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Semiconductor could turn heat into computing power

September 27, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ohio State University) Computers might one day recycle part of their own waste heat, using a material being studied by researchers at Ohio State University. The material is a semiconductor called gallium manganese arsenide. In the early online edition of Nature Materials, researchers...

BlackBerry maker offers tablet aimed at businesses

September 27, 2010 1:05 pm | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The company that gave us the BlackBerry — still the dominant phone in corporate circles — thinks its business customers will have room in their briefcases for at least one more device: the PlayBook.Research in Motion Ltd. showed off the tablet for the first time Monday and is set to launch it...

STMicro STarGRID Power-Line Communication Chip Used in Smart-Metering Project in Spain

September 27, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) announced that its new STarGRID™ ST7590 power-line communication (PLC) System-on-Chip (SoC) is being used in advanced Automatic Meter Management (AMM) equipment in the new ’STAR Project’ in Spain. Based on the PRIME (PoweRline...

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Dow Corning To Produce 100mm Silicon Carbide Epitaxy

September 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Dow Corning announced that it will begin production of 100mm silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxy, providing a single source for SiC substrates used in power electronics device manufacturing. The new product expands Dow Corning’s product...

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Echelon Moves to Standardize the Open Smart Grid Protocol Globally

September 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Echelon Corp. announced that it has partnered with the Energy Services Network Association (ESNA), a non-profit corporation composed of utilities, manufacturers, and integrators, to publish and standardize the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) as...

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Rain or shine, Sandia researchers find new ways to forecast large photovoltaic power plant output

September 27, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed a new system to monitor how clouds affect large-scale solar photovoltaic power plants. By observing cloud shape, size and movement, the system provides a way for utility companies to predict and...

Wolczanski receives chemical society award

September 27, 2010 11:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Peter Wolczanski, the George W. and Grace L. Todd Professor of Chemistry, has received the 2011 National Award in organometallic chemistry from the American Chemical Society.

CUNY-IBM to open unique school in NYC

September 27, 2010 11:05 am | by KAREN MATTHEWS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The City University of New York and IBM will open a unique school that merges high school with two years of college, allowing students to earn an associate's degree, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday in announcing a series of ambitious educational initiatives.Those students will be "first in...

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Rethinking renewables: A new approach to energy storage for wind and solar

September 27, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Funded by a $2 million NSF grant, the four-year study aims to develop novel ceramic materials for use in a new approach to energy storage. Rather than batteries, the researchers will develop nanostructured capacitors to store energy that is generated and...

IHS buys Syntex Management for undisclosed sum

September 27, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Consulting company IHS Inc. has bought Syntex Management Systems Inc., which had been part of SMH Private Equity Group, the investment firm said on Monday.Financial terms were not disclosed. Syntex provides risk management software to businesses.SMH Private Equity Group is a division of Sanders...

Diamond-based SBD eliminates need for cooling

September 27, 2010 7:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Japanese researchers made a Schottky barrier diode (SBD) by using diamond semiconductor.

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EV group strengthens presence in Middle East with order win from King Abdullah university of science and technology

September 27, 2010 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Top university selects EVG systems on strength of flexible technology, local service and support

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Toyoda Gosei, Epistar, and Twin Hill form joint venture to produce LED products

September 27, 2010 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Toyoda Gosei, Epistar, and Twin Hill Co. Ltd., a sales agent for Toyoda Gosei, have agreed to establish a joint venture in Taiwan to develop, manufacture, and market LEDs.

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Travel and Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2nd quarter 2010

September 27, 2010 7:23 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Real spending on travel and tourism increased at an annual rate of 3.0 percent in 2010:2, following an increase of 5.0 percent (revised) in 2010:1. By comparison, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 1.6 percent (second estimate) in 2010:2 after increasing 3.7 percent in 2010:1....

S-Type Load Cells from LCM Systems Available Ex-Stock, Fast Delivery - Credit Card Sales Welcome

September 27, 2010 7:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Load cell specialists LCM Systems announce the availability of the STA series of S-Type tension/compression load cells. Available ex-stock, customers can pay via credit cards for guaranteed quick delivery.

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