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Why Hasn't Earth Warmed as Much as Expected?

January 19, 2010 7:54 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Planet Earth has warmed much less than expected during the industrial era based on current best estimates of Earth’s “climate sensitivity” — the amount of global temperature increase expected in response to a given rise in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide.

Ambiguous PCB Markings

January 19, 2010 7:54 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Here's a little issue we run into now and then. Which reference designator goes with which part? Quick. I need to know. Now. Now. Now! It's less of an issue with SMT parts because we machine place them and use...

Digi-Key and Amphenol Sine Systems Announce Global Distribution Agreement

January 19, 2010 7:53 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota and Clinton Township, Michigan (USA) — January 19, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Amphenol...

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Microsoft cuts IP address storage to 6 months

January 19, 2010 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it would shorten the time it stores Internet users' addresses from Web search queries from 18 months to six months following a request from a European Union data privacy panel.It said the change would make its Bing search a better choice for privacy-conscious users...

Tax Credits Might Be Your Ticket to Savings

January 19, 2010 5:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Most of us love saving money from anywhere we can pinch it. You can do it the hard way, by writing up a budget and finding all the fun, little things you spend money on that you don't really need. For me, I'm thinking about that double dip at the Sunday movi

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FAA Conference to Focus on Igniting the Space Economy

January 19, 2010 5:32 am | News | Comments

The conference, co-sponsored by AIAA, is organized around the theme of “Igniting the Space Economy,” and will feature high-level speakers and panels examining all areas of the commercial space transportation sector, and how NASA and America’s commercial space firms can thrive within it.

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Tektronix SuperSpeed Test Solution Supports World's First USB 3.0 Certification At NEC Electronics

January 19, 2010 5:17 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced that its SuperSpeed USB solution supported the verification of signal quality for NEC Electronics Corporation's USB 3.0-compatible host controller -the world's first to obtain USB 3.0 certification from the USB Implementers Forum.

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Configurable modular integrated systems for cPCI, PXI, VMEbus, VME64X and VPX application

January 19, 2010 5:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for use in development systems and for production runs, Verotec has introduced a family of 1U, 2U, 3U and 6U configurable integrated systems. Based on combinations of standard products, the easy to use six-step configurator enables the specifier to define the exact system best suited to the application.

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Internationally Recognized Technology Executive to Lead Growing Cloud-Based Business Phone Service and System Provider

January 19, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fonality, Inc. (www.fonality.com (http://www.fonality.com) ), a leading provider of cloud-based business phone systems (http://pbxtra.fonality.com/) , today announced that it has appointed Dean Mansfield to serve as the company's chief executive officer. Mansfield succeeds Chris Lyman, the...

Significant Accomplishments Include Venture Funding, Expanding a Gold Star Management Team, and Major New Partner Relationships

January 19, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Virtual Bridges, developers of the VERDE(TM) Suite, have announced major accomplishments that help them solidify their position as a top VDI vendor for 2010.The worldwide personal computing market is expected to undergo a massive refresh over the next 12-18 months as users prepare to deploy...

Partner-Driven Strategy Helps Managed Security Service Providers to Deliver Strong Authentication and Credential Management

January 19, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.actividentity.com () —ActivIdentity Corporation (http://www.actividentity.com/) (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in strong authentication and credential management, today announced a comprehensive strategy and technology roadmap to enable Managed Security Service Providers to deliver...

Leads360 to Provide Lead Management for Mortgage Lenders

January 19, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today, Leads360 (http://www.leads360.com/) announced that it is working with Google to help power the new AdWords Comparison Ads (http://adwords.blogspot.com/2009/10/introducing-adwords-compari on- ads.html) feature. Since its first offering as a beta in October, Google Comparison Ads has...

Is the RCA Airnergy WiFi Hotspot Energy Harvesting Device for Real?

January 19, 2010 4:46 am | Videos | Comments

Dave can smell marketing nonsense a mile away, so he checks out the new RCA WiFi Energy Harvesting "Airnergy" device with some back of the envelope calculations. Marketing BS or can it actually work?

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The Internet entitlement mentality

January 19, 2010 4:24 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

The Internet has connected the world as never before. But it’s also given rise to a pernicious entitlement mentality. A whole generation has been conditioned to expect everything for free (and quickly). Coupled with the practice of file-sharing, this entitlement mentality is destroying two industries—print media and the recording industry.

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Dresden Event Showcases Trends in Printed Electronics

January 19, 2010 3:33 am | by Peter Harrop | News | Comments

Europe's largest event on Printed Electronics, the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2010 in Dresden, Germany in April, will reflect new trends in the subject such as carbon nanotubes in conductive paper and transistors, printing silicon for enhancing solar cells, for transistors and other uses and printing copper at a fraction of the cost of silver.

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