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FCC grills Verizon on increased Early Termination Fees

December 7, 2009 10:16 am | Blogs | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is investigating why Verizon Wireless doubled their Early Termination Fees for “Advanced Devices.” The $350 ETF for “Advanced Devices” went into effect 11/15, and applies to PDAs and Smartphones (such as RIM Blackberries).  


Steven Coleman Named Manager of Brookhaven Lab's Radiological Control Division

December 7, 2009 9:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Steven A. Coleman has been named manager of the Radiological Control Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. Coleman has been the division’s interim manager since September 2008, when his predecessor, Charles Schaefer, joined the Laboratory’s Office of...


Integrated Connector Modules Address PoE-Plus Apps

December 7, 2009 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated announces the HyperJack PoE+ Power Source Equipment (PSE), Integrated Connector Module (ICM). Available in 2x4 and 2x6 configurations, the HyperJack modules feature a fully integrated design that reduces the engineering effort allowing for plug-and-play Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+)


CT Brain Perfusion Scans Safety Investigation: Initial Notification

December 7, 2009 8:50 am | News | Comments

[UPDATED 12/07/2009] FDA identified at least 50 additional patients exposed to excess radiation; interim recommendations for imaging facilities provided.


International Interconnect Technology Conference Call for Papers

December 7, 2009 8:30 am | News | Comments

The 13th annual IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference (IITC) and exhibition has announced a Call for Papers for work describing innovative developments in the critically important field of interconnections for electronic systems.


Hybrid Supercar Uses Microturbines

December 7, 2009 7:52 am | News | Comments

Capstone Turbine Corporation has shown off its high performance hybrid electric car, the CMT-380, at the LA Auto Show. The car features a 30kW microturbine that extends the range of its traditional EV batteries, and which the company likens to having an ultra-clean and quiet jet engine under the hood.


LCR Meter Boasts 0.1 Percent Accuracy, RS-232, Handler Interfaces

December 7, 2009 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Protek Test and Measurement’s 0.1 percent accuracy, bench model, LCR features RS 232 and Handler interfaces Model Z8900 offers six (6) measurement modes at test frequencies of 100 Hz, 120 Hz, 1 kHz or 10 kHz, with drive voltages of 0.1 V, 0.3 V, or 1.0 V and measurements rates to 12 per second. It incorporates a


Research Shatters Traditional Notions of Laser Limits

December 7, 2009 6:51 am | News | Comments

Air Force Office of Scientific Research and National Science Foundation-funded professor, Dr. Xiang Zhang has demonstrated at the University of California, Berkeley the world's smallest semiconductor laser, which may have applications to the Air Force in communications, computing and bio-hazard detection.


Power Supplies are 95 Percent Efficient

December 7, 2009 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Excelsys Technologies’ constant current output LXC Series and the LXV constant voltage series power supplies offer up to 300 W of output power in compact, rugged IP67 enclosures. The LX series of LED power supplies up to 95 percent efficiency, plus reliability, MTBF figures in excess of 1 Million hours, and IP67 rating, making them suitable for


HID Global Settles Smart Cards Patents Lawsuit

December 7, 2009 6:42 am | News | Comments

General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced today on behalf of its client, Leighton Technologies LLC, that it has settled all pending lawsuits with HID Global Corporation (HID) of Irvine, Calif., and licensed Leighton’s patents to HID, a leading manufacturer of employee and student ID cards, driver’s licenses and transaction cards such as cashless payment, fare collection, vending and loyalty cards.


Scoreboard shows strong increase of aid in response to the financial crisis but Single Market intact

December 7, 2009 5:54 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission's latest State Aid Scoreboard shows the financial crisis multiplied the overall aid volume from € 66.5 billion or 0.52% of the EU-27 GDP in 2007 to € 279.6 billion or 2.2% of GDP in 2008. Crisis measures excluded, total aid stood in 2008 at € 67.4 billion or 0.54%...

You Can't Manage Energy Use That You Don't Measure

December 7, 2009 5:52 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

"You can't manage what you don't measure" is a common management adage. It applies well to energy as well. I think I do a decent job at restricting my energy usage at home. After all, I'm supposed to be an energy expert. But who would have thought th


Statistics Insights for Scientists and Engineers

December 7, 2009 5:52 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

My father was a engineer and statistician. Along with George Box and Stu Hunter (no relation) they wrote Statistics for Experimenters (one of the potential titles had been Statistics for Engineers). They had an interest in bringing applied statistics to the work of scientists and...


Unless We Take Decisive Action, Climate Change Will Ravage Our Planet

December 7, 2009 5:52 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

photo by John Hunter at Glacier National Park. Tomorrow 56 newspapers, in 45 countries, are taking the unprecedented step of publishing the same editorial. The editorial will appear in 20 languages, as the United Nations Climate Change Conference is set to begin in Copenhagen. Unless we...

Publication in Neuropsychopharmacology Confirms CeNeRx's Novel RIMA Antidepressant TriRima & trade; Selectively and Reversibly Inhibits MAO-A

December 7, 2009 5:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

CeNeRx BioPharma, Inc., a clinical stage company developing innovative treatments for diseases of the central nervous system, today announced that a newly published PET imaging study in human subjects confirms that CeNeRx’s novel compound TriRima™ reversibly inhibits MAO-A, an...



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