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Lithium Ion Battery Monitoring – Redundancy Required?

January 28, 2010 7:43 am | by Steven Boyle, applications engineer, Analog Devices | Articles | Comments

With so much of the ongoing development work for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and pure electric vehicles (EV) involving the use of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, many discussions at OEMs, electronics suppliers and battery manufacturers focus on how best to structure battery monitoring and management systems.


Smart phones boost Nokia as profits grow 65 pct

January 28, 2010 7:01 am | by KARL RITTER - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's biggest mobile phone maker, Nokia Corp., on Thursday said strong sales of smart phones and lower costs helped profits rise 65 percent in the fourth quarter despite a drop in total revenue.The better-than-expected report sent Nokia shares surging and suggested that the cell phone...

Pianist Daria Rabotkina to perform at Brookhaven Lab February 24

January 28, 2010 6:54 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Pianist Daria Rabotkina will perform at Brookhaven Lab on Wednesday, February 24, at noon in Berkner Hall. Sponsored by Brookhaven Science Associates, the concert is free and open to the public.


India plans first manned space flight in 2016

January 28, 2010 6:45 am | Articles | Comments

India's space agency is planning the nation's first manned space flight for 2016, if it gets government approval of the project budget, an official said Thursday. The Indian Space Research Organization has sought 120 billion rupees ($2.6 billion) to put two astronauts in space for a week, spokesman S. Satish told The Associated Press.


Imitation Google, YouTube sites emerge in China

January 28, 2010 6:05 am | Articles | Comments

Imitation Web sites of both Google and YouTube have emerged in China as the country faces off against the real Google over its local operations. offers videos from the real YouTube, which is blocked in China.


Breakthrough heart scanner will allow earlier diagnosis

January 28, 2010 4:56 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) An innovative cardiac scanner will dramatically improve the process of diagnosing heart conditions.The portable magnetometer is being developed at the University of Leeds, with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research...


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January 28, 2010 4:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

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Oncor senior VP to discuss his company's smart grid initiative at IEEE Green Technology Conference

January 28, 2010 3:57 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(IEEE-USA) Oncor Senior Vice President Jim Greer will be a keynote speaker at the second annual IEEE Green Technology Conference, April 15-16, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. He will discuss his company's Smart Grid initiative, which is designed to...


While Semi TAM for Digital Cable Set Top Boxes Declines, Opportunity Remains With Latest Features

January 28, 2010 2:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Although the market for semiconductors in digital cable set top boxes (STBs) is projected to decrease from 2008 to 2013, opportunity for chip vendors remains with the latest tech features

Nintendo profit drops despite strong holiday sales

January 28, 2010 12:01 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nintendo, maker of the hit Wii game console, said profit for April through December fell 9 percent after price cuts and the rising yen tarnished strong holiday sales.Nintendo Co. reported Thursday a 192.6 billion yen ($2.1 billion) profit for the nine months through Dec. 31, down from 212.5...

EVENING NEWS for January 27, 2010, CBS

January 27, 2010 10:01 pm | by Chip ReidAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Taiwan pushes e-books but lacks Chinese content

January 27, 2010 10:01 pm | by DEBBY WU - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Taiwan leads the world in development of readers for the fast-growing electronic book market, but when it comes to satisfying the e-appetites of the island's highly literate population, it seems distinctly pre-digital.The problem: A gaping lack of appealing Chinese-language content.At this...

Oracle CEO interested in buying NBA's Warriors

January 27, 2010 6:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison said Wednesday he is interested in buying the Golden State Warriors.No surprise there.Ellison told financial analysts he's trying to buy the team but, he said, "unfortunately you can't have a hostile takeover of a basketball team."The line got laughs because the...


Multiple Companies and Technologies Vie to Enable Mobile Payment Services in China

January 27, 2010 3:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

In a market where 100 million users of remote payment still represents a nascent segment, China’s mobile payment services market is the focus of multiple competing companies and alternative technologies.

Citrix Systems posts 47 percent jump in 4Q profit

January 27, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Citrix Systems Inc. on Wednesday posted a 47 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit as sales rose across all its business lines.But the company, which provides software and equipment for streamlining computer systems, issued a forecast at the low end of Wall Street expectations, and shares fell...


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