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Secretary Chu Announces 69 Early Career Scientists to Receive up to $85 Million in Funding to Support Research

January 14, 2010 11:53 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

This news release is being issued today by the U.S. Department of Energy. Brookhaven Lab's Adrian Gozar has won a grant from DOE's new Early Career Research Program for his investigation of optical properties of materials at the level of nanometers, or billionths of a meter, to determine...

Energy Harvesting Applications

January 14, 2010 10:58 am | by Jim Drew, Sr. Applications Engineer, Linear Technology | Videos | Comments

Energy harvesting applications are finding their way into many remote monitoring applications where utility power is not available.


College Mini-Semester Students Explore Science & Technology at Brookhaven Lab

January 14, 2010 9:54 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Twenty-three students from 22 colleges — from New York and locations as far-ranging as Alabama and Kentucky — learned about world-class science and technological achievements at Brookhaven Lab during five activity-packed days of their winter break.


The future of motion-sensing technology

January 14, 2010 9:51 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

Among its many virtues, Sci-Fi is very good at predicting real-world technology. The Steven Spielberg film, Minority Report, predicted two recent favorites—E-Ink and multi-touch. Ever since the latter hit theaters, scientists, researchers, engineers, and technophiles have been clamoring to reproduce the film’s futuristic touch screen technology.


Inductive Touch Demonstration

January 14, 2010 7:35 am | Videos | Comments

A Microchip Application engineer gives an overview of the new PICDEM Inductive Touch development kit including the MPLAB mTouch plug in.


What Are Your Reasons for Saving Energy?

January 14, 2010 5:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This week, Elizabeth discussed how saving energy could be contagious. There are various reasons people are energy consci


LEDs Address Demanding Traffic Applications

January 14, 2010 5:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Marktech Optoelectronics announced the availability of Toshiba’s TLxK series red and amber LEDs. The TLxK series has color, brightness and radiation patterns that are suited for traffic and sign applications. These include, but are not limited to 


Eastman Kodak sues Apple, RIM over digital cameras

January 14, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eastman Kodak is suing Apple and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion over technology related to digital cameras in the companies' phones.The company says Apple Inc.'s iPhone and some BlackBerry models infringe on a Kodak patent covering technology for previewing photos.It is asking the U.S....


20 W AC-DC Power Module is Ultra Compact

January 14, 2010 4:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

RECOM introduced the RAC20-SB AC/DC power module in the medium power range of up to 20-W. This ultra-compact converter measures 52.4 mm x 27.2 mm x 23.5 mm (LxWxH), and is supplied in the 


Flexible Cable Assemblies Offer Low VSWR through 18 GHz

January 14, 2010 4:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electronic Assembly Manufacturing announced the release of low VSWR flexible cable assemblies featuring Times Microwave Systems T-Flex cable. Three-foot long, 0.141” diameter assemblies, terminated with SMA male connectors, exhibit VSWR characteristics of 1.35:1 from 


The Tinker's Toolbox - Prototyping Tools Discussion

January 14, 2010 4:22 am | Podcasts | Comments

The purpose of the Tinker's Toolbox (TTB) project is to foment passion and positivity within the electronic design engineering community by conducting an industry community project to discuss design and development tools and methodologies.


Identify and Repair Invalid Registry Entries and Modify Registry Settings for Enhanced PC Performance

January 14, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments (NASDAQ: SPRT) today announced availability of Sammsoft@ Advanced Registry Optimizer(TM) 2010 ( (ARO 2010), a system maintenance utility for PCs that run Windows XP, Vista, and now Windows 7. ARO 2010 is being released by Sammsoft, the consumer...

Interfacing Next-Generation Embedded Systems

January 14, 2010 3:09 am | by Robert A. Burckle, Vice-President WinSystems | Articles | Comments

Simple, low-cost I/O is important. You might say that trying to hang a relay, UART, or other low-speed device on a PCI Express lane is like trying to get a drink of water out of a fire hose! So how do you handle I/O on the chips?


China tells Web companies to obey controls

January 14, 2010 3:01 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

In China's first official response to Google's threat to leave the country, the government Thursday said foreign Internet companies are welcome but must obey the law and gave no hint of a possible compromise over Web censorship.Foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu, without mentioning Google by...

Google's possible pullout a boost to China rival

January 13, 2010 10:01 pm | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A possible Google pullout from China could give a boost to its ambitious local rival Baidu Inc., which dominates the Chinese market and is expanding abroad.Baidu, launched in 2000, is a standout in the global search industry — a local competitor that beats giant Google Inc. Baidu has 60 percent...


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