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A & M chapter of Engineers Without Borders continues to help others

April 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Free time for a college student can be scarce. When there is a little extra time on one’s hands, finding something fun to do becomes the goal and work and school are put on the back burner. For the Texas A&M University chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) free time means a...

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Controlling the Uncontrolled

April 20, 2010 11:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

A nice coincidence. Recently, I wrote a bit about choosing a microcontroller and some issues that crop up when people not used to microcontroller design are tasked with automating systems. My supposition is that, traditionally, most folks in the industry...

General Dynamics awarded $10.5M Interior contract

April 20, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics says it will help the Department of the Interior manage more than 1.76 billion acres of the nation's Outer Continental Shelf.The Falls Church company said Tuesday it was awarded the five-year, $10.5 million contract with the department's Minerals Management Service and the...

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EStar Award recognizes innovative supercomputer cooling

April 20, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) An innovative, energy-saving approach to cooling Argonne's Blue Gene/P supercomputer was recognized with an Environmental Sustainability (EStar) award from the US Department of Energy's Office of Science.

Carbon Nanotubes Boost Cancer-Fighting Cells

April 20, 2010 11:20 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Yale University engineers have found that the defects in carbon nanotubes-cylindrical carbon molecules with novel properties that are useful in a number of applications, including nanotechnology and optics-cause T cell antigens to cluster in the blood and stimulate the body's natural...

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Journal Communications reports jump in Q1 earnings

April 20, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel publisher Journal Communications Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter profit jumped to $5.3 million, helped by falling expenses and growth in its broadcasting business.The company's flagship newspaper is still struggling with revenue declines, though advertising losses...

System-on-chip handles energy measurement and control in the data center

April 20, 2010 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teridian Semiconductor today announced the launch of its new energy measurement system-on-chip (SoC), the 78M6618 (6618), for use in data center power distribution units (PDUs) and applications in the smart home, including intelligent power strips and circuit breaker panels.

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Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Offers Seven LED Colors

April 20, 2010 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The versatile BT series illuminated pushbutton switch offered by CIT Relay & Switch offers switching function of momentary and latching. Design engineers may choose from seven single LED colors or six dual LED color choices along with a round frame, square frame or no frame at all with nine cap style options.

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Celebrate Earth Day!

April 20, 2010 9:24 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Earth Day is a great time to commit to protecting the environment and saving money and energy at home. This year, April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

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Playing telephone

April 20, 2010 7:38 am | Articles | Comments

A pop musician recently reminded me that hit songs aren’t only catchy tunes; they are also a barometer of culture. I never expected to refer to Lady Gaga with anything other than casual references to her music or her edgy style (I’ve heard it called “21st-century Madonna), but one of her recent songs gave me some pause.

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Merge Healthcare prices $200M senior debt offer

April 20, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical software maker Merge Healthcare Inc. has priced $200 million worth of senior secured notes that it is selling to help pay for its $248 million acquisition of Amicas Inc.The 11.75 percent senior secured notes will come due in 2015, Merge Healthcare said Monday. The issue price is 97.266...

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Survey: Teens love cell phones; schools, not quite

April 20, 2010 7:12 am | News | Comments

Teenagers have embraced text messaging as their main form of communication, but mobile phones are often a source of tension with parents and schools, a new survey found.

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To fly through ash or not? That's no easy question

April 20, 2010 6:55 am | News | Comments

To fly, or not? There's no right answer about when it's safe to fly through a cloud of volcanic ash. But it'll be all too obvious if there's a wrong answer, experts say.

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Low-power version of Bluetooth coming for watches

April 20, 2010 6:46 am | News | Comments

A new version of the Bluetooth wireless technology could expand what can be done by watches, toys, home sensors, medical monitors and other devices that typically have been limited in their functions...

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Five U.S. insurance firms renew contracts with CGI Group

April 20, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Montreal-based CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) has received US$47.5 million in contract renewals from five insurance companies in the United States.CGI, one of North America's largest information technology services companies, will provide processing services for the companies' automobile insurance...

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