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Light on Silicon Better than Copper?

October 21, 2010 5:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- Step aside copper and make way for a better carrier of information -- light.

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Curtiss-Wright Controls Awarded Contract from General Dynamics Land Systems

October 21, 2010 4:26 am | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it has received a contract from General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) to provide rotary potentiometers for the U.S. Army’s STRYKER armored combat vehicle. The estimated value of the contract is up to $300 thousand per year for the lifetime of the STRYKER vehicles...

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Xerox 3rd-quarter profit doubles

October 21, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Xerox said Thursday it doubled its profit in the third quarter, helped by surging demand for its copying equipment and double-digit growth in service contracts.The company also continued to benefit from its $6 billion acquisition of outsourcer Affiliated Computer Services, which was completed...

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Asia, Europe face wait for Sony's Google TV

October 21, 2010 2:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony plans to introduce its Web-surfing Google TV in nations other than the U.S. but they may have to wait more than a year, especially in China, a senior executive said Thursday....

InvenSense to expand international presence at Dubai Silicon Oasis

October 21, 2010 1:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the region's premier integrated innovations hub for high-technology industries, today announced InvenSense, Inc., the leading provider of MEMS-based motion processing solutions for consumer electronics, established its international sales headquarters within the...

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Freescale accelerates automotive safety with advanced airbag sensors

October 21, 2010 1:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Xtrinsic sensors support the DSI 2.5 protocol, providing a smaller footprint and reduced time to market for cost-effective passenger safety

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Researchers develop first implanted device to treat balance disorder

October 21, 2010 12:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Washington) A University of Washington Medical Center patient on Thursday, Oct. 21, will be the world's first recipient of a device that aims to quell the disabling vertigo associated with Meniere's disease. The UW Medicine clinicians who developed the implantable device...

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Google: 244,00 Germans say 'no' to Street View

October 21, 2010 12:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Internet giant Google says more than 244,000 Germans have asked that their homes be made unrecognizable in its Street View program, scheduled to launch in Germany next month....

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Blackbaud's CFO to retire

October 20, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Blackbaud Inc., a company that provides software and services for nonprofit groups, said Wednesday that its chief financial officer, Timothy V. Williams, plans to retire within a year.Williams will stay on as CFO until the company hires a replacement next year, Blackbaud said.Blackbaud said it...

EBay 3Q profit rises 23 percent

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

EBay Inc. on Wednesday said its third-quarter profit climbed 23 percent, helped by its growing PayPal business....

Seagate fiscal 1Q net income falls 17 percent

October 20, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Seagate Technology PLC, which makes hard disk drives, said Wednesday its fiscal first-quarter net income fell 17 percent, as rising expenses cut into stagnant sales.For the three months that ended Oct. 1, Seagate's net income sank to $149 million, or 31 cents per share, from $179 million, or 35...

Colorful brains, cooling lasers, disease-detecting lights and more

October 20, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Optical Society of America) Scientists and engineers from around the world will gather on the shores of Lake Ontario in Rochester, N.Y., next week to discuss some of the latest breakthroughs in lasers and optics and their applications to cutting-edge science, the development of new...

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Court to Google: Tell NYer who posted about her

October 20, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A court has ordered Google to tell a New York business consultant who posted disparaging online comments and unauthorized videos she sees as defamatory.Carla Franklin said Wednesday she's relieved to be closing in on the cyber cipher and hopes her case will help others deal with online...

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Comverge Unveils Vision for Intelligent Energy Management

October 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Comverge, Inc. unveiled its vision for Intelligent Energy Management, the next-generation of software, hardware, and services that help electric utilities, commercial and industrial (C+I) organizations and consumers optimize energy usage. According to the company,...

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Hitachi and Johnson Controls Announce Plans to Collaborate on Advanced Energy Storage

October 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Hitachi, Ltd. and Johnson Controls, Inc. announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on several fronts in the field of advanced energy storage. The collaboration agreement between the two...

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