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Switchable adhesive could let humans walk on walls

February 1, 2010 1:53 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Invented in Paul Steen's lab, the device uses water surface tension as an adhesive bond.

CACI completes cybersecurity acquisition

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

CACI International Inc., which provides IT services to the government, said Monday it has completed its acquisition of cybersecurity company SystemWare Inc. for an undisclosed sum.The acquisition comes as the federal government steps up its focus on cybersecurity. President Barack Obama...

Snap-in Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Offer 3,000-hour Life

February 1, 2010 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cornell Dubilier introduced two snap-in aluminum electrolytic capacitor series with extended voltage rating up to 450 VDC. Designated the Type SLP (105°C) and SLPX (85°C) Series, the capacitors are targeted for next generation 


NCR opens 100 new Blockbuster kiosks in Arizona

February 1, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NCR Corp., which makes devices including ATMs, self-service checkout machines and airport ticketing kiosks, said Monday it has installed more than 100 new Blockbuster Express DVD-rental kiosks at Food City and Bashas' supermarkets in Arizona.Blockbuster is scrambling to regain business it has...

Earnings Preview: Cisco expects sales increase

February 1, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc., the world's largest maker of computer networking equipment, reports its fiscal second-quarter results after the stock market closes Wednesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Cisco has said it expects to post its first year-over-year sales increase since Jan. 2009, with the improving...

The ECN Roundtable - Harsh Environment Needs

February 1, 2010 10:38 am | Articles | Comments

Given the improved performance of modern parts and packaging, how much certification and categorization does a product intended for operation in a harsh environment require?


ANADIGICS Power Amplifiers Selected for Novatel Phones

February 1, 2010 10:07 am | News | Comments

ANADIGICS, Inc., a leading provider of innovative RF solutions for broadband wireless and wireline communications, today announced that Novatel Wireless has selected its WCDMA/HSPA and EDGE power amplifiers (PAs) for two new wireless HSPA+ Mobile Broadband USB modems. HSPA+ is the next evolution of high-speed packet access (HSPA) wireless broadband technology, offering greater capacity for data throughput compared to current 3G networks.


Farmingdale High School Wins Science Bowl at Brookhaven Lab

February 1, 2010 9:55 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Farmingdale High School took first place in the Regional Science Bowl at Brookhaven Lab, beating Half Hollow Hills West, which won second place.

Constant Voltage LED Power Modules Boast 300 W Output

February 1, 2010 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Partners’ PIL300U-V Series power modules for LEDs boast 300 W of output power from a wide 90 V to 305 VAC input range. Their design incorporates high PFC, meeting the requirements for EN61000-3-2. Standard output voltages range from 


Minnick fills coffers in Idaho's 1st CD

February 1, 2010 9:01 am | by JOHN MILLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Democratic U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick outraised his would-be Republican rivals in Idaho's 1st Congressional District during the final three months of 2009.Minnick, a first-term House member who represents northern and western Idaho, pulled in about $274,000, luring money from Democratic...

Rose named new biotechnology institute director

February 1, 2010 7:53 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

As director of the Institute for Biotechnology and Life Sciences Technologies, Jocelyn Rose will promote and enhance research and infrastructure associated with life sciences at Cornell.


New PlayStation 3 show 'The Tester' pits gamer against gamer

February 1, 2010 6:26 am | News | Comments

In the reality show "The Tester," the top prize is a job. Sony Corp. is launching the show on its PlayStation 3 on Feb. 18. The premise? Pit a broad swath of video game fans against one another to see who's the best at testing out games.


Are Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions a Problem?

February 1, 2010 6:06 am | by Ken Johnson | Blogs | Comments

The Oct. 2007 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons contained a comprehensive 12 page report analyzing the factual data of over 100 studies concerning effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) on the environment.


Obama Pushes Nuclear Energy To Boost Climate Bill

February 1, 2010 5:58 am | by Product Design & Development | 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.


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