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Power Management Design for Portable and Battery Powered Systems

December 2, 2009 9:26 am | by Jacques Lavernhe, System Engineering Manager, ON Semiconductor, | Articles | Comments

Integrating the maximum number of functions plus power management into the main chipset for portable, battery powered devices such as mobile phones with capability such as MP3, Mpeg4, and TV, would seem to be critical if an acceptable length of battery life is to be achieved.


THQ, DreamWorks reach video-game deal

December 2, 2009 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

THQ Inc. and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. said Wednesday they have reached a deal that gives THQ exclusive rights to create video games based on two upcoming DreamWorks films, "Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom" and "Puss In Boots," as well as the animated television show "The Penguins of...

Newly Explored Bacteria Reveal Some Huge RNA Surprises

December 2, 2009 8:52 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Yale University researchers have found very large RNA structures within previously unstudied bacteria that appear crucial to basic biological functions such as helping viruses infect cells or allowing genes to “jump” to different parts of the chromosome.


Researchers create cell phones for sign language

December 2, 2009 8:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell researchers and colleagues have created cell phones that allow deaf people to communicate in sign language, the same way hearing people use phones to talk.

Intel 48-Core Processor Could Reshape Computing

December 2, 2009 8:51 am | by Intel | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, CA - Researchers from Intel Labs demonstrated an experimental, 48-core Intel processor, or "single-chip cloud computer," that rethinks many of the approaches used in today's designs for laptops, PCs and servers.


Survey Research Institute, Princeton partner on poll

December 2, 2009 7:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Researchers at Cornell's Survey Research Institute, along with Princeton and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, are conducting a survey of unemployed workers in New Jersey.

Google allows publishers to strengthen 'pay walls'

December 2, 2009 7:00 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

In a move that could help improve relations between Google Inc. and the media industry, the Internet search company is offering publishers a way to build more solid "pay walls" around their online stories while still appearing in search results.In an official blog post Tuesday, Google said it...

AER E 492 Symposium

December 2, 2009 6:55 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

The AER E 492 seniors will be holding their symposium which will be held in Room 1235 Howe...


AER E 462 Design Presentations

December 2, 2009 6:55 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

Thursday, December 10, 20097:00 PM - 9:00 PMAlliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium1140 Howe...

Intel Offers Developer Kit For Future Atom™ Processor Netbook Apps

December 2, 2009 6:53 am | by Intel | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2009 – Intel Corporation has made its beta version of the Intel® Atom™ Developer Program Software Development Kit (SDK) available for Microsoft Windows* and Moblin* operating systems developers.

Honors students to present posters

December 2, 2009 6:04 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

AER E students presenting are: Robert Grandin, Stephen McKim, and Matthew Martin.

AER E 466 Multi-Disciplinary Design Presentations

December 2, 2009 6:04 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

Wednesday, December 9, 20097:00 - 9:00 PM1344 Howe HallInstructor: Steve HollandThere are...

Statement on Proposed NASA Study at Brookhaven National Laboratory

December 2, 2009 6:01 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has raised concerns about a proposed NASA study that would use squirrel monkeys. The study would be conducted by researchers at McLean Hospital, a psychiatric facility of Harvard Medical School, and is proposed to take place at a NASA...


Protein Synthesis: 1971 Video

December 2, 2009 6:01 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

The above webcast shows protein synthesis, from a 1971 Stanford University video with Paul Berg (Nobel Laureate – 1980 Nobel Prize for Chemistry and National Medal of Science in 1983). The film does not exactly present the traditional scientist stereotype. It does pretty much...

Power MOSFET Design Considerations

December 2, 2009 5:50 am | Articles | Comments

The power MOSFET transistor, along with the decades of continuing device design optimization, has enabled new circuit topologies and improvements in power supply efficiency. The conversion from current-driven to voltage-driven power devices resulted in a rapid market adoption of these devices.



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