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Expansion Whitecaps partnering with EA Sports

November 29, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BURNABY, British Columbia (AP) — The expansion Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer are partnering with video game giant EA Sports.The deal announced Monday provides an undisclosed financial component to the club and gives EA Sports exclusive access to motion capture Whitecaps players for its...

Google-backed O3b Networks raises $1.2B

November 29, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

O3b Networks, a privately held satellite Internet company backed by Google Inc. and others, said Monday it has raised a total of $1.2 billion.O3b is building global satellite-based Internet technology for telecommunications companies and Internet service providers serving emerging markets. The...

A 'USB' for medical diagnosis?

November 29, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Davis) Biomedical engineers at UC Davis have developed a plug-in interface for the microfluidic chips that will form the basis of the next generation of compact medical devices. They hope that the "fit to flow" interface will become as ubiquitous as the USB...

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Open Source Mea Culpa or back pedaling? You decide

November 29, 2010 9:23 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Last week I wrote about "Ten electronics things to be thankful for in 2010." If you're reading this now, you probably don't need the link because you probably read that article then too. But that's not really relevant. What is...

US Supreme Court to review $290 million i4i patent judgment against Microsoft

November 29, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a US$290 million dispute between Microsoft Corp. and Canadian technology company i4i Inc. over complaints that a tool used in the popular Microsoft Word program violated patent protections.The high court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from the...

From the brain of a locust

November 29, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Prof. Amir Ayali at Tel Aviv University has successfully cultured brain cells taken from the desert locust to delve deeper into the workings of the mammalian neurosystem. Easier to work with than human neurons, the use of these insect neurons...

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Converter Offered for Mechanical System Health Monitoring

November 29, 2010 7:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems has announced the re-launch of Endevco model 2771C-XX, an ultra-low noise remote charge converter (RCC) designed to facilitate even more precise measurements from piezoelectric transducers.

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Scientists Put a New Spin on Nanotechnology

November 29, 2010 7:24 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

An international team of researchers, including scientists from Brookhaven, has succeeded in creating artificial spin ice in a state of thermal equilibrium for the first time, allowing them to examine the precise configuration of this important nanomaterial.

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CEA-Leti creates an HgCdTe infrared imaging array with record-breaking thermal resolution

November 29, 2010 6:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Designed for defense and security applications, array achieves sensitivity close to one-thousandth of a degree kelvin.

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Seoul Semiconductor partners with Vertex to invest in LED technology firms

November 29, 2010 6:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

South Korean LED maker Seoul Semiconductor Corp has announced an agreement with Singapore-based venture capital firm Vertex Venture Management to jointly seek and invest in companies with advanced capabilities in LED technology development.

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Wireless Keyboard Has Integrated Touchpad, Washable Design

November 29, 2010 6:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Ideal for dental and medical professionals, the EKW-105 is a completely sealed and disinfectable keyboard with the added benefits of RF wireless connectivity and an integrated touchpad.

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Absolute Angle Encoders Provide Reliable Position, Speed Control

November 29, 2010 6:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

These angle encoders provide reliable position and speed control through use on rotational axes such as on rotary tables, tilting axes, and direct drives, and are often the encoders of choice when angle measurement in accuracy of a few angular seconds is required.

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SOFC micro CHP plants to be climate-friendly power stations in homes

November 29, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) The generation of electricity and heat with no pollution and with considerably less emission of the greenhouse gas CO2 sounds too good to be true. However, it is possible with the so-called SOFC fuel...

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Mellanox buying Voltaire for $218 million

November 29, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mellanox Technologies Ltd. said Monday it has agreed to buy Voltaire Ltd. for $218 million in a deal aimed at broadening its offerings for the data storage market.That industry has seen an uptick in acquisitions over the past year or so as tech firms compete to help companies and government...

Education : OECD to publish results of latest PISA survey on 7 December 2010

November 29, 2010 5:24 am | by OECD | Comments

How have 15-year old students performed in the 64 economies that took part in the latest OECD PISA – Programme for International Student Assessment – tests? For the first time, this edition of PISA will show how student performance in each country has evolved over time by comparing the...

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