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NC State lands grant to research acoustics to detect landmines, bombs

September 24, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(North Carolina State University) Imagine a tool that uses sound waves to help identify land mines, roadside bombs or suicide bombers. North Carolina State University has received a grant from the US Office of Naval Research to turn that idea into a reality.

Target to start carrying iPad in October

September 24, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Target Corp. says it will begin carrying four models of Apple Inc.'s iPad, starting at $499.The nation's second-largest discount chain says it will start selling touchscreen tablet computer starting Oct. 3.The models include 16-, 32-, and 64-gigabyte models, as well as the Wi-Fi + 3G model.The...

UGent and imec launch silicon photonics spin-off Caliopa

September 24, 2010 6:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Silicon photonics allows for small, highly integrated & low power optical transceivers for data and telecommunication.

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Qualcomm defines format for 3-D chip stress

September 24, 2010 6:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Qualcomm has teamed up with Synopsys to define a new data exchange format it believes could be critical for supporting 3-D chip stacks that use through silicon vias.

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Insight into using Graphene in Electronics

September 23, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

New findings from the laboratory of ECE Professor Joseph W. Lyding, a researcher in the Beckman Institute, are providing valuable insight into graphene, a single two-dimensional layer of graphite with numerous electronic and mechanical properties that make it attractive for use in electronics.

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Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM accelerate DNA identification for law enforcement, homeland security and defense communities

September 23, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

New, fast sample-to-answer DNA analysis platform previewed at 2010 Biometric Consortium conference

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Oracle CEO: We're not eyeing services buys

September 23, 2010 11:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says his company won't follow one of the technology world's hottest trends: buying services companies.Ellison's comments Thursday during the Oracle OpenWorld conference go against the grain of Oracle Corp.'s rivals' strategies.IBM Corp. transformed itself from a...

Technology center for three-dimensional assembly of integrated circuits to open in Russia

September 23, 2010 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

A project to establish technology center for three-dimensional assembly of integrated circuits in Russia has secured approval from the Supervisory Council of RUSNANO.

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F.C.C. Opens Unused TV Airwaves to Broadband

September 23, 2010 8:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

It is the first significant block of spectrum made available for unlicensed use by the F.C.C. in 20 years.

Cyberwar Chief Calls for Secure Computer Network

September 23, 2010 8:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The new commander of the military’s cyberwarfare operations is advocating the creation of a separate, secure computer network to protect against attacks mounted over the Internet.

YouTube Can’t Be Liable on Copyright, Spain Rules

September 23, 2010 8:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

In Spain, Google’s online video-sharing service, YouTube, is not legally obligated to screen television clips for potential copyright violations before posting them on the site.

Inaugural 'Deep Orange' car unveiled at motorsports event

September 23, 2010 4:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Clemson University) With an electric motor, the inaugural "Deep Orange" car -- the first concept car created by graduate students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research -- didn't make a lot of noise. But it certainly made an impression. A range-extended...

Sensor Units Provide Precise Control Over Pressure and Flow Rates

September 23, 2010 2:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Dolomite, a world leader in microfluidic design and manufacture, has introduced the Mitos Sensor Units to provide a flexible system for measuring and displaying pressure and flow rates in microfluidic systems.

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Electrical Insulation Is Easily Formed Into Dimensional Parts

September 23, 2010 2:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

ITW Formex announced Formex GK, an improved formulation of polypropylene electrical insulation with enhanced structural integrity and ability to be scored and folded into three-dimensional parts...

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New Digi-Key Application Now Available for Android Phone Users Around the Globe

September 23, 2010 2:21 pm | by Digi-Key | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - Design engineers and purchasers around the globe can now conduct business with Digi-Key Corporation wirelessly with the availability of Digi-Key’s application for Android phone users. Digi-Key's Android application, version 1.0.2, is currently available...

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