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Faster Wireless Standard Making Mark in Home Networking

January 28, 2010 12:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Home network users are continuing to migrate to newer and faster home networking connectivity technologies, including Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n and alternative wire technologies, such as coax, powerline and phone wiring.

Regents award A & M professor, former NASA leader honorary degree

January 28, 2010 12:53 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Texas A&M University has awarded Aaron Cohen the honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Cohen is an emeritus professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University and the former director of NASA Johnson Space Center. The Board of Regents of the A&M System...

Perceptron Announces Commercial Products Customer Signings

January 28, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRCP) today announced that it has recently signed supply agreements with two new customers under which Perceptron will be supplying new visual inspection products specifically designed for professional trades in two separate vertical markets. The new products will allow...


Advances in cancer detection research by Virginia Tech engineer featured in British magazine

January 28, 2010 11:56 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Virginia Tech) An assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Virginia Tech helped engineer microsystems for the detection of water-borne pathogens using a technique called dielectrophoresis, which separates and identifies cells and microparticles suspended in a medium based on...


Painful Wii price cut keeps Nintendo in the game

January 28, 2010 11:35 am | News | Comments

Games maker Nintendo's showed greater than expected resilience in its battle for market share last quarter thanks in part to a 20 percent price cut on its Wii product that sliced into profits.  A firm yen also took its toll on profits, and the Japanese company that earns 85 percent of its revenues outside its home country stuck to its forecast for a first annual profit fall in four years.


NASA sets shuttle launch with future in doubt

January 28, 2010 11:33 am | News | Comments

NASA managers on Wednesday settled on February 7 to kick off their final year of shuttle flights, uncertain about what programs will follow. Endeavour is targeted for launch at 4:39 a.m. EST, on a 13-day mission to deliver a final connecting hub and viewing port to the International Space Station.


Serenic returns to profitability in Q3 as revenues rise to $2.6M from $2.3M

January 28, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Belt tightening and improved revenues helped return Serenic Corp. (TSXV:SER) to profitability in the third quarter, the software developer said Thursday.During the September-November period, the company booked earnings of $154,064 or a penny a share, reversing a year-earlier loss of $385,817 or...

Air Force museum unveils Reaper exhibit

January 28, 2010 10:47 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Since 2007, the MQ-9 Reaper RPV (Remotely Piloted Vehicle) has been on the front lines of the war on terror. It scored its first kill in October ’07, and has served a crucial role ever since. On Monday, the National Museum of the Air Force officially unveiled its new MQ-9 Reaper exhibit.


Rotifers avoid sex for millions of years by blowing away

January 28, 2010 9:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Bdelloid rotifers are tiny, freshwater invertebrates that have long puzzled scientists because, as completely asexual animals, they should have gone extinct long ago.

Power Supplies from SDS Bring Power to Sophisticated Applications

January 28, 2010 9:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Drawn directly from its longstanding expertise in high-voltage supply components and systems, SDS is releasing new specialized power supply units fitted to dedicated applications such as microchannel plates, streak cameras, Pockels cells, APDs, CCD intensifiers, mass spectrometry detectors.


New Hydrophilic PTFE Filters from Gore for High-Purity Chemical Processing

January 28, 2010 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) has added hydrophilic PTFE filters to its expanding line of cartridge filters for bulk high-purity chemicals used in microelectronics manufacturing, including LCD, semiconductor, hard disk drive and photovoltaic.


SmartPro UPS System Provides the Industry's Highest power Capacity and Superior Efficiency in Just 2U

January 28, 2010 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tripp Lite has expanded its popular line of SmartPro® Advanced Line-Interactive UPS Systems with a new high-capacity rackmount model. The SMART3000RMXL2U UPS System provides mission-critical equipment with state-of-the-art power protection plus enhanced power management in just 2U of rack space.


Cooling with multilayer capacitors

January 28, 2010 8:31 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

Cooling with multilayer capacitors (MLC) is reported [pdf} by some Russian scientists. Here is an abstract from their paper.


Hacker breaks into 49 House sites, insults Obama

January 28, 2010 8:24 am | News | Comments

A hacker broke into 49 House Web sites of both political parties to post a crude attack on President Barack Obama after his State of the Union address. Jeff Ventura, spokesman for the House chief administrative officer, said the sites were managed by a private vendor - GovTrends of Alexandria, Va.

Apple pitches $499 iPad, takes on Amazon

January 28, 2010 8:18 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off a sleek tablet that it called the iPad, pitching the new gadget at a surprisingly low price to bridge the gap between smartphones and laptops. A buoyant Jobs took the stage at a packed theater on Wednesday to show off the 9.7-inch touchscreen tablet, which looks like a large iPhone, and to introduce a new iBook electronic reader service that will compete with Inc's Kindle.


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