The new General Motors will be faster and more responsive to customers than the old one, and it will make money and repay government loans faster than required, CEO Fritz Henderson said Friday as a leaner version of the automaker emerged from bankruptcy protection.
The share of Americans who see science as the nation's greatest achievement is down sharply, even as the public continues to hold scientists in high regard. A new Pew Research Center poll indicates that 27 percent of Americans say the nation's greatest achievements are in science, medicine and technology, more than any category other than don't know.
With a current range from 500 mA to 700mA and a tolerance of 15 percent, Intellimax FPF23xx Series dual load switches from Fairchild Semiconductor are suitable for multiple-USB port power applications.
Applications are being accepted through the 31st of August 2009 to attain four $2,500 Premier Farnell individual scholarships in each of three regions (Asia, Europe and the Americas), a total scholarship fund of $30,000 for individual students worldwide who are registered in a full time Electrical and Electronics Engineering course in the 2009 entry year.
Artists and record labels reached an agreement on Tuesday with Internet radio companies over royalty rates, resolving a dispute that dates back more than two years over how to divvy up revenue from streaming music on the Web. The deal establishes a two-tier royalty payment system for companies -- such as the popular service offered by Pandora Media Inc -- that broadcast music over the Internet.
It turns out the media elite aren't so different from a lot of less affluent folks: They think Twitter is a great communications tool, but can't figure out how the online messaging service is going to make money. The recurring doubts about Twitter's moneymaking potential cropped up again Wednesday as an exclusive media summit hosted by investment banker Allen & Co. got under way at the posh Sun Valley resort.
The number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for jobless benefits last week fell to lowest level since early January, largely due to changes in the timing of auto industry layoffs.
For years it was the talk of the wireless industry: beaming television to the world's four billion cellphones would be the icon of the digital age. Now, just three letters are hastening the demise of that vision. App. Short for "application," the programs people download from online stores to run on their portable phones have enabled consumers to choose for themselves which moving pictures to take in when they are on the go.
Allowing pressure variations to be detected and corrected in the lamination of dry film to the board substrate, Pressurex film from Sensor Products changes color proportional to the pressure applied and ensures alignment and even bonding.
This post answers the following question "How small can I create capacitive touch sensors, and how close together can the buttons be?"
With the goals of increasing energy security, energy efficiency, and promoting cleaner, alternative energy at U.S. military bases, GE today announced it has been awarded $2 million in Federal stimulus funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for a smart microgrid demonstration project at Twentynine Palms Base, California.
Offered in both AC and DC control versions, Zelio panel-mount SSRP and DIN-mount SSRD solid-state relays from Schneider Electric meet equipment specifications for vibration resistance and reliability.
After an intense competition among finalists chosen from a pool of more than 300,000 students from more than 100 countries and regions, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of Imagine Cup 2009. Celebrating first place, Romania's Team SYTECH won the worldwide Software Design invitational, South Korea's Team Wafree won the Embedded Development invitational and Brazil's Team LEVV It won the Game Development challenge.
Protecting mobile phones, cameras, portable power tools, and other battery-powered devices, the AT88SA100S CrytpoAuthentication battery challenge/response authentication IC uses a SHA-256 cryptographic engine and a 256-bit key. The IC consumes less than 100 nA.
The 32-bit/33-MHz P506 Quad CAN Bus Interface PCI mezzanine card from MEN Micro has a programmable loop-back mode for self-test operation, signaling, and interrupt for error states. Offering four independent interface channels via IP cores in the onboard FPGA, the P506 supports