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Farm drainage partly to blame for dead zones in Gulf

November 23, 2010 12:23 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The tile drainage systems in upper Mississippi farmlands - from Minnesota to across Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio - are the biggest contributors of nitrogen runoff into the Gulf of Mexico, reports a new study.

Software allows interactive tabletop displays on web

November 23, 2010 11:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) Researchers have developed a new type of software that enables people to use large visual displays and touch screens interactively over the Internet for business and homeland security applications.

Guitarist David Starobin to perform at Brookhaven Lab, December 15

November 23, 2010 11:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Guitarist David Starobin will perform at BNL on Wednesday, December 15, at noon in Berkner Hall. Sponsored by Brookhaven Science Associates, the concert is free and open to the public.

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Fujitsu PRIME Power Line Communication Solution Passed Official PRIME Conformance Test

November 23, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe announced official PRIME compliance of its PRIME SoC-based solution. This combination of PRIME compliant communication SoC MB87S2080 and PRIME communication software stack enables meter makers to reduce development time for PRIME-compliant...

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Power Sources Unlimited Buys Assets of 1U Power LLC For Undisclosed Amount

November 23, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. a unique distributor, having a focused and synergistic line of ONLY power products recently announced that it has signed and executed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of 1U...

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More Technical Papers at DC Building Power Asia 2010

November 23, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The program has been announced for the second annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’10) to be hosted December 13 & 14 in Tokyo, Japan. Sessions will include: HVDC for ICT Applications, Advanced...

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Apple sells 450K Beatles albums, 2M songs so far

November 23, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple says people snapped up more than 450,000 copies of Beatles albums plus two million individual songs during the Fab Four's first week on sale through iTunes.Apple Inc. says the best-selling Beatles album in the U.S. is "Abbey Road," and the best-selling individual track is "Here Comes the...

MEMS microphones to map noise pollution

November 23, 2010 10:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Sound engineers in the UK have developed a novel use for Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) microphones to map noise pollution.

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Analog devices wins MEMS microphone patent case

November 23, 2010 10:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Knowles Electronics' patents found invalid by International trade commission judge.

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MEMSIC introduces METF2000 series of MEMS gas mass flow meters for industrial applications

November 23, 2010 10:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

MEMSIC, Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!mems/quotes/nls/mems (MEMS 3.00, +0.06, +2.04%) , a leading innovator of MEMS sensors and systems solutions, today announced its first generation family of high-performance MEMS Gas Mass Flow Meters.

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Discera?s silicon oscillators are the first to deliver 10 ppm accuracy for consumer applications

November 23, 2010 10:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Semiconductor-grade reliability of 2.6 billion hour MTBF is over 2x better than MEMS industry, over 20x better than crystal oscillators.

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Plant-derived scavengers prowl the body for nerve toxins

November 23, 2010 10:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Arizona State University) Tsafrir Mor, a biochemist in the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has shown that human butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), a so-called bioscavenging molecule, can be produced synthetically -- from...

Sumitomo develops 6-Inch GaN substrates for white LEDs

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

Sumitomo Electric of Tokyo, Japan reports having developed 6-inch diameter gallium nitride (GaN) substrates to be used for the production of white LEDs.

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Mattson receives repeat order for 300mm Etch system in advanced packaging from leading IC manufacturer

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

Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it received a repeat order for the Alpine® etch system from a leading semiconductor manufacturer.

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Rare Apple I computer sells for $210,000 in London

November 23, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Its processor works 1,000 times slower than the Apple iPad, but the first ever Apple computer has sold for 425 times the price....

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