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ORNL scientists help explain graphene mystery

August 23, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Nanoscale simulations and theoretical research performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are bringing scientists closer to realizing graphene's potential in electronic applications.

Powerful new way to control magnetism

August 23, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Physical Society) A new way to manipulate magnetic fields with electrical signals could lead to microelectronic advances comparable to those that made high density disk drives possible.

IPVEA to Premier New Tool to Connect the Solar Supply Chain at EU PVSEC 2010

August 23, 2010 8:36 am | Comments

The International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA), an independent, non-profit organization of manufacturers and suppliers of photovoltaic (PV) fabrication equipment and related raw materials, announces that it will demonstrate the PV Matrix, an innovative new solar supply chain tool...


Sterilizable Brushless Motor Up to 100 Watts

August 23, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Maxon’s newly improved EC 22 motors are equipped with preloaded ball bearings and latest generation Neodymium permanent magnets.


Rotary Encoders Available With Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Housings

August 23, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Posital's Magnetocode (MCD) absolute rotary encoders are available with heavy-duty stainless steel housings that make them ideal for use in harsh environments.


Ocean waves can power Australias future

August 23, 2010 7:17 am | Comments

Waves crashing on to Australia's southern shores each year contain enough energy to power the country three times over, scientists said on Tuesday in a study that underscores the scale of Australia's green energy.

U.S. aerospace companies boost technical education

August 23, 2010 7:11 am | Comments

U.S. aerospace and defense companies are stepping up support for educational programs in hope of encouraging students to pursue technical careers to help replace an expected flood of worker retirements.


Titanic to come to 3D life in scientific expedition

August 23, 2010 7:04 am | Comments

Scientists were set to launch on Wednesday what they called an effort to "virtually raise" the Titanic by using 3D techniques to map the entire wreckage site of the sunken transatlantic liner for the first time.


Private spaceship carrier plane damaged in test

August 23, 2010 6:59 am | Comments

An aircraft designed to launch Virgin Galactic's suborbital passenger spaceship was damaged in an accident on a California runway, manufacturer Scaled Composites said.


Facebook Places lets users track friends and services

August 23, 2010 6:52 am | Comments

Facebook's 500 million-plus users will soon be able to track friends' whereabouts across the United States, as the world's largest Internet social network adds technology to increasingly tie its virtual world to everyday life.

Backers of electronics recycling seek unified laws

August 23, 2010 6:46 am | Comments

Julayna Smith has a problem. Over the years, she has accumulated eight cell phones in trying to keep up with the latest models. Her boyfriend has also started a small Blackberry pile of his own.

Dell and HP shake off slowdown fears

August 23, 2010 6:39 am | Comments

Dell Inc and Hewlett-Packard Co dismissed worries about weakening technology demand, reporting broad-based strength from corporate customers and only hints of weakness from consumers.

Lady Gaga to steal Britney Spears' Twitter crown

August 23, 2010 6:31 am | Comments

In a symbolic exchanging of the pop princess crown, Lady Gaga will soon become the world's top Twitter user by overtaking current champ Britney Spears' number of followers.


Panasonic to lift China plasma plant capacity: report

August 23, 2010 6:24 am | Comments

Japan's Panasonic Corp will expand the capacity of its plasma display panel plant in China by nearly five times by the financial year to March 2013 in a bid to meet strong demand in the country, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Friday.

Digi-Key Corporation and Opto Diode Corporation Announce Signing of Global Distribution Agreement

August 23, 2010 6:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

Friday, August 20, 2010 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and Newbury Park, California – Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Opto...


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