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'Sí' on the new SI: NIST backs proposal for a revamped system of measurement units

October 27, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Taking the first steps of what would be a major historical advance in the science of measurement, NIST is participating in a worldwide effort to recommend major revisions to the International System of Units (SI), the modern metric...

Random Via-in-Pad Myth #7

October 27, 2010 10:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Myth #7: In regards to via-in-pad, all PCB finishes are the same Well, it might seem so, but let's look a little closer. No. Not that close. Back the camera up a bit. Here's a good example: In some cases,...

Study of 'research cultures' may guide virtual development

October 27, 2010 10:22 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Researchers in the Information Science department at Cornell plan to study a variety of research cultures to find out how best to form effective cyberspace organizations.

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Google showcases local businesses in a new 'place'

October 27, 2010 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The world's most popular search engine is trying to do a better job showing information about local businesses....

Apple launches online, app store in China

October 27, 2010 10:05 am | by DANA WOLLMAN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Chinese shoppers in the market for an iPad now won't have to travel so far to get their hands on one.Apple Inc. said Wednesday that it has launched an online store (apple.com.cn) in China to allow shoppers there to order popular products such as iPhones, iPods and iPads for home delivery. The...

Comcast drives growth with pricier bundles

October 27, 2010 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Comcast Corp., the country's biggest cable TV company, continues to generate more money by attracting customers to pricier bundles of TV, Internet and phone service - even as a sluggish economy hampers efforts to sign up new subscribers....

Sprint Nextel posts first revenue gain in years

October 27, 2010 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sprint Nextel Corp. on Wednesday reported its first quarterly revenue increase in three years, as improvements in Sprint-branded and prepaid service offset the continued flight of subscribers from the Nextel network....

Whirlpool 3Q profit falls as US demand falters

October 27, 2010 9:05 am | Comments

Whirlpool Corp., the world's biggest appliance maker, said Wednesday that price competition pulled its third-quarter revenue and shipments down 3 percent in the U.S. and kept revenue nearly flat worldwide, compared with a year earlier.The maker of Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Whirlpool and...

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European R & D leaders assembled in Tel Aviv will invest $70 million in joint R & D initiatives

October 27, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(EUREKA) 56 project proposals have been approved by EUREKA's High Level Group Representatives and National Project Coordinators from 40 countries. EUREKA is Europe's leading platform for R&D-performing entrepreneurs and industries, which encourages pan-European cooperation in industrial...

Hall of Fame Accepts Invitation to Build Operations in Los Angeles Suburb

October 27, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hall of Fame Beverages (PINKSHEETS: HFBG) — At a press conference this afternoon, Wednesday, October 27, the city of Pacoima, California, will announce that Hall of Fame Beverages is moving operations to its city. Pacoima, located just 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles, has been building...

Raytheon Missile Systems Selects Microsemi for Advanced Bomb Program

October 27, 2010 5:03 am | Comments

Microsemi Corporation announced today that Raytheon Missile Systems has selected Microsemi to develop and manufacture millimeterwave transceivers for the GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II program. The SDB II is an air-launched, precision-strike standoff weapon that will enable the warfighter to defeat moving and fixed targets in adverse weather conditions.

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RF Micro Devices Awarded $1.5 Million Navy Contract

October 27, 2010 5:00 am | Comments

RF Micro Devices announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5 million R&D contract by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) related to gallium nitride (GaN) microelectronics, including the development of materials, device fabrication and high power circuits.

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Smartphone App Tracks Trick-or-Treaters

October 27, 2010 4:32 am | Comments

A new Smartphone app enables responsible parents to know the exact whereabouts of their trick-or-treating kids without requiring them to follow alongside in the family car.

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Statistics : Trade deficit increases in second quarter of 2010

October 27, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | Comments

The OECD trade deficit in goods and services with the rest of the world continued deteriorating during the second quarter of 2010, according to new balance of payments data.

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Cool 3D Building Projection

October 27, 2010 4:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Fun video from Russia showing some great 3D projections. Related: Volkswagen Fun Theory: Piano Staircase – Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard Using Wii Remote – Very Cool Wearable Computing Gadget from MIT – Cat Fun: Rocky the Standing Cat

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