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Vitter elected AAAS Fellow

December 18, 2009 5:55 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by...

SWUGN Year in Review - June 2009

December 18, 2009 5:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Top StoryJust over 100 people attend the SWUGN Summit - Happy Valleyin State College, PA. The amazing thing about this Summit event is how far people travel to attend. SolidWorks users from Pittsburgh (140 miles),Philadelphia (190 miles), even Rochester, NY (240 miles) make the trek to...

Cuts for British Science

December 18, 2009 5:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Cuts mark ’sad day for British science’ Britain’s physics community is reeling from a “disastrous” day of funding cuts that will force scientists to withdraw from major research facilities and see PhD studentships fall by a quarter. Space missions and...

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Will a carrot or a stick prompt purchase of more carrots?

December 18, 2009 5:53 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Would a so-called Twinkie tax help curb obesity rates? Should shoppers who buy healthy goods earn rebates? A new study will seek to unravel the likely implications of legislative attempts to promote healthy eating.

BNL Associate Lab Director Gerald Stokes Will Head State Energy Policy Institute

December 18, 2009 5:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

New York Governor David Paterson has announced that the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Institute headquartered at Stony Brook University will lead the newly created New York Energy Policy Institute.

Novel drug combo improves breast cancer survival

December 18, 2009 5:17 am | News | Comments

Some women with very advanced breast cancer may have a new treatment option. A combination of two drugs that more precisely target tumors significantly extended the lives of women who had stopped responding to other medicines, doctors reported Friday.

Greenpeace CES Press Conference: The New Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

December 18, 2009 5:06 am | News | Comments

At the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Greenpeace will release the latest version (number 14) of its Guide to Greener Electronics, which assesses and ranks eighteen global manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.

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At the 2010 CES, WNC Reveals New Wireless Communications Products

December 18, 2009 5:00 am | News | Comments

The 2010 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) will be held in Las Vegas from January 7th to the 10th, 2010. This year, Wistron NeWeb Corp. (WNC), a leading wireless communication products manufacturer, will be displaying its three major wireless communication product categories...

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Acid oceans: the evil twin of climate change

December 18, 2009 4:27 am | News | Comments

Far from Copenhagen's turbulent climate talks, the sea lions, harbor seals and sea otters reposing along the shoreline and kelp forests of this protected marine area stand to gain from any global deal to cut greenhouse gases.

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A tip on Infrared LEDs

December 17, 2009 9:36 am | Videos | Comments

 ECN Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre explains how to use a regular cell-phone camera to detect an LED's infrared output.

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Robotics Prototyping with NI LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit

December 17, 2009 9:31 am | Videos | Comments

  This video runs through using the LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit to develop a basic robotics prototype by integrating motors, encoders and a Paralax ultrasonic distance sensor with a NI Single-Board RIO embedded FPGA board.

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Kidz Gear Launches First Wireless Car Headphones for Kids at CES 2010

December 17, 2009 8:36 am | News | Comments

Kidz Gear www.GearForKidz.com, the award-winning Grown-up Performance, Built for Kids! brand, announced today the first Wireless Car Headphones for Kids designed specifically for the largest user market of in-car DVD and video systems – Children.

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C. Crane Offers High-Performance Radios and Energy Saving LED Lighting

December 17, 2009 8:30 am | News | Comments

C. Crane Company, Inc. will be displaying their newest products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center . C. Crane’s line of CC Radio’s that include AM/FM, WiFi Internet, Shortwave and alternative power radios are built for high performance.

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Business outsourcing firm WNS chairman steps down

December 17, 2009 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Indian outsourcing firm WNS Holdings Ltd. on Thursday said its chairman is stepping down and named a former Autodesk executive to replace him.The company said Ramesh Shah, 61, will become vice chairman and Eric B. Herr, 61, will become chairman. Herr has been on the board of directors since...

Texas A & M petroleum engineering fellowship to honor memory of Ronald Robinson

December 17, 2009 7:53 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

A graduate fellowship at Texas A&M University will honor the memory of a former petroleum engineering department head. The Dr. Ronald J. Robinson ’74 Memorial Fellowship will be endowed by friends with a $25,000 gift to the Texas A&M Foundation. Recipients will be students working...

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