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Life of plastic solar cell jumps from hours to 8 months

June 21, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Alberta) A team of researchers from the U of A and NINT has extended the operating life of an unsealed plastic solar cell, from mere hours to eight months. The team developed a longer lasting, polymer coating for the electrode. Prior to the new coating the team's plastic...

Mylotarg (gemtuzumab ozogamicin): Market Withdrawal

June 21, 2010 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Drug failed to demonstrate clinical benefit to patients enrolled in trials.


UCLA's James Liao receives Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from EPA

June 21, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - Los Angeles) James C. Liao, Chancellor's Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UCLA Engineering, has been awarded the 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Liao, the first UCLA...


Synodon Builds Second realSens(TM) Instrument

June 21, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Synodon Inc. ("Synodon") (TSX VENTURE: SYD), announces that it has completed the testing and commissioning of its second realSens detector assembly. The manufacturing of this second Unit was funded from the proceeds of the private placement that Synodon closed in October 2009.Adrian Banica,...

4K Sectors: A Revolutionary Advancement for Hard Drives?

June 21, 2010 11:01 am | by Mojgan Pessian, Senior Product Manager Client Systems at WD | Blogs | Comments

There have been naysayers through the years that have predicted that rotating media technology will at some point have exhausted the limits of delivering capacity increases. Time and time again the hard drive industry has proved them wrong.


Ion and Photo Smoke-Detector ICs Feature Alarm Memory

June 21, 2010 10:55 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced what it asserts are the industry’s first Ion and photo smoke-detector ICs to offer alarm memory. The low-power RE46C162/3 Ion and RE46C165/6/7/8 (RE46C16X) photo smoke-detector ICs allow users to


Conductivity sensor measures concentration of ions in an electrolyte

June 21, 2010 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

IST has employed thin film technology to develop a conductivity sensor for measuring the concentration of ions in an electrolyte. By measuring the voltage drop between two current electrodes, the conductivity of a substance can be determined.


Barnes & Noble cuts price for Nook

June 21, 2010 9:29 am | News | Comments

Barnes & Noble cut the price on its original Nook electronic reader, undercutting its chief competitor,'s Kindle, and will also offer a lower-price Nook with a Wi-Fi connection. The bookseller said Monday the Nook Wi-Fi is available now for $149 online at and The company is lowering the price for its original Nook, which has both 3G and Wi-Fi, from $259 to $199.


iPad coming to church altars with daily missal app

June 21, 2010 9:27 am | News | Comments

An Italian priest has developed an application that will let priests celebrate Mass with an iPad on the altar instead of the regular Roman missal. The Rev. Paolo Padrini, a consultant with the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications, said Friday the free application will be launched in July in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Latin.

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute develop new method for mass-producing graphene

June 21, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a simple new method for producing large quantities of the promising nanomaterial graphene. The new technique works at room temperature, needs little processing, and paves the way for...

FCC asks: Do media ownership limits make sense?

June 21, 2010 9:25 am | News | Comments

Even the news industry's free fall probably will not be enough to wipe out complicated federal rules designed to restrain the power of media companies. For decades, the Federal Communications Commission has imposed strict limits preventing any company from controlling too many media properties in the same market.

Pressure Transmitters for Military Aerospace Applications

June 21, 2010 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) proudly offers pressure transducers and transmitters for military and aerospace applications. Made in the USA, AST builds its pressure sensing products for applications including, military trucks, unmanned vehicles, armored vehicles, fuel monitoring, compressors, transmissions and hydraulic pumps and motors for a variety of government vehicles and test equipment.


General Dynamics gets $49M Air Force contract

June 21, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of General Dynamics said on Monday that it has gotten a $49 million contract to do technology work for the U.S. Air Force.The contract runs for three years if all options are exercised. It calls for General Dynamics Information Technology to provide support for the Air Force's so-called...


Techniques to Avoid the White Screen of Death in Smartphones

June 21, 2010 9:03 am | by John Whalen, Business Development Manger, Fairchild Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

An emerging trend in the mobile handset 3G space has been the adoption and expansion of user friendly applications, nowadays called ‘Apps’. These ‘Apps’ are custom software program applications that are written for a very specific function within a handset.


LED-backlit LCD Suite Offers Ruggedness, Long Life for Industrial Apps

June 21, 2010 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

LED-backlit LCD products. The new LED LCDs range in size from 3.5-inches to 15.0-inches. Touch screen panel options have also been added in 4.3-inch and 7.0-inch sizes.



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