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A smart way to charge up

April 21, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Electromobility makes sense only if car batteries are charged using electricity from renewable energy sources. But the supply of green electricity is not always adequate. An intelligent charging station can help, by adapting the recharging times to suit energy...

ESC is near

April 21, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

The Embedded Systems Conference, Silicon Valley, is less than a week away and Screaming Circuits will be there in booth 827. I've been getting prepped all week (well, actually a lot longer than just all week) and that drives me...

AuthenTec to Exhibit Embedded Security Solutions at ESC

April 21, 2010 8:03 am | Comments

Launching the embedded security solutions acquired from SafeNet, AuthenTec will highlight its secure platform technology, IPsec toolkits and security hardware Intellectual Property (IP).

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STMicroelectronics Shows off at ESC 2010

April 21, 2010 7:58 am | Comments

STMicroelectronics will announce several exciting microcontroller-based activities at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA, April 27-29, 2010.

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Solar Cell Breakthough uses Continuous-flow Microreactors

April 21, 2010 7:11 am | Comments

Researchers have made an important breakthrough in the use of continuous flow microreactors to produce thin film absorbers for solar cells - an innovative technology that could significantly reduce the cost of solar energy devices and reduce material waste.

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Pegasystems Completes Cash Tender Offer for Chordiant

April 21, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pegasystems Inc. (http://www.pega.com) (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in business process management (BPM) software solutions, today announced the completion of the cash tender offer by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Maple Leaf Acquisition Corp., for all outstanding shares of common stock of Chordiant...

H & R Block says number of tax returns prepared down

April 21, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

H&R Block Inc. said Wednesday the number of tax returns it prepared this season dropped 4.9 percent.The drop was larger than the 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent decline the company forecast last month.Do-it-yourself online filing and fewer overall returns played into the drop for the nation's...

TIBCO Spotfire Hosts Annual User Conference in May 2010

April 21, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

What: TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced the companywill host its annual Spotfire User Conference in conjunction withTIBCO's user conference, TUCON 2010. The premier Spotfire@customer event of the year will gather customers, end users,IT/administrators and executives from around...

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Colorado man loses part of finger in iPad theft

April 21, 2010 5:28 am | Comments

A thief's thirst for a brand new iPad cost a Colorado man not only a much-coveted device but also two-thirds of a pinky finger. Doctors had to amputate part of Bill Jordan's left pinky after a man Thursday yanked away a bag containing an iPad that Jordan had just purchased at a Denver mall.

Space shuttle safely home after one of last missions

April 21, 2010 5:23 am | Comments

The U.S. space shuttle Discovery landed safely at its home base in Florida on Tuesday, wrapping up one of NASA's last cargo runs and servicing missions to the International Space Station. After 15 days in space and a journey of 6.2 million miles (9.9 million km), the shuttle touched down at the Kennedy Space Center's runway at 9:08 a.m. EDT (1308 GMT)...

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Apple seeks return of lost iPhone prototype

April 21, 2010 5:21 am | Comments

A wayward prototype of Apple Inc's next-generation iPhone has dominated the chatter in Silicon Valley over the past few days, and the company has moved to recover the device after it was apparently lost in a bar.

Coast to Coast -- More School and a New Life

April 21, 2010 5:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

School has become a way of life for Aruna Venkatesan. First, she graduated from Duke in 2004 with degrees in biomedical engineering and biological anthropology and anatomy, and a minor in chemistry.

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Media Advisory: Smashing Protons to Smithereens

April 21, 2010 5:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Marc-André Pleier, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, will discuss the extraordinary research taking place at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

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Paralympic Athlete Sponsorships to Highlight Sports Technology

April 21, 2010 5:12 am | Comments

Premier Farnell announced  support for three athletes with disabilities: David Stone (Europe), Nurulasyiqah Mohammad Taha (Asia Pacific), and Sam Kavanagh (Americas), as they aspire to compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

EMC profit nearly doubles as tech spending rises

April 21, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Data-storage company EMC Corp. reported a 92 percent jump in net income Wednesday and raised its full-year forecast, with technology spending rebounding.The company said it earned $373 million, 17 cents per share, for the first quarter. That compares with $194 million, 10 cents per share, in...

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