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Father of GPS and pioneer of timed navigation inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

April 1, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Naval Research Laboratory) oining the likes of world renowned inventors Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, to name a few, Roger L. Easton is recognized by the National Inventors Hall of Fame for pioneering achievements in spacecraft tracking and timing and navigation technology...

Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists

April 1, 2010 8:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists One of the hottest new ideas in physics is that gravity is an emergent phenomena; that it somehow arises from the complex interaction of simpler things. … perhaps the most powerful idea to emerge from Verlinde’s approach...

Please forgive me, for I have sinned

April 1, 2010 7:23 am | by An Engineering Mind | Comments

It's been a good run here at An Engineering Mind, but I think it's high time I confessed my darkest secret...


Superconducting Power Lines to Enhance Electrical Grid

April 1, 2010 6:49 am | Comments

Venkat Selvamanickam, director of the Applied Research Hub at the University of Houston, is developing a technology with high temperature superconducting wires that promises to revolutionize the way power is generated, transported and used.


April Fools': Google renames itself 'Topeka'

April 1, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Topeka is Google, and now Google is Topeka.Weeks after the Kansas capital unofficially renamed itself after the Web search giant, the company returned the favor Thursday in the form of an April Fool's Day joke.Google, at least on its home page, became "Topeka."The company says it's a response...

Vuzix Releases 2009 Annual Operating Results

April 1, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Vuzix Corporation (TSX VENTURE: VZX) ("Vuzix" or, the "Company") a leader in the design and manufacture of Video Eyewear products, issued financial results for its financial year ended December 31, 2009. This news release should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited annual consolidated...


HP settles with HK firm over ink cartridge patents

April 1, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday it has reached a settlement with a Hong Kong company that it accused of infringing on ink cartridge patents.The company said Print-Rite Holdings Ltd. will remove affected cartridges from the U.S. and other nations where HP has made complaints.The complete terms...

Help Me Win the Green Smackdown Challenge!!!

April 1, 2010 5:21 am | by An Engineering Mind | Comments

My weekly videos have gotten me some level or recognition at National Instruments, even amongst the usually introverted engineering crowd. With that in mind our corporate "Green Team" asked me to spend a week reducing my carbon footprint and documenting my progress. Don't get me wrong,...


Thermoharvester uses Waste Heat to Power Wireless Industrial Sensors

April 1, 2010 5:00 am | Comments

Micropelt has collaborated with Royal Dutch Shell to prove the concept of converting waste heat into a sustainable, maintenance-free power supply for wireless sensor devices.


Hong Kong entertainer removes sensitive posting

April 1, 2010 3:30 am | by MIN LEE - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A Hong Kong actress-singer has removed a news story about an activist's court case from her mainland Chinese blog, purportedly to placate angered fans, underscoring the difficulty of navigating sensitive subjects in China's tightly controlled cyberspace.Hong Kong entertainer Gigi Leung on...

Ofcom Calls for Cut in Mobile-Phone Charge

April 1, 2010 2:28 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

U.K. communications regulator Ofcom proposed new caps on the price mobile operators can charge to transfer calls from other networks, meaning lower revenue for the major mobile firms but potentially improved deals for customers.

Laptop Killer? The iPad Comes Close

April 1, 2010 12:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple's new touch-screen device has the potential to change portable computing profoundly, says Walt Mossberg. It could challenge the primacy of the laptop and eventually propel the multitouch user interface ahead of the mouse-driven interface.

Google: Online attacks aimed at Vietnam's critics

March 31, 2010 8:30 pm | by BEN STOCKING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. accused Vietnam on Wednesday of stifling political dissent with cyberattacks, the latest complaint by the Internet giant against a communist regime following a public dispute with China over online censorship.Like China, Vietnam tightly controls the flow of information and has said...


Seeking an E-Reader That's Easy on Eyes

March 31, 2010 8:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

What type of e-reader is easiest on the eyes: the black-and-white screens that simulate ink on a printed page or the back-lit color screens used by computers and the iPad?

Start-Ups Chase Cash as Funds Trickle Back

March 31, 2010 4:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Starting a new business is easier than it was a year ago, but wealthy investors, venture-capital firms and banks are still trickling out money very selectively.


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