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IBM Introduces Technology for Power-Management Chips for Alternative Energy

September 17, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

IBM announced what it says is innovative new chip-making technology for power-management semiconductors – the company’s first foray into a segment seen as critical to the development of alternative energy sources, smart buildings and...

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Fraunhofer Launches Megawatt Lab for Solar PV inverters

September 17, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The solar PV inverter laboratory at Fraunhofer ISE is said to be the first and currently the only laboratory in Europe where manufacturers can commission certification in accordance with the medium-voltage grid codes...

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Agilysys CFO Kossin leaving, to be replaced

September 17, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Information technology services company Agilysys Inc. on Friday said Chief Financial Officer Kenneth Kossin, 46, is leaving "to pursue other career interests."He will be replaced by Henry Bond, effective Oct. 18. Bond, 45, most recently was chief financial officer for the North American arm of...

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ORNL strengthens DOE-funded clean vehicles team

September 17, 2010 10:20 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) As a member of the recently announced clean vehicles consortium, part of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are focusing on a suite of technologies to put more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road.

Dollar rises slightly after consumer prices rise

September 17, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The dollar bounced off a five-week low against the euro Friday after the Labor Department said prices at the consumer level rose modestly in August.The small rise in the consumer price index, which measures price changes at the retail level, calmed some worries about deflation in the U.S....

General Dynamics unit awarded $68M for tank work

September 17, 2010 10:05 am | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Friday its Land Systems business unit received $68 million from the Army for work related to its Abrams main battle tanks.The money will fund engineering studies on the tanks to identify improvements and replace obsolete parts. The work will be done in Sterling...

Craigslist Says It Has Shut Its Section for Sex Ads

September 17, 2010 7:24 am | by New York Times | Comments

At a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Craigslist also defended its right to post sex-related ads as well as its efforts to fight sex trafficking.

Low-Power Transceiver Has Built-In Star Network Manager

September 17, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

austriamicrosystems has announced the AS3940, the first fully integrated 2.4 GHz multi-channel FSK (frequency shift keying) transceiver with integrated link manager for reliable control of star networks (up to eight clients).

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Washable, Backlit Keyboard Designed for Infection Control in Medical Environments

September 17, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Just in time for flu season, Econo-Keys has announced the launch of a backlit, disinfectable keyboard designed for use in medical applications.

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High Temperature Ceramic Thermostats Feature New Stud Mounting Style

September 17, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Selco Products Company has introduced the new CRA and ORA Series ½” disc thermostats in five stud sizes for complete mounting versatility.

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Emotional robot pets

September 17, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) Designers of robot pets are fighting a never-ending battle with consumers to provide entertaining and realistic gadgets that respond to human interaction in ever more nuanced ways, mimicking the behavior of real pet animals or even people. Researchers in Taiwan...

HARC, Texas A & M and University of Leoben establish collaboration to promote low-impact drilling

September 17, 2010 7:20 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), Texas A&M’s Petroleum Engineering Department and Austria’s University of Leoben announce the formation of a research collaboration to promote advanced technology for low-impact oil and gas drilling. The international program is the...

SGS helps you stay on top of changes in hazardous substances regulations

September 17, 2010 6:37 am | Comments

With changes to banned substances lists likely, SGS assists companies with chemical testing and consultancy for a wide range of consumer products.

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DisplaySearch Announces Final Agenda for DisplaySearch IMID Business Forum During IMID

September 17, 2010 6:21 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today announced the final agenda for the upcoming DisplaySearch IMID Business Forum, to be held on October 13 in Seoul Korea.

Magical BEANs: New nano-sized particles could provide mega-sized data storage

September 17, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered an entire new class of phase-change materials that could be applied to PCM and optical data storage technologies. The new materials, alloys of a metal and semiconductor, are called "BEANs," for binary...

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