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Arecibo tracks potentially dangerous asteroid

April 30, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A near-Earth asteroid named 2005 YU55 - on the list of potentially dangerous asteroids - was observed by the Arecibo telescope April 19 as it passed about 1.5 million miles from the Earth.

HP names new strategy head for PC business

April 30, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Friday that it named a Sears Holding Corp. executive as head of strategy and global marketing for the personal computer business, taking over from Satjiv S. Chahil, who retired this year.HP said Richard Gerstein, who mostly served as president of marketing for Sears...

ACS notifies Ky. workers of possible layoffs

April 30, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that provides outsourcing services for government agencies has given notice that as many as 286 employees could be laid off in central Kentucky.ACS Government Solutions spokesman Kevin Lightfoot says the employees given notice were at three sites, London, Monticello and Richmond, Ky....


Berkeley scientists discover inexpensive metal catalyst for generating hydrogen from water

April 30, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered an inexpensive metal that can generate hydrogen from neutral water, even if it is dirty, and can operate in sea water. Experts agree that hydrogen can play a key role in future renewable energy...


Cell phone sales up 22 pct as economy recovers

April 30, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of cell phones sold worldwide rose 22 percent in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, as both the economic recovery and an appetite for smart phones drove a rebound in sales, according to research firm IDC.Research in Motion Ltd., the Canadian maker of the BlackBerry smart...

RDM Corp. second-quarter loss up slightly to $908,000 as revenue drops

April 30, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronic payment technology company RDM Corp. has cited the adverse effects of currency changes for a nine per cent drop in revenues and a slight increase in its second-quarter loss.Net loss for the three-month period ended March 31 totalled $908,000, up from a loss of $865,000 a year...

European innovation tackles power cuts

April 30, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(EUREKA) The new generation of automated fault-fixing technology developed by the partners of EUREKA Project E! 3452 DINAS remotely locates and isolates an electrical fault wherever it occurs in a power distribution network and restores the current in seconds, making lengthy and...

Stroustrup promoted to Distinguished Professor

April 30, 2010 8:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup has earned promotion to the academic rank of Distinguished Professor in recognition of his contributions to computer science and software development at Texas A&M University. The promotion will take effect on Sept. 1. Stroustrup’s research interests include...


Phase Change Memory Products Tout High Performance, Endurance for Embedded Apps

April 30, 2010 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Numonyx B.V. introduced a set of products based on the new class of memory technology called phase change memory (PCM). The devices are asserted to deliver


Plug and Play GUI Reference Designs Suit LCD Displays

April 30, 2010 7:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amulet Technologies announced the availability of six new plug & play LCD Evaluator Kits for popular displays from Hantronix, Tianma and Shelly. Amulet’s LCD Evaluator Program, also announced, is said to be the industry’s first program to provide


Connectors Meet Soldiers’ Protection, Secure Connection Requirements

April 30, 2010 7:35 am | by Elizabeth Rubbo, Fischer Connectors, | Articles | Comments

Around the world, Future Soldier Programs are focused primarily on development of technologies to reduce the soldiers fighting load and power requirements, improve the soldier’s protection, lethality, and environmental and situational awareness.


General Dynamics names Crown as lead director

April 30, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aviation and military equipment company General Dynamics Corp. said Friday that it named board member James Crown as its lead director.Crown, 56, will take on the position on Wednesday.Crown, president of Henry Crown and Co., has been a General Dynamics board member since 1987. He also serves...

Huff receives IEEE undergraduate teaching award

April 30, 2010 7:20 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Gregory Huff, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the 2010 Donald G. Dudley Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation...


New FMC Standard Drives Performance in Aerospace and Defense Signal Processing Systems

April 30, 2010 7:09 am | by Jeremy Banks, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing | Articles | Comments

New generations of FPGAs present developers with a level of processing performance and potential I/O bandwidth that cannot easily be matched by conventional CPU configurations. While many COTS solutions enable developers to readily make use of FPGAs for processing, the real challenge to an application is often measured in terms of I/O bandwidth, latency and connectivity.


Comparing the Impact of Different Heat Sink Materials on Cooling Performance

April 30, 2010 7:00 am | by Michael Haskell, Thermal Engineer, Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc., | Articles | Comments

This article addresses the impact of material choice on heat sink performance. First, we evaluate different materials using mechanical samples and a research quality wind tunnel. This testing compares a constant heat sink geometry made from copper, aluminum, and graphite foam.



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