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Sustainable energy: a challenge nearly as great as global warming

March 19, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) The Latin American Convention of the Global Sustainable Bioenergy Project which will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 23-25. This is the third of a series of five conventions aiming to provide guidance on the feasibility of...

Computer Sciences gets 5-year pact extension

March 19, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. received a five-year extension on an outsourcing contract with United Technologies Corp., adding more than $1.5 billion to the deal.The information technology services company said late Thursday that the extension also allows it to expand into new regions with the...

Palm Shares Plunge as Concerns Mount

March 19, 2010 10:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Palm's shares tumbled more than 25% as some analysts said the company's latest lowered forecast and weak smart-phone sales raised serious concerns about Palm's viability.


Zocor (simvastatin): increased risk of muscle injury with high doses

March 19, 2010 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Ongoing review shows risk also increased when drug, especially at higher doses, is used with certain drugs.


Boston Scientific Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: Recall

March 19, 2010 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Practitioners should not use these devices unless and until FDA reviews and approves changes made by the manufacturer.


Indian Army develops chili grenade

March 19, 2010 10:06 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Now here’s some news tailor-made for a Friday: the Indian Army is developing a “chili grenade.” Packed with bhut jolokia peppers (aka the world’s hottest chili pepper), these special grenades will be used as non-lethal munition. Check your calendars, folks. It isn’t April 1st yet.


Google likely to win EU court battle over ads

March 19, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google looks likely to win a European high court battle over how it uses keywords in advertising — but experts say the case is unlikely to settle the issue.Brand owners have been taking Google Inc. and its rival Yahoo Inc. to court for years over the way they run their ad businesses.The search...

Apple Races to Secure iPad Deals

March 19, 2010 7:27 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple is still working to secure content for the iPad with just weeks to go before the tablet computer's release, as the company tempers some of its initial ambitions for the much-hyped device.


In-line DSL CPE MicroFilter Presented as World’s Smallest

March 19, 2010 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse introduced what it asserts is the first digital subscriber line (DSL) NanoFilter. The Z-321NF in-line DSL customer premises equipment (CPE) MicroFilter offers both voice and data protection by


RF Switch Operates to 3 GHz with 2 Million Switching Operations

March 19, 2010 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Narda, an L-3 Communications company, introduced the Model MS-SMA-020 SPDT fail-safe RF mechanical switch that operates from DC to 3 GHz. It is appropriate for


Silver proves its mettle for nanotech applications

March 19, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Arizona State University) Hao Yan and Yan Liu, professors at the Biodesign Institute's Center for Single Molecule Biophysics and their collaborators have introduced a new method to deterministically and precisely position silver nanoparticles onto self-assembling DNA scaffolds.


Vice President Tajani and Commissioner Poto?nik visit the European Chemical Agency in Helsinki

March 19, 2010 6:23 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Vice President Tajani and Commissioner Poto?nik will visit the European Chemicals Agency, ECHA, in Helsinki on 25 March. They have both underlined their commitment to the success of REACH, the European Chemicals Regulation. REACH features objectives of competitiveness and innovation,...

Fanless Atom System Features Small Footprint

March 19, 2010 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Logic Supply introduced an ultra-slim, fanless Intel Atom system housed in a ruggedized, small-footprint enclosure. A flexible, efficient solution for seamless deployment in industrial environments, public access areas, or remote locations, the SolidLogic Atom JT01 is designed to


Tool Suite Addresses VoIP DSP Development

March 19, 2010 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiTel Semiconductor today announced how its successful collaboration with Target Compiler Technologies led to the creation of customized audio DSPs for its SC14452 Green VoIP processor.


Plug In Modules Integrate with M2M

March 19, 2010 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Janus Remote Communications expanded its Terminus platform of GSM/GPRS, CDMA, and UMTS modem devices to include board-level, plug-in modules for use in wireless communication applications. Developed in cooperation with wireless module manufacturer Telit Wireless Solutions, these interchangeable modules are



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