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Japan's DeNA to buy ngmoco for at least $300M

October 12, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Japanese mobile Internet company DeNA Co. is paying at least $300 million in cash to buy privately held ngmoco Inc., a San Francisco startup that makes games for Apple's iPhone.If ngmoco meets certain milestones by the end of 2011, its shareholders and employees will be able to get up to...

Factors Beyond Crowding Affect Molecular Motion in Cells

October 12, 2010 11:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Using large-scale computer simulations, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have identified the most important factors affecting how molecules move through the crowded environment inside living cells.

Bacteria in mouth and gut also found in arteries

October 12, 2010 11:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

The same types of bacteria found in arterial plaque, which causes atherosclerosis, are also found in the mouth and gut, according to a Cornell study.

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Amazon to sell short-form 'Singles' for Kindle

October 12, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com is betting that an uncommon length of reading material — longer than a magazine article but shorter than a book — will be a popular format in electronic form for its Kindle e-book reader.The online retailer said Tuesday it is launching Kindle "Singles," a section of its electronic...

LED Products Tout 5-Year Warranty

October 12, 2010 9:50 am | Comments

Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, introduced a 5-year warranty, effective immediately, on all of the company’s integrated LED arrays and light sources sold worldwide.

Grants Fund New Nanoelectronics Research at NSF Centers

October 12, 2010 9:45 am | Comments

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world’s leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, joined today with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund $2 million in supplemental grants for nanoelectronics research.

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Reference Designators

October 12, 2010 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Not a subject I give much thought to. For one, we here at Screaming Circuits don't really care too much what convention you use for your components. We want them to match and be properly formatted when in your BOM,...

Why it's hard to crash the electric grid

October 12, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Vermont) A new study shows why it would be hard for terrorists to bring down the US electric grid.

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Google to invest in offshore wind project to improve mid-Atlantic power grid

October 12, 2010 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google and a group of technology and investment firms have set aside US$1.8 billion to build a network of deepwater transmission lines for future wind farms off the U.S. East Coast.The transmission lines, which would run to the coast in an area stretching from Virginia to New Jersey, would be...

RightNow names Wayne Huyard president, COO

October 12, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Customer service software provider RightNow Technologies Inc. said Tuesday it has named Wayne Huyard as president and chief operating officer.Huyard, 51, replaces Susan Carstensen, who was named senior vice president of customer experience. Carstensen had previously served as COO.Huyard joined...

Save the date for: Powers in Microelectronics

October 12, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

On Thurday November 18, 2010 at Ecole d?Ingénieurs Polytech Tours, France.

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Nova Design puts twinkle in London Eye

October 12, 2010 7:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Selected as partner for £12.5m capsule upgrade.

3D TV Not Growing as Fast as TV Makers Expected in 2010, but Will Become Mainstream by 2014, with 90 Million+ Shipments

October 12, 2010 7:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

3D TV is now readily available in retail, but the uptake among consumers has been limited by high prices and lack of content.

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Nanoscopic particles resist full encapsulation, Sandia simulations show

October 12, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) It may seem obvious that dunking relatively spherical objects in a sauce -- blueberries in melted chocolate, say -- will result in an array of completely encapsulated berries.

CUI Releases 10-100 W DIN Rail Power Supply Series

October 12, 2010 7:20 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

CUI Inc’s power line, V-Infinity, and its distributor, Digi-Key Corporation, announced the release of a new series of convection cooled DIN rail mounted ac-dc power supplies.

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