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Switchable Nanostructures Made with DNA

December 20, 2009 8:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Using synthetic DNA “linkers,” Brookhaven scientists have built switchable, responsive nanostructures that could be useful as biosensors, in solar cells, and as new materials for data storage.

Soren Bisgaard 1951-2009

December 20, 2009 8:51 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Soren Bisgaard died earlier this month of cancer. Soren was a student (Ph.D., statistics) of my father’s who shared the commitment to using applied statistics to improve people’s lives. I know this seem odd to many (I tried to describe this idea previously and read his...

NREL Sets the Bar for Office Building Energy Use

December 20, 2009 5:53 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

When NREL decided to build a new office building, the national lab turned to its experts to establish a new energy use benchmark. The lab's researchers knew what they wanted - the request for proposals included 780 pages of specifications. The resulting Research Support Facility sets the...


NREL Works with Truckers to Reduce Fuel Use

December 20, 2009 5:53 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

Excessive idling of trucks has been identified as a source of wasted fuel; NREL is working with the trucking industry to find big savings.


New Labs to Concentrate on Solar Thermal Energy

December 20, 2009 5:52 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

DOE funds facilities to advance concentrating solar power technologies; global capacity could reach 20 gigawatts by 2020.


General Dynamics in deal to enhance Army vehicles

December 18, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics has won a $134 million Army contract for work to improve up to 550 Stryker combat vehicles.The eight-wheel-drive Stryker built by General Dynamics is in use in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the contract includes design, engineering and production work to update and enhance the...


You got C in my L. No, you got L in my C

December 18, 2009 1:52 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Just another tale of a poor little capacitor feeling lonely and trying look up to a big inductor for advice and guidance. Sadly, Henry, the inductor rebuffed the little uf with nary a word and kept his emf to himself....


Cornellians build computer climate-change model

December 18, 2009 12:52 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Researchers are contributing to a new model of climate change that may give more accurate predictions of the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in Earth's future.


WiMAX Chipset Market To Be Driven By Mobile PCs Through 2012

December 18, 2009 11:58 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

The emerging WiMAX chipset market will be driven primarily by embedded Mobile WiMAX in mobile PCs through 2012.

An Interview with

December 18, 2009 11:57 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

So the folks at found my videos and asked if we could do one for their embedded customers. Not being one to shy away from the limelight, I accepted. You can check out the video here: (scroll down a bit to the player on the right side of the page)Or here's...


Powering the 2009 World Games

December 18, 2009 11:54 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics solar products helped power the 2009 World Games in Taiwan's Kaoshiung Stadium. This venue is the world's first multi-function stadium powered by Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solar energy. The 1.2 megawatts of electricity generated by this system eliminates up...

PXA Signal Analyzer Delivers Up to 140 MHz Analysis Bandwidth

December 18, 2009 11:41 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced an LTE test solution that combines the Agilent 89600 VSA LTE FDD and LTE TDD analysis software with the performance of the Agilent X-Series, the Agilent N9030A PXA signal analyzer. The PXA’s RF performance supports both LTE FDD and LTE TDD. It delivers up to 140 MHz analysis bandwidth and up to 


GHz Bandwidth Transceiver Socket Suits Wafer Level BGA

December 18, 2009 11:33 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for 0.5 mm pitch 51 pin BGA. The SG-BGA-7154 socket is designed for 4mm x 4mm x 0.8 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with <1dB of insertion loss. The contact resistance is typically 


M12 Cat 6 Connector Suits High-speed data Apps in Harsh Environments

December 18, 2009 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex introduced the Brad Micro-Change M12 Cat 6 connector. It handles Gigabit Ethernet speeds, is IP68-rated and designed to provide secure and safe electrical connections in harsh or hostile conditions. The two shielding crosses inside the cable connector and receptacle overlap 


Google fined $14,300 a day in France over books

December 18, 2009 11:00 am | by GREG KELLER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Paris court ruled Friday that Google Inc.'s expansion into digital books breaks France's copyright laws, and a judge slapped the Internet search leader with a €10,000-a-day fine until it stops showing literary snippets.Besides being fined the equivalent of $14,300 for each day in violation,...


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