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Graphene may hold key to speeding up DNA sequencing

September 10, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Harvard University) Researchers from Harvard University and MIT have demonstrated that graphene can act as an artificial membrane separating two liquid reservoirs. By drilling a tiny pore just a few-nanometers in diameter, called a nanopore, in the graphene membrane, they were able to...


General Dynamics gets chemical weapons sensor deal

September 10, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A unit of defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. has won a $30 million contract from the U.S. Army to build and support devices that detect biological and chemical weapons, the company said Friday.General Dynamics' Armament and Technical Product unit awarded the six-year contract, which the...

The precious commodity of water

September 10, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Water is a valuable resource, which is why the Fraunhofer Alliance SysWasser is demonstrating how we can extract precious drinking water from air, discover a leak in pipeline systems and even effectively clean sewage water at the IFAT/Entsorga fair.


LCD Active-Matrix TFT Display Module Is Full-Color

September 10, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The low-cost, compact uLCD-144 provides a 1.44 in. 128 x 128 resolution 65 K color TFT-LCD panel with an embedded Goldelox graphics processor that can display full color animations, icons, and video clips.


1.0-mm Pitch Timing Belts Are Space Saving for Miniature Applications

September 10, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Stock Drive Products provides a new series of 1.0-mm pitch polyurethane timing belts, designed for miniature applications and to run with the new 1.0-mm pitch timing belt pulleys.


Absolute Encoders Deliver Precise Position Data in a Compact Package

September 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The encoders boast a 24-mm diameter housing that makes them ideal for space-restricted areas, with a non-contact design that minimizes wear—delivering exceptional ruggedness in a compact package.


45 W ‘Green’ Power Supply Has Medical Approvals

September 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Setting a new benchmark at this power level, measuring just 2 x 3 x 1.05 in., the ECS45 single output power supply is 25% smaller than the current industry standard of 2 x 4 in.


Untiring dedication to solar energy

September 10, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Schock, department head and spokesman for Solar Energy Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, received the prestigious "Becquerel Prize" at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in...


Reddy graduate fellowship at Texas A & M to benefit mechanical engineering students

September 10, 2010 6:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

A gift from Distinguished Professor J.N. Reddy and his wife, Aruna, will benefit mechanical engineering doctoral students at Texas A&M University. The couple’s contribution of $20,000 to the Texas A&M Foundation has established the Aruna and J.N. Reddy Distinguished Fellow in...

Nokia dumps CEO, turns to Microsoft exec

September 10, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nokia Corp. is replacing CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo with top Microsoft executive Stephen Elop as the world's top handset maker aims to regain lost ground in the fiercely competitive smartphone market....

US widens probe of HP bribery allegations

September 10, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. investigators are widening their probe of alleged kickbacks paid to Russian authorities by employees of a Hewlett-Packard Co. subsidiary in Germany.Authorities in Russia, Germany and the U.S. have been looking into alleged bribes totaling $11 million. The bribes were allegedly paid to...

Why the secrecy surrounding TSI development?

September 10, 2010 3:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Yole analyst Jean-Marc Yannou describes what?s really going on behind the scenes with through-silicon interposer (TSI) development.


Facebook inches past Google for Web users' minutes

September 9, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. Web surfers are spending more time socializing on Facebook than searching with Google, according to new data from researchers at comScore Inc.In August, people spent a total of 41.1 million minutes on Facebook, comScore said, about 9.9 percent of their Web-surfing minutes for the month....


Findings by Texas A & M Chemical Engineer Could Lead to Improved DNA Analysis

September 9, 2010 2:21 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

DNA analysis is poised to experience a significant advancement thanks to the work of a Texas A&M University chemical engineer, who has discovered a way to achieve more effective separation of DNA fragments. Working with a widely used gelatin substance known as a hydrogel, Victor M....


Netflix available via Panasonic TVs, disc players

September 9, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Panasonic Corp. said that streaming video from Netflix Inc. is now available through its Blu-ray disc players and high-definition television sets that contain the company's Viera Cast multimedia streaming technology.Panasonic's Viera Cast technology can stream multimedia content from the...


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