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New Oak Ridge homes are laboratories for energy efficiency

September 20, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Four East Tennessee homes completed this month showcase how scientific research can make dramatic changes in the cost of heating and cooling our homes.

Hewlett-Packard and former CEO Hurd reach truce

September 20, 2010 2:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Mark Hurd, the ousted CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co., has settled a lawsuit brought by his former employer that sought to stop him from working at rival Oracle Corp.Under the terms of the settlement announced Monday after the stock markets closed, Hurd agreed to relinquish the approximately $30...

Dr. Yi Guo synchronizes semiconductor laser arrays at Stevens with NSF grant

September 20, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stevens Institute of Technology) The National Science Foundation has announced funding for Dr. Yi Guo's research at Stevens Institute of Technology into a rigorous mathematical approach to the analysis and control of coupled semiconductor laser systems.

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Nissan & Sumitomo Establish Joint Research Company

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

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Sumitomo Corp. announced that a new joint-venture company was established on September 14th. The company will conduct research on the second-life use of lithium-ion batteries that have been used...

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Microsemi Acquires VT Silicon

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

Microsemi Corp. announced that it has acquired all of the assets of VT Silicon. VT Silicon, located in Atlanta, Georgia, designs and manufactures multi-band radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) solutions for the mobile wireless...

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TSMC Begins Building Solar R & D Center and Fab in Central Taiwan

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

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC) broke ground in Taichung’s Central Taiwan Science Park on the company’s first Thin Film Solar R&D Center and Fab, laying the foundation for the company’s entry into...

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Canada to examine possible foreign Potash buyout

September 20, 2010 12:05 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Canada's prime minister said Monday concerns surrounding a possible foreign takeover of Canada's Potash of Saskatchewan will be examined and said foreign takeovers are not automatically approved.Australia's BHP Billiton Ltd. launched a hostile $130-per-share takeover bid last month after Potash...

Regulator Delivers 50% More Power Without Sacrificing Board Area

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

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM4627, a 15A DC/DC uModule regulator with onboard inductors, MOSFETs, and supporting components in a 2.6 g, 15 x 15 mm LGA (land grid array) package.

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Hurd shows new Oracle machine; silent on scandal

September 20, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mark Hurd showed off a new Oracle data-storage computer Monday in one of his first major public acts as an Oracle employee....

How safe is your swipe?

September 20, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Prof. Avishai Wool and his Ph.D. student Yossi Oren of Tel Aviv University have developed an innovative way of extracting information from chip technology. By combining modern cryptology methods with constraint programming -- an area of computer...

Mahowald tapped as lead author on IPCC Report

September 20, 2010 10:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Natalie Mahowald, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, will help develop the chapter on the physical science basis for climate change.

Scientists Using Lasers to Cool and Control Molecules

September 20, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Ever since audiences heard Goldfinger utter the famous line, “No, Mr. Bond; I expect you to die,” as a laser beam inched its way toward James Bond and threatened to cut him in half, lasers have been thought of as white-hot beams of intensely focused energy capable of burning...

Nano antenna concentrates light

September 20, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice researchers have made a nanoscale optical antenna that amplifies light a thousand-fold. Getting an accurate measurement of the plasmonic effect is a first.

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Germany seeks Internet data protection code

September 20, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Germany's government is urging the Internet industry to produce a voluntary data protection code to cover services like Google Inc.'s "Street View" mapping service.Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere met Monday with representatives of Google and Apple Inc. among others after Google's plans to...

Low Current Drive for Can Stack Linear Actuators

September 20, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc. offers the Haydon RoHS compliant PCM4806 IDEA programmable linear actuator drive. The PCM4806 is the most recent addition to the IDEA Drive family of products.

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