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Dartmouth researchers help secure the power grid

January 26, 2010 5:59 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Dartmouth College) Dartmouth researchers are part of the national Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid team that has been awarded a five-year $18.8 million grant from the US Department of Energy with contributions from the US Department of Homeland Security. This...


Secure SSD BGA Provides Fast Data Erase

January 26, 2010 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

White Electronic Designs Corporation has introduced a secure Single Level Cell (SLC) NAND SSD that provides compact, secure and reliable data storage for embedded military applications in rugged and extended temp environments. The product is available as a 4 GByte, 22 mm x 27 mm plastic ball grid array (PBGA) package and supports 


Help the Haitian innocents

January 26, 2010 5:00 am | Articles | Comments

  Haiti is full of hard-working and industrious people just looking for a chance to break out of the vicious cycle of poverty and nonfunctional social systems that keep it the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. They only need a hand up, not a hand out, to "jump over their own shadows" and build a nation that functions for all of its people.


Folding-blade Adapter is Ultra Thin

January 26, 2010 4:56 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong has developed a folding blade adapter that, with a 15 mm thickness when the blades are folded, is said to be the thinnest available. The PSA05F adapter is available with 5 V and USB A socket output, and meets the requirements of the United States’ Federal Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) as well as 


Out of This World Achievement

January 26, 2010 4:53 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Since graduating in 2005 with a degree in mechanical engineering, Noel Bakhtian has been living the life of an academic. She is currently in the middle of her PhD program in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford. Although her program has a heavy workload, Bakhtian admitted, “It’s wonder

Agilent U1253A OLED Multimeter Review

January 26, 2010 3:57 am | Videos | Comments

Dave reviews the Agilent U1253A OLED Multimeter and compares it with the Fluke 87-V in this epic review.How will it stack up?


Economist Robert J. Shiller to Speak at Brookhaven Lab on How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, March 2

January 26, 2010 3:55 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Robert J. Shiller, economics professor and fellow at Yale’s International School of Finance, will give a BSA Distinguished Lecture, titled “Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism,” at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Tuesday, March 2.

Digi-Key Corporation Announces Exclusive Partnership with Comair Rotron Shanghai

January 26, 2010 3:54 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota (USA) — January 26, 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 the company has been...


Next-Gen Touch Screen Inspired by Coffee Rings

January 26, 2010 3:50 am | by Eric Bland | Blogs | Comments

Taking advantage of ink's natural tendency to create "coffee rings," a group of Israeli scientists has developed a type of ink jet dye that could one day create a range of devices.


Japan central bank keeps interest rate unchanged

January 25, 2010 9:01 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's central bank kept interest rates just above zero Tuesday, pledging to fight deflation and preserve recovery in the world's second-biggest economy.The Bank of Japan policy board voted unanimously to keep the overnight call rate target at 0.1 percent, as widely expected even amid a...

Direct Video Broadcast Competes with In-Flight Broadband for Airline Passenger Entertainment Dollars

January 25, 2010 7:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Live broadcast video is also poised for significant growth in 2009.

Adobe prices $1.5 billion in debt

January 25, 2010 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adobe Systems Inc., a software company best known for its Adobe Reader and the PDF document format, said Monday it priced $1.5 billion in new notes, most of which will go to paying down its existing debt.The notes are to be issued in two batches: $600 million with a 3.25 percent interest rate...

SRA International to buy Perrin Quarles

January 25, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SRA International Inc. said Monday it agreed to buy privately held environmental consulting firm Perrin Quarles Associates Inc.SRA, which sells technology and consulting help to companies and government agencies, did not disclose financial terms of the purchase.The deal will close in about a...


Better computing, communication for emergency personnel at disaster sites

January 25, 2010 1:58 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) Hurricane Katrina. The Southeast Asian tsunami. Now the killer earthquake in Haiti, which has claimed upwards of 50,000 lives. In each case, the response to a natural disaster has been further complicated by the difficulty delivering medical care in...


Quartz Crystal Said to be World’s Smallest

January 25, 2010 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Statek Corporation announced the release of its ultra-miniature, low-profile CX18 crystal. With overall dimensions of 1.55 mm x 0.95 mm x 0.35 mm, and a typical weight of 1.8 mg, Statek’s CX18 is asserted to be the smallest and lightest surface-mount crystal in the world. The CX18 has a 



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