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New tissue-hugging implant maps heart electrical activity in unprecedented detail

March 24, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A team of cardiologists, materials scientists, and bioengineers have created and tested a new type of implantable device for measuring the heart's electrical output that they say is a vast improvement over current devices. The new device...


UK military incorporates Virtual Reality Parachute Trainers

March 24, 2010 10:34 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has purchased Virtual Reality Parachute Trainers (VRPT) for the Parachute Training School at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire. The contract with Gloucestershire-based Pennant Training Systems Limited is for the design, manufacture, and installation of eight Virtual Trainers.


Another US Internet company pulls back in China

March 24, 2010 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Go Daddy Group Inc., a leading reseller of Internet domain names, says it will stop registering new names in China. The company says it's taking the step because the Chinese government has begun demanding pictures and other identification documents from its customers.Word that company will stop...


TSX-listed Corporate Dividends by Ex-Date for March 24 & March 25, 2010

March 24, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dividends by ex-date on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange for March 24 & March 25, 2010:CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LIMITED (TSX: CP ): Dividend of $ 0.2475 , expiring Mar. 24, 2010 < ENSIGN ENERGY SERVICES INC. (TSX: ESI ): Dividend of $ 0.0875 , expiring Mar. 24, 2010

New CO2 'scrubber' from ingredient in hair conditioners

March 24, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) In an effort to fight global warming, scientists in New York are reporting the first use of a new chemical approach that has the potential to remove 90 percent of carbon dioxide from the flue gas from coal-burning power plants. The new "scrubber" is more...

Who's Resonsible For The Footprint?

March 24, 2010 10:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I recently wrote a bit about CAD library parts for QFNs and a reader posed an interesting question in response to it: "Okay, that makes sense.. But why don't manufacturers of the part put out their footprints and schematic symbols...

Google's Brin Talks About China Gamble

March 24, 2010 8:27 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Behind Google's decision to shutter its China-based search engine was co-founder Sergey Brin's change of heart about the compromises required to do business in a land that was increasingly reminding him of his native Soviet Union.

Digi-Key Corporation Announces Stock on Molex Mini-Fit H2O™ Series

March 24, 2010 8:23 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — March 24, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has stock on Molex's...


Google deals in doubt amid spat with Beijing

March 24, 2010 7:30 am | by ALEXA OLESEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

China issued a blistering public attack against Google on Wednesday and appeared to quietly begin getting businesses to abandon the U.S. Internet giant after it moved its controversial Chinese search engine offshore.The critical remarks in a high-profile Communist Party newspaper coupled with...

ESA highlights online games as key future technology

March 24, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Video gaming has become one of the globe’s most popular pastimes. Fans say games are often educational, their detractors answer they are anything but. Might ESA have something to learn from gaming? A new Agency study says the answer is yes.


To Mars and back – as real as it gets

March 24, 2010 7:27 am | News | Comments

A crew of six, including two Europeans, will soon begin a simulated mission to Mars in a mockup that includes an interplanetary spaceship, Mars lander and martian landscape. The Mars500 experiment, as long as a real journey to Mars, is a test of human endurance.


European Commission supports 'talking' cars for safer and smarter mobility in Europe

March 24, 2010 7:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

For the first time in Europe, 'talking' cars will be out in normal traffic on ordinary roads on 24th March, thanks to European Commission-funded research. These cars will communicate with each other and with road infrastructure (traffic signs, lights, management centres) whilst being...

Micropelt Thermogenerator Evaluation Kits Available to Mouser Customers Worldwide

March 24, 2010 6:42 am | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., known for its rapid introduction of the newest products, today announced it is stocking solid state thin film thermoelectric device evaluation kits from Micropelt, an innovator in Peltier cooler and thermogenerator devices.


Virage Logic Introduces MIPI D-PHYs and Controllers on 40LP Process

March 24, 2010 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Virage Logic Corporation announced the availability of its SiPro MIPI Rx D-PHY and MIPI Tx D-PHY as well as CSI Rx (camera serial interface receiver) and DSI Tx (display serial interface transmitter) controllers on the 40LP process node in Q2 of this year which are based on the production proven D-PHYs announced last year.


Nintendo Plans 3-D Hand-Held

March 24, 2010 6:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Aiming to rejuvenate sales of its hand-held game machines, Nintendo plans to sell a new portable 3-D gaming device that won't require special glasses.


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