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Raytheon Improves GPS Accuracy

March 2, 2010 9:47 am | Videos | Comments

Raytheon has been chosen by the U.S. Air Force to develop a new element of the Global Positioning System (GPS), called the Advanced Control Segment (OCX), which will improve the accuracy of information from GPS satellites.

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Authorities bust 3 in infection of 13M computers

March 2, 2010 9:30 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities have smashed one of the world's biggest networks of virus-infected computers, a data vacuum that stole credit cards and online banking credentials from as many as 12.7 million poisoned PCs.The "botnet" of infected computers included PCs inside more than half of the Fortune 1,000...

Brrrrr. It's Cold In There!

March 2, 2010 9:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This winter has seemed like an especially long one to me. I'm ready to wear shorts and enjoy nice, long summer days. Alas, the reality is that it will probably be cold for at least another month here in Washington, D.C. All that cold air robs not only our jacketed bodies of warmth, but it...

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Apple suing phone maker HTC over iPhone patents

March 2, 2010 8:48 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc., increasingly facing tougher competition in the lucrative market for smart phones, sued Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp. on Tuesday, accusing the rival of violating patents related to the popular iPhone.

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Telematic Antenna Testing

March 2, 2010 8:35 am | Articles | Comments

Today’s automobiles have a wide variety of RF systems with antennas on them for Sirius and XM radio, collision avoidance radars, the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other systems. Conventional test facilities can only perform terrestrial directed pattern measurements of the antenna on the automobile.

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Microtune Amplifier Deployed in BYD Autos

March 2, 2010 8:30 am | News | Comments

Microtune, Inc today announced that its multi-standard automotive antenna amplifier, the MT119 is being deployed in the automobiles of BYD Co., Ltd. (www.byd.com) of Shenzhen, China. The MT1119 is currently used in BYD’s fuel-based sedans and all-electric vehicles. It is planned for rollout in BYD’s most popular-selling compact models by March and in all BYD models by year end.

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Microsoft CEO: Google merits regulatory scrutiny

March 2, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer intends to keep the regulatory heat on Google as his company strives to lessen its rival's dominance of Internet search.In an appearance Tuesday at a search engine conference in Santa Clara, Ballmer said Microsoft believes Google has done a number of things to gain...

GaN vs. Silicon in Power Management

March 2, 2010 8:03 am | by Alex Lidow, CEO, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation | Blogs | Comments

In June 2009 Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduced the first enhancement-mode GaN on silicon power transistors designed specifically as power MOSFET replacements. These products were designed to be produced in high-volume at low cost using standard silicon manufacturing technology and facilities.

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Google still considering how to proceed in China

March 2, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Google Inc. executive says the company is still considering its next step in China — seven weeks after it pledged to stop censoring search results and threatened to pull out of the country altogether.Google Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Nicole Wong told the Senate Judiciary...

Arena Resources 4Q profit falls as costs increase

March 2, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil and natural gas company Arena Resources Inc. said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit fell 31 percent as costs and operating expenses more than doubled.The results came in below Wall Street estimates and the company's stock dropped.Arena said it earned $9.3 million, or 24 cents per...

Jack Bauer and North Carolina College Students: Saving the World from Nuclear Annihilation!

March 2, 2010 7:21 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

“Maybe you didn’t understand me. This man is our only connection to a stolen nuclear warhead. If you don’t save him, millions of people could die! Do you understand that? Millions of people.” –Jack Bauer from the TV series, “24? What: Sure, Jack Bauer is saving t

Middle School Science Bowl at Brookhaven Lab, March 6

March 2, 2010 7:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

One hundred students representing 13 middle schools from Long Island will participate in a Regional Science Bowl competition, which consists of two exciting contests: a fast-paced question-and-answer tournament and a model solar car competition.

Digi-Key Corporation and Embedded Developer Launch Digi-Key Tools XpressSM Program

March 2, 2010 7:20 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota (USA) — March 2, 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 launched Digi-Key Tools XpressSM in...

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1200 W, 12 V Front End Supply Suits 48 VDC Computers, Office Equipment

March 2, 2010 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One, Inc. announced the availability of its SFD1200-12BG 1200 W front-end DC/DC power supply. This product provides a 12 VDC, 99.2 A maximum rated output and features efficiencies up to 91 percent from a -48 VDC input. The supply can be used in

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Two Part Epoxy Resin System Features Low to Moderate Viscosity

March 2, 2010 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond EP21FL is a two-part epoxy resin system that features low to moderate viscosity. It is suited for potting, coating and sealing electronic assemblies and bonds dissimilar substrates with different coefficients of expansion. The adhesive has a

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