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To Mars and back – as real as it gets

March 24, 2010 7:27 am | News | Comments

A crew of six, including two Europeans, will soon begin a simulated mission to Mars in a mockup that includes an interplanetary spaceship, Mars lander and martian landscape. The Mars500 experiment, as long as a real journey to Mars, is a test of human endurance.

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European Commission supports 'talking' cars for safer and smarter mobility in Europe

March 24, 2010 7:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

For the first time in Europe, 'talking' cars will be out in normal traffic on ordinary roads on 24th March, thanks to European Commission-funded research. These cars will communicate with each other and with road infrastructure (traffic signs, lights, management centres) whilst being...

Micropelt Thermogenerator Evaluation Kits Available to Mouser Customers Worldwide

March 24, 2010 6:42 am | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., known for its rapid introduction of the newest products, today announced it is stocking solid state thin film thermoelectric device evaluation kits from Micropelt, an innovator in Peltier cooler and thermogenerator devices.

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Virage Logic Introduces MIPI D-PHYs and Controllers on 40LP Process

March 24, 2010 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Virage Logic Corporation announced the availability of its SiPro MIPI Rx D-PHY and MIPI Tx D-PHY as well as CSI Rx (camera serial interface receiver) and DSI Tx (display serial interface transmitter) controllers on the 40LP process node in Q2 of this year which are based on the production proven D-PHYs announced last year.

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Nintendo Plans 3-D Hand-Held

March 24, 2010 6:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Aiming to rejuvenate sales of its hand-held game machines, Nintendo plans to sell a new portable 3-D gaming device that won't require special glasses.

Digi and Ericsson to Provide 3G Connectivity for M2M Applications

March 24, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

Leading 3G HSPA technology provider Ericsson, and wireless M2M leader Digi, make remote device connectivity easy

Digi-Key Corporation Announces Stock on Molex Mini-Fit Series

March 24, 2010 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has stock on Molex's Mini-Fit H2O sealed connector system.

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Broadband equipment maker Calix prices IPO

March 24, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadband communications equipment maker Calix Inc., formerly known as Calix Networks Inc., priced its initial public offering at the top of its expected range Tuesday night, raising $82 million.The Petaluma, Calif. company's products enable the delivery of phone, TV and Internet services,...

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Chipmaker MaxLinear prices IPO above expectations

March 24, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chipmaker MaxLinear Inc. became the second company this year to price its initial public offering above expectations on Tuesday night, raising $89.6 million.Last week, portfolio manager and advisory firm Financial Engines Inc. was the first company to do so since late November, raising $127.2...

Brookhaven Lab's Cedomir Petrovic Receives the Marko Jaric Award for Outstanding Achievements in Physics

March 24, 2010 4:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Brookhaven physicist Cedomir Petrovic has received the Marko Jaric Award for his outstanding achievements in physics. The award is presented each year by the Marko Jaric Foundation to preserve the memory of the life and work of the Serbian physicist for whom it is named. Petrovic received...

European privacy battle looms for Facebook, Google

March 24, 2010 3:30 am | by FRANK JORDANS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

You have been tagged in 12 photos. Even if you're not signed up to the Web site.European regulators are investigating whether the practice of posting photos, videos and other information about people on sites such as Facebook without their consent is a breach of privacy laws.The Swiss and...

Greece - Quick action needed to tackle rising youth unemployment, says OECD

March 24, 2010 3:26 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Young people in OECD countries have been hit hard by the economic crisis. In Greece, the already high youth unemployment rate could rise further in the coming months, according to a new OECD report.

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Google still censoring for some China customers

March 24, 2010 2:30 am | by ALEXA OLESEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. is still censoring search content for some of its customers in China, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday, in a decision that underscores the Internet giant's delicate effort to hold onto its mainland businesses days after moving its search engine offshore.The decision to provide...

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Google, Yahoo criticize Australian Internet filter

March 24, 2010 1:30 am | by TANALEE SMITH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet giants Google and Yahoo have criticized Australia's proposal for a mandatory Internet filter, calling it a heavy-handed measure that could restrict access to legal information.Their statements, among 174 comments from the public submitted to the Department of Communications on the...

Dell To Grow Services Business in China

March 24, 2010 1:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Dell said it aims to grow its services business in China both organically and through acquisitions, as the broader technology sector struggles with dwindling hardware profits.

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