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Yale Scientists Explain Why Computers Crash But We Don’t

May 3, 2010 11:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Nature and software engineers face similar design challenges in creating control systems. The different solutions they employ help explain why living organisms tend to malfunction less than computers, a Yale study has found.

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Efficient Transformers Made of Flame Retardant Material

May 3, 2010 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ensign Corporation announces flame retardant, compact, single and dual primary transformers for printed circuit board (PCB) mount, solder/quick connect terminals and lead wires. The Ener-G-Star transformers are designed for optimal efficiency and made of flame retardant materials (UL 94V0).

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Purple is the new green

May 3, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Miami) Purple bacteria seem to have the best structural solution for harvesting solar energy. Neil Johnson, a physicist and head of the interdisciplinary research group in complexity in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami, thinks its cellular...

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GnRH Agonists: Safety Review of Drug Class Used to Treat Prostate Cancer

May 3, 2010 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Possible increased risk of diabetes and certain cardiovascular diseases.

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Using Package on Package (POP)

May 3, 2010 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Back in August of 2009, we at Screaming Circuits assembled our first package on package chip set. We did a number of test components first to tune the process and then built up some Beagleboards. We've done a few more...

Environmentally safe fuel cells may emerge from Air-Force-funded MIT research

May 3, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Air Force Office of Scientific Research) MIT researchers are exploring a new technology funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the National Science Foundation, which they call a thermopower wave, that may convert chemical energy to fuel cells for micro-machines,...

Energy Star Lighting Fixtures: How Does THAT Work?

May 3, 2010 8:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

My husband and I spent a lazy Saturday in a lighting showroom a few weekends ago. We've been working on a project to replace all the lighting fixtures in our home for a couple of years now, so we seem to spend a lot of time in lighting showrooms. But that particular Saturday was a bit...

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Laursen Named President of Khalifa University in United Arab Emirates

May 3, 2010 8:21 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Board of Trustees at Khalifa University of Science, Research and Technology (KUSTAR) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, announced the appointment of Duke University mechanical engineering professor Tod Laursen as its new president on May 3, 2010.

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Vita Breath Dietary Supplement

May 3, 2010 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Consumers warned not to use product because it may contain hazardous levels of lead.

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Nanodots Breakthrough Promises 'Library On A Chip’

May 3, 2010 7:52 am | by Matt Shipman | News | Comments

A researcher at North Carolina State University has developed a computer chip that can store enough to hold an entire library’s worth of information on a single chip.

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Panel PC Series for HMI Apps Includes 6.5- and 15-inch Touch Screens

May 3, 2010 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies announced additions to its VIA VIPRO range of fanless touch screen panel PCs with the 6.5-inch VIA VIPRO VP7806 and 15-inch VIA VIPRO VP7815. Created using the flexible and modular Em-ITX form factor, these VIA VIPRO panel PCs are suitable for

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Tibco Software to buy back $300 million shares

May 3, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business software maker Tibco Software Inc. said Monday it plans to buy back up to $300 million of its common stock.The Palo Alto, Calif., company said the board-approved share repurchasing program will replace the company's previous $300 million program, which had about $27 million remaining....

Sunlight with cooling factor

May 3, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Although it sounds like a contradiction in terms, using the power of the sun for refrigeration is proving to be an original energy concept. In Tunisia and Morocco, Fraunhofer research scientists are using solar energy to keep perishable foodstuffs such as milk,...

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PXI, cPCI Backplanes Suit Embedded Test and Control Apps

May 3, 2010 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments offers board-level backplanes from all of its PXI/CompactPCI and PXI Express chassis for OEMs to use in applications ranging from aerospace/defense to industrial embedded control. Engineers and scientists can use the PXI/CompactPCI backplanes to create

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Everything is Going Digital – Including Reference Books

May 3, 2010 7:05 am | by Diana Bittern, director of product management at Knovel (www.knovel.com) | Blogs | Comments

Simply put, static print has seen its hay-day and the general population is hungry for ways to find and absorb information faster, and on-the-go.

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