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Better computing, communication for emergency personnel at disaster sites

January 25, 2010 1:58 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) Hurricane Katrina. The Southeast Asian tsunami. Now the killer earthquake in Haiti, which has claimed upwards of 50,000 lives. In each case, the response to a natural disaster has been further complicated by the difficulty delivering medical care in...

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Quartz Crystal Said to be World’s Smallest

January 25, 2010 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Statek Corporation announced the release of its ultra-miniature, low-profile CX18 crystal. With overall dimensions of 1.55 mm x 0.95 mm x 0.35 mm, and a typical weight of 1.8 mg, Statek’s CX18 is asserted to be the smallest and lightest surface-mount crystal in the world. The CX18 has a 

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Apple rockets to most profitable quarter ever

January 25, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. says it rocketed to its most profitable quarter ever over the holidays.The iPhone's rollout in several major new markets, including China and South Korea, helped fuel the company's nearly 50 percent jump in net income over the same period a year earlier.Revenue also hit an all-time...

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Canadian earnings declared Monday: Versatile Systems' Q2 loss narrows

January 25, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian earnings declared Monday as of 3:30 p.m.:Versatile Systems Inc. (TSXV:VV): Three months ended Dec. 31, 2009, net loss US$80,661, nil a share; 2008, $533,171, nil a share. Revenue: 2009, $11,300,000; 2008, $12,300,000.

Smartphones Surpass 15% of Cell Phone Shipments in China

January 25, 2010 10:54 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

China’s smartphone market saw strong growth throughout 2008 with shipments showing a 30% increase over the previous year

Study: New vaccine delivery system may be more effective

January 25, 2010 10:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

An interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers has devised a new way to make vaccines that promises to prevent diseases much more cheaply.

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Power Entry Module Provides Added Seal Protection

January 25, 2010 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter’s Series 5707 power entry module offers IP 54 protection at the power input, in addition to IP 65 protection to the equipment. The sealed module is appropriate for use in medical equipment exposed to leaks, drips and spills, as well as equipment subject to routine washing. The compact module combines 

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Building an Arsenal against Counterfeiters

January 25, 2010 9:34 am | by Barry LaFontaine, Fusion Trade(www.fusiontrade.com) | Blogs | Comments

 The problem with counterfeit parts plaguing the distribution chain is not going away. In fact, it’s getting worse.

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High-density Ultracaps Carry up to 5,000 Farad

January 25, 2010 9:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ioxus, Inc., developers and manufacturers of innovative ultracapacitor technologies for a wide range of energy storage markets, today launched a new family of lower-cost large cell prismatic electrochemical double-layer capacitors for transportation and utility applications.

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Canadian court rejects Dell appeal in class action

January 25, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A panel of the Court of Appeal of Ontario has dismissed two appeals brought by Dell Inc. seeking to enforce a consumer arbitration clause and prevent a class action lawsuit from proceeding.Computer maker Dell is being sued by a class of 119,000 Canadians who bought Inspiron laptops between 2003...

HP launches digital music venture in Europe

January 25, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday it was partnering with U.K. mobile music startup Omnifone Ltd. to launch a subscription music service on its personal computers in Europe, moving into a market dominated by Apple Inc.'s iTunes.Under the partnership, HP will offer a digital music service — called...

Materials Design selected as software supplier and partner for advanced reactor project

January 25, 2010 7:57 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Materials Design, Inc.) Materials Design, a global leader in computational materials science and engineering software and services, has been selected as a scientific software supplier and partner to Pebble Bed Modular Reactor, Ltd. of South Africa

My SolidWorks World Sessions

January 25, 2010 7:52 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

I originally intended to complete my schedule last Friday, but I took the weekend to refine my choices. It wasn't easy - there are way too many really good sessions to choose from. Here's is my schedule, and some of the reasons I chose the sessions I did. Monday, February 1st - 10:30am to...

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Veeco Gets Some Screen Time in Avatar

January 25, 2010 7:52 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

I got this from Tom Cote this morning. It's pretty cool to know that your products are used in a movie, even cooler to actually pick them out while watching it, and the icing on the cake is getting a mention during the closing credits.

Integration and power management open the door for next generation RKE applications

January 25, 2010 7:06 am | by Herve Branquart & Robert Waterman, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

Wireless transceiver technology is truly established in the automotive industry with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) now a standard feature of even basic specification vehicles. Following on its heels has been Passive Keyless Entry (PKE), dual transceiver devices that combine remote entry and remote starting, and systems that enable features such as tyre pressure monitoring and car-to-home communications.

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