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Help Me Win the Green Smackdown Challenge!!!

April 1, 2010 5:21 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

My weekly videos have gotten me some level or recognition at National Instruments, even amongst the usually introverted engineering crowd. With that in mind our corporate "Green Team" asked me to spend a week reducing my carbon footprint and documenting my progress. Don't get me wrong,...


Thermoharvester uses Waste Heat to Power Wireless Industrial Sensors

April 1, 2010 5:00 am | News | Comments

Micropelt has collaborated with Royal Dutch Shell to prove the concept of converting waste heat into a sustainable, maintenance-free power supply for wireless sensor devices.


Splitters Comply with TR-127 for VDSL2 Triple Play Applications

April 1, 2010 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse announced that its SmartER series of splitters have been tested and meet the new TR-127 standard for VDSL2 applications.


What Improvements Did You Make After a Home Energy Assessment?

April 1, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, Elizabeth pointed you to some resources on home energy assessments, also known as home energy audits. If you've never had one, Energy Savers has a new video describing what you can expect from a professional home energy assessment. If you have done a home energy assessment -...


Ofcom Calls for Cut in Mobile-Phone Charge

April 1, 2010 2:28 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

U.K. communications regulator Ofcom proposed new caps on the price mobile operators can charge to transfer calls from other networks, meaning lower revenue for the major mobile firms but potentially improved deals for customers.

Laptop Killer? The iPad Comes Close

April 1, 2010 12:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple's new touch-screen device has the potential to change portable computing profoundly, says Walt Mossberg. It could challenge the primacy of the laptop and eventually propel the multitouch user interface ahead of the mouse-driven interface.

Google: Online attacks aimed at Vietnam's critics

March 31, 2010 8:30 pm | by BEN STOCKING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. accused Vietnam on Wednesday of stifling political dissent with cyberattacks, the latest complaint by the Internet giant against a communist regime following a public dispute with China over online censorship.Like China, Vietnam tightly controls the flow of information and has said...

Seeking an E-Reader That's Easy on Eyes

March 31, 2010 8:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

What type of e-reader is easiest on the eyes: the black-and-white screens that simulate ink on a printed page or the back-lit color screens used by computers and the iPad?


Start-Ups Chase Cash as Funds Trickle Back

March 31, 2010 4:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Starting a new business is easier than it was a year ago, but wealthy investors, venture-capital firms and banks are still trickling out money very selectively.

Xyratex posts profit in fiscal 1Q

March 31, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Data storage company Xyratex Ltd. on Wednesday said it recorded a profit in its fiscal first quarter, helped by booming sales of networked storage solutions and storage infrastructure.For the three months ended Feb. 28, U.K.-based Xyratex posted net income of $26.3 million, or 85 cents per...

NY auto show: Ford-Microsoft deal, Hyundai hybrid

March 31, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. says buyers of its electric vehicles won't have to pay extra for software that will help them save money when recharging their cars.On Wednesday at the New York auto show, the automaker announced a partnership with Microsoft Corp. to develop a computerized link between houses,...

Micron Tech Swings to Profit

March 31, 2010 2:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Micron Technology swung to a fiscal second-quarter profit, as the chip maker's revenue nearly doubled amid stronger demand.

Study shows experiences are better than possessions

March 31, 2010 2:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new Cornell study finds that lust for material things fade but our unique experiences remain with us for a long time.


Inquiry Largely Clears Scientists

March 31, 2010 1:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The first of several British investigations into the emails leaked from one of the world's leading climate research centers has largely vindicated the scientists involved.

DB25 - Survey Says...

March 31, 2010 1:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I've gotten a number of answers to my question: "What's wrong with this picture?" All good responses. Via between the connector pins Soldermask covering the pads Tight zig zag on some traces Traces real close to some of the pads...


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