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Google's Profit Jumps 37%

April 15, 2010 2:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Google's profit rose 37% in the first quarter, highlighting how the online-advertising market continues to rebound. Revenue, minus commissions to partners, was $5.06 billion.

Antibody selection method could mean better drugs

April 15, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Biomedical engineering researchers have made antibodies that block only specific immune cells that cause inflammation, but not the ones the body normally uses to fight infections.


NIST detector counts photons with 99 percent efficiency

April 15, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) NIST scientists have developed the world's most efficient single photon detector, which is able to count individual particles of light traveling through fiber optic cables with roughly 99 percent efficiency. The team's efforts could...


Low-Cost Single-Chip Embedded Digital Video Recorder Solution for Video Surveillance

April 15, 2010 12:49 pm | by Anshuman Saxena, Senior Technical Lead Engineer, Texas Instruments, ( | Articles | Comments

Digital video recorders (DVRs) take the analog video input from closed circuit televisions (CCTVs), digitize the input using video decoders and then compress this digital data before storing it on a local storage media like hard disk. The critical advantage that DVRs give over tape-based predecessors is that one can process the recorded data much better and perform event search, time search and more to play back specific content.


Google 1Q profit rises 37 pct but stock slides

April 15, 2010 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc.'s first-quarter profit rose 37 percent as more people clicked on higher-priced Internet ads powered by the company's search engine.The results released Thursday are the latest indication that the online advertising and technology sectors are bouncing back from the recession more...

Microsoft Probes Factory Conditions

April 15, 2010 12:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Microsoft said it is investigating allegations of worker abuse at a factory in China that makes computer mice, cameras and other devices for the technology giant.

U.S. Joins Bribery Probe of H-P Executives

April 15, 2010 11:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The U.S. government has joined German and Russian authorities in investigating whether Hewlett-Packard executives paid millions of dollars in bribes to win a contract in Russia.

3D and Internet TV Lead Trends Featured at China FPD & HDTV Conference

April 15, 2010 11:24 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting, today announced the agenda for the 2010 DisplaySearch China FPD TV and HDTV Conference to be held May 20-21, 2010, at the Marco Polo Shenzhen Hotel.


Using neutrons to peer inside a battery designed for hybrid locomotives

April 15, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) GE and Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) are collaborating on research that could help to optimize charging and discharging of high-performance batteries. Initial studies focus on a rechargeable sodium/iron chloride battery designed to power hybrid...

VPT Adds New Modules to DC-DC Power Converter Series

April 15, 2010 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

VPT, Inc. announced that several new modules are available for the DVFL, DVTR, and DVHF Series DC-DC power converter product lines. The new output voltages on these modules satisfy the reliability requirements and varying output voltage needs of the newest avionics and military electronics.


ASI’s New Heavy-Duty Connectors

April 15, 2010 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Automation Systems Interconnect just released a new line of heavy-duty connectors. These cost effective industrial connectors are comprised of a cable hoods with top or side entry, panel or surface mount housing, male and female inserts (with or without contacts).


AC-to-DC Converter Drives Amplifiers in IFF Systems

April 15, 2010 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

BC Systems introduced the BC-751, an 800 W AC-to-DC converter with eight outputs that is designed to provide power for solid-state RF amplifiers in airborne Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) applications. The BC-751 accepts a three-phase 155 VAC, 400 Hz input with a power factor of at least 0.88 and maximum inrush current of less than 13 A, and has overall efficiency of 77%.


Miniature Panel Mount Keylock Switches Suit Medium Security Apps

April 15, 2010 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced the availability of the SK Series of miniature panel mount keylock switches. Offered in either a two- or three-tumbler configuration, SK Series switches are appropriate for designs requiring


Review: Mobile Browsers Challenge Safari’s Dominance

April 15, 2010 10:41 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

For years, Apple rejected iPhone apps for “duplicate functionality.” Thus, well-reviewed apps like MailWrangler (which duplicated the iPhone’s built-in mail app) and Podcaster (which duplicated iTunes’ podcast functionality) were forthwith denied. Surprisingly, Apple recently approved a slew of browser apps.


Hate speech corrodes online games

April 15, 2010 10:30 am | by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

It's not just cyberbullets that are exchanged during firefights on the XBox Live version of "Call of Duty."Many gamers also exchange hate speech over their headsets as they stalk each other across the virtual battlefields. Players trade racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic insults so frequently...


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