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Brain's reward system helps drive placebo effect

August 6, 2010 8:44 am | by Anne Harding, Reuters | Comments

Want to maximize the placebo effect? A good way to do this, according to a new study, is to tell someone they have a decent chance of getting the real treatment instead of a fake pill, but keep them guessing.

Apple ordered to publicize iPod fix in Japan

August 6, 2010 8:40 am | Comments

Japan's trade ministry has ordered Apple Inc's Japan unit to state on its website that users who are concerned about their iPod nano portable music player catching fire can receive a replacement battery.

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Facebook and other social media cost UK billions

August 6, 2010 8:34 am | by Paul Casciato, Reuters | Comments

Employees who fritter time away on Facebook, Twitter and other social media Web sites are costing British businesses billions, new research suggests.

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Calif court clears way for Google age bias trial

August 6, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The California Supreme Court says a former Google Inc. manager can sue the search engine on claims he was fired because of his age.The court ruled Thursday that Brian Reid's discrimination suit could go to trial, rejecting a lower court's decision that there wasn't enough evidence.Reid, a...

BLDC Motor Has Standard High Torque Density Design

August 6, 2010 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The Standard High Torque Density Design (P/N DIH23-30-BFNA) delivers continuous power at levels approaching 1 HP continuous at speeds up to 20 K RPM.

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Linear Actuators Provides Exceptionally High Force-to-Size Ratios

August 6, 2010 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc, a leading manufacturer of precision linear motion products, offers an entire line of high output can stack linear actuators. The line include the 20, 25, and 35-mm frame sizes.

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COTS Backplane Offers Impressive Bandwidth and Configuration Flexibility

August 6, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The Kontron 4U Backplane xPB-13E9P3 for PICMG 1.3-based system designs boasts comprehensive PCI and PCI Express Gen 2 support for full-height 4U systems.

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Microcontrollers Integrate USB and Large RAM

August 6, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, and Flash-IP solutions, offers the four-member PIC24FJ256GB210 microcontroller family, which integrates USB for Embedded Host/Peripheral/On-the-Go and 96 Kbytes of RAM.

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2010 Circuit Protection Product Catalog Published

August 6, 2010 7:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- August 5, 2010 -- Tyco Electronics announced today the publication of its 2010 Circuit Protection Product Catalog. Expanded to include in-depth information on several new product lines, the catalog presents technical specifications and application information on...

OpenVPX Gets ANSI Ratification

August 6, 2010 6:59 am | Comments

VITA, the trade association dedicated to fostering American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited open system architectures in critical embedded system applications, announced the ratification by ANSI of the OpenVPX System Specification under ANSI/VITA 65.0-2010.

Internet traffic talks collapse

August 6, 2010 6:31 am | by John Poirier, Reuters | Comments

Regulators halted closed-door negotiations about net neutrality rules with phone, cable and Internet companies on Thursday after reports of a side deal between two participants, Verizon Communications Inc and Google Inc, surfaced.

WPI receives $1.5 million award to demonstrate membrane system for coal gas power plants

August 6, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) The Center for Inorganic Membrane Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has received a $1.5 million, 15-month award from the US Department of Energy to advance patented technology using palladium membranes that can separate hydrogen from various...

IntraLinks prices shares of IPO below expectations

August 6, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Software services firm IntraLinks Holdings Inc. priced shares of its initial public offering below the expected range late Thursday, raising $143 million.The company sold 11 million shares for $13 apiece to initial investors, below the $14 to $16 range it expected.The New York company offers...

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Statistics: Composite leading indicators point to a possible peak in expansion

August 6, 2010 2:25 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for June 2010 point to a possible peak in expansion. The CLI for the OECD area decreased by 0.1 point in June 2010.

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LabSmith, Inc, Harvard Apparatus partner for Worldwide distribution of CapTite? microfluidics products

August 6, 2010 2:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

CapTite? Breadboardable Interconnects for Microfluidics Now Available in Harvard Apparatus 2010 Physiology Catalog.

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