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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...


Scientists observe single ions moving through tiny carbon-nanotube channel

September 9, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) For the first time, a team of MIT chemical engineers has observed single ions marching through a tiny carbon-nanotube channel. Such channels could be used as extremely sensitive detectors or as part of a new water-desalination system. They could...

Marvell Launches Smart-Electronics Initiative

September 9, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Marvell announced the launch of the "Smart-Electronics Initiative," a cross-industry collaborative campaign aimed at increasing awareness for the growing amount of energy consumed by everyday consumer electronics. The effort will also promote wider adoption...


UL Acquires TerraChoice in Green Standard Consolidation

September 9, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

ULC Standards, a unit of Underwriters Laboratories has acquired TerraChoice, a green marketing consultancy and the managers of Canada’s EcoLogo program. While the acquisition was conducted by ULC Standards, the move serves to bring...


ENER1 Announces $65 Million Capital Raise

September 9, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

ENER1, Inc. announced that it has agreed to sell $55 million of senior unsecured notes, together with shares of common stock and warrants, to certain investment funds, led by funds managed by Goldman Sachs...


STATS ChipPAC achieves major milestone of over 35 million eWLB units shipped

September 9, 2010 11:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

STATS ChipPAC Ltd. ("STATS ChipPAC" or the "Company") (SGX-ST: STATSChP), a leading semiconductor test and advanced packaging service provider, today announced it has achieved a major industry milestone in the volume ramp of embedded Wafer-Level Ball Grid Array (eWLB) technology with more...


ASE gears up for 2.5D, 3D IC commercialization

September 9, 2010 11:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

3D IC Technology holds great promise for manufacturing at 20nm and beyond, bridging the gap between SoC and future system requirements.


DOD, industry fund $5.6M SMU-led research for realistic robotic arms that move, 'feel'

September 9, 2010 11:20 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Southern Methodist University) Lightning-fast connections between robotic limbs and the human brain may be within reach for injured soldiers and other amputees at a new research center led by engineers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Funded with $5.6M from the Department of...


Post-It maker 3M to pay $810M for Arizant, provider of heating blankets for hospital patients

September 9, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Manufacturing conglomerate 3M Co. has agreed to pay US$810 million for Arizant Inc., a company that makes heating devices for surgical patients.The deal announced Thursday is one of a string of recent acquisitions for 3M as it stretches beyond its traditional business of making Post-It Notes...

Most influential tweeters of all

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

(Northwestern University) Tweet this, Ashton Kutcher, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. Just because you have a ton of followers on Twitter doesn't necessarily mean you're among the most influential people in the Twitterverse, according to researchers from Northwestern University.

BU partners in 5-year, $7.5M grant to study animal flight

September 9, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) The Office of Naval Research has awarded a five-year, $7.5 million grant to a team of researchers from Boston University, the University of Washington, the University of Maryland, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The grant will fund...


Apple publishes guidelines for app approval

September 9, 2010 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. gave software developers on Thursday the guidelines it uses to determine which programs can be sold in its App Store, yet it reserved for itself broad leeway in deciding what makes the cut....


High-Sensitivity Digital Camera Based on CMOS Image Sensor

September 9, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Designed for low-light imaging at high frame rates, this new camera combines high resolution, high sensitivity, high speed, and low noise, at an excellent price/performance level.



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