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2 students create website to track historic Twitter trends

August 31, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Riverside) RT @UCRiverside: #Computerscience and #art student create tool to track Twitter's top trending topics over time.

Smart Grid Electronics Forum – Program Announced

August 31, 2010 10:18 am | Comments

The program has been announced for the first annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF ’10) which will be jointly hosted by Darnell Group and Hearst Electronics Group, October 18-20 in San Jose, California. Control, Communications and Security will be three of the major themes of SGEF ’10.

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VMware buys software makers Integrien, TriCipher

August 31, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

VMware Inc., a maker of computer virtualization software, said Tuesday it has bought two smaller companies — Integrien and TriCipher.Financial terms were not disclosed.Integrien makes performance analytics software and TriCipher's technology helps manage online logins and user...

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Wireless networks enable intruder detection and emergency alerts funded by NSF

August 31, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stevens Institute of Technology) National Science Foundation funds Dr. Yingying Chen at Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University, in her collaborative work with Dr. Hui Xiong from Rutgers University entitled: "NeTSE:Small:Collaborative Research: MILAN: Multi-Modal...

Via-In-Paste

August 31, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I've heard of vias in pads, but vias in paste aren't so common. Here's a QFP footprint with a lot of thermal vias in the center pad area. I'm guessing all of those vias are necessary for heat removal, but...

Grant Funds Superconducting Magnet Energy Storage Research at Brookhaven Lab

August 31, 2010 8:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

BNL and three collaborating institutions will receive a total of $4.2 million to develop a superconducting magnet energy storage system that will help advance DOE’s renewable energy goals.

Microsoft hiking Xbox Live subscription prices

August 31, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft is raising subscription prices for its popular Xbox Live Gold online gaming service in the U.S. and three other countries.Beginning Nov. 1, an annual Gold membership will cost $60, up from $50. A three-month subscription will cost $25, up from $20. And a one-month subscription will be...

What are the key trends in microfluidics for the next 5 years?

August 31, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Yole Développement and its partner Institut fur Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (IMM) are glad to announce the workshop dedicated to the Microfluidics industry, on October 4 (2.00 PM to 5.00 PM)

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Silicon oxide circuits break barrier

August 31, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice University scientists have created the first two-terminal memory chips that use only silicon, one of the most common substances on the planet, in a way that should be easily adaptable to nanoelectronic manufacturing techniques and promises to extend the limits of...

Foursquare, MTV to reward STD checkups with badge

August 31, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

You can "check in" to restaurants and bars, so how about health clinics while you get tested for sexually transmitted diseases?...

3M buying maker of people tracking devices

August 31, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Manufacturing conglomerate 3M Co. said Tuesday it has agreed to pay $230 million in cash for an Israeli company that makes technology used to keep track of people....

'Bed Intruder' songster turning fame into a future

August 31, 2010 7:05 am | by ERRIN HAINES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Antoine Dodson's angry, head-shaking TV interview about an attempted rape against his younger sister in her bed has turned into a chart-topping iTunes song and YouTube hit and made the 24-year-old Alabama college student an Internet sensation."So y'all need to hide your kids, hide your wife and...

Applied System Technologies Engage Distributors Through Video

August 31, 2010 5:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Episode XI Studios is Contracted By Applied System Technologies For Video Production.

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Q2’10 TV Shipments Show Continued Growth, But Some Regions Weakening

August 31, 2010 5:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

Overall TV shipments continued to show resilience, bouncing back from dismal 2009 levels, but there were some indications of trouble in key markets. [...]

High-speed filter uses electrified nanostructures to purify water at low cost

August 31, 2010 5:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stanford University) Stanford researchers have developed a water-purifying filter that makes the process more than 80,000 times faster than existing filters. The key is coating the filter fabric -- ordinary cotton -- with nanotubes and silver nanowires, then electrifying it. The filter...

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