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Intel in talks with India's ITI for joint venture

November 6, 2009 5:30 am | News | Comments

Intel (INTC.O), the world's largest chip maker, is planning to participate in bids invited by Indian state-owned telecom equipment maker ITI Ltd (ITEL.BO) to set up joint ventures, the Business Standard reported on Friday. ITI intends to be a minority partner in the proposed joint ventures with a 26 percent stake according to the bid proposals, the newspaper said.

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Internet censorship seen liable to WTO challenge

November 6, 2009 5:19 am | News | Comments

Censorship of the Internet is open to challenge at the World Trade Organization as it can restrict trade in services delivered online, a forthcoming study says. A censorship case at the WTO could raise sovereignty issues, given the clear right of member states to restrict trade on moral grounds...

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Company sequences whole human genome for $1,700

November 6, 2009 5:08 am | News | Comments

Want to know your entire DNA sequence? A California company has done it for as little as $1,700. Privately held Complete Genomics says it can do a better quality, usable genome map for about $4,400...

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Wireless Core Module offers 802.11 a,b,g,n Wi-Fi

November 5, 2009 10:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ConnectCore Wi-MX51, from Digi International, is purportedly the industry’s first wireless enabled core module to offer 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. It is also the first based on Freescale’s new high-performance i.MX51 processor, and first to support Microsoft’s new Windows CE 6.0 R3.

Cornell Scientists Time-Compress Optical Signals

November 5, 2009 9:46 am | News | Comments

 Cornell researchers have developed an ingenious method to time-compress optical signals. The process could enable optical communication systems to carry many more bits per second or could also be used to generate short bursts of light with complex waveforms needed to control chemistry and physics experiments where changes are induced by light.

Design Talk: Automation

November 5, 2009 6:38 am | Articles | Comments

Your job as a test engineer is to automate test equipment to verify your company’s products.  Many of you spend way too much time learning how to program that test equipment.  Have you ever quickly and successfully configured an instrument from its front panel or Web interface and then spent hours or days trying to do that same task programmatically?

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Brainstorm- Advanced Technology Vehicles

November 5, 2009 6:35 am | Articles | Comments

Apart from MPG, what’s a fair way to measure the efficiency of advanced technology vehicles?

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ECN Media Kit

October 23, 2009 3:28 pm | Articles | Comments

X-Files fans, conspiracy theorists, and the tinfoil hat crowd were right all along! Sorta… In the 1950s, the US government really was building a flying saucer. But it didn’t involve little green men, human-alien hybrids, or David Duchovny; this isn’t what you’d call a "smoking gun."

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Handheld Ultrasound Device Unveiled by GE

October 22, 2009 6:10 am | News | Comments

The future of ultrasound technology, as interpreted by General Electric Co., looks a bit like a flip phone crossed with an iPod. GE CEO Jeff Immelt unveiled a handheld ultrasound machine at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco Tuesday called the Vscan, saying it could become the "stethoscope of the 21st century."

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Images of the new 'BlackBerry' Watch

October 20, 2009 8:27 am | by by Kevin Michaluk | News | Comments

Remember that story about a Bluetooth BlackBerry Watch accessory being in the works? In case you were doubting it, today we can say with certainty that it's happening, it's getting announced soon, and what you're looking at is an actual rendering of the real deal.

Cable Assembly complies with SFF-8431 specification

October 20, 2009 8:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Purportedly able to go 3 to 5 meters longer than other passive options, a 10 meter SFP+ copper cable assembly (from W. L. Gore) is fully compliant with the SFF-8431 Revision 4.1 specification. Typical values for VMA loss are 3.95 dBe and a dWDP of 5.60 dBe.

First Android E-Reader Offers Dual-Screen Interactivity

October 20, 2009 4:43 am | by Jennifer LeClaire | News | Comments

Spring Design announced the first e-reader based on Google's Android operating system. Dubbed Alex, the device features full browser capabilities and a patented dual-screen interaction technology called Duet Navigator.

VCOs operate to 2000 MHz

October 19, 2009 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CRBV55CW-1000-2000 RedBox VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 1000 MHz to 2000 MHz with a control voltage range of 1.0 V to 20.0 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset. Output power is typically 5.5 dBm.

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Servo Motors extend life of medical, industrial apps

October 19, 2009 12:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A family of brushless servo motors (from AMETEK) purportedly extends the service life of applications ranging from medical and industrial equipment to instrumentation and automation machinery, among others. These motors (AB23000, AB34000, and AB48000) in NEMA sizes 23 (2.25 in.), 34 (3.54 in.), and 56 (4.75 in.)

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Researchers use Lasers to Write Fly Memories

October 19, 2009 6:45 am | by Victoria Gill | News | Comments

Researchers have devised a way to write memories onto the brains of flies, revealing which brain cells are involved in making bad memories. The researchers said that in flies just 12 brain cells were responsible for what is known as "associative learning". Associative memories are made when an animal learns to link a cue to a particular outcome.

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