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Modified home video game shows promise for improving hand function in teens with cerebral palsy

March 17, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rutgers University) Rutgers engineers have modified a popular home video game system to help teenagers with cerebral palsy improve their hand functions. In a pilot trial conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine, the system improved the teens' abilities to perform a range of...

New high-reliability contact system facilitates automated assembly

March 17, 2010 9:43 am | by Dave Humphreys, Product Manager, Harwin Inc | Articles | Comments

There are many applications whose operating environments demand the use of an interconnect system with a high-reliability contact. If equipment is to be used where high shock and vibration or extremes of temperature are experienced, connectors based on a standard contact will not be reliable or rugged enough to guarantee signal integrity.

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Diebold names Pavithran as development group head

March 17, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Diebold Inc., a maker of ATMs and security systems, said Wednesday that Kumar Pavithran will lead its integrated services, global software development and global professional services teams.Pavithran is Diebold's vice president of integrated services and software development. His team will...

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Zanett granted extension from Nasdaq listing rules

March 17, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology consulting company Zanett Inc. on Wednesday said it was granted another 180-day extension from the Nasdaq to regain listing compliance.The Nasdaq requires listed stocks to maintain a price above $1 per share. Failure to do so can result in delisting. So far this year,...

Manpower passes regulatory hurdle in Comsys deal

March 17, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Staffing agency Manpower Inc. said Wednesday that a legally required waiting period on its proposed $375.8 million takeover of Comsys IT Partners Inc. passed a regulatory hurdle and is on track to be completed.A subsidiary of Manpower previously commenced an exchange offer for shares of Comsys...

Sprint to Unveil First WiMax Phone

March 17, 2010 9:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel is expected to unveil the first phone compatible with its WiMax high-speed network at a wireless conference next week. The phone, made by HTC, is dubbed the Supersonic.

Tomas moving away from Fiji Islands after causing damages

March 17, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Cyclone Tomas hit the north and east areas of Fiji as a Category 4 cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, and has now moved south of them. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite captured an image of the heavy rains that were falling in Tomas...

Nexus One to Compete With iPhone

March 17, 2010 8:33 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Google has started selling a version of its Nexus One phone that runs on AT&T's 3G network, putting it in direct competition with Apple's iPhone.

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U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, January 2010

March 17, 2010 8:32 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total January exports of $142.7 billion and imports of $180.0 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $37.3 billion, down from $39.9 billion in December,...

Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC Introduces Hybrid Drying/Firing Furnace for Laboratory-Scale Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) Processing

March 17, 2010 8:32 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC, today introduced HSH3003-0406 dual function drying/firing belt furnace to its family of photovoltaic processing furnaces.

Worldwide Solar Photovoltaic Market Reaches Record High of 6.43 Gigawatt in 2009

March 17, 2010 8:32 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

Worldwide solar photovoltaic (PV) installations reached a record high of 6.43 gigawatt (GW) in 2009—a 6% Y/Y growth, according to the latest Marketbuzz® 2010 Report from Solarbuzz®, an international solar energy market research and consulting company

Apollo Solar Energy funds new $1.5 million CdTe solar research center at NJIT

March 17, 2010 8:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(New Jersey Institute of Technology) NJIT received today from Apollo Solar Energy, Inc. a three-year, $1.5 million grant to establish a solar research center. The company, based in Chengdu, the People's Republic of China, mines and refines tellurium (Te) and high-purity tellurium-based...

The innovation performance in the EU Member States in 2009

March 17, 2010 8:30 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

This memo provides a synopsis of the innovation performance of the different Member States, as measured in the European Innovation Scoreboard 2009 (EIS). Commissioned by the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission, the European Innovation Scoreboard is...

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New CFO says GM has chance to make 2010 profit

March 17, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

If the economy cooperates and auto sales recover a bit, General Motors Co. has a reasonable chance of turning a full-year profit in 2010, its new chief financial officer said Wednesday.Former Microsoft Corp. CFO Chris Liddell, at his first meeting with reporters in Detroit, said the automaker...

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades

March 17, 2010 8:30 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

There's a lot of talk these days about installing new energy-efficient windows. Thanks to a Federal tax credit of up to $1,500, window advertisements, both print and radio and TV broadcasting, are aplenty. I don't want to knock energy-efficient windows. There are some great window...

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