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IME, Fujikura partner on Next-Gen optical modulators

October 19, 2010 6:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and Fujikura Limited in Japan, have announced a research collaboration agreement to jointly develop next-generation silicon optical modulators for future optical...


Digi X-Grid Solution to Integrate Itron ERT Meters into the Comverge IntelliSOURCE Platform

October 19, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | Comments

Integration provides near real-time energy data from existing AMR meters

Trumpf expects double-digit sales jump

October 19, 2010 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

With orders on the rise in nearly all of its markets, the leading supplier of laser material processing systems is in positive mood.


China's rare-earth policy hurts optics makers

October 19, 2010 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Export restrictions have sent the price of cerium oxide through the roof, and highlighted the industry's vulnerability to Chinese imports.


German alliance puts IGBTs to work in kitchens

October 19, 2010 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

A more energy efficient kitchen is the goal of three German industrial and research giants, which formed an alliance under the sponsorship of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


Bluechiip Limited to list on ASX via Sofcom Limited reverse takeover

October 19, 2010 1:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Bluechiip Limited ? a Melbourne-based company which has invented and developed a groundbreaking innovative MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) tracking solution with a number of commercial applications, for healthcare, security, defence and waste industries ? plans to list on the...


Scientists develop techniques to trace cocaine hidden in alcohol

October 19, 2010 12:21 am | by European Commission | Comments

Researchers from Switzerland and the UK have developed two techniques aimed at thwarting drugs smugglers: cocaine dissolved into bottles of wine or rum can be identified quickly. These techniques will help customs officials uncover which bottles are being used to smuggle cocaine without...


Shock tactics: Bioelectrical therapy for cancer and birth defects?

October 18, 2010 10:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(The Company of Biologists) Finding a simple, cheap and reliable way to manipulate stem cells is a major goal of current research into therapies for birth defects, regeneration of organs and multiple diseases, including cancer. Michael Levin and colleagues from Tufts University, Medford,...


Science and Optical Illusions

October 18, 2010 10:22 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

More illusions by R Beau Lotto, lecturer in neuroscience, University College London The middle tiles on the cube both have the same color, even though they appear very different to most of us. The science of optical illusions the two physically identical tiles do indeed now look very...

Apple Reports Strong Profit and Sales Growth

October 18, 2010 2:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Demonstrating its might in consumer electronics yet again, Apple reported strong sales of iPhones, iPads and even its Mac computers in its fourth quarter.

I.B.M. Delivers Strong Gains in Third-Quarter Profits

October 18, 2010 2:21 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company reported a 12 percent increase in net profit as revenue increased modestly, adding to evidence that corporate customers are beginning to spend again on computer technology.

AP to form news group to make money from mobile

October 18, 2010 1:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Associated Press is overseeing the creation of an organization to help newspapers and broadcasters make more money as more people get their news from mobile phones and other wireless devices....

WikiLeaks under pressure from money firm, Sweden

October 18, 2010 1:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The founder of Wikileaks was denied a Swedish residency permit on Monday and said his whistleblowing website had been cut off by a company that handled many of its donations....


Report: Facebook apps transmitted personal info

October 18, 2010 1:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The latest Facebook privacy fiasco shows that the world's largest online social hub is having a hard time putting this thorny issue behind it even as it continues to attract users and become indispensible to many of them....

IBM raises guidance as 3Q beats expectations

October 18, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM Corp. said Monday that its net income rose 12 percent as it wrung more out of its services and software divisions and gets a lift from a new mainframe computer....


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