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Self-cleaning technology from Mars can keep terrestrial solar panels dust free

August 22, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Find dusting those tables and dressers a chore or a bore? Dread washing the windows? Imagine keeping dust and grime off objects spread out over an area of 25 to 50 football fields. That's the problem facing companies that deploy large-scale solar power...

UK official decries video game with Taliban role

August 22, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Britain's defense secretary says a video game that allows players to adopt the role of the Taliban is a "tasteless product" and is calling on retailers to show their support for troops by not selling it.Liam Fox said Sunday it's "shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the...

Head of Taiwan LCD maker barred from leaving US

August 22, 2010 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The chief executive of a leading Taiwanese LCD screen maker has been barred from leaving the U.S. during a U.S. Justice Department probe into alleged price-fixing, the company said.Hsinchu-based AU Optronics Corp. said in a statement filed Saturday with Taiwan's Stock Exchange that a U.S. court...

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Prosecutors: WikiLeaks founder suspected of rape

August 21, 2010 3:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A spokeswoman for the Swedish prosecutors office says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is wanted on suspicion of rape and he should contact police for questioning....

CamSemi Secures 10 Major Designs for C2160 Controller Family

August 20, 2010 2:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

CamSemi announced a series of 10 major design wins for its C2160 family of primary side sensing (PSS) controllers that includes designs for five-star rated mobile phone chargers for some of the world’s top...

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Waytronx Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

August 20, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Waytronx, Inc., along with its wholly owned subsidiaries, CUI Inc. and CUI-Japan, its Japanese subsidiary, and Comex Electronics, a partially owned (49%) Japanese subsidiary, announced that it posted results for the second quarter ended...

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GM & Bright Automotive Announce Strategic Relationship

August 20, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Bright Automotive and General Motors Co. announced that they have agreed to pursue a strategic relationship and that GM has provided funding to the Indiana automaker, the first funding action by the newly formed...

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AMSC Acquires 25% Stake in Blade Dynamics Ltd.

August 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

American Superconductor Corp. announced that it has acquired a 25% ownership position in Blade Dynamics Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of advanced wind turbine blades based on proprietary materials and structural technologies. Founded in...

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Africans text message to check if drugs are real

August 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

For Africans wondering whether the malaria drugs they've bought are real, there may soon be a quick way of finding out: sending a text message....

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Recession hits smart-phone makers in the chips

August 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The seemingly recession-proof smart phone is suffering from a side effect of the rough economy: Manufacturers simply can't build enough of the gadgets because chip-makers that rolled back production last year are now scrambling to play catch-up....

Broad Institute licenses ChemAxon chemical software products

August 20, 2010 11:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has entered into a licensing deal with Hungary-based ChemAxon Ltd. in which the Cambridge institute will license the company’s discovery and desktop toolkits.

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Iowa State awards grants to develop health, energy and research technologies

August 20, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Iowa State University) Iowa State University has awarded competitive grants totaling $942,389 to 10 research projects that have potential to grow the state's economy. The projects include developing software tools that can improve the quality of health care, expanding a genetic test of...

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Germans wary of Google Street View

August 20, 2010 9:05 am | by MELISSA EDDY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Germans have long harbored an obsession about protecting privacy, with memories of Nazi-era denouncements of neighbors and East German secret police snooping still alive. Now they have found a new target for their fears: Google "Street View."Under strong government pressure, the Internet giant...

Ultra Compact Converter Range In 15 And 30 Watt Versions

August 20, 2010 8:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

XP Power announced additions to its extensive range of ultra compact low power DC/DC converters. The 15 Watt JCM15 comes in a tiny 1 x 1 in. metal package, with the 30 Watt JCK30 being available in a metal case that measures just 2 x 1 in.

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