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Scientists Recreate Extreme Conditions Deep in Earth’s Interior

September 24, 2010 8:20 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Scientists have wondered for some time why certain seismic waves travel more quickly through the core-mantle boundary, a thin layer of the Earth's interior that lies between about 1675 and 1800 miles below the surface. Now a new study by Yale University and the University of California,...

Wire Stripper Designed for Wire and Cables up to Half Inch OD

September 24, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The temperature of the stripping elements is infinitely variable up to 1400°F. The unit has an infinitely adjustable strip length stop from 0 to 1-1/2 in. and has a self-contained fume extraction system.

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RGB LED Illuminated Pushbuttons Offer Unlimited Vibrant Color Combinations

September 24, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

NKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, announced the availability of the KP Series of illuminated miniature pushbutton switches.

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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.

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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.

News feed: Facebook is up after glitchy afternoon

September 23, 2010 5:06 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A technical glitch blocked or slowed access to Facebook for several hours Thursday, unplugging many of the social-networking site's 500 million users from the constant flow of updates from their friends.Facebook called it "the worst outage we've had in over four years" in a blog post published...

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