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Family of MOSFETs Optimized to Deliver Low On-State Resistance

March 31, 2010 10:17 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IRÒ (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today introduced the company’s first dedicated family of automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications requiring low on-state resistance (RDS(on)) including Electric Power Steering (EPS), Integrated Starter Alternator (ISA) pump and motor control...

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Lockheed Martin tests precision-guided missile system

March 31, 2010 9:56 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a tri-mode seeker for its Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system. The advent of “Fourth Generation Warfare” has put renewed emphasis on reducing collateral damage. Thus, precision weapons systems have taken on prime importance.

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Ethernet Server Adapters Deliver 118 Gigabits per Second Network Performance

March 31, 2010 9:44 am | News | Comments

Solarflare equipped four Solarstorm SFN5122F dual-port 10GbE NICs on a four processor Intel Xeon Processor 7500 Series Server, achieving a new LAN speed record at 118 Gb/s network throughput.

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Google has censorship balancing act outside China

March 31, 2010 9:30 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. didn't stop wrangling with censorship when the company moved its search engine out of mainland China to shed its restraints on what can be shown on the Internet.Even in countries Google has no intention of leaving, the world's Web search leader has been under increasing pressure to...

EASAC Secretariat moves from Royal Society to Leopoldina Academy

March 31, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Leopoldina) The Secretariat of the European Academies Science Advisory Council will move from the Royal Society in London to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina at the beginning of April. EASAC is the association of National Science Academies of the member states of the European Union.

Physicist Valery A. Rubakov to Speak at Brookhaven Lab on Extra Dimensions in Space, April 27

March 31, 2010 8:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Valery A. Rubakov, chief scientist at the Institute for Nuclear Research at the Russian Academy of Sciences, will give a BSA Distinguished Lecture – “Extra Dimensions of Space: Are They Going to be Found Soon?”– at Brookhaven Lab on Tuesday, April 27, at 4 p.m. in Berkner Hall.

NIST Racetrack Ion Trap is a Quantum Computing Contender

March 31, 2010 7:46 am | News | Comments

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built and tested a device for trapping electrically charged atoms (ions) that potentially could process dozens of ions at once with the most versatile control of any trap demonstrated to date.

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Google: Vietnam Users Spied On

March 31, 2010 7:28 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Security engineers at Google and computer security company McAfee said malicious software was used to spy on government critics in Vietnam in what analysts suspect is the second major example in recent months of an Asian country trying to quash dissent on the Internet.

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Rx for health: Engineers design pill that signals it has been swallowed

March 31, 2010 7:27 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Florida) Call them tattletale pills. Seeking a way to confirm that patients have taken their medication, University of Florida engineering researchers have added a tiny microchip and digestible antenna to a standard pill capsule. The prototype is intended to pave the way...

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Front-end IC features zero offset

March 31, 2010 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announced the AS8510, a high precision data acquisition front-end IC for automotive battery current, voltage, and temperature sense applications, and general sensor interface applications where precise measurement of small signals close to ground is required.

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Personal Income and Outlays, February 2010

March 31, 2010 6:27 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

Personal income increased $1.2 billion, or less than 0.1 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $1.6 billion, or less than 0.1 percent, in February, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $34.7 billion, or 0.3...

Safety first at new-look Bolton College

March 31, 2010 6:27 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Gas safety specialist SandS Northern has won a contract with Bolton Community College to supply gas safety systems to both the kitchens and laboratories.

OLED 2009 Revenue Growth Continues, Up 35% Y/Y to $826M, According to DisplaySearch

March 31, 2010 6:26 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

2009 signaled a record year for OLED, with revenues of $826 million, up 35% Y/Y. According to the latest DisplaySearch Quarterly OLED Shipment and Forecast Report

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Solar-powered partnership

March 31, 2010 6:26 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Arizona State University) Arizona State University has signed a research and education partnership agreement with the University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology to collaborate on projects aimed at producing significant engineering advances in solar-energy...

IR detector provides dual visibility in multiple micron wavebands

March 31, 2010 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sofradir, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors for military, space and industrial applications, announced today that it has released Altair, a new dual-band MW-MW IR detector. Altair MWIR-MWIR operates in two mid-wave bandwidths, 3 – 4 micron and 4 – 5 micron, allowing users to better identify objects and thereby reduce the number of false threats identified.

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