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Will a carrot or a stick prompt purchase of more carrots?

December 18, 2009 5:53 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Would a so-called Twinkie tax help curb obesity rates? Should shoppers who buy healthy goods earn rebates? A new study will seek to unravel the likely implications of legislative attempts to promote healthy eating.

BNL Associate Lab Director Gerald Stokes Will Head State Energy Policy Institute

December 18, 2009 5:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

New York Governor David Paterson has announced that the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Institute headquartered at Stony Brook University will lead the newly created New York Energy Policy Institute.

Novel drug combo improves breast cancer survival

December 18, 2009 5:17 am | News | Comments

Some women with very advanced breast cancer may have a new treatment option. A combination of two drugs that more precisely target tumors significantly extended the lives of women who had stopped responding to other medicines, doctors reported Friday.

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Greenpeace CES Press Conference: The New Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

December 18, 2009 5:06 am | News | Comments

At the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Greenpeace will release the latest version (number 14) of its Guide to Greener Electronics, which assesses and ranks eighteen global manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.

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At the 2010 CES, WNC Reveals New Wireless Communications Products

December 18, 2009 5:00 am | News | Comments

The 2010 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) will be held in Las Vegas from January 7th to the 10th, 2010. This year, Wistron NeWeb Corp. (WNC), a leading wireless communication products manufacturer, will be displaying its three major wireless communication product categories...

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Acid oceans: the evil twin of climate change

December 18, 2009 4:27 am | News | Comments

Far from Copenhagen's turbulent climate talks, the sea lions, harbor seals and sea otters reposing along the shoreline and kelp forests of this protected marine area stand to gain from any global deal to cut greenhouse gases.

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A tip on Infrared LEDs

December 17, 2009 9:36 am | Videos | Comments

 ECN Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre explains how to use a regular cell-phone camera to detect an LED's infrared output.

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Robotics Prototyping with NI LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit

December 17, 2009 9:31 am | Videos | Comments

  This video runs through using the LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit to develop a basic robotics prototype by integrating motors, encoders and a Paralax ultrasonic distance sensor with a NI Single-Board RIO embedded FPGA board.

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Kidz Gear Launches First Wireless Car Headphones for Kids at CES 2010

December 17, 2009 8:36 am | News | Comments

Kidz Gear www.GearForKidz.com, the award-winning Grown-up Performance, Built for Kids! brand, announced today the first Wireless Car Headphones for Kids designed specifically for the largest user market of in-car DVD and video systems – Children.

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C. Crane Offers High-Performance Radios and Energy Saving LED Lighting

December 17, 2009 8:30 am | News | Comments

C. Crane Company, Inc. will be displaying their newest products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center . C. Crane’s line of CC Radio’s that include AM/FM, WiFi Internet, Shortwave and alternative power radios are built for high performance.

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Business outsourcing firm WNS chairman steps down

December 17, 2009 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Indian outsourcing firm WNS Holdings Ltd. on Thursday said its chairman is stepping down and named a former Autodesk executive to replace him.The company said Ramesh Shah, 61, will become vice chairman and Eric B. Herr, 61, will become chairman. Herr has been on the board of directors since...

Texas A & M petroleum engineering fellowship to honor memory of Ronald Robinson

December 17, 2009 7:53 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

A graduate fellowship at Texas A&M University will honor the memory of a former petroleum engineering department head. The Dr. Ronald J. Robinson ’74 Memorial Fellowship will be endowed by friends with a $25,000 gift to the Texas A&M Foundation. Recipients will be students working...

Wireless 3G PCI Card Reference Design Supports Note- and Netbooks

December 17, 2009 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox announces the release of a proven high-speed wireless PCI card reference design supporting HSDPA, EDGE and GPRS standards. The N725 design results in a versatile wireless communications card with industry standard PCI form factor.

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Israel plunges into water technology

December 17, 2009 7:00 am | by MICHAEL BARAJAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

In a country with few natural resources and where the most famous body of water is the Dead Sea, Israel is looking beyond its arid landscape and taking the lead in water technology, the latest export-oriented industry to help it weather the effects of the global meltdown.The force behind the...

Establishing Flip Chip Coplanarity by Pressure Measurement

December 17, 2009 6:57 am | Blogs | Comments

Successful flip chip assembly of large die with many bumps for applications such as image sensors depends upon the substrate and the die that is being placed upon it having parallel, coplanar surfaces when they are brought in contact. Any deviation from coplanarity can cause  

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