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Dean of the UM College of Engineering to receive 2010 IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award

June 16, 2010 12:25 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Miami) James M. Tien, distinguished professor, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Miami and world-renowned researcher and educator, is being honored with the 2010 IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award. IEEE is the world's largest professional association...

How to Fill a Via

June 16, 2010 11:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

We here at Screaming Circuits keep telling people to fill and plate over vias in BGA pads. The same goes for small passives too, like 0402s and 0201s. As I closed in this post, best option is to fill and...

Review: New $699 Mac mini is crisp and capable

June 16, 2010 11:05 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The smallest sibling of the Mac family just graduated. Little brother has some new smarts and a sharp new suit.I'm talking about the Mac mini, and the "sharp" part is literal: this tiny desktop computer now has an elegant aluminum case with edges so defined they can scrape your skin off.Apple...

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Savvis wraps Fusepoint acquisition

June 16, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer hosting and network services provider Savvis Inc. said Wednesday it has completed its acquisition of Canadian tech company Fusepoint Inc. for $121 million in cash.Fusepoint, which counts venture-capital firm M/C Venture Partners among its investors, manages information technology and...

Micro-USB Interconnects Save Space and Accelerate Data Transfer

June 16, 2010 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new series of advanced Micro-USB plugs and sockets with up to 4.8 Gbps data transfer speeds is available from Keystone Electronics Corp. These sockets are asserted to reduce PCB footprints and support On-the Go (OTG) technology for mobile device connectivity without a host computer. The USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 products can

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Dinosaur-Chewing Mammals Leave Behind Oldest Known Tooth Marks

June 16, 2010 10:23 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Paleontologists have discovered the oldest mammalian tooth marks yet on the bones of ancient animals, including several large dinosaurs. They report their findings in a paper published online June 16 in the journal Paleontology.

Researchers develop ultra-simple method for creating nanoscale gold coatings

June 16, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new, ultra-simple method for making layers of gold that measure only billionths of a meter thick. The process, which requires no sophisticated equipment and works on nearly any surface...

Solar Light Bulb 'Time-Shifts' Light

June 16, 2010 9:24 am | News | Comments

Nokero International announced the release of the N100, presented as the world’s first solar light bulb.

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Financial disclosures for congressional leaders

June 16, 2010 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.Earned income: $193,400.Honoraria, all donated to charity: None.Major assets: 54 percent interest in 55 acres of patent survey in Nevada, $500,001-$1 million; 160 acres in Bullhead City, Ariz., $250,001-$500,000; interest in two other patented mining claims,...

IBM opens its biggest lab in North America

June 16, 2010 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. said Wednesday it has opened its largest software development lab in North America.The lab is on two sites, in Littleton and Westford, Mass., and houses 3,400 workers, the company said.Engineers at what IBM calls its "Mass Lab" are working on software to help modernize systems in a...

New process is promising for hydrogen fuel cell cars

June 16, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Purdue University) A new process for storing and generating hydrogen to run fuel cells in cars has been invented by chemical engineers at Purdue University.

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AT & T, Apple sell out of launch-day iPhone 4s

June 16, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The launch of the new iPhone looks set to cause long lines at stores next week, because Apple and AT&T have stopped taking "pre-orders" for the device.The two companies started accepting orders for the iPhone 4 on Tuesday, and quickly sold out. On Wednesday morning, AT&T Inc.'s website was no...

ROHM LED Driver Demo

June 16, 2010 5:54 am | Videos | Comments

Jamie Pederson demonstrates the use of the 11 pin SIP LED driver module from ROHM semiconductor.

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Suzanne Davidson Named Brookhaven Lab's Assistant Laboratory Director for Finance

June 16, 2010 5:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Suzanne Davidson, Financial Operations Manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been named Brookhaven Lab’s Assistant Laboratory Director for Finance.

Thermocouple Cable is Mineral-Insulated

June 16, 2010 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

ARi Industries announces the availability of its AerOpak mineral-insulated (MI) thermocouple cable in an expanded assortment of sizes and sheath materials. 

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