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Energy 102 - Heat Engines

March 18, 2010 5:38 am | Blogs | Comments

There is no question the overwhelming majority of ‘mechanical’ energy utilized in this country has as its source the output of Heat Engines, i.e. devices that convert stored solar energy in fossil fuels to ‘mechanical work’.

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Skyworks Unveils Family of Fixed Attenuator Pads for Military Apps

March 18, 2010 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced a family of ultra-wideband fixed attenuator pads with a unique through-die via and split ground configuration that provide improved high frequency return loss, attenuation tolerance, flatness, and power handling performance.

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Barnes & Noble makes CEO switch

March 18, 2010 5:30 am | by MAE ANDERSON - AP Retail Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Bookseller Barnes & Noble announced a CEO switch Thursday, elevating the president of its Web site to lead the company and replace Steve Riggio.The company said Riggio will be actively involved with the company and will stay on as vice chairman.New CEO William Lynch helped launch the company's...

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Commission takes further steps against Austria, Greece, Ireland and Luxembourg

March 18, 2010 5:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The Commission has taken further steps against Austria, Ireland, Greece and Luxembourg because it believes these Member States are breaking EU law, creating obstacles to the free movement of goods. The Commission is bound to ensure that EU law is correctly implemented.

Town of Brookhaven Honors Barbara Royce for Community Service Work

March 18, 2010 5:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Barbara Royce, an employee of Brookhaven Lab since 1980, will be honored for her dedicated community service work at the Town of Brookhaven’s 24th Annual Women’s Recognition Night on March 25 at Town Hall in Farmingville.

High Torque Stepping Motor in a compact size

March 18, 2010 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

This motor has the same mounting and shaft configuration as all NEMA 23 stepping motors. If you have room for a slightly larger body (3.55mm) you can achieve 75% more torque than your current NEMA 23 stepping motor.

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HTC says it will fight Apple suit

March 18, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HTC Corp., the Taiwanese cell phone maker sued by Apple for patent infringement, said Thursday it will defend itself against charges that it lifted iPhone technology.In his first public comment on the suit, HTC chief Peter Chou said the company "disagrees with Apple's actions," though he did...

IBM Japan to appeal tax assessment

March 18, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM's Japan unit said Thursday it will fight an assessment by tax authorities, who reportedly investigated the company for failing to declare more than $4.4 billion in income.IBM Japan could be ordered to pay the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau more than 30 billion yen ($332 million) in back...

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'Turbocharger' Pays Off at Sony

March 18, 2010 12:23 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Sony's "chief transformation officer" is working to keep the electronics company focused on improving efficiency and streamlining operations.

Google Exit Could Help China Firm

March 17, 2010 10:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Tencent may be the biggest Internet company most people outside China have never heard of. It boasts hundreds of millions of users for its instant-messaging service and a market cap of $38 billion.

U.S. Official Blasts Google on Buzz

March 17, 2010 9:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Citing the launch of Google Buzz, outgoing Federal Trade Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour said technology companies are setting a dangerous precedent of publicly exposing consumer data, particularly during the rollout of new products.

Physics press conferences at next week's American Physical Society March Meeting

March 17, 2010 9:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) The following press conferences will take place during the March Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS), to be held March 15-19, 2010 in the Portland Convention Center.

ThinkPad's Affordable New Models

March 17, 2010 8:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Walt Mossberg says the X100e and the Edge offer relatively low-price and colorful alternatives to the traditional model, without too many compromises on its keyboard.

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Wash. Legislature OKs server farm tax exemption

March 17, 2010 7:30 pm | by CURT WOODWARDAssociated Press | News | Comments

Giving a boost to eastern Washington, state lawmakers on Wednesday passed a temporary sales-tax break for companies that build and operate server farms in rural areas.The sales and use tax exemption, which would take effect in April and last until 2018, applies to server equipment, software and...

Amazon May Impede Access to Some Publishers’ Books

March 17, 2010 7:25 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

As Apple builds its electronic bookstore, Amazon is trying to use its clout to hold on to its early lead in the market.

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