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Branson Rolls Out His Tourist Spaceship

December 7, 2009 9:58 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Sir Richard Branson unveiled what is intended to be the first private rocket ship to ferry tourists to the edge of space. But for now, the billionaire entrepreneur's venture appears to be moving at a slow pace.

Renesas to Release DrMOS-Compliant R2J20653ANP for Notebook PC CPU Power Supplies with Industry’s Top Power Supply Efficiency of 91%

December 7, 2009 7:52 pm | by Renesas | News | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif., December 7, 2009—Renesas Technology America, Inc., today announced the R2J20653ANP, an Integrated Driver-MOSFET for use in voltage regulators (VR) for the CPU, memory, etc., of notebook PCs. It complies with the integrated Driver-MOSFET (DrMOS) specification and...

Coming Soon...

December 7, 2009 5:53 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

I just wanted to let everyone know that follows this blog that the new website will be launching march 1st. Yes, that is right, an ACTUAL site. I did have to employ Carl's help slightly, so if there is any part you don't like, you can email me! So, if you are new to this blog, or have...

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Google search results to include 'real-time' data

December 7, 2009 5:00 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Fresh information from blogs, news sites, Twitter and other popular hangouts will appear in Google's search results more quickly as the company aims to give people a more comprehensive look at what's happening on the Web.The feature unveiled Monday represents Google Inc.'s most significant step...

Grant funds pain management for NYC seniors

December 7, 2009 11:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A $2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will help researchers translate knowledge in social science into treatments, intervention programs and policies related to pain disorders.

Textile projects designed to help the aging

December 7, 2009 11:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell students designed winter boots that improve circulation and a jacket with built-in headphones for people in wheelchairs, among other products as part of a textiles course.

Elma Announces Injector-Ejector Handle and Panel Solutions for VPX

December 7, 2009 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc, a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has developed new handles/panels for VPX systems. They are designed to meet VITA 46/48 specifications. Elma’s VPX handles and panel solutions come in 1.0”, 0.85”, and 0.80” widths for the various card sizes of the architecture.

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New Technology Could Boost Disease Detection Tests’ Speed and Sensitivity

December 7, 2009 10:53 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

A team led by Yale University scientists has developed a way to rapidly manipulate and sort different cells in the blood using magnetizable liquids. The findings, which will be published the week of December 7 in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...

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FCC grills Verizon on increased Early Termination Fees

December 7, 2009 10:16 am | Blogs | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is investigating why Verizon Wireless doubled their Early Termination Fees for “Advanced Devices.” The $350 ETF for “Advanced Devices” went into effect 11/15, and applies to PDAs and Smartphones (such as RIM Blackberries).  

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Steven Coleman Named Manager of Brookhaven Lab's Radiological Control Division

December 7, 2009 9:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Steven A. Coleman has been named manager of the Radiological Control Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. Coleman has been the division’s interim manager since September 2008, when his predecessor, Charles Schaefer, joined the Laboratory’s Office of...

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Integrated Connector Modules Address PoE-Plus Apps

December 7, 2009 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated announces the HyperJack PoE+ Power Source Equipment (PSE), Integrated Connector Module (ICM). Available in 2x4 and 2x6 configurations, the HyperJack modules feature a fully integrated design that reduces the engineering effort allowing for plug-and-play Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+)

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CT Brain Perfusion Scans Safety Investigation: Initial Notification

December 7, 2009 8:50 am | News | Comments

[UPDATED 12/07/2009] FDA identified at least 50 additional patients exposed to excess radiation; interim recommendations for imaging facilities provided.

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International Interconnect Technology Conference Call for Papers

December 7, 2009 8:30 am | News | Comments

The 13th annual IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference (IITC) and exhibition has announced a Call for Papers for work describing innovative developments in the critically important field of interconnections for electronic systems.

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Hybrid Supercar Uses Microturbines

December 7, 2009 7:52 am | News | Comments

Capstone Turbine Corporation has shown off its high performance hybrid electric car, the CMT-380, at the LA Auto Show. The car features a 30kW microturbine that extends the range of its traditional EV batteries, and which the company likens to having an ultra-clean and quiet jet engine under the hood.

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LCR Meter Boasts 0.1 Percent Accuracy, RS-232, Handler Interfaces

December 7, 2009 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Protek Test and Measurement’s 0.1 percent accuracy, bench model, LCR features RS 232 and Handler interfaces Model Z8900 offers six (6) measurement modes at test frequencies of 100 Hz, 120 Hz, 1 kHz or 10 kHz, with drive voltages of 0.1 V, 0.3 V, or 1.0 V and measurements rates to 12 per second. It incorporates a

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