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LEDs promise brighter future, not necessarily greener

August 24, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Solid-state lighting pioneers long have held that replacing the inefficient Edison light bulb with more efficient solid-state light-emitting devices (LEDs) would lower electrical usage worldwide, not only "greenly" decreasing the need for new power...

Yale Researcher Joins Vice President Joseph Biden to Unveil Report on Recovery Act

August 24, 2010 10:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Nenad Sestan, associate professor of neurobiology at Yale, was at the White House on Tuesday, August 24 to...

RadioShack announces $300M accelerated buyback

August 24, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

RadioShack Corp. said Tuesday that it will buy back $300 million of its common stock as part of an accelerated share repurchase agreement.The retailer said the agreement, with Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank, is being made under a previous $500 million share repurchase program.The company...


System Enables Quick, Easy Flat Cable Mounting

August 24, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The StripMount design makes it quick and easy to mount cables to any surface without the need for cable carriers, conduit, or other cable management hardware.


PVC Filter Monitors Designed for Water and Corrosive Liquids

August 24, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

PVC filter monitors from Orange Research measure differential pressure to check the health of filter media in filtration equipment for water and corrosive liquids.


Power Inductors Designed for DC-DC Converter Applications

August 24, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s BRL2515 and BRFL2518 wire-wound power inductors offer industry-leading DC bias characteristics in a thinner, smaller size.


'Spintronics' breakthrough holds promise for next-generation computers

August 24, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Kansas) The discovery made at KU's Ultrafast Laser Lab clears a major hurdle for spintronics researchers worldwide: the difficulty in detecting the flow of spinning electrons in real time.

Air Force filling holes in communication during drawdown

August 24, 2010 7:45 am | by Staff Sgt. Sanjay Allen, Air Component Coordination Element-Iraq Public Affairs | Comments

While convoys are operating in areas where ground communications are limited, joint airborne battle staff crews are stepping in to bridge the gap during the responsible drawdown of forces where communication is critical to ensure U.S. Forces redeploy safely.


Visualizing viruses: new research pinpoints tiny invaders

August 24, 2010 7:21 am | by Richard Harth, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University | Comments

(Arizona State University) In the war against infectious disease, identifying the culprit is half the battle. Now, research professor Shaopeng Wang and his colleagues at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute describe a new method for visualizing individual virus particles. Their...

Driverless vehicles go manual in Moscow

August 24, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A pair of fender-benders, two technology-loving hitchhikers and 22 hours blocked at the Russian border. That's the balance sheet so far for a team of driverless vehicles on a 13,000-kilometer (8,000-mile) roadtrip from Europe to China....

Air Force Research Lab conducts second successful robot refueler test

August 24, 2010 6:15 am | Comments

The test of a robotic refueling system by researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate in late July 2010 marks the second successful test of technology that could dramatically change the way the U.S. military services its aircraft.


Nokia and Intel say MeeGo software off to good start

August 24, 2010 6:12 am | Comments

Nokia (NOK1V.HE) and chip maker Intel (INTC.O) said on Tuesday their joint software venture, seen as crucial for Nokia to improve its position at the top end of the handset market, had got off to a solid start.

N.B. offers $2 million in payroll rebates for 150 more IT jobs

August 24, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The New Brunswick government is offering payroll rebates of up to $2 million to help create more information technology jobs in the province.CGI Group Inc. will open a centre to develop and maintain IT applications, creating an estimated 150 jobs in Moncton.The new positions are available to...


Chinas Tencent buys Google-backed social-networking co

August 24, 2010 6:05 am | Comments

China's largest Internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd has bought a Google-backed Chinese social networking company for more than $60 million, the China Business News reported on Tuesday.

LG Display says in talks with Compal for JV

August 24, 2010 5:58 am | Comments

South Korea's LG Display said on Tuesday it was in talks with Taiwanese laptop contract maker Compal Electronics to set up a joint venture.


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