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Japan unveils new $81 billion stimulus package

December 7, 2009 10:00 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's government on Tuesday unveiled $81 billion of new stimulus spending to keep the world's second-biggest economy from lurching back into recession.Despite shrinking tax revenue, Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and his Cabinet agreed to 7.2 trillion yen ($80.6 billion) in new spending after...

PV Industry Expected to Return to High Growth in 2010

December 7, 2009 9:59 pm | by General Electric | News | Comments

2009 marked the PV industry’s first “Solar Cycle,” with end-market demand shrinking 14% Y/Y, according to the DisplaySearch Q4’09 Quarterly PV Cell Capacity Database & Trends Report. [...]

Universal, Sony and EMI to Start Music Video Site Called Vevo

December 7, 2009 9:59 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The new Web site will be introduced Tuesday night as three of the four top music labels combine to try new ways to increase revenue.


Advertising: Groups Far Apart on Online Privacy Oversight

December 7, 2009 9:59 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

A round table on privacy and technology held by the Federal Trade Commission showed a heightened awareness of online privacy issues, if not much consensus.

Boxee, a Start-Up, to Offer a Device to Put Web Video on TV

December 7, 2009 9:59 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

A partnership between Boxee and the Taiwanese equipment maker D-Link hopes to keep the price of the new set-top box under $200.

Seagate Expands Beyond Disks for Storing Data

December 7, 2009 9:58 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Seagate Technology, the biggest maker of disk drives, is launching its long-awaited entry into the market for devices that store data on memory chips.

RIM, China Mobile Make Blackberry Deal

December 7, 2009 9:58 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Research In Motion will introduce the Blackberry to personal users and small businesses in China, and plans to introduce a Blackberry running on Chinese-developed technology.

Branson Rolls Out His Tourist Spaceship

December 7, 2009 9:58 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Sir Richard Branson unveiled what is intended to be the first private rocket ship to ferry tourists to the edge of space. But for now, the billionaire entrepreneur's venture appears to be moving at a slow pace.


Renesas to Release DrMOS-Compliant R2J20653ANP for Notebook PC CPU Power Supplies with Industry’s Top Power Supply Efficiency of 91%

December 7, 2009 7:52 pm | by Renesas | News | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif., December 7, 2009—Renesas Technology America, Inc., today announced the R2J20653ANP, an Integrated Driver-MOSFET for use in voltage regulators (VR) for the CPU, memory, etc., of notebook PCs. It complies with the integrated Driver-MOSFET (DrMOS) specification and...

Coming Soon...

December 7, 2009 5:53 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

I just wanted to let everyone know that follows this blog that the new website will be launching march 1st. Yes, that is right, an ACTUAL site. I did have to employ Carl's help slightly, so if there is any part you don't like, you can email me! So, if you are new to this blog, or have...


Grant funds pain management for NYC seniors

December 7, 2009 11:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A $2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will help researchers translate knowledge in social science into treatments, intervention programs and policies related to pain disorders.

Textile projects designed to help the aging

December 7, 2009 11:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell students designed winter boots that improve circulation and a jacket with built-in headphones for people in wheelchairs, among other products as part of a textiles course.

Elma Announces Injector-Ejector Handle and Panel Solutions for VPX

December 7, 2009 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc, a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has developed new handles/panels for VPX systems. They are designed to meet VITA 46/48 specifications. Elma’s VPX handles and panel solutions come in 1.0”, 0.85”, and 0.80” widths for the various card sizes of the architecture.


New Technology Could Boost Disease Detection Tests’ Speed and Sensitivity

December 7, 2009 10:53 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

A team led by Yale University scientists has developed a way to rapidly manipulate and sort different cells in the blood using magnetizable liquids. The findings, which will be published the week of December 7 in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...

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).  



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