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Company Finds ‘Spine-Tingling’ Alternative to Surgical Device Redesign

November 12, 2010 11:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The Project: An accelerated lead was needed on a lead screw in a spinal surgical device that would enable fewer turns to generate the necessary motion without increasing the load. The Solution: A custom assembly consisting of a combination metal-screw, polymer-based nut, and...

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XsunX Reaches 15.1 Percent Conversion Efficiency with its CIGS Thin-film Solar Technology

November 12, 2010 11:22 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

XsunX, Inc. (XSNX)announced it has further enhanced the conversion efficiency levels of its cell devices to 15.1 percent based upon the Company’s CIGSolar(TM) technology. With other market-ready thin-film technologies functioning within the range of...

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American Superconductor Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

November 12, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

American Superconductor Corp. announced that it has commenced an underwritten registered public offering of 4.6 million shares of its common stock. AMSC intends to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an...

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Delta PowerSystems Forms Alliance With Mister Sparky for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Solutions

November 12, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Delta PowerSystems has announced a new alliance with Mister Sparky, a franchisor based in Sarasota, Fla., that focuses on residential electrical contracting. This business venture will allow Delta PowerSystems and Mister Sparky to be...

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Amazon.com to hire thousands to fill orders

November 12, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. said Friday it is hiring more than 15,500 people to fill temporary holiday jobs at shipping centers around the country, more than it hired last year....

Charging Forward With Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

November 12, 2010 10:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Enhancements in protection methods and power densities, combined with reduced costs have medical device manufacturers looking at lithium-ion battery technology to solve a number of design challenges for their portable devices. This article reviews a variety of advantages of this...

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Texas Instruments’ Julie England Named One of PINK Magazine’s Top Women in Business for 2008

November 12, 2010 9:21 am | by Texas Instruments | Comments

Texas Instruments’ Julie England honored for technology innovation by PINK Magazine. England is named of the Top Women in Business for 2008.

NYC transit union chief seeks to unmask blogger

November 12, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The head of New York City's transit union wants to go after an anonymous blogger who has blasted him, asking a court to force Google to give up his critic's name.John Samuelsen says in court papers filed Friday that the blog has repeatedly defamed him with false accusations of incompetence and...

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Public Governance: Ministerial Meeting in Venice, Italy

November 12, 2010 8:27 am | by OECD | Comments

Ministers will discuss the challenges of delivering effective public services at a time of tightened budgets in Venice, Italy on Monday 15 November.

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Resistive Touch Screen User Interfaces Offer Low Power

November 12, 2010 8:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

NKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, offers its new FT Series of resistive touch screen user interface devices.

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Overcurrent Protection Device For Li-Ion Batteries Offers Size, Cost Benefits

November 12, 2010 8:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Tyco Electronics, a global leader in circuit protection solutions, has introduced a metal hybrid PPTC (MHP) technology, useful for high-rate-discharge battery applications at ratings above 30 VDC/30 A.

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Rep. critical of Newark school reform spending

November 12, 2010 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A legislator is criticizing how officials are spending money in New Jersey's largest city in the wake of a $100 million gift from the founder of Facebook....

Online outrage follows UK's 'Twitter Joke Trial'

November 12, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Thousands of annoyed Internet users are tweeting threats to a British airport in support of a man who was arrested and fined for threatening to blow it "sky high" if his flight was delayed....

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Palin e-mail hacker sentenced to 1 year in custody

November 12, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A former University of Tennessee college student who hacked into Sarah Palin's e-mail during the 2008 presidential campaign was sentenced Friday to a year and a day with the judge recommending the term be served in a halfway house, not prison....

First Apple computer to be sold at UK auction

November 12, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The first Apple computer — together with a letter signed by Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs to the original owner — will be sold at a London auction this month.Described by Christie's as a "historic relic," the Apple-1 was introduced in 1976 and sold without a casing, power supply, keyboard or...

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