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The 6 Creepiest Things Hiding in Your DNA

April 28, 2011 8:18 am | by C. Coville, www.cracked.com | Comments

We're all just one impulsive Google images search away from facing the unblinking darkness that lurks within the heart of man. But that black pit of twisted evil and decay shouldn't surprise anybody; it's rooted in our genetic makeup. Literally.

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Meeting at the NEOSWUG Clubhouse

April 28, 2011 7:22 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

If you think a SolidWorks User Group meeting has to be held in a classroom or stuffy hotel meeting room, think again. There have been meetings scheduled at museums, indoor racing venues, even bowling alleys.

How Do You Ensure Your Ducts Aren't Leaky?

April 28, 2011 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, John discussed leaky ducks…err…ducts, and how and why you should make sure they are well-sealed.

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IAR Systems supports new metrology devices from Texas Instruments

April 27, 2011 6:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

IAR Systems, independent provider of software development tools for embedded systems, today announced that IAR Embedded Workbench now supports the MSP430AFE2xx series of metrology devices recently launched by Texas Instruments (TI). IAR Embedded Workbench for MSP430 microcontrollers (MCU)...

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Brightest and Most-Efficient Lighting-Class LED Array

April 27, 2011 6:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Cree a market leader in LED lighting, announces full availability of the industry’s first lighting-class LED array that help reduce overall system cost by combining superior efficacy, ease-of-design and ease-of-manufacture. The Cree XLamp CXA2011 LED array is designed to deliver …...

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FPS Technology Exceeds Energy Star Requirements

April 27, 2011 6:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Manufacturers of consumer electronics and home appliances need an offline switch-mode power supply solution that reduces external component count and increases reliability, while meeting or exceeding today’s stringent energy saving regulations. To help designers meet this demand,...

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NXP Extends Fully Scalable USB Portfolio With LPC11U00 Cortex-M0 Series

April 27, 2011 6:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced its LPC11U00 series – a low-cost ARM Cortex-M0 based microcontroller featuring a new, highly flexible USB architecture, as well as a smart card interface. Equipped with a highly configurable Full Speed USB 2.0 device controller, …

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VGSA recognizes gases with only one metal oxide sensor

April 27, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Unitronic presents a new virtual multifunction gas sensor array (VGSA) at SENSOR+TEST 2011 in Nuremberg (Germany), June 7-9, 2011 at its Booth 638 in Hall 12. The VGSA is an “artificial nose” that can recognize a large number of organic …

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Paying Tribute to the Legacy of Earth Day

April 27, 2011 1:26 pm | by Paul Smith, MathWorks, and Tyler Joswick, The Ohio State University | Comments

This past Friday marked the 41st Earth Day. The past 40 years have demonstrated the growing global green movement, reinforced each year by Earth Day to celebrate and spread awareness of environmental protection and sustainability. Earth Day’s goals of environmental protection and sustainability are echoed by the EcoCAR Challenge, its organizers, participating student teams, and sponsors.

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How Are You Celebrating Earth Day This Year?

April 25, 2011 11:29 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Tomorrow is Earth Day! We've already written about how you can resolve to make Earth Day last all year, and ways you might encourage your coworkers to save energy for Earth Day. Now that the day is almost here, tell us:

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Happy Earth Day 2011!

April 25, 2011 11:28 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Happy Earth Day! Today, April 22, marks the 41st anniversary of Earth Day. Check out these resources from the Department of Energy to help you celebrate, get in the Earth Day spirit, and take action:

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U.S. Threatened by Leaky Ducks!

April 25, 2011 11:28 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

One of the DOE building experts I worked with back in the early 1990s stated that a major energy problem facing the nation was leaking ducts (although it sure sounded like "ducks"). He was referring, of course, to the ductwork that most of our homes have to distribute the hot air in...

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Uptown's Got it's Hustlers, the Bowery's Got a SolidWorks User Group

April 25, 2011 11:27 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

New York City is one of my favorite places. I've visited several times, and have never had a bad experience. That's why I was so excited when Matt Rohr contacted me early this year to let me know that SWUGNYC was a go. It appears that I'll have another good reason to visit the city soon.

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3D Connexion is (fc)Super

April 25, 2011 11:26 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

3D Connexion has enjoyed quite a couple of months. The company announced that they have reached 1,000,000 units sold, they've released the "3D Mouse Anywhere" driver, were recently spun off from Logitec in a private transaction, and their president, Dieter Neujhar, was just awarded the...

Using Twitter to Change Your Oil

April 25, 2011 11:25 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

It's been more than a year since I installed a program called TweetDeck on my iPhone. Back than, I still didn't really get the whole "Twitter" thing (Oh My, What Have I Done?), and to this day I'm not sure if I still do. That said, I've dedicated myself to using Twitter to help promote...

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