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Improved Labs Energize Biomass Research

October 2, 2010 6:21 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

Innovative research laboratories get a facelift and infusion of new equipment to help researchers make environment friendly, economic biofuels.


NREL Bridging the Gap for Entrepreneurs and VCs

October 2, 2010 6:21 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

Cleantech ventures are sharpening their business plans, polishing their presentations for NREL's 23rd Industry Growth Forum.


Solar System Tops Off Efficient NREL Building

October 2, 2010 6:21 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

A rooftop solar electric system on NREL's new office building embodies the ideals of energy efficiency and renewable energy advocated by the Lab.


Intel chief says Iran able to fight computer worm

October 2, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Iran's intelligence minister said the country has learned how to fight off a complex computer worm that some foreign experts have speculated was designed to target Tehran's nuclear program, state television reported Saturday.Heidar Moslehi was also quoted as saying authorities have arrested...

Dialogic, Veraz finish merger

October 1, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dialogic Corp., a privately held mobile video technology company, and Veraz Networks Inc., a publicly traded telecommunications equipment maker, said Friday that they have finished their merger.The new company, which is called Dialogic Inc., will trade on the NASDAQ using the symbol "DLGC." It...

Choice of CEO signals new direction for HP

October 1, 2010 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The appointment of a German software executive as Hewlett-Packard Co.'s next CEO sends an unmistakable signal that the board of the world's largest technology company is prepared to gamble big on an aggressive push into the software business....

EA won't let gamers play Taliban in new video game

October 1, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Electronic Arts Inc. will no longer allow gamers to play the newest edition of its military-themed video game "Medal of Honor" as Taliban fighters "shooting" U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the video game publisher said Friday.In a posting on the company's "Medal of Honor" blog, EA said...

GeneSiC Wins Receives Funds To Develop of Silicon Carbide Thyristor-based Devices

October 1, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has entered into a Cooperative Agreement with the GeneSiC Semiconductor-led team towards the development of the novel ultra high-voltage silicon carbide (SiC) Thyristor based devices. These devices...


Delphi Developing Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging Products

October 1, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

Delphi Automotive has reached an agreement with WiTricity Corp., a wireless energy transfer technology provider, to develop automatic wireless charging products for hybrid and electric vehicles. The collaboration between the two companies will help...


SOLARWATT Starts New Production Line Doubling Capacity

October 1, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

SOLARWATT AG launched its new solar module production line and a new logistics center. The new, highly automated SOLARWATT assembly line, which covers an area of 3,800 square meters, utilizes 29 industrial robots that...


Qlik Technologies added to Russell 2000 Index

October 1, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Qlik Technologies Inc., a business software company, says it was added to the Russell 2000 Index as of Friday.Membership in the Russell 2000 remains in place for one year, the company noted. Russell indexes are used for index funds and as benchmarks for investment strategies.Qlik, based in...

Sleep can affect weight, memory, says book

October 1, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Professor James Maas has co-authored 'Sleep for Success! Everything You Must Know About Sleep but Are Too Tired to Ask,' which has many research findings and tips about getting a healthy night's sleep.

Microsoft sues Motorola over smart phone patents

October 1, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is suing Motorola Inc. for infringing on its smart-phone patents.The software maker on Friday said Motorola phones that use Google Inc.'s Android software step on Microsoft technology. The functions in question include synchronizing e-mail, calendars and contacts.Microsoft filed...


Look College to host Discover Engineering Oct. 23

October 1, 2010 10:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The Dwight Look College of Engineering will be holding Discover Engineering, a free event that features hands-on activities and demonstrations, as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival on Oct. 23. The event, which is one of hundreds of satellite events being hosted across the...

To Lead or not to Lead. That is the question

October 1, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Back at the Embedded Systems Conference in September, I had a number of folks ask me about mixing leaded and lead-free components on a PCB. It's a difficult situation for some people - especially when using old and very new...


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