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Novel Cooling System Enables 1,500-lumen LED Bulb Prototype

October 21, 2010 9:38 am | Comments

Scientists from GE Global Research and the University of Maryland—as part of a two-year solid-state lighting program with the U.S. Department of Energy—have announced the successful demonstration of a 1,500-lumen LED.

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Low Energy Wireless Solutions Use Bluetooth

October 21, 2010 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. offers two ultra-low power, short-range wireless connectivity solutions for consumer medical, mobile accessories, and sports and wellness applications.

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Pappas joins Texas A & M Engineering

October 21, 2010 9:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

John Pappas has joined Texas A&M Engineering as the Vestas Director for the Texas A&M Wind Energy Center. In his new role, Pappas will lead efforts to build a wind center of excellence and propel Texas A&M Engineering as a leader in offshore and onshore wind power...

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Scientists pioneer wireless sensors to explore little known glacier phenomenon

October 21, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Southampton) Researchers at the University of Southampton are pioneering the use of wireless sensors to study a little-known phenomenon that affects the movement of glaciers.

Digi-Key Corporation and Exar Corporation Sign Global Distribution Agreement

October 21, 2010 8:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, and Fremont, California, USA – 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 entered into an...

Economy: UK’s Spending Review a necessary step toward fiscal stability

October 21, 2010 6:23 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría welcomed the United Kingdom’s Spending Review released 20 October as a necessary step towards achieving long-term fiscal stability.

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Nokia to cut 1,800 jobs as net profit euro529 million

October 21, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nokia Corp. is moving quickly to restructure its lagging smart phone business under new CEO Stephen Elop, announcing Thursday it will lay off 1,800 people even as third-quarter earnings bounced back from a year-ago loss....

AT & T adds record number of iPhones, posts tax gain

October 21, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

AT&T Inc. sold a record number of iPhones in the latest quarter, continuing to siphon subscribers from other wireless carriers in a tightening industry....

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Agilent Technologies Awarded $35 Million Contract by U.S. Army for Microwave Signal Generators

October 21, 2010 6:17 am | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that it has been awarded a $35 million contract by the U.S. Army. Under the terms of the contract, Agilent will deliver up to 1,600 MXG microwave analog signal generators over seven years, to the Army as part of its Test Equipment Modernization (TEMOD) program.

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IBM acquires Toronto-based financial governance software company Clarity Systems

October 21, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM (NYSE:IBM) says it has acquired Toronto-based Clarity Systems, a privately-held company that provides financial governance software. Financial terms of the transaction weren't disclosed.

Apple Flips the Playbook, Putting Mobile Tech in PCs

October 21, 2010 5:26 am | by New York Times | Comments

Apple has taken technologies like the multitouch user interface from the iPhone and the iPad and put them in its new MacBook Air laptops and operating system.

Nokia to Cut Jobs as It Tries to Catch Up to Rivals

October 21, 2010 5:25 am | by New York Times | Comments

Even as profits improved, the world's largest cellphone maker said it plans to eliminate 1,800 jobs as it tries to speed up delivery of new software and better Web services for its smartphones.

244,000 Germans Opt Out of Google Mapping Service

October 21, 2010 5:25 am | by New York Times | Comments

Google said 244,000 people in Germany had asked the company to remove images of their homes from its StreetView maps, but that it still plans to activate the service this year.

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Smaller Is Better in the Viscous Zone

October 21, 2010 5:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- Being the right size and existing in the limbo between a solid and a liquid state appear to be the secrets to improving the efficiency of chemical catalysts that can create better nanoparticles or more efficient energy sources.

Light on Silicon Better than Copper?

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

DURHAM, N.C. -- Step aside copper and make way for a better carrier of information -- light.

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