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Genetically Editing Out Human Disease

January 19, 2010 10:53 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Many of the world’s most devastating diseases – such as hemophilia, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy – are the result of a single gene defect, or mutation. If the Encyclopedia Britannica represented the human genome, such diseases would be analogous to one typographical error rendering the

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Linear Position Sensors Tout Accuracy, Reliability Of Down-hole Drilling Equipment

January 19, 2010 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors offers LVDT-based linear position sensors for position feedback control of down hole drilling equipment such as bore scopes that measure the ID of the drilled hole. The sensors are custom built to survive high temperatures and high pressure. The units are

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Four-channel Video Filter Supports Set-top Box, DVD Apps

January 19, 2010 10:27 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor announced a four-channel integrated video filter that supports the set-top-box and DVD markets. Operating at 8 MHz, the FMS6144A offers ESD protection of 

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Essensium Patent Offers New Wireless Capabilites

January 19, 2010 10:25 am | News | Comments

Essensium N.V., an innovative developer of Real Time Location System products, today announced that the European Patent Office published a key patent granted to Essensium regarding the ranging method which enables Essensium´s unique and industry-leading combination of high accuracy and long range in their wireless RTLS products.

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Automotive Semiconductor Market to Recover in 2010

January 19, 2010 10:10 am | News | Comments

Findings from the Semicast report "Automotive Market for Semiconductors" show recovery for the automotive semiconductor market in 2010 and steady growth for much of the decade ahead, with sales forecast to rise to over USD35 billion in 2017.

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Grant Allows Nexergy to Improve Batteries

January 19, 2010 10:04 am | News | Comments

The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program recently announced plans to award $7.2 million to companies in the state to help commercialize new energy solutions. Nexergy, Inc. (www.nexergy.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of battery packs and chargers, will participate in a grant awarded to GrafTech International Holdings, Inc. to develop graphite thermal management products to improve the performance, durability and safety of lithium ion batteries.

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Google scraps China cell phone launch amid dispute

January 19, 2010 10:01 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google on Tuesday postponed the launch of two mobile phones in China, adding to the potential commercial fallout of its dispute with Beijing over Internet censorship and e-mail hacking.The delay affects separate phones made by Motorola and Samsung. The handsets are both powered by Android, a...

Fanless Core 2 Duo Embedded Computer Suits Industrial Environments

January 19, 2010 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel’s Relio R5200 embedded computer offers solid-state operation with no fans or other moving parts. The computer is powered by a 2.2 GHz Intel Core2 Duo CPU that is designed to run fanless up to 45°C. The compact chassis has 

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High Temperature Quartz Oscillators Meet Oil and Gas Exploration Challenges

January 19, 2010 9:26 am | by Farzin Jahed, Application and Product Engineer, Statek | Articles | Comments

Application of high temperature quartz oscillators in oil, gas, and geo-thermal exploration has been the subject of increasing discussion in recent years. The need for these devices, and high temperature electronics in general, has arisen from application requirements that have pushed the upper temperature range limit higher.

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NCR signs ATM deal with Westpac New Zealand

January 19, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NCR Corp. said Tuesday it signed a deal with Westpac New Zealand to upgrade its automated teller machines and provide better service at the bank's branches.The maker of ATMs, checkout scanners and self-serve kiosks will be responsible for replacing more than 400 of Westpac's ATMs by June, under...

Ambrosh Brings More Than 10 Years of Experience to Vangent's Growing Health Solutions Business

January 19, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management and strategic business process outsourcing solutions, announced today the promotion of Jerry Ambrosh to Vice President of Business Development, Health Solutions. In Jerry's new role, he will be leading Vangent's Business...

My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 1, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

January 19, 2010 8:55 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Now that I've looked at the schedule closer, there's a hard break starting at 3:45pm. That's where you'll find the food and drinks, and hundreds of people. There are some great sessions starting at 4:30pm, so break away from the goodies a little early and get a good seat. Tips and Tricks:...

Google says launch of its mobile phone in China postponed amid dispute over censorship

January 19, 2010 8:52 am | News | Comments

Google on Tuesday postponed the launch of its mobile phone in China, adding to the potential commercial fallout of its dispute with Beijing over Internet censorship and e-mail hacking. One person briefed on Google's decision said it was linked to the company's threat that it will shut its Chinese-based search engine if restrictions aren't eased.

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Intel's bright expectations for 2010 point to real PC recovery

January 19, 2010 8:40 am | News | Comments

Intel's fourth-quarter earnings breezed past Wall Street's expectations, and its rosy profit outlook for 2010 was another sign that a lasting recovery for the recession-battered personal computer market is under way.

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China's population of Internet users hits 384 million

January 19, 2010 8:24 am | News | Comments

China's population of Internet users, already the world's largest, soared nearly 30 percent last year to 384 million as the number of people surfing the Web by mobile phone more than doubled, a research group reported Friday.

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