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MegaPhase Cables Enable Successful Conclusion of Seven-year Deep Space Program

December 1, 2010 9:12 am | Comments

MegaPhase cables have contributed to the first and only asteroid dust capture from space. Japanese scientists confirmed their Hayabusa space probe, equipped with MegaPhase's GrooveTube cable assemblies. The seven year mission captured particles from the asteroid Itokawa...

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Review: Nookcolor is best dedicated e-reader

December 1, 2010 9:05 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

When Barnes & Noble Inc. began to sell its first electronic reading device, the Nook, a year ago, I found it as welcome as a bookcase landing on my toe. It was a terrible design — slow, confusing and buggy.The successor, the Nookcolor, is a huge improvement and the best dedicated e-reader on...

Europe Threatens Inquiry Into Phone and Cable Fees

December 1, 2010 8:28 am | by New York Times | Comments

Neelie Kroes, the commissioner who oversees telecommunications, said she was willing to use new powers to protect consumers from steep fees.

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F.C.C. Chairman Outlines Broadband Framework

December 1, 2010 8:28 am | by New York Times | Comments

A speech by Julius Genachowski will outline a proposal that forbids both wired and wireless Internet service providers from blocking lawful content.

Agency Proposes ‘Do Not Track’ Option for Web Users

December 1, 2010 8:27 am | by New York Times | Comments

The framework by the F.T.C. would let consumers decide whether they want Internet sites and advertisers to track their movements.

EMI Filters Have Optional Surge Suppression

December 1, 2010 8:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Foster Transformer now offers three models of EMI Filters with optional surge suppression that can be mounted with 1/4 in. quick connect terminals.

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Lens Cleaning Kit Improves Laser Performance

December 1, 2010 8:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

A laser optics lens cleaning kit that lets technicians in the field remove spatter and blow-back from CO2 laser optics to optimize laser performance is available from Laser Research Optics.

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Convey trust with voice, professor urges

December 1, 2010 8:22 am | by Cornell University | Comments

A new study by the ILR School's Michele Williams finds that our tone of voice, its pitch and volume, can convey trust.

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Discovery Triples Number of Stars in Universe

December 1, 2010 8:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Astronomers have discovered that small, dim stars known as red dwarfs are much more prolific than previously thought-so much so that the total number of stars in the universe is likely three times bigger than realized.

Electron 'pairing': Triplet superconductivity proven experientially for first time

December 1, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ruhr-University Bochum) Researchers at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel and Santa Barbara have made the first experimental breakthrough in quantum physics: Their studies on the "pairing behavior" of electrons have proven for the first time the existence of...

FTC proposes Do Not Track tool for Web marketing

December 1, 2010 7:20 am | Comments

Federal regulators are proposing to create a "Do Not Track" tool for the Internet so that people could prevent marketers from tracking their Web browsing habits and other online behavior in order to target advertising....

$4.3 million DARPA grant enables development of biological and chemical threat detector

December 1, 2010 6:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology Research News) DARPA has awarded Georgia Tech $4.3 million to develop a new class of sensors able to detect multiple biological and chemical threats simultaneously with unprecedented performance.

Fred Walsh endows fourth Texas A & M University scholarship

December 1, 2010 6:25 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Fred G. Walsh of Midland has endowed his fourth scholarship at Texas A&M University, this time for undergraduates studying industrial and systems engineering. “I received two scholarships when I was a student at Texas A&M, one from an A&M Club and one from a small independent...

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HDP User Group Launches New Revision of its Board Mounted Power Supplies Guidelines

December 1, 2010 6:14 am | Comments

The High Density Packaging (HDP) User Group now announces the launch of its second edition of Board Mounted Power Supply (BMPS) Application Guidelines. First, launched in March 2007, it was designed to support the communications and electronics manufacturing industry

Tegal expands ProNova? ICP silicon drie reactor family with introduction of the ProNova2?(2)

December 1, 2010 5:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Industry-leading etch rates, better uniformity and selectivity, and greater application flexibility makes ProNova2 one of the most productive silicon DRIE reactors on the market.

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