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A single Liter of Seawater Can Hold More Than One Billion Microorganisms

April 20, 2010 6:20 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Mat of microbes the size of Greece discovered on seafloor mighty microbes, which constitute 50 to 90 percent of the oceans’ total biomass, according to newly released data. These tiny creatures can join together to create some of the largest masses of life on the planet, and...

Tinker's Toolbox - Disaster Relief and the Engineer

April 20, 2010 5:55 am | Podcasts | Comments

WIth the recent spate of natural disasters occurring around the globe, this month's installment of the Tinker's Toolbox continues our migration from a discussion of general engineering tools to a more focused debate on an engineer's role in disaster relief and what should be in an engineer first-responder toolkit.

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High-Speed Digitizer Provides 350 MHz of Input Analog Bandwidth

April 20, 2010 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

DynamicSignals LLC is proud to announce the GaGe CompuScope 12501 and 12502 – the world’s highest fidelity high-speed digitizer. Please find the attached data sheet, which is in our new comprehensive format. The CompuScope 12501 and 12502 are one and two channel, 12-bit, 500 MS/s digitizers with 350 MHz of input analog bandwidth.

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Isolated Gate Drive Optocouplers Feature High Current and Fast Switching Times

April 20, 2010 5:23 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is now shipping its new PS9505 and PS9305 series isolated gate drive optocouplers. The new family of optocouplers provides high common mode transient immunity (CMR), high output current, and fast switching times.

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Patchogue-Medford Students Win Two Top Prizes in Brookhaven Lab’s Model Bridge Building Contest

April 20, 2010 5:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Patchogue-Medford High School students won the top two spots in Brookhaven National Laboratory’s 2010 Model Bridge Building Contest.

World’s first Intelligent 10G PCI-Express Gen 2 Capture & In-Line adapters

April 20, 2010 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Napatech today announced the world’s first 2x10 Gbps Intelligent Real-time Network Analysis adapters based on PCI-Express Gen 2 with the introduction of the NT20E2 Capture adapter and NT20E2 In-line adapter products.

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Security in Wireless Networks

April 20, 2010 5:06 am | by Joe Tillison, Technology Director, Wireless Sensor Networks, Avnet Electronics Marketing | Articles | Comments

In March the Associated Press ran a story about security vulnerabilities in smart meters based on the research of InGuardians, Inc. The article highlighted the Achilles heel of any secure wireless system; the inadequate safeguarding of the security keys themselves.

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Energy 103 - Our Major Source

April 20, 2010 5:06 am | by by Prof. Ken Johnson, Ret. | Blogs | Comments

There is no doubt the primary source of the Earth’s energy has been and continues to be the Sun (officially called Sol). 

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Privacy officials tell Google of concern over Buzz

April 20, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials from Germany, Canada, France and seven other countries are raising privacy concerns to Google's CEO over the online search leader's fumbled foray into social networking along with other matters.Google launched Google Buzz as part of its Gmail service in February. Buzz quickly came...

China Mobile Profit Rises 1.1%

April 20, 2010 3:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator by subscribers, posted a sharp slowdown in first-quarter net profit growth that missed analysts' expectations as competition intensified and as it added low-income subscribers in rural areas.

Tech Firms Bulk Up With Debt

April 19, 2010 9:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

SAP and Adobe are among technology companies turning to debt to raise capital, taking advantage of the thawing credit markets to build their war chests in anticipation of a wave of dealmaking.

Tech companies fear implications of trade pact

April 19, 2010 8:30 pm | by JOELLE TESSLER - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Companies across the technology industry — from Internet access providers to social networking sites to video-sharing services — are bracing for this week's release of a draft of a trade agreement that they fear could undermine all sorts of online activities.The agreement, being negotiated by...

Hackers Gained Access to Key Google Code

April 19, 2010 8:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Attackers who breached Google systems last year gained access to computer code for the software that authenticates users of Google's email, calendar and other online programs.

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IMAX inks new theater deal in Japan

April 19, 2010 7:30 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Megascreen theater company IMAX Corp. said Tuesday it will expand in Japan — the latest in a series of international deals inked recently amid growing demand for 3-D movies following the success of science fiction blockbuster Avatar.The Canada-based company, along with local partner Tokyu...

For Apple, Lost iPhone Is a Big Deal

April 19, 2010 7:22 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

A prototype of the next iPhone was found in a bar, and photos of it soon began appearing on technology blogs.

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