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Oxford Industries 3Q profit falls; '09 outlook up

December 9, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oxford Industries Inc., an owner and licenser of clothing brands, said Wednesday its profit fell in the third quarter on lower sales but it raised its 2009 profit outlook higher than what analysts expect.Its share rose in after-hours trading.Oxford owns brands including Tommy Bahama, Ben...

Correction: Vevo-EMI Music story

December 9, 2009 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a Dec. 7 story about the Vevo online music video venture, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Google Inc.'s YouTube will receive a fee for providing Vevo's technology but will not share in advertising revenue. YouTube will be paid for its technology and also will receive a small...

Shielding Materials Help Prevent Last-Minute Test Failures

December 9, 2009 12:17 pm | by David Garagnani, Application Engineer, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., www.gore.com | Articles | Comments

Electronics packaging solutions are developed on many levels, from the board architecture all the way up to the mechanical enclosure. The individual elements that compose these solutions need to work together so that the device can pass compliance tests.

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General Dynamics gets $17.6M to convert tanks

December 9, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Land Systems, a General Dynamics Corp. business unit, said Wednesday it received a $17.6 million contract for materials that will be used to convert U.S. tanks into tanks for Saudi Arabia.The contract was given to General Dynamics by the U.S. Army TACOM (Tank-automotive &...

Kan. revises Cerner, Wizards plan

December 9, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kansas officials say they're hopeful a revised package of incentives will succeed in bringing a soccer stadium and office complex to Wyandotte County.The $230 million package would help Missouri-based medical software maker Cerner Corp. build an office complex and finance a stadium for Major...

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CES 2010

December 9, 2009 11:23 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg | News | Comments

ECN is your #1 source for coverage of the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show. Beginning in early January, our man on the ground, Jason Lomberg, will be providing up-to-the-minute coverage of all the hottest gadgets, gizmos, and technology from the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas. Check in regularly for updates, videos, news, announcements, and an ongoing photoblog (courtesy of ECN's photographer-extraordinaire, Andrew Maiman). Stay tuned!

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Diagnos gets licence for computer assisted retinal analysis application

December 9, 2009 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology company Diagnos Inc. (TSXV:ADK) announced Wednesday it has received a Health Canada class 2 licence for its computer assisted retinal analysis application.The company said it can now begin to market its product, called CARA-CCE, to the estimated $600-million global market for...

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Females are sexual showoffs in cooperative breeders

December 9, 2009 10:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new study suggests that females that breed in groups and find themselves under pressure to find a mate evolve the same kinds of embellishments as males do.

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Mobile Graphics & Multimedia Review

December 9, 2009 9:59 am | by In-Stat Research | News | Comments

Mobile electronics is the fastest growing segment of the electronics industry and represents a significant opportunity for both growth and innovation in the semiconductor industry.

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory -- December 2009

December 9, 2009 9:59 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Titanium dioxide can be converted into a material that absorbs sunlight and greatly increase the efficiency of solar energy cells. Coated particle fuel fabricated at ORNL, in cooperation with INL, General Atomics, and the Babcock & Wilcox Company, has...

Transparent Insulating Film Promises Increased Display Efficiency

December 9, 2009 9:56 am | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins materials scientists have found a new use for a chemical compound that has traditionally been viewed as an electrical conductor, a substance that allows electricity to flow through it.

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3-D Solar Cell that Uses "Towers" to Boost Efficiency Wins Patents

December 9, 2009 8:58 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A three dimensional solar cell design that uses micron-scale “towers” to capture nearly three times as much light as flat solar cells made from the same materials has been awarded broad patent protection in both China and Australia.

Plastic RFID Transponder Circuit Achieves 50 kbits-s Bit Rate

December 9, 2009 8:56 am | News | Comments

Holst Centre, imec and TNO presented the world-first organic transponder circuit with a bit rate of 50kbits/s. This bit rate approaches the requirements for the Electronic Product Coding (EPC) standards.

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Turtle Beach Features Gaming Headsets at CES 2010

December 9, 2009 8:32 am | News | Comments

Turtle Beach, a leading manufacturer and marketer of video game headsets for Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS Lite systems and PC gaming, comes to CES 2010 with its strongest roster of high performance products ever for serious gamers and new PC/MAC peripherals.

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3D Sound for Consumer Products at CES 2010

December 9, 2009 8:07 am | News | Comments

Swiss audio technology company, Sonic Emotion, is set to unleash its 3D sound technologies on the US market at CES 2010. As the first 3D sound solutions for home entertainment products, sonic emotion technologies enable consumers to enjoy a natural 3D sound environment using a single, easy-to-connect loudspeaker, with no positional limitations.

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