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Amazon, publishers in new e-book price deals

April 1, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments Inc. has reached new agreements with some publishers that had been fed up with the low prices Amazon charges for electronic books that go with its Kindle e-reader. This comes just as Apple Inc. is about to launch its competing iPad device.Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins said late...

NIST scientists address 'wrinkles' in transparent film development

April 1, 2010 9:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new research at NIST and North Dakota State University.

Screaming Circuits introduces new Cordwood assembly service!

April 1, 2010 9:25 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Tired of all those small parts? Can't figure out how to route traces to all 1,900 balls on that hot new FPGA? If 0201 passives have you running scared and the possibility of 01005 parts coming soon has you on...


Red Ring of Death Solved?

April 1, 2010 9:24 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I've been reading a lot lately on the supposition that the X-Box® red ring of death problem is caused by the lead-free BGA balls cracking under the BGAs due to thermal stress. In truth, I haven't seen any actual evidence...

Alliance Data closes $100M asset-backed securities

April 1, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Alliance Data Systems Corp. said Thursday its private label credit card banking subsidiary has issued $100 million of fixed-rate term asset backed securities.The securities were issued as part of the securitization program for World Financial Network National Bank, Alliance's banking...

DisplaySearch Announces Preliminary Agenda for LED Forum 2010

April 1, 2010 8:26 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting, today announced the preliminary agenda for the upcoming DisplaySearch LED Forum 2010

Father of GPS and pioneer of timed navigation inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

April 1, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Naval Research Laboratory) oining the likes of world renowned inventors Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, to name a few, Roger L. Easton is recognized by the National Inventors Hall of Fame for pioneering achievements in spacecraft tracking and timing and navigation technology...

Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists

April 1, 2010 8:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists One of the hottest new ideas in physics is that gravity is an emergent phenomena; that it somehow arises from the complex interaction of simpler things. … perhaps the most powerful idea to emerge from Verlinde’s approach...


Please forgive me, for I have sinned

April 1, 2010 7:23 am | by An Engineering Mind | Comments

It's been a good run here at An Engineering Mind, but I think it's high time I confessed my darkest secret...


Superconducting Power Lines to Enhance Electrical Grid

April 1, 2010 6:49 am | Comments

Venkat Selvamanickam, director of the Applied Research Hub at the University of Houston, is developing a technology with high temperature superconducting wires that promises to revolutionize the way power is generated, transported and used.


April Fools': Google renames itself 'Topeka'

April 1, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Topeka is Google, and now Google is Topeka.Weeks after the Kansas capital unofficially renamed itself after the Web search giant, the company returned the favor Thursday in the form of an April Fool's Day joke.Google, at least on its home page, became "Topeka."The company says it's a response...

Vuzix Releases 2009 Annual Operating Results

April 1, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Vuzix Corporation (TSX VENTURE: VZX) ("Vuzix" or, the "Company") a leader in the design and manufacture of Video Eyewear products, issued financial results for its financial year ended December 31, 2009. This news release should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited annual consolidated...


HP settles with HK firm over ink cartridge patents

April 1, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday it has reached a settlement with a Hong Kong company that it accused of infringing on ink cartridge patents.The company said Print-Rite Holdings Ltd. will remove affected cartridges from the U.S. and other nations where HP has made complaints.The complete terms...


Help Me Win the Green Smackdown Challenge!!!

April 1, 2010 5:21 am | by An Engineering Mind | Comments

My weekly videos have gotten me some level or recognition at National Instruments, even amongst the usually introverted engineering crowd. With that in mind our corporate "Green Team" asked me to spend a week reducing my carbon footprint and documenting my progress. Don't get me wrong,...


Thermoharvester uses Waste Heat to Power Wireless Industrial Sensors

April 1, 2010 5:00 am | Comments

Micropelt has collaborated with Royal Dutch Shell to prove the concept of converting waste heat into a sustainable, maintenance-free power supply for wireless sensor devices.



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