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Intersil Debuts New Family of High-Performance, Low Power, 40V Precision Operational Amplifiers

December 30, 2009 4:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has introduced the ISL28117 and ISL28217, the latest members of its rapidly growing bipolar low-power precision operational amplifier series.

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DynamicSignals Announces New Family of General Purpose DAQ

December 30, 2009 4:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

DynamicSignals today announces its new family of General Purpose DAQ products—DS206/207. Both the DS206 and the DS207 are welcome additions to the existing DynamicSignals’ family of low-cost, easy-to-use, portable data acquisition analog to digital conversion (ADC) products.

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Researchers Develop Anti-Counterfeiting Tech for RFID

December 30, 2009 3:43 am | Blogs | Comments

Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a unique and robust method to prevent cloning of passive radio frequency identification tags. The technology, based on one or more unique physical attributes of individual tags rather than information stored on them, will prevent the production of counterfeit tags...

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Fusion: the power source of the future

December 29, 2009 12:09 pm | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

Fusion is the power source of the future, goes the old saw. And for fifty years, it has always been "fifty years in the future." That may be changing with a number of new small fusion projects in the works or doing actual experiments.

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Engines of Prosperity

December 29, 2009 12:07 pm | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

In my last post I discussed Forth as a language. A language that is based on a virtual machine. What if that virtual machine was turned into a real machine? Good things. For one operations can be done in parallel. Returns can be automatically initiated at the end of an instruction cycle.

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Neighborhood Development Package Revisited

December 29, 2009 12:03 pm | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

Since I wrote Neighborhood Development Package on November 11, 2006, I have been thinking about the pieces needed to make the system work 24/7. The full article is below but let me give you a short review. My idea was to electrify a neighborhood in order to educate, communicate, and pump water.

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Go Forth!

December 29, 2009 12:01 pm | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

Levis (the jeans people) have been suggesting that people Go Forth. http://goforth.levi.com/fortune I'd like to make a similar suggestion. Not about jeans, but about software. Go Forth.

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Bug or Windshield?

December 29, 2009 11:58 am | by Alan Amling, Global Logistics and Distribution Marketing, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, www.ups.com | Blogs | Comments

As I write this blog in early December the Dow is reaching 14 month highs, indicating a belief that the worst is behind us.  While many believe there will be more bumps in the road and the unemployment picture hasn’t improved much, the tide is changing.

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“Wingsuits” developed for airborne troops

December 29, 2009 11:51 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here’s another example of life imitating art—SPELCO (Special Parachute Equipment and Logistics Consortium) is working on a personal glider that looks straight outta Science Fiction. With its glide ratio of 5:1 and self-propulsion system, the “Gryphon” could become an invaluable tool in the future warfighter’s arsenal.

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Motion Control Device Adds Pizzazz to Web Surfing

December 29, 2009 11:42 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Back at CES ’09, I had the chance to preview Hillcrest Labs’ MEMs Accelerometer-based motion-control technology. They’ve since marketed it as a consumer device, the Loop Pointer. Essentially an air mouse on steroids, the Loop Pointer is one of the coolest gadgets I’ve seen in a while.

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40 years later, ''The Final Frontier'' ain't what it used to be

December 29, 2009 11:01 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

40 years ago, Neil Armstrong emerged from the Lunar Module Eagle, and stepped into history. He became the first human being to step foot on the moon, forever changing the scientific and engineering communities. And yet, 40 years later, the space program is a shell of its former self. Public enthusiasm is at an all-time low. How did we get to this point?

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Advocacy groups urge FTC to bar Google-AdMob deal

December 29, 2009 9:24 am | News | Comments

Two advocacy groups asked U.S. antitrust regulators on Monday to block Google's purchase of AdMob, a provider of advertising services for mobile phones, on antitrust grounds and to address privacy issues raised by the deal.

Facebook, Twitter top list of weird stories in 2009

December 29, 2009 9:16 am | News | Comments

From the German town that unwittingly advertised pornography on its website to the American who interrupted his wedding to update his Facebook and Twitter accounts, the world was full of weird stories in 2009.

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Virtual goods give Web firms new revenue in ad slump

December 29, 2009 9:14 am | News | Comments

The Internet made shopping without checkout lines a no-brainer. Now, some Web companies are betting that people are ready to forsake another shopping tradition: tangible products. Virtual goods, which exist as digital bits on computers and cellphones, have grown more popular in the past year as important accoutrements for increasingly Web-oriented lives.

China purportedly discovers tomb of famed general Cao Cao

December 29, 2009 9:12 am | News | Comments

Chinese archeologists have unearthed a large third-century tomb, which they say could be that of Cao Cao, the legendary politician and general famous throughout East Asia for his Machiavellian tactics. The tomb, discovered in Xigaoxue village near the ancient Chinese city of Anyang, Henan Province, has an epitaph and inscription that appear to refer to Cao Cao, Central China Television said on Sunday.

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