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New Type of Logic Device Uses Piezoelectric Effect

September 2, 2010 6:40 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electronic logic device in which current is switched by an electric field generated by the application of mechanical strain to zinc oxide nanowires.

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H-P Raises 3PAR Bid to $33 a Share

September 2, 2010 6:31 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Hewlett-Packard raised its offer for 3PAR to $33 a share, or roughly $2.1 billion. The data-storage company called H-P's latest bid "superior" to Dell's.

Sweden Reopens Rape Investigation of WikiLeaks Founder

September 2, 2010 6:31 am | by New York Times | Comments

Swedish authorities said they reopened an investigation of rape allegations against Julian Assange.

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China Will Require ID for Cellphone Numbers; Noncompliance Means No Service

September 2, 2010 6:31 am | by New York Times | Comments

The government is looking to curb cellphone spam, pornography and fraud schemes.

Advertising: Scholastic Books Revamps Its Marketing

September 2, 2010 6:29 am | by New York Times | Comments

The company said it wanted to keep better track of teachers who were new or who had departed and use more methods of communication.

Thermal Interface Material Is Highly Conformable

September 2, 2010 6:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Fujipoly announces the introduction of Sarcon GR-Tac, a highly conformable and durable 0.25-mm thick polyester reinforced thermal interface material.

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Miniature auto differential helps tiny aerial robots stay aloft

September 2, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Harvard University) Engineers at Harvard University have created a millionth-scale automobile differential to govern the flight of minuscule aerial robots that could someday be used to probe environmental hazards, forest fires, and other places too perilous for people. Their new approach...

New test seen as big advance in diagnosing TB

September 2, 2010 6:06 am | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Scientists are reporting a major advance in diagnosing tuberculosis: A new test can reveal in less than two hours, with very high accuracy, whether someone has the disease and if it's resistant to the main drug for treating it.The test could revolutionize TB care and replace the 125-year-old...

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Hewlett-Packard Co. raises offer for 3Par Inc. to $2.07 billion to outbid rival Dell Inc

September 2, 2010 6:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. raises offer for 3Par Inc. to $2.07 billion to outbid rival Dell Inc.

AOL signs new search agreement with Google

September 2, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

AOL says Google will continue to offer up search results on its websites under a new 5-year deal the companies signed this week.The agreement largely reinforces an arrangement that has been in place since 2005. But the new contract also expands their cooperation onto AOL mobile sites that...

Samsung unveils iPad competitor Galaxy

September 2, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. is unveiling a new tablet PC named Galaxy Tab as the latest device meant to rival Apple Inc.'s popular iPad.Samsung Europe executive Thomas Richter said Thursday the device will offer users "a new galaxy of possibilities" with features such as mobile video conferencing...

Cree demos 150mm SiC wafers with micropipe densities below 10/cm2

September 2, 2010 1:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA, which makes LED chips, lamps and lighting fixtures plus gallium nitride and silicon carbide power-switching and RF/wireless devices as well as SiC substrates, says that it has achieved what it claims is a milestone in the development and commercialization of...

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OptiML? wafer-level packaging from Tessera

September 2, 2010 1:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Many electronic devices, including digital cameras, incorporate image sensors. Tessera's OptiML wafer-level packaging technology makes it possible to create image sensors that are thinner, more reliable and less expensive.

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Groundbreaking RF MEMS start-up DelfMEMS secures $1.9M funding

September 2, 2010 1:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

DelfMEMS, a rising player in the field of Radiofrequency components and developer of innovative MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) switching solutions, announces that the company has secured 1.5M? ($1,9M) in venture capital (VC) funds.

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Apple unveils new TV box for renting movies, shows

September 1, 2010 7:05 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writers - Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. is refining its plans to annex the living room into its entertainment empire.On Wednesday, Apple unveiled a smaller, cheaper version of Apple TV, which connects to a high-definition television and can show rented movies and TV shows from Apple's own service, plus content from...

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