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After Google’s Stand on China, U.S. Treads Lightly

January 15, 2010 6:58 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The difficulty of proving that the Chinese government was behind a cyberattack has frozen the U.S. response.

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Men More Evolved? Y Chromosome Study Stirs Debate

January 15, 2010 6:58 am | by Product Design & Development | News | Comments

Women may think of men as primitive, but new research indicates that the Y chromosome — the thing that makes a man male — is evolving far faster than the rest of the human genetic code.

Harnessing the divas of the nanoworld

January 15, 2010 6:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Michigan Technological University) Boron nitride nanotubes have been notoriously difficult to grow, requiring special instrumentation, dangerous chemistry, or temperatures of over 1,500 degrees Celsius to assemble. As it turns out, they just needed a little encouragement. Now, Michigan...

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Software Supports Autonomous Ground Robotic System Development

January 15, 2010 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments announced LabVIEW Robotics 2009, a new version of its graphical system design software that provides a standard development platform for designing robotic and autonomous control systems.

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Holditch selected vice president and president-elect of prestigious Texas academy

January 15, 2010 6:55 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Stephen A. Holditch, head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University and holder of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Chair, has been selected vice president and president-elect of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas...

Touch-safe Connector System Links DC Electronic Devices to a DC Micro Grid

January 15, 2010 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products (APP) launched its Saf-D-Grid connector system for use in the direct connection of DC electronic devices to a DC micro grid. This connector system is appropriate for use in DC servers or any device connecting directly to 

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Epoxy Preform Cures as Fast as Five Minutes at 175°C

January 15, 2010 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Uni-form epoxy preforms, manufactured by Multi-Seals, are now available in a low cure-temperature epoxy called DC-202LT. It will cure as fast as five minutes at 175°C (350°F) or at temperatures as low as 

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Compact Packaging – Squeezing Every Inch Out of Embedded System Platforms

January 15, 2010 6:10 am | by Justin Moll, Manager of Marketing, Elma Americas, Elma Electronic Inc. | Articles | Comments

Design applications are getting increasingly dense for embedded system platforms. You name the application, and in most cases, space it at a premium. Packaging the boards, power supplies, fans, drives and other components into these smaller spaces can be challenging.

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Choose a Crafty Solution to Cool LED Lighting Designs

January 15, 2010 6:00 am | by Mick Wilcox, Director of Marketing, Nuventix, www.nuventix.com | Articles | Comments

In designing an LED lighting application, it is imperative for engineers to consider certain factors in their blueprint. Obvious considerations including lumen output, CRI, system efficacy, size, weight, and cost may be discussed at length, but a suitable cooling solution may be overlooked.

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State-of-the-Art Materials Help Keep PCBs, Components Cool

January 15, 2010 5:42 am | by Pratish Patel, President & CEO, Electronic Interconnect | Articles | Comments

LED lighting provides both promise and challenges for virtually every electric lighting application currently served by earlier illumination technologies such as incandescent and fluorescent lighting. Indeed, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proclaimed that no other lighting technology offers so much potential to save energy over traditional lighting technologies.

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Next Generation Pin Fin Heat sinks Provide Superior Cooling Power

January 15, 2010 5:26 am | by Barry Dagan, P. E., Chief Technology Officer of Cool Innovations, Inc | Articles | Comments

As heat loads continue to escalate in electronic equipment, designers seek out more powerful heat sinks to cool their electronic devices. In many instances, designers are turning to pin fin heat sinks, which are considered to be one of the most effective heat sink technologies available.

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Company Name to Be Changed to Integrated Freight Corporation

January 15, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PlanGraphics, Inc. (OTCBB: PGRA) (www.integrated-freight.com (http://www.integrated-freight.com) ), announced the completion of a merger with Integrated Freight Corporation on December 24, 2009. Integrated Freight was merged into PlanGraphics following an acquisition of more than 90 percent of...

To RFP or Not to RFP: that is the Question

January 15, 2010 4:22 am | by Jason Vaughn, UPS Supply Chain Solutions Vice President of High Tech Distribution/Logistics Operations | Blogs | Comments

Wall Street demands synergies. The Board wants answers and your customers don’t want to feel a thing. This is the life of a supply chain professional during a merger. After the merger is finalized a supply chain professional is left with two of everything; two manufacturing structures; two sets distribution channels; two sets of every transportation lane on the planet and even two post sales service structures.

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Microbes Flourish In Healthy People

January 15, 2010 3:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Bugs Inside: What Happens When the Microbes That Keep Us Healthy Disappear? by Katherine Harmon The human body has some 10 trillion human cells—but 10 times that number of microbial cells. So what happens when such an important part of our bodies goes missing? … “Someone who...

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Femtocells and Backhaul Issues

January 15, 2010 3:33 am | by Rupert Baines | Blogs | Comments

One of the questions that often gets asked around femtocells is “What about the backhaul issues?” Indeed, some people have suggested that DSL will need to be upgraded to some carrier-grade Ethernet or xPON service to solve this issue.

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