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Ants Counting Their Step

November 30, 2009 6:52 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Ants That Count! Most ants get around by leaving smell trails on the forest floor that show other ants how to get home or to food. They squeeze the glands that cover their bodies; those glands release a scent, and the scents in combination create trails the other ants can follow. That...

Altera signs with Newark

November 30, 2009 6:21 am | News | Comments

Committed to offering design engineers the newest technologies first, multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, has signed a franchise agreement with Altera Corporation, to supply their FPGA and CPLD devices, the latest development kits, and the Quartus II design software in North America.

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Rochester Electronics Expands Space-Level Manufacturing

November 30, 2009 6:13 am | News | Comments

Rochester Electronics, a comprehensive and authorized source for discontinued semiconductors, is actively expanding its mission critical product manufacturing capabilities to ensure a continuous supply of certified radiation hardened space-level semiconductors.  

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Eaton Introduces Energy-Conserving Network Shutdown Module for Mac OS X Snow Leopard

November 30, 2009 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today introduced its Network Shutdown Module (NSM) version 3.20 for Macintosh operating system (OS) X Snow Leopard. Eaton’s NSM is one of the most intuitive software products for Mac users, giving them enhanced power control over any iMac, MacPro or Xserve server running Snow Leopard.

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Laird Technologies Expands Distribution Product Portfolio

November 30, 2009 5:59 am | News | Comments

Laird Technologies, a leader in the design and manufacture of customized, performance-critical components for wireless systems and other advanced electronics applications, today announced it has expanded its global distribution product portfolio with Mouser Electronics to include its thermal management product line.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Fake Chips to US Navy

November 30, 2009 5:55 am | Articles | Comments

A 32-year-old California man has pleaded guilty to charges that he sold thousands of counterfeit chips to the U.S. Navy. In a plea agreement reached on Friday, Neil Felahy of Newport Coast, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and counterfeit-goods trafficking for his role in an alleged chip-counterfeiting scam that ran between 2007 and 2009. Felahy, his wife Marwah Felahy, and her brother Mustafa Abdul Aljaff operated several microchip brokerage companies that imported chips from Shenzhen, in China's Guangdong province.  

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Brookhaven Women in Science Holds High School Career Day at Brookhaven Lab

November 30, 2009 5:53 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

About 50 female students from three local high schools – Bellport, Rocky Point, and Shoreham-Wading River – recently learned about careers in science and toured world-class facilities at Brookhaven Lab.

Researchers find Reliable, Mess-free way to Grow Graphene

November 30, 2009 5:52 am | by Anne Ju | Articles | Comments

Single layers of carbon atoms, called graphene sheets, are lightweight, strong, electrically semi-conducting -- and notoriously difficult and expensive to make. Now, a Cornell research team has invented a simple way to make graphene electrical devices by growing the graphene directly onto a silicon wafer.  

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Norway opens world's first osmotic power plant

November 30, 2009 5:33 am | by Wojciech Moskwa | News | Comments

Norway opened on Tuesday the world's first osmotic power plant, which produces emissions-free electricity by mixing fresh water and sea water through a special membrane.  State-owned utility Statkraft's prototype plant, which for now will produce a tiny 2-4 kilowatts of power or enough to run a coffee machine, will enable Statkraft to test and develop the technology needed to drive down production costs.

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Navy Lieutenant Ian Liggett visits Aero Department

November 30, 2009 4:57 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

LT Ian Liggett (ME, 2003) paid a visit to the Aerospace Engineering Dept on Friday Nov 13 and...

Brain Scan Study Shows Cocaine Abusers Can Control Cravings

November 30, 2009 3:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new brain-imaging study shows that active cocaine abusers can suppress drug craving, suggesting new ways to help them quit and avoid relapse.

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Sports-Watch Development Kit Fits on your Wrist

November 30, 2009 3:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

The eZ430-Chronos is a highly integrated, wearable wireless development system based for the CC430 in a sports watch. It may be used as a reference platform for watch systems, a personal display for personal area networks, or as a wireless sensor node for remote data collection.

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Report on e-Invoicing

November 30, 2009 2:55 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission has published today the report of expert group on e-Invoicing. The group was mandated to design a European e-Invoicing framework, to contribute to the uptake of open and interoperable electronic invoicing solutions within the EU. Particular emphasis was put on the...

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Companies More Prone to Go 'Vertical'

November 29, 2009 10:59 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Companies are reviving "vertical integration," a 100-year-old strategy in which a firm controls materials, manufacturing and distribution.

Trying to Save the Web's Shortcuts

November 29, 2009 7:55 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The Internet Archive and more than 20 start-ups are banding together to preserve the historical records of the abbreviated Web addresses that are passed around on services such as Twitter.

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