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Google Hopes Web Surfers Will Ride their Wave

June 1, 2009 6:38 am | by Michael Liedtke | News | Comments

Google Inc. is hatching a new species of e-mail and instant messaging, but the Internet search leader first wants the hybrid service to evolve even more with the help of independent computer programmers.

World's Largest Laser Opens for Business

June 1, 2009 6:28 am | News | Comments

The Department of Energy today announced that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has certified the completion of the historic effort to build the world’s largest laser.

Fundamental Flaw in Transistor Noise Theory Found

June 1, 2009 6:00 am | News | Comments

Chip manufacturers beware: There’s a newfound flaw in our understanding of transistor noise, a phenomenon affecting the electronic on-off switch that makes computer circuits possible.


Time Warner To Officially Spin Off AOL

June 1, 2009 5:05 am | News | Comments

When AOL flashed $147 billion in stock puffed up by the dot-com boom, Time Warner, one of the world's biggest media companies, fell into its arms in 2001. They swooned over their combination of Internet access and traditional media.

Miniature Position Sensors Tout Higher Resolution

May 29, 2009 10:46 am | Ocular, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New Scale Technologies announced 0.5 µm resolution and additional packaging options for its miniature Tracker position sensor. This robust non-contact sensor is suited for optical imaging stabilization and zoom in digital cameras, phone cameras, binoculars and other optical devices. It is also suitable for


Precision, 5 mm x 3.2 mm TCXO/VCTCXO Suits Telecom Apps

May 29, 2009 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Connor-Winfield’s 5 mm x 3.2 mm M Series TCXOs/VCTCXOs are designed for use in Stratum 3 applications, GPS receivers, instrumentation, femtocell, FTTH and FTTC or any other application requiring tight frequency stability in a small package. Through the use of

LPDDR BGA Probe Suited for Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers

May 29, 2009 10:20 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced a low-power double data rate (LPDDR) ball grid array (BGA) probe for oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. The LPDDR BGA probe provides signal access points for LPDDR and mobile-DDR synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) for electrical, timing and protocol characterization. It is appropriate at the

First Acoustic Superlens

May 29, 2009 7:52 am | by Katherine Bourzac | News | Comments

Over the past few years, researchers have developed several materials that bend light in ways that appear to violate the laws of physics, creating so-called superlenses, for ultra-high-resolution optical imaging, as well as invisibility cloaks.


Atomic Chains are the New Hot Nanotech

May 29, 2009 7:21 am | by Michael Berger | News | Comments

Theoretical studies have long predicted that the exceptional physical and chemical properties of a rigid monatomic linear chain of carbon atoms could function as the component of molecular devices, for instance in nanoelectronics.

New E-Book Essays to Be Coolest

May 29, 2009 5:59 am | by Mark Long | News | Comments

UK-based startup Interead has unveiled a new e-book device that promises to apply pricing pressure to rival e-book products from Amazon and Sony.

GM Readies Itself for Chapter 11

May 29, 2009 5:38 am | by TOM KRISHER and KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON | News | Comments

The speed at which General Motors exits bankruptcy protection would depend a lot on the shape the company is in when it enters. GM has three more days to tidy up.

Wikipedia Bans Church of Scientology

May 29, 2009 4:52 am | by Cade Metz | News | Comments

In an unprecedented effort to crack down on self-serving edits, the Wikipedia supreme court has banned contributions from all IP addresses owned or operated by the Church of Scientology and its associates

Pentagon To Create Cyberspace Command Center

May 29, 2009 4:40 am | News | Comments

The Pentagon plans to create a new military command for cyberspace, stepping up preparations by the armed forces to conduct both offensive and defensive computer warfare. The military command will complement a civilian effort President Barack Obama plans to announce on Friday that will overhaul the way the United States safeguards its computer networks.


Software-Defined System Tests WiMAX Devices

May 28, 2009 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments introduced the NI Measurement Suite for Fixed WiMAX (IEEE 802.16-2004), a software suite that can be used to configure software-defined PXI RF measurement systems. With this suite, engineers can test WiMAX base stations and mobile subscriber stations as well as components such as

Thick Film Power Resistors Feature Power Dissipation of 300 W, 600 W, and 800 W

May 28, 2009 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released 300-W, 600-W, and 800-W thick film power resistors featuring a small size and a broad range of resistance values. The LPS300, LPS600, and LPS800 devices are non-inductive (<0.1 µH) and provide a resistance range of 0.3 Ohms to 900 kOhms. Featuring


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