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A safety switch prevents a big bang

November 5, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)) Three PTB scientists developed a new method to prevent explosions due to electrical sparks. For this development and the successful technology transfer, they received this year's Technology Transfer Prize of the Chamber of Industry and...

Solutions for faster internet

November 5, 2010 1:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

All internet users have at some time or another complained about slow surfing speeds or a tiresome wait for a video to load. A group of European engineers from Spain, Hungary and Sweden decided to try to counter such problems by monitoring traffic and tailoring services to meet demand.

Alcatel Lucent Sees 'Turning Point' After Deals in U.S. and China

November 4, 2010 8:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company announced its first quarterly profit of the year and $5.7 billion in deals to build high-speed wireless networks and supply other gear.


The Sahara Wasn’t Always a Desert

November 4, 2010 7:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Green Sahara For much of the past 70,000 years, the Sahara has closely resembled the desert it is today. Some 12,000 years ago, however, a wobble in the Earth’s axis and other factors caused Africa’s seasonal monsoons to shift slightly north, bringing new rains to an area...

S & P announces changes to MidCap 400, SmallCap 600

November 4, 2010 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's announced several changes Thursday to its MidCap 400 and SmallCap 600 indices due to acquisitions.S&P said that Bottomline Technologies Inc. will join the SmallCap 600 after trading finishes on Nov. 9, replacing Osteotech Inc., which is being purchased by Medtronic Inc.S&P...

New PinPoint® MEMS gyro - outstanding performance for low budgets

November 4, 2010 6:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

This latest device from established MEMS gyro supplier Silicon Sensing is in action at Electronica, November 9 ? 12, 2010 - Hall A2, stand 118.


Chip sales expected to hit $300.5B this year

November 4, 2010 5:06 pm | Comments

The Semiconductor Industry Association predicted Thursday that global chip sales will rise 33 percent this year to $300.5 billion and 6 percent next year to $318.7 billion, as demand climbs for all sorts of electronics that use chips.Consumer PC demand has been weak this year, but demand for...

Consumer Reports: Kinect not 'racist'

November 4, 2010 3:06 pm | Comments

Looking to debunk a report that Microsoft's new motion-sensing video game controller might be racist, Consumer Reports says it found no evidence that Kinect has problems recognizing users with darker skin.GameSpot, a popular video game website, said earlier it found through testing Kinect that...


Activision 3Q earnings more than triple

November 4, 2010 2:05 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Continued strong demand for the latest "Call of Duty," ''StarCraft" and "World of Warcraft" video games helped more than triple Activision Blizzard Inc.'s third-quarter net income and pushed overall results well above Wall Street's expectations.The company raised its outlook for the full year...

300 cookbooks enrich library's collection

November 4, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Nancy Cameros, the wife of Alan Cameros '57, donated her collection of ethnic and regional cookbooks before her death in September.

Thanksgiving Holiday Closure

November 4, 2010 1:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Screaming Circuits will be closed on November 25th and 26th, 2010. This means that those days won't be counted toward your turn times. For example, if you have asked for a 48 hour turn time and we receive your kit...

Cable subscribers flee, but is Internet to blame?

November 4, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cable companies have been losing TV subscribers at an ever faster rate in the last few months, and satellite TV isn't picking up the slack....

Activision posts higher 3Q earnings, revenue

November 4, 2010 1:05 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Activision Blizzard Inc. said Thursday that its third-quarter net income more than tripled on strong sales of the "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" video game, along with the latest "World of Warcraft" and "StarCraft" titles.The company raised its outlook for the full year, though its guidance for...


State and Local Code Officials Deliver Improvement in Building Energy Efficiency

November 4, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) announced that more than 500 state and local code officials voted on changes to the nation’s model energy code to achieve energy savings of 30% relative...


UL White Paper Examines Safety Issues of Lithium-Ion Batteries

November 4, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in safety testing and certification released the first in a series of white papers that review evolving battery technology. This paper explores many of the issues and...



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