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Embedded ZigBee Modules Add SMT and SPI Interface

June 10, 2010 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International introduced a new line of XBee and XBee-PRO ZB embedded ZigBee modules based on the Ember EM357 System on Chip.

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Intelligent Power Switch Includes High Frequency PWM Capability

June 10, 2010 7:22 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the AUIPS7221R 65 V high-side intelligent power switch with fully integrated bootstrap function for fast actuator applications including fuel magnetic injectors and braking valves. Housed in a small form factor, the AUIPS7221R delivers high frequency of 100 kHz and high current capability up to 25 A...

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New system developed for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

June 10, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Granada) This new system has enhanced successful early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease up to 90 percent through computer images, which is an important progress. The results obtained from this study have been published in the journals Information Sciences, Neuroscience...

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Multi Level GHz Bandwidth Socket for Memory Probing

June 10, 2010 7:15 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for high speed probing of the memory chip and debugging of the system during the design phase. The SG-BGA-7182 socket is designed for 1Gb Mobile DDR2-S4 SDRAM. (12x12mm, 0.5mm pitch, 168 FBGA Package).

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Video Games: A Corrupting Influence or Wholly Misunderstood?

June 10, 2010 6:33 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Are video games a corrosive, pernicious cancer on society, corrupting our nation’s youth? Or do they represent a nascent, wholly misunderstood medium? Video games have stirred controversy since Pong, but as the medium has matured, the cries for regulation have intensified.

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U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, April 2010 and Annual Revision

June 10, 2010 6:22 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total April exports of $148.8 billion and imports of $189.1 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $40.3 billion, up from $40.0 billion in March, revised....

Phonak Communication Device Beats Noise In Asia

June 10, 2010 6:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

From Phonak Communications, the world's leader in wireless earpieces and intelligent hearing protection is Primero DPC. Primero DPC is a new in-ear radio headset with built-in intelligent hearing protection that allows professional teams to communicate in louder noise.

Slim LED-Backlit Notebooks Rapidly Gain Market Share

June 10, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

The market for slimmer notebook PCs with LED backlights (including 9.1” and larger mini-note PCs) is forecast to double its share, from 16% in Q1’10 to 31% in Q4’10. [...]

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Storm elves and sprites recorded on video

June 10, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A team of Spanish researchers has made a high-speed recording of elves and sprites in storms, fleeting and luminous electric phenomena produced in the upper layers of the atmosphere. Their analysis of these observations has been...

Google spruces up home page with background images

June 10, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

If Google's famously sparse home page is too plain for you, the company is giving you some more options.A bold color photo of sand dunes replaced the white background to Google's search box Thursday. You can replace the desert scene with an image of your own or others available from Google. Or...

Kinetic Hydropower Emerges as a Viable Energy Solution

June 10, 2010 5:32 am | by Dean Corren, Director of Marine Current Technology, Verdant Power | Blogs | Comments

Energy captured from the natural flows of tides and rivers, without the use of dams or large civil structures – kinetic hydropower – has begun to emerge as a viable, low-impact clean energy option.

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Brookhaven Lab Celebrates the Fourth Anniversary of the Open Space Stewardship Program

June 10, 2010 5:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

About 300 participants in the Open Space Stewardship Program celebrated its fourth anniversary on June 3 at Brookhaven Lab.

Synopsys to buy Virage Logic for $315 million

June 10, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Synopsys said Thursday it plans to buy Virage Logic Corp., a rival chip design software provider, for about $315 million in cash.Synopsys said the deal will give it a more comprehensive set of software tools to offer customers.The company will offer Virage stockholders $12 per share, a 28...

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TI Smart Metering from Sensors Expo 2010

June 10, 2010 4:34 am | Videos | Comments

At Sensors Expo 2010, Les Taylor of Texas Instruments demonstrates smart metering using TI's CC430 microcontroller.

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How Does Your Community Promote Energy Savings?

June 10, 2010 4:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, John told you about community efforts to save energy. John works with various organizations in his community to promote energy savings, and he has found that none of these organizations can do it alone; many local groups are now partnering with nonprofits, volunteers, community...

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