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Update: Progress on the KIC Selection Process

December 8, 2009 1:55 pm | by European Institute of Innovation and Technology | News | Comments

The final panel has now presented its report to the Governing Board. On 30 November, the 6...

EU researchers develop new direct video and audio content search engine

December 8, 2009 1:55 pm | by European Commission | News | Comments

More and more videos are finding a niche on the Internet. But how do Web users find what they're looking for? Current video search technologies depend on semantic annotation; videos are manually tagged with keywords and located via a text-based search, a time-consuming and expensive...

EMI joins Universal-backed music video site Vevo

December 8, 2009 1:00 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Music videos from Norah Jones, Coldplay, Katy Perry and other artists under EMI Group PLC are headed to an online music video venture, Vevo, set to launch Tuesday with a gala in New York.EMI's videos on Vevo will join content from Universal Music Group, which holds the largest stake in the new...

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NCR sells Ohio estate of late industrialist

December 8, 2009 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NCR Corp. has sold the suburban Dayton estate of late Ohio industrialist Colonel Edward Andrew Deeds to a health network for $2.5 million.Montgomery County auditor's documents filed Monday show Moraine Farm was purchased by Kettering Health Network. The title will be held by Kettering Medical...

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Ruoyi Jiang of Ward Melville H.S. Mentored at SBU, Named Individual Grand Prize Winner in 2009 Siemens Competition

December 8, 2009 12:53 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Ruoyi Jiang, a senior at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket was named the individual Grand Prize winner in the prestigious nationwide 2009 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.

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Newark Electronics and Eagle CAD - Interesting

December 8, 2009 12:53 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

So, I just read that Newark purchased Cadsoft Eagle. I guess it's probably old news to everyone but me. The press release about it that Newark posted on their website Element 14, has a date of August 13. I find...

MySpace buys imeem music site for under $1 mln

December 8, 2009 11:00 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MySpace's online music venture with recording labels completed its purchase of song streaming site imeem on Tuesday, scooping up its 16 million users and mobile phone applications for less than $1 million.In a blog post, MySpace Chief Executive Owen Van Natta says the deal would allow the...

Gallium nitride transistor could replace silicon

December 8, 2009 10:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A Cornell researcher has created an extremely efficient transistor made from gallium nitride, which may soon replace silicon as king of semiconductors for power applications.

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Enhancing Automotive Embedded Systems with Mixed-Signal Microcontrollers

December 8, 2009 10:25 am | by Keith Odland, Product Marketing Manager, Silicon Laboratories, www.silabs.com/mcu | Articles | Comments

Automotive applications are becoming more sophisticated as different in-vehicle systems are networked together to share information, monitor performance and enhance safety. In addition to growing more complex, automotive systems demand more cost-efficient electronic components with smaller footprints for space-constrained applications.

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Correction: Taleo Offering story

December 8, 2009 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a Nov. 20 story about a public stock offering by Taleo Corp., The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company is a recruitment agency. Taleo develops recruitment software.

Design Talk: Year in Review

December 8, 2009 9:31 am | Articles | Comments

When designing displays for mobile applications it’s often a balancing act between increasing ruggedization and keeping the product’s weight down.  These two seemingly opposite ideas can be solved by optically bonding substrates to the LCD front surface thereby eliminating the air gap which increases ruggedization without adding weight.

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Designing a Buck Converter

December 8, 2009 9:20 am | by Tamara Schmitz | Articles | Comments

Designing a buck converter isn’t easy. Most users want a box that works—taking in one DC voltage and delivering another. This box can take various forms. It can be a step-down to generate a lower voltage or step-up to generate a higher voltage. There are also plenty of special options...

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Student ordered to destroy downloaded music files

December 8, 2009 9:11 am | News | Comments

A graduate student who must pay four record labels a combined $675,000 in damages for downloading and sharing songs online has been ordered to destroy his illegal music files - but a judge declined to force him to stop promoting the activity that got him in trouble.

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YouTube chief says ad sales soaring

December 8, 2009 9:09 am | News | Comments

YouTube's chief executive says ad sales are soaring, but there is still no word on whether the popular video-sharing site is making money. Chad Hurley, a YouTube co-founder, spoke in Jerusalem Tuesday at a launching ceremony for a personal YouTube channel by Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Historic EPA finding: Greenhouse gases harm humans

December 8, 2009 9:04 am | News | Comments

The Obama administration took a major step Monday toward imposing the first federal limits on climate-changing pollution from cars, power plants and factories, declaring there was compelling scientific evidence that global warming from manmade greenhouse gases endangers Americans' health.

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