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EPA awards small businesses to develop new environmental technologies

May 11, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded nearly $2.5 million to 11 companies to support their work in eight key environmental areas: monitoring and control of air emissions, biofuels, green buildings, drinking water monitoring,...

Unattractive people pay a price in court

May 11, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

A new study identifies the types of thinking among jurors that may predispose them to reasoning rationally or emotionally, which can have a dramatic effect on sentencing.

IBM to boost tech donations to nonprofits

May 11, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM Corp. plans to increase its donations of technology to schools and nonprofit groups by nearly one-third over the next three years.The increase — to $175 million per year from $135 million per year currently — represents a small fraction of IBM's overall revenue. But the company says its...


DNA Could Be Backbone of Next Generation Logic Chips

May 11, 2010 9:23 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. – In a single day, a solitary grad student at a lab bench can produce more simple logic circuits than the world’s entire output of silicon chips in a month.


New Details of Tuberculosis Protein-Cleaving Machinery Revealed

May 11, 2010 9:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

New details of a structure that helps tuberculosis (TB) bacteria survive could assist researchers working to develop anti-TB drugs.


Acquisition of Knowledge-Forge Provides e-Learning Technology Platform to Assist Blood Centers and Hospitals With Tracking Training Compliance

May 11, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mediware Information Systems, Inc ( . (NASDAQ: MEDW) announced today that it has launched KnowledgeTrak, a new product that offers healthcare managers automated tools to oversee training requirements. The system uniquely delivers and documents training offerings, tracks...


Project for sailing vessels to maneuver in ports using electric energy from wind

May 11, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) Four teachers from the Higher Nautical and Naval Engineering Technical School at the University of the Basque Country study the advantages for sailboats to use wind-sourced energy from their sails to generate electrical energy.

Digi TransPort Cellular Routers Now Support CDMA450 Data Networks in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe

May 11, 2010 8:20 am | by Digi International | Comments

Enterprise class cellular connectivity to remote sites and devices now available for CDMA450 networks


Stevens team takes 1st in RIT IEEE '10 design contest

May 11, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stevens Institute of Technology) Electrical & Computer Engineering students at Stevens Institute of Technology made headlines last week as they took home first place, and an $8,000 prize, at the Rochester Institute of Technology's IEEE Student Design Contest 10 for presenting the...


Tom McDermott Named GTRI Interim Director

May 11, 2010 7:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

McDermott has served as deputy director and director of research at the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Digi-Key Corporation and Littelfuse Expand Global Distribution Agreement

May 11, 2010 7:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — May 10, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has signed an expanded global...

Nokia shakes up management to tackle rivals

May 11, 2010 6:30 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Nokia Corp. will reshuffle its management in mobile devices to tackle growing competition from rivals in smart phones and high-end mobile computers, the company said Tuesday.The mobile sector will be divided into three units — mobile solutions, mobile phones and markets — down from the current...

Toronto software company clears another hurdle in battle against Microsoft

May 11, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Canadian software company i4i says it has cleared another hurdle in its long-running patent battle with Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT). Toronto-based i4i says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed that its patent is valid after Microsoft had asked that the patent claims be...


US Department of Defense SMART scholarship winner's focus is synthetic biology

May 11, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Virginia Tech) The US Department of Defense has awarded a prestigious scholarship to a graduate research assistant at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech whose research includes assessing the benefits and risks of synthetic biology.


Electronics Industry Associations Announce Merger

May 11, 2010 5:54 am | Comments

The National Electronics Distributors Association (NEDA) and the Electronic Components Association (ECA) have announced an agreement to merge. A merger transition team has been created to finalize details. Pending completion of the due diligence process, the new association, to be named the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), will commence operation in January 2011.


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