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Encoder Designed for Extreme Electromagnetic Fields

August 26, 2010 9:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The MR318 Fiber Optic Rotary Encoder is the world's first and only commercially available, non-metallic rotary position sensor that can operate with complete "transparency" in extreme electromagnetic fields.

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Best Buy to use Ford vans for Geek Squad

August 26, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday the electronics retailer Best Buy will use Ford vans for its Geek Squad home service technicians.Best Buy Co., based in Richfield, Minn., will take deliveries of 290 Ford Transit Connect compact utility vans and 738 Ford E-Series vans. Geek Squad, a Best Buy-owned...

Shape-shifting robot plane offers safer alternative for maritime rescue

August 26, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(EUREKA) Use of morphing flight control surfaces has enabled the development of a cost effective unmanned air-sea rescue plane that can operate in extreme weather conditions despite its light weight and small size. State-of-the-art avionics and cameras onboard the seaplane ensure a smooth...

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Sticky Synthetic Molecules Aid Fight Against Prostate Cancer

August 26, 2010 8:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

A team led by Yale University researchers has discovered a previously unknown binding site on a protein found on prostate cancer cells that can enhance their efforts to tag the cells for destruction.

Front Row: Apps to Fit Your Style (or Find It)

August 26, 2010 7:21 am | by New York Times | Comments

Some cellphone apps not only offer tips on where to find stores and sales, but also act as a personal stylist.

Dell says 3Par accepts its hiked $1.52B buyout bid

August 26, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dell says data storage maker 3Par has accepted its raised buyout bid of $1.52 billion, after the computer maker topped an offer from rival Hewlett-Packard.The offer is $24.30 a share in cash. That is up from Dell Inc.'s previous offer of $1.13 billion.Rival Hewlett-Packard Co. offered about...

Sony working on 3-D TVs that don't need glasses

August 26, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp. is working on 3-D televisions that don't need special glasses, joining a race with rival Toshiba Corp., but sees cost and technological hurdles to overcome before they can go on sale....

Why are sunspots a source of radio emissions? NJIT researcher explains more(3)

August 25, 2010 5:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Why sunspots are a strong source of radio emissions and what information those emissions carry will be the focus of an invited talk by NJIT Research Professor Jeongwoo Lee tomorrow at the International Astronomical Union Symposium on the Physics of Sun...

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Forecast: Idaho should end 2011 with more revenue

August 25, 2010 5:06 pm | by JOHN MILLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The state's modest economic recovery should help Idaho finish the fiscal year with $80 million more tax revenue than the 2010 Legislature predicted, if a new forecast holds true.Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's chief economist, Mike Ferguson, issued his new outlook this week for the year ending June...

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Qualcomm to spend $2 billion on e-ink-busting mirasol display plant

August 25, 2010 3:27 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

According to an article from Journalist Kit Eaton, Qualcomm is about to invest some $2 billion in small change in a new plant for Mirasol displays--the half-LCD/half-e-ink screen tech that can play video in sunlight. It's all thanks to a "major client." Are we talking Amazon here?

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Bestech Australia offers low noise MEMS gyroscopes from Gladiator technologies

August 25, 2010 3:25 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Bestech Australia presents the all new G100Z range of gyroscopes from Gladiator Technologies.

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MEMSIC introduces industry's first low-drift Mems vertical Gyro

August 25, 2010 3:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

VG800 - precision IMU + attitude Angles for navigation and stabilization

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Why are sunspots a source of radio emissions? NJIT researcher explains more(2)

August 25, 2010 3:23 pm | Comments

(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Why sunspots are a strong source of radio emissions and what information those emissions carry will be the focus of an invited talk by NJIT Research Professor Jeongwoo Lee tomorrow at the International Astronomical Union Symposium on the Physics of Sun...

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Apple's 99-cent TV show idea is no game changer

August 25, 2010 2:05 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc.'s iTunes store may have revolutionized the music business, but its recent push to let people rent TV shows for 99 cents won't amount to a game changer for how people watch TV.The idea to offer episodes of hit shows for rental a day after their broadcast may be great for people with...

Website linking Latin American scientists launches

August 25, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

A new website hopes to bring together scientists in Latin America and North America through exchange of ideas, information and equipment.

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