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A123 Systems Opens Largest Lithium Ion Automotive Battery Manufacturing Plant in North America

September 13, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

A123 Systems announced the opening of what it says is the largest lithium ion automotive battery production facility in North America, based on available data. The new plant in Livonia, Michigan is expected to...

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Attack on SC prison guard renews phone-jam debate

September 13, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

South Carolina authorities who have helped push for permission to block cell phone signals inside prisons say an officer in charge of keeping out contraband was nearly killed at his home - in an attack planned with a smuggled phone....

Best Buy to sell new 'Halo' early Tuesday

September 13, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. says 400 of its stores will open at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday to sell "Halo: Reach," which it called one of the biggest video game premieres of 2010.Customers will receive a $20 gift card with each purchase of the game through Saturday.Fans of the first-person...

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Focus on photonics

September 13, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Arizona State University) Arizona State University will combine expertise in electrical and materials engineering, bioengineering and physics in a new center to pursue discoveries and broaden education in the expanding field of photonics

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Wal-Mart introduces wireless plan under own brand

September 13, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Wal-Mart is introducing the first cell phone plan that uses the chain's own branding, further demonstrating its clout in getting special deals from wireless carriers....

China aggressively trading and investing in Africa

September 13, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(African Development Bank) Tunis, African trade with China is growing while its imports and exports with other major global markets are either flat or on the decline, according to a new report from the African Development Bank.

Permanent Magnet DC Gearmotors Have High-Torque Gearhead

September 13, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The WX gearhead is now available with two 33A permanent magnet DC (PMDC) motors. The WX is a high-torque gearhead built to provide longer life and higher performance than similar gearmotors in the same size range.

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Siemens and National Semiconductor Align to Advance Ultrasound Technology

September 13, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. and National Semiconductor Corporation announce a wide-ranging strategic alliance to advance ultrasound technology, creating ultrasound imaging systems...

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microETXexpress Starterkit for Wind River VxWorks 6.8

September 13, 2010 7:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Following the successful release and market adoption of the Kontron nanoETXexpress starter kits earlier this year, Kontron is introducing a second tool to help jump start design—the Kontron microETXexpress Starter kit VxWorks validated by Wind River.

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AS-Interface IO Modules Include Advanced Diagnostic Features

September 13, 2010 7:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs popular KE-style enclosure-mount AS-Interface I/O modules are now available with advanced diagnostic features to help minimize troubleshooting and maximize run-time.

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SPADnet, a new concept for biomedical imaging, gets funded

September 13, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) SPADnet aims to develop a new generation of smart, CMOS-based image sensors for biomedical applications. It recently got funded by the European Union.

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Review: 'Halo: Reach' more fun with more than 1

September 13, 2010 7:06 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

When "Halo 3: ODST" was released last year, the once vibrant Halo universe felt exhausted, as though even its creators at Microsoft Corp.'s Bungie Studios were bored with it.Thankfully, they had one more story in their arsenal. Bungie may be moving on to new worlds, but "Halo: Reach" (Microsoft,...

Calif. expo advocates would use old Navy air base

September 13, 2010 7:06 am | by TREVOR HUNNICUTT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Advocates for a bid to host California's first World Expo since 1940 see its potential placement at a former military air base in the Silicon Valley as a masterstroke with the possibility to create research facilities and showcase the state's high-technology region.At the Shanghai Expo,...

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ARINC 600 Next Generation Receptacle Connector

September 13, 2010 4:20 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

Today's avionics manufacturers face a challenging economic environment and an ever-increasing demand for weight reduction. In response to those market demands, Tyco Electronics has developed a revolutionary Next Generation ARINC 600 receptacle connector that offers the perfect solution...

Hewlett-Packard buying ArcSight for $1.5 billion

September 13, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard says it has agreed to buy the security software provider ArcSight for about $1.5 billion.It's one of a string of recent deals that has taken Hewlett-Packard Co. beyond the personal computer market as HP looks to diversify its business and increase revenue.ArcSight Inc., based in...

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