controllers.

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Center of Excellence to Enable Innovation and Rapid Time to Market

April 13, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. (TSX: ICS), a leading provider of mobile device solutions, today announced its user interface (UI) and Application Center of Excellence, based in Beijing, China will support Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) customers...

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Cornell program gets rural women walking more(2)

April 13, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell researchers have prompted rural women to walk more regularly through a worksite intervention that helps change an office's environment and culture to encourage more walking.

High-performance computing reveals missing genes

April 13, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Virginia Tech) Scientists have used high-performance computing to locate small genes that have been missed by scientists in their quest to define the microbial DNA sequences of life. Using an ephemeral supercomputer made up of computers from across the world, the mpiBLAST computational...

What to Do About Energy?

April 13, 2010 11:21 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

The shortest route to energy self-sufficiency is the electric car. At least in the short run.

Materials Breakthrough Increases Magnetic Monopole Promise

April 13, 2010 10:33 am | by Lucy Goodchild | News | Comments

Researchers from Imperial College London have created a structure that acts like a single pole of a magnet, a feat that has evaded scientists for decades.

BGA socket operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz

April 13, 2010 9:55 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for 0.65mm pitch 588 pin BGA. The SG-BGA-7181 socket is designed for 13.5mm x 25.2mm x 1.95mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss.

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Chroma Shines Light on PV Panel Performance

April 13, 2010 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc. continues contributing to the photovoltaic industry with the introduction of its Solar Application Soft Panel. This straightforward and effective software tool utilizes Chroma's industry leading 63600 series DC Electronic Loads to generate PV module I-V curves and track their Maximum Power Point.

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Remote Power Reboot Switch Cycles Power to 8 Devices via Internet

April 13, 2010 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electro Standards introduces its Model 4404 Remote Power Reboot Switch with 10-BASE-T LAN/WAN Access. This Power Reboot Switch enables the user to cycle power to eight remotely located devices. Equipment prone to lock up problems is plugged into the Model 4404’s AC power outlets.

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