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The ZigBee alliance and SUNSPEC Alliance collaborate on renewable energy management

June 8, 2010 5:51 am | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance and the SunSpec Alliance today announced an agreement to collaborate on defining standards for renewable energy and microgrid management using the ZigBee Smart Energy version 2.0 standard. The ZigBee Alliance is a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications...

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Researchers capture first images of sub-nano pore structures

June 8, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cornell University) Moore's law marches on: In the quest for faster and cheaper computers, scientists have imaged pore structures in insulation material at sub-nanometer scale for the first time. Understanding these structures could substantially enhance computer performance and power...

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Underness as a Common Theme Again

June 8, 2010 5:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I didn't mean to, but here I seem to be with a common theme again. Like yesterday, and again not too long before that - parts under parts seems to be the thing of the hour. Maybe the caps are...

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ABB group offers $1.25 bln for Britain's Chloride

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

Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB Ltd. said Tuesday it has made an offer to buy British power supply maker Chloride Group PLC for approximately 860 million pounds ($1.25 billion).The price is equivalent to the 325 pence per share that both companies agreed on, ABB said in a statement....

China says will keep blocking online content

June 7, 2010 9:05 pm | by SCOTT McDONALD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

China vowed Tuesday to keep a tight grip on the Internet, saying in a white paper it would continue to block anything considered subversive or threatening to "national unity."The policy statement was released three months after a public dispute over censorship prompted Google Inc. to shut its...

Murata Introduces World's First Ultra-Thin Waterproof Piezoelectric Speaker

June 7, 2010 7:22 pm | by Murata Manufacturing | Comments

Featuring a thickness of only 0.9mm, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has succeeded in launching the world’s first ultra-thin waterproof piezoelectric speaker.

Powercast to Demonstrate RF-Powered, Battery-Free Wireless Sensor Module at Sensors Expo 2010

June 7, 2010 1:30 pm | Comments

Wireless Sensor Module, jointly developed by Powercast and Microchip Technology, showcases RF energy harvesting and low power processing and communications.

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Wireless sensor startup wins UC San Diego $80K Entrepreneur Challenge

June 7, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) Wireless sensors that monitor your heart even though they do not actually touch your skin are at the center of UC San Diego electrical engineering PhD student Yu Mike Chi's dissertation. This technology -- and the plan for commercializing it --...

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Lexmark closes acquisition of Perceptive Software

June 7, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Printer and copier maker Lexmark International Inc. said Monday it has closed its $280 million cash acquisition of business software company Perceptive Software.Perceptive's content management software is used in higher education, health care and by government agencies. Lexmark said earlier the...

Immersion says it licensed patents to Simbionix

June 7, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Immersion Corp., which develops touch-screen technology, said Monday it agreed to license some of its patents to Simbionix USA Corp.The new license agreement resolve litigation between the two companies. Terms of the agreement between Immersion and Simbionix, which makes simulation and training...

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Gross Domestic Product for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

June 7, 2010 10:24 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

CAPITAL HILL, SAIPAN (June 7, 2010) – Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is releasing its first set of estimates of the major components of gross domestic product (GDP) for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The estimates for the CNMI showed that from 2002...

GMP Friction Products Nears AS9100C Compliance For Aerospace Industry Certification

June 7, 2010 10:24 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Compliance Plus Enterprise Directing the Certification Process Efforts.

PC and Peripheral Companies Remain Bullish on Desktop Monitors

June 7, 2010 10:24 am | by General Electric | Comments

Worldwide LCD monitor production in May neared all time monthly highs with the top 12 brands producing 12.7M monitors in the period.

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Working toward the next battery breakthrough

June 7, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University at Buffalo) If battery-making is an art, then University at Buffalo scientist Esther Takeuchi is among its most prolific masters, with more than 140 US patents, all in energy storage.

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Underlapping Parts

June 7, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Sometimes, it's the simple things in life that we must stop and appreciate. Like the fact that just because there aren't any pads in a spot, doesn't mean that you can use the space. Take this PCB, for example. U3...

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