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Georgia World Congress Center Achieves 64% Diversion Rate During Microsoft Event

June 23, 2010 9:36 am | News | Comments

The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) worked with the Microsoft Corporation in April during their Microsoft Dynamics customer conference, Convergence, to divert as much waste as possible from the landfill. Fifty-seven tons of waste were produced during the four-day event.


Module Shield Kits Comply with Revision 4.0 of the VXI-1 Specification

June 23, 2010 9:29 am | News | Comments

Today ICS Electronics announced a new series of C-size VXI Module Shield Kits designed to comply with the recently approved Revision 4.0 of the VXI-1 Specification. These VXI4 Module Shield Kits are designed for the older 96-pin connectors as well as for the new 160-pin connector approved for VXI modules using the new 64-bit data bus.

Soil moisture study aims for climate change insights

June 23, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Michigan) A new $26-million NASA project led by a University of Michigan researcher aims to help clarify how ecosystems exchange carbon with the atmosphere, an important piece of missing knowledge in the quest to understand and predict climate change.


Customer Acquisition Rate Accelerates With More Than 250 New Customers in 2010

June 23, 2010 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

InsideView, Inc. today announced that the company has surpassed the 600-customer mark, adding more than 250 new thought-leading companies to its already impressive roster of customers in 2010 alone. The explosive growth in customers and the continued business momentum, underscored by record...

Virage Logic Releases Update of the Open Source GNU and Linux Toolchains

June 23, 2010 7:34 am | News | Comments

Virage Logic Corporation today announced it is investing in its ARC processor product portfolio by releasing the ARC GNU 2.3 Toolchain for its complete range of ARC processor cores and the ARC Linux 1.3 Operating System for its ARC 750D processor.

The industry’s highest efficiency series of dual DC-DC converters

June 23, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

austriamicrosystems has introduced the industry’s highest efficiency high current, dual step-down DC-DC converters in a compact 3x3 mm TDFN package. For space-limited applications with low power consumption requirements, the new AS134x series provides small size and high efficiency -- up to 95%...


Anand appointed executive associate dean

June 23, 2010 7:23 am | News | Comments

Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering has announced the appointment of Dr. N.K. Anand as executive associate dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering. Anand, who was serving as the interim executive associate dean, also serves as associate agency director...

Georgia Tech Study Suggests Sprawling Cities More Vulnerable to Climate Change

June 23, 2010 7:23 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The number of very hot days is increasing worldwide, but the rate of increase is more than double in the most sprawling metropolitan regions compared with more compact cities, according to a team of Atlanta-based scientists. This was true regardless of the urban regions’ climate zone,...


Microsoft sues Neb. company, QuickTeq Computers

June 23, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. says a Nebraska computer store has been infringing on its copyrights for Windows software.Microsoft filed a federal lawsuit against QuickTeq Computers and its owner, Kevin Knudson, on Monday.Knudson declined to comment Wednesday, saying he was still reviewing the...

Secretary-General Gurría welcomes increase in Chinese exchange rate flexibility

June 23, 2010 6:28 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The OECD welcomes the announcement by the Chinese authorities of an increase in exchange rate flexibility. The OECD considers that a gradual appreciation of the exchange rate will help mitigate domestic inflationary pressures in China, while making monetary policy more effective. It will...

Travel and Tourism Satellite Accounts, 1st Quarter 2010

June 23, 2010 6:25 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

Real spending on travel and tourism increased at an annual rate of 3.9 percent in 2010:1, following a decrease of 1.5 percent (revised) in 2009:4. By comparison, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 3.0 percent (second estimate) in 2010:1 after increasing 5.6 percent in 2009:4....

Creaform HandyProbe Bridges Gap between CMM's and Laser Trackers

June 23, 2010 6:25 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

CMM's have long been considered the standard for 3D measurement. However their lack of portability has always hindered their usefulness outside the QC Department. The new HandyProbe system from Creaform takes the CMM out of the lab and onto the manufacturing floor.

May Large-Area TFT LCD Shipments and Revenues Reach Record Highs

June 23, 2010 6:25 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

May 2010 shipments of large-area TFT LCD panels were 58.8 million units, up 9% from April, and revenues were 7.5 billion, up 7% M/M, according to the DisplaySearch Monthly TFT LCD Shipment Database. [...]


Nanowires for the electronics and optoelectronics of the future

June 23, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA)) The tale begins with a feasibility study on the manufacture of colored fluorescing thin films for optical safety applications. An EU project on the development of novel gas sensors followed. In the meantime, Empa...

Niedzwecki named civil engineering department head

June 23, 2010 6:22 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. John Niedzwecki, professor and holder of the R.P. Gregory ’32 Chair in Civil Engineering, has been named head of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, announced the appointment June...


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