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Microreactor speeds nanotech particle production by 500 times

November 1, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Oregon State University) Engineers at Oregon State University have discovered a new method to speed the production rate of nanoparticles by 500 times, an advance that could play an important role in making nanotechnology products more commercially practical.

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Cornell part of national team to map 2,500 genomes

November 1, 2010 9:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

The map promises to provide a much more comprehensive understanding of the role of inherited DNA variation in human history, evolution and disease and the best methods to use to sequence DNA.

Slight change in wind turbine speed significantly reduces bat mortality

November 1, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ecological Society of America) Since turbine towers and non-spinning turbine blades do not kill bats, some scientists have proposed shutting off or reducing the usage of wind turbines during peak periods of migration in the late summer and early fall months when bat activity and...

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Broadcasters busy with online tie-ins for election

November 1, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

After losing viewers to cable news networks on recent election nights, television's biggest broadcasters are fighting back hard for the midterm contest....

Triple-Mode Transistors Show Potential

November 1, 2010 7:06 am | Comments

Rice University research that capitalizes on the wide-ranging capabilities of graphene could lead to circuit applications that are far more compact and versatile than what is now feasible with silicon-based technologies.

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Cognizant reports better-than-expected 3Q profit

November 1, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Information technology consulting firm Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. posted a 49 percent rise in its third-quarter profit on sharply higher revenue on Monday, citing across the board success in its various divisions.The results beat Wall Street expectations and its shares rose 50 cents...

Virginia Tech computer scientist, student design award winning software to combat hacking

November 1, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Virginia Tech) One of the serious threats to a user's computer is a software program that might cause unwanted keystroke sequences in order to hack someone's identity. This form of attack is increasing, infecting enterprise and personal computers. A keystroke anti-spoofing technique has...

Memjet launches high-speed, color on-demand printing technology for the labels and packaging markets

November 1, 2010 1:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Memjet, the global leader in color printing technologies that provide remarkable speeds and affordability, will launch its color on-demand printing technology for the labels and packaging markets at PACK EXPO International 2010 (October 31-November 3, booth 3866).

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Walsin Lihwa signs investment cooperation agreement with German solar energy company Solarion AG

November 1, 2010 1:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Walsin Lihwa signed an investment cooperation agreement with Solarion AG, a Germany-based solar energy company in Leipzig.

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Nissan shows tiny electric concept vehicle

November 1, 2010 1:05 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Nissan showed a two-seater electric vehicle resembling a go-cart Monday that isn't ready for sale but spotlights the Japanese automaker's ambitions to be the leader in zero-emission cars.Nissan Motor Co. is planning to produce 250,000 electric vehicles a year, starting with the Leaf electric...

Broadcasters keep upper hand in TV disputes

October 31, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A recent spate of TV blackouts and the lack of government intervention suggests that for now, broadcasters have the upper hand over TV signal providers when it comes to negotiating fees. That might mean fewer headaches for consumers caught in the middle if cable and satellite TV companies...

Apple sues Motorola over smart phone patent

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

Apple is suing Motorola for infringing on patents related to its smart phones.Apple Inc. said in a filing on Friday that Motorola's Droid, Cliq, BackFlip and other phones violate its patents related to the iPhone's touch screen and user interface.Apple says it wants Motorola Inc. to stop using...

Supreme Court to hear violent video game case

October 31, 2010 7:20 am | Comments

Before picking up any Wii games or downloading apps on her iPhone for her two daughters, Lillian Quintero does her homework. She'll first read reviews online and in magazines, then try them out for herself. If she thinks the games are engaging and educational enough, 4-year-old Isabella...

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India: Land of many cell phones, fewer toilets

October 30, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Mumbai slum of Rafiq Nagar has no clean water for its shacks made of ripped tarp and bamboo. No garbage pickup along the rocky, pocked earth that serves as a road. No power except from haphazard cables strung overhead illegally....

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Pad is as Pad Does

October 30, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I've recently written a bit about soldermask and pads relative to BGAs. In most cases, we recommend NSMD (Non Solder Mask Defined), or copper pad defined, pad for BGAs. With the BGAs, the NSMD pads will allow the BGA to...

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