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Center Moriches Students Take Top Honors at Brookhaven Lab's Maglev Contest

March 26, 2010 10:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

— Center Moriches Middle School students won six awards out of 21 at the annual Middle School Maglev Contest held at Brookhaven Lab on March 24.

NREL's New Robots Scrutinize Solar Cells

March 26, 2010 9:37 am | News | Comments

The race to build a better solar cell is looping through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where new robots are fabricating thin-film cells and analyzing glitches faster and with more precision than ever before. How much faster? The robot working with silicon can build a semi-conductor on a six-inch-square plate of glass, plastic or flexible metal in about 35 minutes.

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Boston and New England Buildings Receive Energy Star Recognition

March 26, 2010 9:33 am | News | Comments

Boston and New England businesses are again being recognized by EPA’s Energy Star program for their commitment to save energy and money through energy efficiency. Continuing the impressive growth of the past several years, in 2009 nearly 3,900 commercial buildings nationwide earned the Energy Star label...

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Department of Energy Opens Investigation into Alleged Lighting Efficiency Violations

March 26, 2010 9:30 am | News | Comments

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it had issued subpoenas to three companies who were identified as selling certain torchiere lamps that failed to meet federal energy efficiency standards.

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US reluctant to spark trade disputes with China

March 26, 2010 9:30 am | by AOIFE WHITE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk said Friday that he is reluctant to wade into long-running trade disputes with China as the United States tries to double its exports to emerging markets over the next five years.U.S. politicians and businesses have complained about the Chinese government's...

DOE, DOI and Army Corps of Engineers Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Hydropower

March 26, 2010 9:28 am | News | Comments

US Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and US Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today that the two agencies, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, will cooperate more closely and align priorities to support the development of environmentally sustainable hydropower.

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Meko and DisplaySearch Announce DisplayForum 2010 Call for Speakers

March 26, 2010 9:26 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting, and Meko, the European display specialist, are pleased to announce a “Call for Speakers” for the DisplayForum 2010 conference.

Space firms relaunch commercial rocket program

March 26, 2010 9:26 am | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin and Alliant Techsystems Inc said on Thursday they were teaming up to build and sell a booster rocket known as Athena, hoping to tap into a growing market for small satellites. The joint venture restructures and re-introduces for commercial sale a booster that flew seven times between 1995 and 2001 with five successful missions...

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Comprehensive Reference Book Provides Engineering Fundamentals

March 26, 2010 9:15 am | News | Comments

Core Engineering Concepts for Students and Professionals provides information for engineers during college and afterwards in their careers.

Nokia buys mobile browser firm Novarra

March 26, 2010 9:11 am | News | Comments

Top mobile phone maker Nokia has agreed to buy privately-held U.S. mobile browser firm Novarra to improve Web surfing on a wide range of its low-end and mid-range phones. Wireless Internet usage is set to surge in 2010 and beyond as operators and phone makers continue to play catchup with Apple's iPhone, with many handset vendors are pinning their faith on their own browsers.

NASA pays sky-high $66 a person for seminar snacks

March 26, 2010 9:09 am | News | Comments

The nation's space agency paid the out-of-this-world price of $66 a person a day for bagels, cookies and juice at a conference, a new report found. The subject of the NASA conference? It was a training session for its procurement officials - the people who do the buying with taxpayer funds.

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Verizon winds down expensive FiOS expansion

March 26, 2010 9:07 am | News | Comments

If Verizon Communications Inc. hasn't already started wiring your city or town with its FiOS fiber-optic TV and broadband service, chances are you won't get it. Where it's available, FiOS usually provides the only competition for cable TV apart from satellite service.

Faster, cheaper chips from space technology

March 26, 2010 9:05 am | News | Comments

Our world is full of integrated semiconductor circuits, commonly known as microchips. Today you find them in computers, cars, mobile phones and in almost every electrical device. Technology from ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope will make these chips much smaller, faster and cheaper.

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High ride with Maxus-8

March 26, 2010 9:03 am | News | Comments

ESA’s Maxus-8 sounding rocket was launched today from Kiruna in northern Sweden carrying four microgravity research modules on a hectic 12-minute space voyage. The ultimate results may include improved turbine blades for aircraft engines.

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Collaboration to Accelerate Development of 3D Stacked-IC Tech

March 26, 2010 8:53 am | News | Comments

Synopsys, a leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, and the Belgian nanoelectronics research center, imec, announced they have entered into a collaboration to use Synopsys TCAD (Technology Computer-Aided Design) finite-element method tools for characterizing and optimizing the reliability and electrical performance of through-silicon vias (TSVs).

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