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Iowa State engineers design power structures that help keep the lights on

May 11, 2010 1:26 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Iowa State University) Iowa State University engineers are developing new and improved poles to carry electricity across the countryside. They say the new structures -- which can bend and deflect an extreme load -- would be cheaper, easier to install, more secure and more resistant to...

Study finds alcohol is a growing problem for retirees

May 11, 2010 1:24 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

For a decade, researchers followed more than 1,300 workers as they retire from work to identify how psychological, social and economic factors associated with retirement influence drinking behaviors.

Game sales strong for EA but outlook hurts shares

May 11, 2010 12:30 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said Tuesday that strong sales of games such as "Battlefield: Bad Company" and "Mass Effect 2" gave the company a quarterly profit above expectations. But its outlook fell short of Wall Street's forecast, and its shares slumped in after-hours...


EPA awards small businesses to develop new environmental technologies

May 11, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded nearly $2.5 million to 11 companies to support their work in eight key environmental areas: monitoring and control of air emissions, biofuels, green buildings, drinking water monitoring,...

Unattractive people pay a price in court

May 11, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new study identifies the types of thinking among jurors that may predispose them to reasoning rationally or emotionally, which can have a dramatic effect on sentencing.

IBM to boost tech donations to nonprofits

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

IBM Corp. plans to increase its donations of technology to schools and nonprofit groups by nearly one-third over the next three years.The increase — to $175 million per year from $135 million per year currently — represents a small fraction of IBM's overall revenue. But the company says its...

Microchip Technology and Nectar Join Forces

May 11, 2010 9:57 am | Videos | Comments

Microchip Technology introduces Nectar, who is the very first Industrial Design House to join Microchips Global Design Partner Network.


Buy a real Analog Oscilloscope PLEASE!

May 11, 2010 9:55 am | Videos | Comments

Drive time rant. Dave is sick of getting emails asking if the cheap toy DSO nano and FPGA/PIC/AVR oscilloscope kits are worth buying. Guess his response... answers by telepathy please.


Xaver 400 Through-wall Radar

May 11, 2010 9:43 am | Videos | Comments

A demonstration of Camero's Xaver 400 through-wall radar.


Someday all basestations will be like this

May 11, 2010 9:37 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip, | Blogs | Comments

Quite often, technology starts at the high-end (military, expensive lab gear or enterprise) and then with time as volumes rise it becomes affordable and moves into the mass-market. Think of computers (the famous but perhaps apocryphal, Thomas Watson’s “there is a market for perhaps five computers” or Ken Olsen “Why would anyone want a computer at home?”


DNA Could Be Backbone of Next Generation Logic Chips

May 11, 2010 9:23 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. – In a single day, a solitary grad student at a lab bench can produce more simple logic circuits than the world’s entire output of silicon chips in a month.


New Details of Tuberculosis Protein-Cleaving Machinery Revealed

May 11, 2010 9:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

New details of a structure that helps tuberculosis (TB) bacteria survive could assist researchers working to develop anti-TB drugs.


Acquisition of Knowledge-Forge Provides e-Learning Technology Platform to Assist Blood Centers and Hospitals With Tracking Training Compliance

May 11, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mediware Information Systems, Inc ( . (NASDAQ: MEDW) announced today that it has launched KnowledgeTrak, a new product that offers healthcare managers automated tools to oversee training requirements. The system uniquely delivers and documents training offerings, tracks...


Project for sailing vessels to maneuver in ports using electric energy from wind

May 11, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) Four teachers from the Higher Nautical and Naval Engineering Technical School at the University of the Basque Country study the advantages for sailboats to use wind-sourced energy from their sails to generate electrical energy.

Digi TransPort Cellular Routers Now Support CDMA450 Data Networks in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe

May 11, 2010 8:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

Enterprise class cellular connectivity to remote sites and devices now available for CDMA450 networks


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