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Warming's impacts sped up, worsened since Kyoto

November 23, 2009 6:33 am | News | Comments

Since the 1997 international accord to fight global warming, climate change has worsened and accelerated - beyond some of the grimmest of warnings made back then.  As the world has talked for a dozen years about what to do next, new ship passages opened through the once frozen summer sea ice of the Arctic.

Brainstorm: Holiday Wish List

November 23, 2009 6:10 am | Articles | Comments

With the holidays approaching, what product or technology is on your wish list?


The Rise of Counterfeiting

November 23, 2009 6:05 am | News | Comments

The rise of counterfeiting in recent years has been astounding. The U.S. economy loses some $250 billion annually with some three-quarters of a million jobs lost every year to what the Wall Street Journal has labeled as “nothing short of an economic crisis.”


Life Certainties Include Bad Forecasts

November 23, 2009 5:55 am | News | Comments

We all know demand variability and predictability are a daily reality for high tech manufacturers. The upcoming holiday season brings its own challenges for the manufacturers of consumer electronics. This year, it looks like it may be compounded by an earlier than expected uptick in underlying demand across most high tech sectors.

Springer launches SpringerMaterials at London Online Information 2009

November 23, 2009 5:00 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Springer) Springer Science+Business Media has announced the launch of SpringerMaterials -- the Landolt-Boernstein Database. It is the world's largest content platform of selected and critically assessed data in all areas of physical sciences and engineering.

Air Liquide Receives 2009 EuroAsia IC Industry Award

November 23, 2009 4:46 am | News | Comments

The Electronics industry is increasingly relying on new materials to maintain its pace of innovation, and is now delving into previously unexplored areas of the Periodic Table of Elements to enable ever more powerful devices. One such element is Ruthenium, which plays a crucial role in the data storage industry.

ThreadX RTOS Selected for Avidyne Digital Flight Control System

November 23, 2009 4:34 am | News | Comments

Express Logic today announced that its popular ThreadX RTOS drives Avidyne Corporation’s new DFC90 attitude-based Digital Flight Control System. The DFC90 is an integrated flight computer and control panel designed as a slide-in replacement for existing rate-based STEC 55X flight computers.


Ciena buys Nortel business units

November 23, 2009 4:19 am | News | Comments

Ciena Corp. and Nortel Networks Corp. said Monday that Nortel has sold its global optical networking and carrier ethernet businesses to Ciena for $769 in cash and debt. Nortel, a maker of telecom equipment in bankruptcy, said Ciena prevailed in an auction and will pay $530 million in cash and $239 million in convertible notes due June 2017.


Aonix Adds VxWorks-Intel Architecture Target

November 23, 2009 4:13 am | Articles | Comments

Aonix, a provider of solutions for safety and mission-critical applications, today announced the release of ObjectAda Real-Time 8.4 for Windows, targeting Intel x86 architecture embedded and real-time systems running the Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).


Beams are Back in the Large Hadron Collider

November 23, 2009 3:54 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Particle beams are once again zooming around the world’s most powerful particle accelerator—the Large Hadron Collider—located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. On November 20 at 4:00 p.m. EST, a clockwise circulating beam was established in the LHC’s 17-mile ring.

Did You Really Need a Survey?

November 22, 2009 7:59 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

The Center for Disease Control commissioned a survey to find information about computer game players. The result: I'm furious. I paid taxes that funded this survey? They could have just called me.Learn more about the survey here.

Generating electricity from air flow

November 22, 2009 6:57 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) A group of researchers at the City College of New York is developing a new way to generate power for planes and automobiles based on materials known as piezoelectrics, which convert the kinetic energy of motion into electricity. They will present their...

Re-engineering the Food System for Better Health

November 22, 2009 6:52 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Good food nation According to the Centers for Disease Control, between 1980 and 2006 the percentage of obese teenagers in the United States grew from 5 to 18, while the percentage of pre-teens suffering from obesity increased from 7 to 17. … Obesity is widespread due to our...


The GeekDad Interview

November 21, 2009 1:58 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

So GeekDad, a super awesome blog from Wired, found my vids and wanted to interview me. Here are my responses:

Florence Nightingale: The passionate statistician

November 21, 2009 6:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Florence Nightingale: The passionate statistician She brought about fundamental change in the British military medical system, preventing any such future calamities. To do it, she pioneered a brand-new method for bringing about social change: applied statistics. … he statistics...



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