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Story tips from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory April 2010

March 30, 2010 2:25 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A new pulsed magnet technique developed for ORNL's Spallation Neutron Source shatters previous field strength limits for pulsed neutron scattering experiments. Science, medicine and engineering will at ORNL for its annual Biomedical Science and...

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Power Controller for Dimmable LED Lighting Touts High Efficiency

March 30, 2010 2:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor introduced AC-DC digital power controllers for LED lighting. The CY8CLEDAC01/02 controllers are presented as delivering high efficiency while meeting EnergyStar requirements. They provide

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Xerox's Mulcahy to Retire

March 30, 2010 1:28 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Xerox veteran Anne Mulcahy plans to retire in May, with handpicked successor Ursula M. Burns adding the company's chairmanship to her duties as chief executive.

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Color it ready -- Webb Telescope instrument now at Goddard

March 30, 2010 1:28 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The cosmos is filled with color, and color is a key in determining age, chemical composition and how far objects are from Earth. To help identify these colors and objects the James Webb Space Telescope will be using a spectrograph called NIRSpec....

Study shows how pathogens infect coral in warm waters

March 30, 2010 1:26 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Mathematical models reveal the dynamics of bacterial communities behind afflictions that bleach and kill coral.

Xerox turnaround leader retiring; CEO adds role

March 30, 2010 12:30 pm | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Xerox Corp.'s chief executive will try to copy the success of her predecessor now that it's her company to run.CEO Ursula M. Burns — the first black woman to lead a company as big as Xerox — will add the role of chairman when Anne M. Mulcahy, 57, retires May 20.That will leave Xerox without the...

Utah jury decides Unix battle in favor of Novell

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

A jury has decided in favor of Novell Inc. in an ownership battle over Unix computer server operating systems following a three-week trial in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City.The jury ruled that Waltham, Mass.-based Novell owns copyrights to Unix, even though it sold licensing rights for...

Eric Schmidt and Ivan Seidenberg: Unleashing American Broadband

March 30, 2010 12:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Google and Verizon support a policy of minimal government involvement.

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Company announces industry's first thermostatically controlled fan cord

March 30, 2010 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gardtec Incorporated, the industries largest manufacturer of electronic cooling fan accessories, has just released the most innovative product in the AC tubeaxial cooling fan market in 30 years. The Gardtec Green Fan Cord is the industries first thermostatically controlled fan cord.

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GSE Systems gets $8M in contracts

March 30, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GSE Systems, which makes training simulators for the energy industry, said Tuesday it received contracts worth $8 million for U.S. and European upgrades in the nuclear sector.GSE will update environment and modeling software for nine U.S. simulators and update its electrical system models for...

Scavenging Energy Waste to turn Water into Hydrogen Fuel

March 30, 2010 10:17 am | by by Jill Sakai, www.news.wisc.edu | News | Comments

Materials scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have designed a way to harvest small amounts of waste energy and harness them to turn water into usable hydrogen fuel.

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Bharti to Buy Zain for $10.7 billion

March 30, 2010 9:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

India's Bharti Airtel agreed to buy most of the African assets of Kuwait's Mobile Telecommunications Co., known as Zain, for $10.7 billion.

300 Watt RMW Series Is Convection Cooled

March 30, 2010 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kepco is pleased to introduce its new RMW series of 300 Watt switch mode, d-c power supplies. Comprised of six single output models and one triple output model the series offers many desirable features at a low cost. Overvoltage, overcurrent and short-circuit protection, an auxiliary 12 Volt fan output...

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Ember ZigBee Technology Featured In New Family Of Front End Modules

March 30, 2010 9:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced today it is teaming with Ember Corporation to introduce ZigBee front end modules (FEMs) for smart grid applications that give utilities and consumers more control over how they monitor and save energy.

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U of M Researcher discovers how electricity moves through cells

March 30, 2010 8:50 am | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a molecular image of a system that moves electrons between proteins in cells.

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