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NASA completes critical design review of one Landsat instrument

May 26, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA engineers have begun building hardware for a new Landsat satellite instrument that helps monitor water consumption -- an important capability in the US West where precipitation is sparse and water rights are allocated -- now that they have passed an...

Study finds bigger social networks earn more money

May 26, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

According to a new study, people who phone diverse acquaintances live in more affluent communities and have more economic opportunities than those who talk to people in their immediate vicinity.

Hylenex recombinant (hyaluronidase human injection): Recall

May 26, 2010 1:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Voluntary recall of all manufactured lots has been initiated as a precautionary measure due to instances of particulate matter observed in a limited number of vials during routine stability testing.

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Amazon and Penguin make e-book pricing deal

May 26, 2010 12:30 pm | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. and book publisher Penguin Group reached an agreement regarding the pricing of Penguin's electronic books, the online retailer and book publisher said Wednesday.With the new agreement, which both companies declined to detail, Penguin's newest e-books will begin selling through...

Don't Do It

May 26, 2010 12:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Friends don't let friends wire-wrap. Do people still do this? Do you still do this? When's the last time you did some wire-wrap? Digi-Key still sells an assortment of wire-wrap wire and wrapping tools, including the simple little hand tool...

Colorado State University student awarded top student prize in laser research

May 26, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Colorado State University) A Colorado State University electrical engineering graduate student has won the prestigious Theodore Maiman Student Paper Competition -- beating a pool of 944 candidates -- on the 50th anniversary of Maiman's invention of the laser.

What is a CNC Machining Company?

May 26, 2010 10:21 am | by Think Engineering | Comments

A CNC machining company is a company that provides CNC machining services. There are several CNC machining services that are provided in the market today. One of the most popular CNC machining services that are provided by a CNC machining company is the standard 3 axis CNC machining. The...

Rensselaer researcher wins $1.4 million NIH grant to enable faster cancer treatment planning

May 26, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Richard Radke is leading a new $1.4 million study to develop novel computer automation techniques that could reduce the prep time of a promising cancer-treatment technology from several hours to a few minutes....

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ESD Protection Guide

May 26, 2010 9:11 am | Comments

TI’s System-Level ESD Protection Guide provides an overview of several types of our latest ESD protection devices for high-speed data rates and for diode array chips for ease of design. Application and end equipment devices are also listed.

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FAA awards 3 NextGen contracts worth up to $4.4B

May 26, 2010 7:30 am | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it awarded three contracts for its new air traffic control system worth a total of up to $4.4 billion.Under the contracts, Boeing Co., General Dynamics Corp. and ITT Corp. will perform large-scale demonstrations to see how procedures and...

Powe Award supports development of nanocomposites to monitor wind turbine blade structure

May 26, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Virginia Tech) Wind turbine blades enjoy a steady wind but can be damaged by gust-induced vibrations. The researcher proposes to create tiny sensor patches that can be selectively placed in key locations where it is anticipated that damage will start. The patches are made of the same...

Orlistat (marketed as Alli and Xenical): Labeling Change

May 26, 2010 7:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Revised labeling to include cases of severe liver injury.

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Brookhaven Lab Scientist David Diamond Receives American Nuclear Society's Tommy Thompson Award

May 26, 2010 5:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Brookhaven Lab Senior Scientist David Diamond will receive the American Nuclear Society’s Tommy Thompson Award, which recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to nuclear safety activities.

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Foxconn opens plant to reporters after suicides

May 26, 2010 4:30 am | Comments

The head of Foxconn bowed deeply several times and apologized Wednesday for a spate of suicides at the factory that makes Apple iPods and iPhones, promising the electronics giant will try to stop more deaths.But the usually media-shy executive, Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou,...

GTRI Researchers Design, Test Microfabricated Ion Traps

May 26, 2010 4:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers at GTRI are designing, fabricating and testing planar ion traps that can be more readily combined into large, interconnected trap arrays. In the future, these arrays may be used to create a useful quantum computer.

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