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FirstEnergy and Ballard Begin Demonstration of 1MW Mobile Fuel Cell System

November 10, 2010 11:23 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

FirstEnergy Corp. and Ballard Power Systems are testing what they describe as an innovative utility-scale fuel cell system designed to produce one megawatt of electricity – enough to power more than 600 homes. The...

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Watteco Develops Ultra-Low-Power IP Smart Grid Communications Solutions Using TI Microcontroller

November 10, 2010 11:23 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Watteco, a French System-on-Chip (SoC) manufacturer of "no new wire" Power Line Communication (PLC) modems for energy efficiency and intelligent home control applications, today announced it is collaborating with Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) on...

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Several Major Product Launches Highlight Tuesday at Electronica

November 10, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The Electronica 2010 global electronics fair in Munich served as the international stage for new product launches from ON Semiconductor, Power Integrations, AVX Corp., Emerson Network Power, and VPT Inc. on Tuesday. ON Semiconductor announced...

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Hospitals try high-tech to better inform patients

November 10, 2010 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Learning he had prostate cancer floored John Noble. Then came the prospect of surgery and his overpowering fear of being "put under" with anesthesia....

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Amazon sells book offering advice to pedophiles

November 10, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. is selling a self-published guide that offers advice to pedophiles, and that has generated outrage on the Internet and threats to boycott the retailer....

Cuba denounces 'virtual' Castro plot in new game

November 10, 2010 10:05 am | by PAUL HAVEN - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Cuba harshly criticized a new video game in which U.S. special operations soldiers try to kill a young Fidel Castro, saying Wednesday that the violent role-playing glorifies assassination and will turn American children into sociopaths.The island's state-run media also took a dig at the CIA's...

EMC buys Bus-Tech for undisclosed terms

November 10, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Data storage company EMC Corp. said Wednesday that it has acquired a company whose technology helps fetch information from mainframe computers.The price of EMC's purchase of privately held Bus-Tech Inc. wasn't disclosed. EMC said the acquisition won't materially affect earnings this year.EMC,...

Google to give 10 pct raises to entire work force

November 10, 2010 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is reminding its 23,300 employees how much they are appreciated by giving them all 10 percent raises next year....

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Sonic Solutions widens loss in fiscal 2Q

November 10, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Sonic Solutions Inc., which makes DVD-burning software under the Roxio brand, plunged Wednesday, a day after the company said it widened its net loss in the fiscal second quarter on higher expenses.For July through September, Sonic Solutions' net loss was $2.6 million, or 8 cents per...

Ultrasound System Design Advanced With Low-Power Receiver ICs

November 10, 2010 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Analog Devices Inc. has introduced two new ICs that reduce system size, complexity, and power consumption for high-end, mid-range, and portable ultrasound systems.

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High Voltage Power Supply Is Compact

November 10, 2010 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

HiTek Power has added an RS232-controlled variant to its XRG70 series of compact high voltage power supplies. The XRG70-703 RS232 offers an output voltage range of 0 to 70 kV at 0 to 1 mA and maximum output power of 700 W.

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Looking for wireless? Try a local farm

November 10, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) Wireless. For most, the word conjures images quaint coffee shops or busy airport lobbies -- places where people drop in to check on business or check in with other people.But increasingly "wireless" is showing up on the farm to help produce better...

VITEK 2 Gram Negative Susceptibility Cards Containing Piperacillin/Tazobactam (TZP): Recall - Incorrect Test Results Observed

November 10, 2010 7:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Incorrect results could potentially lead to patients being inappropriately treated with Piperacillin/Tazobactam, which could cause serious injury or death.

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Computer Sciences posts lower 2Q net income

November 10, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. said Wednesday its fiscal second-quarter net income declined, hurt by a higher tax rate and a slight revenue decline.For the three months ended Oct. 1, the company earned $184 million, or $1.18 per share, down 15 percent from $216 million, or $1.40 per share, in the same...

U of M researchers find learning in the visual brain

November 10, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Minnesota) A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Engineering have found that an early part of the brain's visual system rewires itself when people are trained to perceive patterns, and have shown for the...

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