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SMD LED Seven-segment Displays Go Ultra Thin

February 24, 2010 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using patented technology, SMD LED Displays can be produced with 1 mm or less thickness on reflector height, making them appropriate for use in compact and space limited applications. Digit size starts from 0.28" and up. Single to

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Mini Power Transformers Suit Interface Card Applications

February 24, 2010 11:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPS Industries has developed a series of mini power transformers with reinforced isolation for interface card applications. The M6201 Series is constructed per IEC60950 reinforced isolation requirements and are designed to be used for

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Senators to NASA chief: Go somewhere specific

February 24, 2010 11:49 am | News | Comments

Skeptical senators are telling NASA's chief that the space agency lacks a goal and destination. Earlier this month, the White House killed the previous administration's plan to back to the moon. The space shuttles will soon be retired.

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Compact 650W AC-DC Power Supply Suits Medical, Industrial Apps

February 24, 2010 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power introduced its SHP650 and MHP650 Series of single output high power density fan cooled AC/DC power supplies. The MHP650 range meets the IEC60601-1 safety specification for medical equipment, while the SHP650 range compiles with the

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FCC seeking more spectrum for wireless broadband

February 24, 2010 11:24 am | News | Comments

Federal regulators are hoping to find more wireless spectrum for mobile broadband services by reallocating some airwaves now assigned to television broadcasters and others. Under a long-awaited proposal outlined by the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday, broadcasters and other existing spectrum holders would voluntarily give back some spectrum and share in proceeds raised by government auctions of those airwaves to wireless companies.

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Nintendo DSi XL to launch March 28

February 24, 2010 11:16 am | News | Comments

Nintendo plans to launch the latest version of its popular handheld video game system, the DSi XL, on March 28 in North America. The XL will cost $190. It will have two screens like its predecessors, but as the name suggests, the device and screens will be much larger than the currently available versions. The XL is already available in Japan.

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Debut of promising fuel-cell tech light on details

February 24, 2010 11:06 am | News | Comments

A richly funded Silicon Valley clean-energy startup is keeping critical parts of its business plan secret as it launches its first product to international attention. The company, Bloom Energy, didn't offer many new details Wednesday about how it plans to make its promising fuel-cell technology affordable enough for regular people to buy for their homes.

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Analyst thinks Apple may update MacBook Pro laptop

February 24, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. may soon update its MacBook Pro laptops since checks show supplies of the computer are more limited than usual, an analyst said Wednesday.In a client note, Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu said that tight supply could be a result of strong demand for the laptop, an upcoming update or...

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Canadian earnings: Canam, Centerra, Maple Leaf, Cott, Sheritt, TransAlta

February 24, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian earning declared Wednesday as of 3:15 p.m.:Canada Bread Company Ltd. (TSX:CBY): Three months ended Dec. 31, 2009, $15,009,000, $0.59 a share; 2008, $26,460,000, $1.04 a share. Revenue: 2009, $432,190,000; 2008, $444,957,000.Canam Group Inc. (TSX:CAM): Three months ended Dec. 31, 2009,...

High Power Density Inductor Serves DC-to-DC Converter Power Apps

February 24, 2010 9:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics BI Technologies, a leading manufacturer of magnetic components including inductors, transformers and common mode chokes, has developed a high current surface mount power inductor. Designated the HA73 Series, the inductor features a high saturation core material and an operating frequency up to 800kHz, while measuring just 19.2mm x 19.6mm with a height of 12.2mm.

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More Tropical Cyclones in Past Could Play Role in Warmer Future

February 24, 2010 9:20 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

More frequent tropical cyclones in Earth’s ancient past contributed to persistent El Niño-like conditions, according to a team of climate scientists led by Yale University. Their findings, which appear in the Feb. 25 issue of the journal Nature, could have implications for...

Losing Google would hit Chinese science hard

February 24, 2010 9:09 am | News | Comments

More than three-quarters of scientists in China use the search engine Google as a primary research tool and say their work would be significantly hampered if they were to lose it, a survey showed on Wednesday. Google's future in the country is uncertain following a row with Beijing, but Chinese scientists asked by the Nature journal how much they rely on Google said it was vital for finding academic papers...

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Cyber-whistleblower stuns Latvia with tax heist

February 24, 2010 9:04 am | News | Comments

Latvian officials struggled Wednesday to come to grips with an enigmatic group that stole millions of classified tax documents from government computers in a purported effort to expose waste and graft in Europe's weakest economy.

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Miranda Technologies Q4 profits plunge to $2.1M from $7.4M despite higher sales

February 24, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Miranda Technologies Inc.'s (TSX:MT) fourth-quarter and full-year profits both plunged despite a slight growth in revenue, the equipment maker for the broadcast television industry said Wednesday.The Montreal-based company said its net income for the last three months of fiscal 2009 was $2.1...

Secretive fuel-cell startup stirring hopes, doubts

February 24, 2010 8:13 am | News | Comments

A secretive Silicon Valley startup working on a new way to produce cleaner energy is taking the wraps off its product: a huge box of fuel cells that it hopes will allow homes and businesses to generate their own electricity.

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