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California lists moon junk as historical resource

February 1, 2010 4:48 am | News | Comments

Seeking to preserve the site where humans first set foot on the moon, a California state panel on Friday registered a collection of 106 objects left by the Apollo 11 mission as an historical resource. The move by the state Historical Resources Commission marks the first such designation for cultural artifacts located other than on Earth, said Lisa Westwood, part of a team of scholars and museum professionals who applied for the listing.

Power Inductors Achieve Desirable DC Bias

February 1, 2010 4:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s NRS5020 (5.0 mmx 5.0 mm, with a maximum height of 2.0 mm) and the NR5040 (5.0 mm x 5.0 mm, with a maximum height of 4.0 mm) wire-wound power inductors are said to feature the industry’s best DC bias characteristics for 5 mm square power inductors. Though more 


Obama pushes nuclear energy to boost climate bill

February 1, 2010 4:45 am | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is endorsing nuclear energy like never before, trying to win over Republicans and moderate Democrats on climate and energy legislation. Obama singled out nuclear power in his State of the Union address, and his spending plan for the next budget year is expected to include billions of more dollars in federal guarantees for new nuclear reactors.


PTC Thermistors Are Qualified to AEC Q-200

February 1, 2010 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC introduced the Superior Series of EPCOS SMD PTC thermistors for limit temperature measurement. They are available in case sizes 0805, 0603 and 0402. Compared to the standard series, these components employ a more homogenous ceramic material, which enables


Change for NASA: Renting the Right Stuff

February 1, 2010 4:41 am | News | Comments

Getting to space is about to be outsourced. The Obama administration on Monday will propose in its new budget spending billions of dollars to encourage private companies to build, launch and operate spacecraft for NASA and others. Uncle Sam would buy its astronauts a ride into space just like hopping in a taxi...

Single Output, 75 W Power Supplies Offer Open Frame Construction

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

MicroPower Direct’s MPO-75S Series of single output, 75 W AC power supplies include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and compact open frame construction. Four standard models operate from a universal input of 90 V to 264 VAC; providing 


Energy Efficient 2 A, 100 V Schottky Bridge Rectifier Saves Space

February 1, 2010 4:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. announced the release of the CBRHDSH2-100 Schottky Bridge Rectifier packaged in the HD DIP case. This energy efficient device has a low reverse leakage current of 0.7 uA and addresses the need for a space saving 2 A, 100 V full wave bridge rectifier essential for today’s power management, solid state lighting, and power over ethernet applications. The CBRHDSH2-100 is said to 


Softchoice Re-Files 2008 MD & A and Certificates

February 1, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Softchoice Corporation (TSX: SO) announced today that it has re-filed its Management Discussion and Analysis (the "MD&A") and the certificates (the "Certificates") of the President and CEO and CFO for the year ended December 31, 2008 and the interim filing for the period ended September 30, 2009....

Advertisement to capitulate to Macmillan price demand

February 1, 2010 3:56 am | News | Comments says it will give in to publishing giant Macmillan and agree to sell electronic versions of its books even at prices it considers too high. New copies of Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall," Andrew Young's "The Politician" and other books published by Macmillan were unavailable Saturday on, after the retailer pulled the titles in a surprising reaction to the publisher's new pricing model for e-books.

Apple's own approach to iPad e-books could confuse

February 1, 2010 3:53 am | News | Comments

Even as Apple's iPad will likely energize electronic reading, the new device is undermining a painstakingly constructed effort by the publishing industry to make it possible to move e-books between different electronic readers.

What Do You Plan to Buy for an Energy Tax Credit or Rebate in 2010?

February 1, 2010 2:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

We've been talking a lot about tax credits and rebates on the blog recently. We may sound like a broken record, but we really want you to be aware of the incentives available if you are considering a purchase for your home.


In Case You Missed Them: Energy Savers Blog Entries You Should Read

February 1, 2010 2:52 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Every now and then, I like to take a look back at some of the entries we've published over the last year on the Energy Savers Blog. We try not to repeat ourselves (too much), so if you're looking for a particular topic to be covered on the blog, be sure to check out the categories and...


Obama to Field Questions Posted by YouTube Users

January 31, 2010 4:59 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

A White House official called the live Webcast “a way to give people access to the president that feels more participatory.”


Britain Warned Businesses of Threat of Chinese Spying

January 31, 2010 4:59 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

A secret 2008 warning by the MI5 spy agency informed hundreds of British companies of a wide-ranging effort by China to hack into companies’ computers and blackmail foreigners.


Cellular Base Station Chip Makers Face Declining Demand

January 31, 2010 10:58 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Operators, after spending heavily on 3G upgrades, are now waiting for service revenues from these networks before they invest more.


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