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TI introduces power converter for energy harvesting and low-power applications

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

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced a high-efficiency, ultra-low power step-down converter for energy harvesting and low-power applications.


Campbell Collins Debuts New Family of 15W DC-DC Converters with 4:1 Input Ranges in Industry Standard Packages

September 21, 2010 1:22 pm | by | Comments

Campbell Collins Ltd. announced the availability of a new family of 15W dc-dc converters from Power Mate, offering high power density and a flexible range of input and output voltages. The FKC15W series has 4:1...


Siemens to Open Up Smart Metering Communications for Meters Produced by Other Manufacturers

September 21, 2010 1:22 pm | by | Comments

Siemens Energy will open up its previously proprietary Distribution Line Carrier (DLC) communications protocol, which utilizes the low-voltage network as a metering communications channel. The company will thus give utilities the opportunity also to...


Connections at the Heart of the Matter

September 21, 2010 1:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Ensuring proper connection of leads into implantable cardiac devices can be challenging, especially for small start-ups whose specialty may not focus on this area. As a result, one company is offering a solution that can be completely integrated easily into a device to help satisfy the...


Grants create new digital collections

September 21, 2010 1:20 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences has awarded five grants, from creating an online collection of Cornell's plaster casts to digitizing 25,000 pages of Nepali texts.

Rice University's award-winning NanoJapan program wins $4M grant

September 21, 2010 10:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice University's award-winning undergraduate summer research program NanoJapan will soon expand, thanks to a new five-year, $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation. NanoJapan, which is open to students from all US universities, combines a traditional...

Product Information Centers Across Europe

September 21, 2010 9:20 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

Do you have a question on a TE product, want to find documentation or subscribe to TE's monthly customer newsletter? This new flyer on the company's Product Information Centers in Europe is now available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish and features TE's 24/7 customer...

I.B.M. Bids $1.7 Billion for Data Company

September 21, 2010 7:23 am | by New York Times | Comments

The company, Netezza, makes computer appliances that combine hardware and software for business intelligence.


Twitter hack opens popups, causes havoc

September 21, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new way to cause mischief quickly spread through short-messaging service Twitter Tuesday morning before the site could fix the problem, as mysterious "tweets" of blocked-out text propagated themselves and caused popup windows to open....

A single application for every device

September 21, 2010 6:20 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Led by the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, a consortium of major, international companies will develop an open-source platform and software components that will allow cross-platform use of services and technologies that can be operated on multiple screens.

Robots could improve everyday life, do chores

September 21, 2010 5:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Assistant professor of computer science Ashutosh Saxena leads Cornell's Personal Robotics Lab, which develops software for complex, high-level robotics that could one day aid humans with daily tasks.

Quality Systems unit and VHA in software deal

September 21, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quality Systems Inc. said Tuesday that health care network VHA Inc. will promote its NextGen clinical and financial software to its members.Quality Systems is a medical records and billing software maker based in Irvine, Calif., and VHA is a network of health care organizations that tries to...


Small-scale desalination approach to a big water problem

September 21, 2010 12:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

A research project recently undertaken at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has revealed a new mechanism for desalination/purification of water, employing a microfluidic channel-network system, which could lead to the development of small and portable units.


UCLA AND MESA+ to collaborate on nanotechnology research

September 21, 2010 12:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), UCLA and MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology, University of Twente, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) on September 14th. This agreement unites two of the world?s leading institutes of nanoscience and nanotechnology.


Sequencing Tested as Infection Early Warning

September 20, 2010 10:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Scientists aim to monitor communities for infections using fast sequencing technology.



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