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Virtual reality tele-rehab improves hand function: Playing games for real recovery

January 12, 2010 9:55 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) Remotely monitored in-home virtual reality videogames improved hand function and forearm bone health in teens with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, helping them perform activities of daily living for which two hands are needed. Researchers suspect using...

NASA: February launch still on despite bad hoses

January 12, 2010 9:48 am | News | Comments

NASA is still shooting for a shuttle launch next month, despite bad hoses for a new room at the space station. Endeavour is supposed to blast off Feb. 7 with the Tranquility module. It's a chamber that will provide additional living quarters at the International Space Station.

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Kodak, Samsung agree on licensing pact

January 12, 2010 9:36 am | News | Comments

Eastman Kodak Co. said Monday it will draw royalties from South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. under a licensing pact that gives the companies access to each other's digital-imaging patents. The agreement ends a 14-month-old patent-infringement dispute that came before the U.S. International Trade Commission, a federal overseer that can ban imports of devices made with contested technology.

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Google adds storage to sweeten online office suite

January 12, 2010 9:32 am | News | Comments

Google Inc. is expanding its Internet warehouse so people can stash more digital keepsakes from their life and work. The upgrade announced Tuesday will provide one free gigabyte of storage to all users of Google Docs, the company's online suite of word processing, spreadsheets and other commonly used programs.

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Napatech expands IPv6 monitoring support

January 12, 2010 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Napatech today announced the introduction of full IPv6 support in all Napatech PCI-Express network adapters. IPv6 usage is expected to grow with IPv4 addresses running out and the number of Internet users set to increase by 45% over the next 5 years. Napatech has therefore ensured that the advanced packet capture, analysis and transmission capabilities offered for IPv4 today are also supported for IPv6.

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10 GHz Bandwidth Socket for 0.4mm Pitch QFN Packages

January 12, 2010 9:12 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance QFN socket for 0.4mm pitch QFN 84 pin IC’s. The CG-QFN-7003 socket is designed for 10X10 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss.

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Newly Appointed Chief Financial Officer Brings Background in Network Security, IPOs, and Start-Ups to FaceTime's Executive Team

January 12, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FaceTime Communications (www.facetime.com (http://www.facetime.com) ), the leading provider of solutions enabling the safe use of Web 2.0 and Unified Communications in the enterprise, today announced the appointment of Tim Conley (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tim-conley/1/312/602) as Chief...

Elevation Partners hires former Apple executive

January 12, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Elevation Partners said Tuesday that Avadis Tevanian, a former Apple Inc. executive, has joined the private equity firm as a managing director.Tevanian was most recently chief software technology officer at Apple, the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer maker.Elevation Partners said Tevanian will...

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Kit Develops Inductive Touch-Sensing Designs

January 12, 2010 8:02 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The PICDEM Inductive Touch Development Kit from Microchip makes it easy to develop inductive touch-sensing applications using standard 8-, 16- or 32-bit PIC microcontrollers, or 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controller.

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Electric Boat layoffs seen this year

January 12, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A drop in maintenance and modernization work will result in hundreds of layoffs at submarine manufacturer Electric Boat this year, although new hires will leave the work force numbers unchanged, officials said Tuesday.Executives of Electric Boat, a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corp., said at...

Chimneys: Warm and Cozy or Easy Exit for Your Heat?

January 12, 2010 7:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Both of my childhood homes featured fireplaces. If you've had one, you know how terrific they can be—great places to bask on cold winter nights, an easy opportunity to toast marshmallows, picturesque, undeniably a pleasure in the house that has one.

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2 of 3 Dixie Chicks returning with new music

January 12, 2010 7:01 am | by CAITLIN R. KING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Two members of the Dixie Chicks — minus lead singer Natalie Maines — are preparing to release a new album this year.According to CMT.com, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison are working on a project to be released on Columbia Records.However, Lloyd Maines, Natalie's father, tells CMT.com...

Haiyang Gao receives 3rd place award in AIAA CFD Student Paper Competition

January 12, 2010 6:53 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

Haiyang Gao, Aerospace Engineering Research Assistant working with ZJ Wang, AER E Professor,...

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LED Lighting Connector Family Includes Board-to-Board Versions

January 12, 2010 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corp. has expanded its wire-to-board connector product offering to include board-to-board connectors specifically designed for the LED lighting industry. Designated the 9159 Series, the connectors offer 

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Creating a Chemical Computer that Mimics Neurons

January 12, 2010 6:36 am | Blogs | Comments

A promising push toward a novel, biologically-inspired "chemical computer" has begun as part of an international collaboration. The "wet computer" incorporates several recently discovered properties of chemical systems that can be hijacked to engineer computing power.

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