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Nanoscopic particles resist full encapsulation, Sandia simulations show

October 12, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) It may seem obvious that dunking relatively spherical objects in a sauce -- blueberries in melted chocolate, say -- will result in an array of completely encapsulated berries.

CUI Releases 10-100 W DIN Rail Power Supply Series

October 12, 2010 7:20 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

CUI Inc’s power line, V-Infinity, and its distributor, Digi-Key Corporation, announced the release of a new series of convection cooled DIN rail mounted ac-dc power supplies.

Navigate electronica 2010 with your Cell Phone

October 12, 2010 6:14 am | Comments

The EasyExpoNavigation application turns cell phones into trade fair companions, allowing the user to search for points of interest such as exhibitors, products, forums, restaurants and public transport stops.

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Wal-Mart Stores to start selling Apple's iPad

October 12, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will start selling Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet computer in some stores by Friday and in a majority of locations by the height of the holiday shopping season.Wal-Mart will sell the iPad at Apple's suggested retail price, which range from $499 to $829 depending on the...

Fujitsu develops Gallium-Nitride HEMT power amplifier featuring high uutput power for millimeter-wave W-band

October 12, 2010 5:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Fujitsu Ltd. and Fujitsu laboratories of Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan respectively, announced the development of a power amplifier using gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMT) that puts out 1.3W for wireless communications in the millimeter-wave W-band

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Statistics: Unemployment rate falls to 8.5% in August

October 12, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | Comments

In August 2010, unemployment in the OECD area fell slightly to 8.5% (from 8.6% in July). The unemployment rate has returned to August 2009 levels and unemployment now appears stable across OECD countries.

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National Semiconductor plans £20m Scottish investment

October 11, 2010 7:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

According to the Herrald Scotland National Semiconductor is planning to invest £20 million in its chip-making and design facility in Greenock and will increase the size of its permanent workforce over the next 12 months, The Herald has learned.

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SRA to buy Platinum Solutions for $90 million

October 11, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Technology and consulting services company SRA International Inc. said Monday it has agreed to acquire systems integrator and software developer Platinum Solutions Inc. for about $90 million.Platinum Solutions, which is based in Reston, Va., specializes in developing customized software...

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New iPhone app helps keep pets trim

October 11, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

CUPetHealth, developed by students, can help pet owners track how much they feed their cats or dogs as well as their pet's vaccinations and medications.

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TDK-Lambda Signs UK Distribution Deal with Ideal Power

October 11, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

TDK-Lambda UK has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with Ideal Power, a power specialist in the industrial and medical sectors. Effective from 1st October 2010, Ideal Power will promote TDK-Lambda products within Great Britain...

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Contour Energy Systems Signs Exclusive Technology Licensing Agreement with MIT

October 11, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Contour Energy Systems, Inc. announced the acquisition of what is described as a breakthrough carbon nanotube technology that can dramatically improve the power capability of lithium-ion batteries, through an exclusive technology licensing agreement with...

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Solarfun Announces Completion of Strategic Investment from Hanwha Chemical Corp.

October 11, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd., a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules in China, announced the closing of Hanwha Chemical Corporation’s strategic investment in Solarfun. According...

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Gates Foundation seeks new college technology

October 11, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering up to $20 million in grants to attract new technology aimed at helping students get a college degree.Grants of $250,000 to $750,000 are available to organizations and entrepreneurs who come up with new ways to get kids ready for college and then...

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ManTech acquires QinetiQ unit for $60 million

October 11, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Technology firm ManTech International Corp. said Monday it has acquired QinetiQ North America's Security and Intelligence Solutions business for $60 million in cash.S&IS is a provider of security services for the U.S. Department of Defense and various intelligence clients. The company recently...

Brocade providing network for Saudi pharmacy co.

October 11, 2010 8:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. said Monday that it has a deal to provide a centralized computer network for Al-Nahdi Medical Co., a Saudi pharmacy operator.Brocade did not reveal any financial terms of the agreement.The company said it will provide an Internet network for Al-Nahdi that...

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