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Georgia Tech Researchers Highlight Implications of Nanotechnology in New Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society

October 14, 2010 12:24 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Georgia Tech researchers are prominently represented in the newly released Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society, published by SAGE Publications, Inc. The Encyclopedia is a landmark international collaboration which reviews and reflects upon a wide range of topics related to the...

Mismasked PCB

October 14, 2010 12:23 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Personally, I think this PCB and stencil is prettier with the green showing through. It breaks up all of the boring silver color. It adds some life in. ...unless you are a chip wanting to be soldered down. If that's...

Obesity threatens national security, hampers recruiting

October 14, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

At a time when American military forces are stretched thin overseas, a growing number of potential recruits are too fat to enlist, according to an analysis by Cornell economists.

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'Incoherent excitations' govern key phase of superconductor behavior: UBC research

October 14, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of British Columbia) New research by University of British Columbia physicists indicates that high-temperature superconductivity in copper oxides is linked to what they term "incoherent excitations" -- a discovery that sheds light on the electronic response of these materials...

Tyndall nano-material reduces energy consumption in semiconductor chips

October 14, 2010 10:29 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Tyndall National Institute, UCC announced at the 2010 International Power Supply on Chip Workshop in Cork, the development of a new nano-material that will dramatically reduce the operating temperature of silicon chip components and circuits, thereby enhancing the reliability and lifetime...

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Umicore completes construction of new US based germanium substrates production facility

October 14, 2010 10:28 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Materials technology group Umicore has completed the construction of its new germanium substrates production facility in Quapaw, Oklahoma, USA, adjacent to the existing site.

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For non-stick MEMS, turn to quantum physics

October 14, 2010 10:28 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

MIT researchers have developed a way to calculate Casimir forces, which could effect the way sub-micron MEMS are designed.

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Yale Scientist Helps Pinpoint Threats to Life in World’s Rivers

October 14, 2010 10:22 am | Comments

The food chain - the number of organisms that feed on each other - in the world's streams and rivers depends more upon the size of the stream and whether the waterways flood or run dry than the amount of available food resources, Yale University and Arizona State University (ASU)...

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'Handbook of Cloud Computing' presents comprehensive view of cloud computing trend

October 14, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Springer) Cloud computing is reshaping information technology, helping drive new cost efficiencies, accelerating time to market, providing access to greater computing resources and increasing their availability and scalability. "The Handbook of Cloud Computing" provides a comprehensive...

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MSGI Engages American Capital Ventures for Investor Relations Services

October 14, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

MSGI Security Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: MSGI) ("MSGI") today announced that it has retained the services of American Capital Ventures (ACV), a leading provider of comprehensive investor relations services to the micro and small cap community.Mr. Jeremy Barbera, Chairman and CEO of MSGI Security...

Graphene Enables Triple-Mode Single-Transistor Amplifier

October 14, 2010 7:49 am | Comments

Triple-mode, single-transistor amplifiers based on graphene -- the one-atom-thick form of carbon that recently won its discoverers a Nobel Prize -- could become key components in future electronic circuits.

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UK police force publishes all incidents to Twitter

October 14, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

From stolen cars to suspicious smells, one of Britain's biggest police forces is posting every incident it deals with over 24 hours to micro-blogging site Twitter....

Verizon to join AT & T in selling Apple's iPad

October 14, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

In a sign of warming relations between the two companies, Verizon Wireless is going to start selling Apple Inc.'s iPad at the end of this month, the companies said Thursday....

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A day at Albany CNSE: Drilling down into packaging

October 13, 2010 11:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Traditional lithography-enabled scaling has partly given way to materials integration (e.g. strained silicon and high-k/metal gates [HKMG]), and now we're now entering the new world of 3D-enabled solutions such as density, FinFETs, and package integration, proclaimed David Bennett, VP of...

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Silicon Laboratories acquires ChipSensors, maker of innovative single-chip CMOS sensors

October 13, 2010 11:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB) today announced the acquisition of Ireland-based ChipSensors Limited, an early stage technology company creating innovative single-chip CMOS sensors designed to detect temperature, humidity and gases.

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