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Innovation could bring super-accurate sensors, crime forensics

August 10, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) A new technology enabling tiny machines called micro electromechanical systems to "self-calibrate" could make possible super-accurate and precise sensors for crime-scene forensics, environmental testing and medical diagnostics.

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NIH EUREKA Award Will Enable Design of New Brain Tumor Treatment

August 10, 2010 8:23 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

The Georgia Institute of Technology has received a EUREKA grant from the National Cancer Institute to design a new way to treat invasive brain tumors by capturing the migrating cells that spread the disease.

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Flexible mechanical encoder series offers over 1,000 configurations

August 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

CUI, Inc., and their distributor Digi-Key Corporation, announce the release of a line of flexible mechanical encoders that can be configured into over 1,000 different versions. The 2-bit quadrature ACZ series is available in three sizes: 11 mm (ACZ11), 12 mm (ACZ12), and 16 mm (ACZ16)....

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Pegasystems shares slide after 2Q report

August 10, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Pegasystems Inc. tumbled Tuesday after the business software maker posted second-quarter adjusted earnings below Wall Street's expectations.The company late Monday posted a net loss of $8.2 million, or 22 cents per share, down from net income of $11.2 million, or 30 cents per share,...

Low Power FSK Transceiver Features Simplest Star Network Management

August 10, 2010 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

austriamicrosystems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, offers the AS3900 27 MHz FSK low-power transceiver with built-in star network management, the only one in the 27 MHz ISM band.

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Smart Grid Wireless Connectivity Center

August 10, 2010 6:41 am | Comments

Lockard & White, a diversified telecommunications engineering and integration firm, and Full Spectrum Inc., a manufacturer of specialized fourth generation software defined radios, announced today the launch of the Smart Grid Wireless Connectivity Center...

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Touch Displays in Smart Phones Spur Demand for Larger Screen Sizes

August 10, 2010 6:24 am | by General Electric | Comments

After only 4% growth in 2009, the mobile phone display market is set to grow by 14% in 2010, with shipments forecast to reach 1.68B units, according to the latest DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile Phone Shipment and Forecast Report. [...]

Study of electron orbits in multilayer graphene finds unexpected energy gaps

August 10, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology Research News) Researchers have taken one more step toward understanding the unique and often unexpected properties of graphene, a two-dimensional carbon material that has attracted interest because of its potential applications in future generations of...

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Website sponsors gambling on grades

August 10, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

A website called Ultrinsic is taking wagers on grades from students at 36 colleges nationwide starting this month.

McAfee says malware threat at a new high

August 10, 2010 6:06 am | Comments

McAfee Inc, the No. 2 security software maker, said production of software code known as malware, which can harm computers and steal user passwords, reached a new high in the first six months of 2010.

IBM buys Datacap for undisclosed sum

August 10, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM said Tuesday it has bought Datacap Inc., a privately held software company based in Tarrytown, NY.Datacap's software helps companies capture, manage and automate the flow of business information.Financial terms were not disclosed.Shares of International Business Machines Corp. slid 56 cents...

NASA aims for more space station repairs

August 10, 2010 5:57 am | Comments

NASA scrambled Monday to put together a new plan of attack to get the International Space Station back to full cooling, following this past weekend's unsuccessful repair effort.

WikiLeaks to publish new documents

August 10, 2010 5:48 am | Comments

The online whistle-blower WikiLeaks said it will continue to publish more secret files from governments around the world despite U.S. demands to cancel plans to release classified military documents.

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Saudi to continue BlackBerry service

August 10, 2010 5:25 am | Comments

Saudi Arabia's telecommunications regulator on Tuesday said it would allow BlackBerry messaging services to continue in the kingdom, citing "positive developments" with the device's Canadian manufacturer.

Stony Brook University Student Wins 2010 Gertrude Scharff-Goldhaber Prize

August 10, 2010 5:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Johanna Nelson, a Stony Brook University (SBU) graduate student, has been awarded the 2010 Gertrude Scharff-Goldhaber Prize, consisting of a framed certificate and $1,000.

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