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Animated News Clips Fuel Debate on Media Freedom

December 10, 2009 10:04 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The use of animated depictions of violent events by Apple Daily, Taiwan’s most widely read newspaper, has provoked an intense discussion of their influence on children.


Web Site for Woods Is Drawing Attention

December 10, 2009 10:04 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Tiger Woods’s personal Web site has had an increase in visitors since he issued a statement about his car accident on Nov. 29.


Internet-Enabled TV Market in China: Open Apple TV

December 10, 2009 10:04 am | by In-Stat Research | News | Comments

In-Stat has identified an important trend for Internet-enabled TV, which would permit the downloading of video and other Internet content in the Chinese television market.


Potential impact of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles

December 10, 2009 10:04 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Academy of Sciences) A new report from the National Research Council, "Transitions to Alternative Transportation Technologies -- Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles," examines the technological status of plug-in hybrids and identifies factors that might hinder their acceptance in...

Titan Machinery 3Q results fall 30 percent

December 10, 2009 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Titan Machinery Inc., which operates agriculture and construction equipment stores, said Thursday third-quarter profit fell 30 percent as expenses climbed and a challenging construction industry resulted in lower sales in that segment.The company reported net income of $5.7 million, or 32 cents...

Have You Used an Electric Meter to Measure Your Energy Use?

December 10, 2009 9:56 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This week, you read about using an electric meter to measure and manage your energy use. Using a meter could


Parts Substitution Gone Big

December 10, 2009 9:55 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I've mentioned some cautions with parts substitutions before; wrong V values on barrier or flyback diodes, counterfeit parts and things like that. Here's another example of something to watch out for if your supply is tight and choices are limited....

Motion Control Device Adds Pizzazz to Web Surfing

December 10, 2009 9:22 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Back at CES ’09, I had the chance to preview Hillcrest Labs’ MEMs Accelerometer based motion control technology. They’ve since marketed it as a consumer device, the Loop Pointer.


Eli Lilly predicts earnings growth, touts pipeline

December 10, 2009 9:00 am | by TOM MURPHY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Eli Lilly & Co. said Thursday earnings per share could grow more than 10 percent next year, but the drugmaker's stock dipped as its 2009 forecast fell short of Wall Street expectations.Indianapolis-based Lilly also touted its pipeline of drugs under development during a Webcast of its annual...

Alka-Seltzer Plus Day & Night Cold Formula Liquid Gels - Incorrect Packaging

December 10, 2009 8:50 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

One lot recalled because labeling on the foil blister card of certain packages were printed with the label reversed, and consumers may not be aware of the warnings of an antihistamine that could cause drowsiness.


Air Force Confirms Existence of Stealth UAV

December 10, 2009 8:42 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Air Force has confirmed the existence of a new Stealth Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Designated the RQ-170 Sentinel, “The Beast of Kandahar" has been spotted over Afghanistan as early as 2007. The military plans to deploy it for reconnaissance and surveillance missions.  


ECN Launches Annual 'Tops in Test' Contest

December 10, 2009 8:38 am | Blogs | Comments

 ECN magazine is announcing both a new test-oriented blog and an annual contest on Best Test Practices.

Absorbing Hydrogen Fluoride Gas to Enhance Crystal Growth

December 10, 2009 4:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Two scientists at Brookhaven Lab have developed a method to control the buildup of hydrogen fluoride gas during the growth of precision crystals needed for applications such as superconductors, optical devices, and microelectronics.


EasyWhite LED Binning Simplifies LED Selection

December 10, 2009 4:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enabling both simplified LED system design and improved LED-to-LED color consistency, EasyWhite bins from Cree are offered in 3500 K, 3000 K and 2700 K color temperatures and are 75 percent smaller than the ANSI C78.377 standard color regions.


Evaluation Board Creates Three-phase Energy Meter

December 10, 2009 4:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ADE7878 smart energy meter evaluation board is designed to be used together with accompanying software to implement a fully functional three-phase energy meter.



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