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New INL invention could aid Mars probes' search for life

May 24, 2010 5:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Idaho National Laboratory) The next generation of Mars rovers could have smaller, cheaper, more robust and more sensitive life-detecting instruments, thanks to a new invention by scientists at Idaho National Laboratory. The team's Total Ion Control method is an advance in mass...

Brookhaven Launches Program to Bring Big Science to Classrooms

May 24, 2010 5:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new program announced today at Brookhaven Lab will give high school teachers and their students access to multi-million-dollar instruments at one of the nation’s premier scientific facilities.

Brookhaven Lab Open to the Public on Summer Sundays, July 11 - August 8

May 24, 2010 5:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

The public is invited to Brookhaven Lab for free fun, exciting tours, entertaining science shows, and hands-on learning opportunities during Summer Sundays, July 11 to August 8.


Direct Wire Wound Replacement Through Thin Film Technology

May 24, 2010 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Through design and material selection efforts, Innovative Sensor Technology has developed a platinum thin film RTD to directly replace wire wound technology at half the cost.


LED Based Rear Combination Lamps and their Practical Applications

May 24, 2010 5:02 am | by Brian Blackburn, Field Application Engineer, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

LEDs have recently garnered favor in the automotive community for their inherent long life as well as styling and design ques. Unlike the single point incandescent bulb, several LEDs acting in conjunction provide the required intensity for the combined Stop and Tail lamp functions.


Enterprise PC Postage Solution Helps Customers Cut Costs and Improve Productivity

May 24, 2010 4:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of USPS@ postage online ( and shipping software ( solutions to approximately 400,000 customers, today announced that Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine has...

Symantec to Webcast 2010 Financial Analyst Day(2)

May 24, 2010 4:31 am | News | Comments

Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) will host its 2010 Financial Analyst Day on Thursday, May 27, 2010, from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET in New York. Executive presentations will provide an overview of the company's vision, strategy, key business initiatives and financial goals.The event will be available to the...

Perceptive Marketing Develops Seminars for Small Businesses

May 24, 2010 3:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Perceptive Marketing is a unique marketing consulting company which develops seminars for small business owners who need to develop an effective marketing plan or to sharpen their existing plan.Sandy Lawrence, chief executive officer of Perceptive Marketing ( and...


2.7 million gamers reach for 'Halo'

May 24, 2010 3:30 am | News | Comments

Master Chief isn't lacking for friends.More than 2.7 million people logged onto the video game "Halo: Reach," the upcoming prequel to the first-person shooter trilogy starring supersoldier Master Chief, developer Bungie Studios announced Monday.Players collectively logged more than 16 million...

Economy: easy credit, welfare threaten new economic crisis, warns OECD Committee chair

May 24, 2010 1:21 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Are the policies that governments have put in place to stabilise the global economy and restore growth sowing the seeds for a new economic crisis? While more welfare spending and easier credit can temporarily help to shore up economic activity, they could in the medium term make the...


Web portal Warrior Gateway helps digital-age vets

May 23, 2010 9:30 am | News | Comments

For young veterans returning from duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, the process of re-entering society can be daunting, especially if they have been injured or have struggled with mental health problems.A new, free Web portal wants to help these warriors find the services they need in an environment...

Treasury picks adviser for General Motors IPO

May 21, 2010 3:30 pm | News | Comments

The Treasury Department has hired Lazard Freres & Co. as its adviser to prepare for an initial public stock offering by General Motors Co.Treasury signed the agreement on Monday but did not reveal it until Friday. The agreement says that Lazard Freres will be paid $500,000 a month over the next...

Intuit completes $91M Medfusion acquisition

May 21, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Accounting, tax and personal finance software maker Intuit Inc. said Friday it completed its $91 million acquisition of privately held Medfusion, which makes products that help patients connect with doctors and other health care providers.The cash deal was first announced May 11.Intuit said its...


Specialty Distributors offer Advantages over Big Box and On-line Outlets

May 21, 2010 12:54 pm | by John Hamilton, Director, Product Marketing, RFMW | Articles | Comments

What value does a component distributor offer other than obtaining goods from a single source? Can they offer value beyond that convenience? Large distributors offer everything from resistors to fully programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).


Distributors Address Counterfeiting, Difficult Economy

May 21, 2010 12:50 pm | by Steve Slawinski, IC Plus | Articles | Comments

The electronic component distribution market has gone through many changes over the past decade. Currently, one of the biggest problems is the emergence of counterfeit components, largely stemming from China. Although the Asian marketplace has proliferated in flooding the market with more and less expensive components, domestic profit margins have decreased largely in part to counterfeit product.



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