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Planck highlights the complexity of star formation

April 26, 2010 6:44 am | Comments

New images from ESA’s Planck space observatory reveal the forces driving star formation and give astronomers a way to understand the complex physics that shape the dust and gas in our Galaxy. Star formation takes place hidden behind veils of dust but that doesn’t mean we can’t see through them.


New way to guide a car: With your eyes, not hands

April 26, 2010 6:40 am | Comments

Tired of spinning that steering wheel? Try this: German researchers have developed a new technology that lets drivers steer cars using only their eyes. Raul Rojas, an artificial intelligence researcher at Berlin's Free University, said Friday that the technology tracks a driver's eye movement and, in turn, steers the car in whatever direction they're looking.


Vodafone to sell Google phone in UK from April 30

April 26, 2010 6:27 am | Comments

Vodafone will be Europe's first carrier to sell Google's Nexus One phone, starting in Britain on April 30, in a boost for the operator beaten to Apple's iPhone by O2. Vodafone said on Monday it would give away Google's first own-branded phone for free to customers who take out a two-year, 35 pounds ($54)-per-month contract.


Bob Pease, Martin Giles & Nick Gray to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

April 26, 2010 6:08 am | Comments

element14 will present engineering veterans Bob Pease, Martin Giles and Nick Gray with lifetime achievement awards at an element14 LIVE event at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose.

FeaturePak Standard Gains Momentum

April 26, 2010 6:03 am | Comments

The FeaturePak initiative announced new members and FeaturePak-related products, and revealed that it is formally organizing as the nonprofit “FeaturePak Trade Association”.

Samplify Announces Ultrasound Reference Design

April 26, 2010 5:58 am | Comments

Samplify Systems announced today it is providing ultrasound OEMs with a complete 64-channel ultrasound front-end reference design based on Altera's Cyclone IV FPGAs and Samplify Systems' SAM1600 ADC and IP.


RIM unveils rejigged BlackBerry models ahead of WES

April 26, 2010 5:36 am | Comments

Research in Motion is launching variations of two existing BlackBerry smartphones, the company said on Monday, and its co-chief executive hinted that much-anticipated announcements on a new operating system and browser are also on the way.

Pirates rewrite script for Apple's China iPad launch

April 26, 2010 5:34 am | Comments

Just three weeks after the global launch, bootleg versions of Apple Inc's hot-selling iPad tablet PCs have begun showing up on the shelves of online and real-world shops in piracy-prone China. Apple recently delayed the iPad's international launch after huge demand in the United States caught the maker of trendy iPhones and MacBooks off guard.


Terremark prices offering of $50M in senior notes

April 26, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Information technology services provider Terremark Worldwide Inc. said Monday it priced an offering of $50 million in senior secured notes due in 2017.Terremark said it will use the proceeds for working capital and other purposes, including supporting the growth of its business. It expects the...

Local Area Personal Income, 2008

April 26, 2010 5:22 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

The percent change from 2007 to 2008 in county personal income ranged from -48 percent in Slope County, North Dakota to 54 percent in Faulk County, South Dakota with growth slowing in more than two-thirds of the counties.

Coastal Insulation Corp. To Appear On Discovery Channel's -Construction Intervention-

April 26, 2010 5:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

The fiberglass division of Coastal Insulation Corp., one of the nation's largest independent insulation contractors, will appear on an upcoming episode of -Construction Intervention- on the Discovery Channel.

Updated All-in-One PC Forecast Mirrors Mini-Note Growth, with 13% CAGR from 2010-2015

April 26, 2010 5:21 am | by General Electric | Comments

All-in-one (AIO) PCs enjoyed a 57% Y/Y growth in sales from 2008 to 2009, led by Apple and its continued strong iMac sales.

Is there a micro-supercapacitor in your future?

April 26, 2010 5:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A Berkeley Lab scientist was a key member of a team that developed a unique new technique for integrating high performance micro-sized supercapacitors into a variety of portable electronic devices through common microfabrication techniques....


Emerson Electric in $1.1B offer for Chloride

April 26, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Emerson Electric Co. said Monday it has made a 723 million pounds ($1.1 billion) offer to acquire Chloride Group PLC, a British competitor in providing back-up power supply systems. Chloride rejected it as too low.Emerson, based in St. Louis, went public with its indicative offer of 275 pence...

Emerson Electric in $1.1B hostile bid for Chloride

April 26, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Emerson Electric Co. said Monday it has made a hostile 723 million pounds ($1.1 billion) offer to acquire Chloride Group PLC, a British competitor in providing back-up power supply systems.Emerson, based in St. Louis, went public with an indicative offer of 275 pence per share for the entire...


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