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New Transceiver is Fully-Reconfigurable

February 23, 2010 8:15 am | News | Comments

The fully reconfigurable transceiver is compatible with various wireless standards and applications, including the upcoming mobile broadband 3GPP-LTE standard. The trend in wireless communication where terminals give their users ubiquitous access to a multitude of services drives the development of reconfigurable radios in deep-submicron CMOS. This is enhanced with the advent of 3GPP-LTE, a standard that is inherently so flexible that a reconfigurable radio is its most economical implementation. The single-chip reconfigurable transceiver developed by imec, Renesas and M4S provides an answer to this need.


UK movie chain boycotts 'Alice' in DVD dispute

February 23, 2010 7:38 am | News | Comments

British cinema chain Odeon will not show Tim Burton's fantasy adventure "Alice in Wonderland" in Britain, Ireland and Italy because of a dispute over the timing of the film's DVD release, the company said Tuesday. Odeon objects to Walt Disney Pictures' decision to leave only 12 weeks between the film's theatrical and DVD releases in those countries, rather than the usual 17 weeks.


New Breed of Scholars to Tackle Grand Challenges

February 23, 2010 7:20 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Two years ago, a group of Duke University engineering undergrads traveled to Uganda in an Engineers Without Borders project to address some of the most pressing needs of a small community. Among other projects, they planned to help villagers connect to the outside world through the Internet and t


CGI wins contract to provide software to Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences

February 23, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology firm CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) said Tuesday it has won a $2.2-million contract to provide management software to Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.Under the "multi-year" deal, Montreal-based CGI will provide enterprise content management and workflow automation...

Multi GHz Bandwidth Universal Socket for DDR2 & DDR3 Memory Packages

February 23, 2010 6:21 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance Universal BGA socket for 0.8mm pitch DDR2 & DDR3 packages. DDR2 & DDR3 devices come with many IC size variations ranging from 7.5mm to 15.5mm.


How to decline Facebook friends without offence

February 23, 2010 6:03 am | News | Comments

A colleague I just met at work has invited me to be their friend on Facebook. I don't want to offend them, but nor do I want to share my candid photos and lousy Scrabble scores with someone I hardly know. Can I ignore their invite?

'Clash' of 3-D movies to hit underprepared cinemas

February 23, 2010 5:36 am | News | Comments

Movies in 3-D are becoming such big moneymakers that Hollywood studios are cramming them into the nation's theaters, even though there aren't enough screens available to give each film its fullest possible run. That will mean an unprecedented number of 3-D movies for film fans to choose from this spring...

Guitarist Frank Vignola to perform at Brookhaven Lab March 27

February 23, 2010 5:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Guitar virtuoso Frank Vignola will perform at Brookhaven Lab on Saturday, March 27, at 8 p.m. in Berkner Hall.


FCC survey shows need to teach broadband basics

February 23, 2010 5:08 am | News | Comments

The government's plan to provide fast Internet connections to all Americans will have to include some basic instruction in Web 101, according to a new survey of Internet users and non-users. The Federal Communications Commission's first-ever survey on Internet usage and attitudes concludes that those who aren't connected today need to be taught how to navigate the Web...

Torque Wrench Serves Field-Attachable Connectors

February 23, 2010 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA is pleased to announce the release of a new torque wrench for its 7/8” Series 820 connectors. The tool is designed to aid in connecting and disconnecting 7/8” field-attachable cable connectors with hex shaped locking nuts.


Hard-Cover Linear Stages Cover Travels to 1500 mm

February 23, 2010 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech’s PRO Series are low cost, side seal, hard cover, ball-screw-driven linear stages available in 68 standard models with travels from 50 mm to 1500 mm. Their rugged design makes them ideal for demanding industrial environments.


bReaders Can Now Print Museum Publications On-Demand Using HP's

February 23, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —The Computer History Museum (CHM) has given cloud-gazing a whole new meaning: Audiences interested in the Museum's publications will now be able to find and print them on-demand using HP's MagCloud service.By leveraging MagCloud's print-on-demand platform, the...

Why Preparing Your Car For Winter Is a Good Idea (An Anecdote)

February 23, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This past month, we celebrated my little daughter's first birthday - which meant a trip from Virginia to New Jersey. Ordinarily, this isn't a major effort, but this was on the verge of the big snow storm on February 5. Naturally, we were a bit concerned about our travel prospects.


Fixing Equipment, Saving Lives

February 23, 2010 4:20 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Who says you need buckets of cash and huge government bureaucracies to make a profound difference in the standard of living for people in developing countries? A handful of dedicated Duke undergraduate engineering students, with support from the GE Foundation, will later this year initiate


Easy One-Touch Scanning to Evernote Without Requiring a Computer

February 23, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Evernote ( , a Web service designed to allow users to easily capture and store information, memories, and content in any environment, today announced the availability of the Evernote SmartSolution for three inkjet all-in-one (AIO) printers -- Interact...


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