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Linear Positioning Stages Feature Moving Magnet Voice Coil Technology

October 25, 2010 8:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The compact linear positioning stages can be mounted horizontally or vertically and are ideal for short stroke positioning applications requiring high acceleration, high accuracy, repeatability, and high reliability.

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Elastomer Socket Offers Superior Electrical Performance

October 25, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The SG-BGA-7188 socket is designed for 2.75 x 2.75-mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss. The contact resistance is typically 20 milliohms per I/O.

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Server Features Redesigned Chassis for Faster Maintenance

October 25, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The new industrial server is equipped with the powerful 64-bit Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor and Intel Q57 Express chipset and provides high power density with convenient server functions for advanced security and remote-management.

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Power Rated Rotary Switches Have One to Six Poles

October 25, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

NKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, introduces the HS16 Series of standard size rotary switches.

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FBR analyst downgrades Microsoft shares

October 25, 2010 8:06 am | by DANA WOLLMAN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

FBR Capital Markets downgraded Microsoft Corp.'s stock Monday morning, citing slowing PC sales to large businesses, as well as strong competition in the tablet market. The downgrade came on the same day that Microsoft's departing chief software architect issued an internal memo, inviting...

Harman to invest $100 million more in China

October 25, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Global audio and entertainment products maker Harman International Industries Inc. said Monday it plans to invest $100 million to boost its manufacturing and research capabilities in China.The company invested $75 million to start up its manufacturing and research operations in Shanghai, Suzhou...

Close-ups of snowflakes win Lennart Nilsson Award

October 25, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Karolinska Institutet) The Lennart Nilsson Award for 2010 is to be awarded to the US physicist Kenneth Libbrecht. He is awarded the prize, which is worth $15,000, for his images of snowflakes -- images that open our eyes to the beauty of nature. The award ceremony will take place in...

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Earnings Preview: IAC/InterActiveCorp

October 25, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IAC/InterActiveCorp, the Internet company run by billionaire Barry Diller that includes search engine Ask.com and dating site Match.com, reports its third-quarter results on Wednesday before trading begins.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Investors will keep an eye out for strength in IAC's search unit,...

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Sony slashes portable game machine price in Japan

October 24, 2010 11:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp. slashed the Japan price of its handheld game machine Monday ahead of the critical year-end shopping season.Sony said the PlayStation Portable Go will drop in price starting Tuesday to 16,800 yen ($200) from 26,800 yen ($330).Its price has already been coming down in the U.S. since...

Online TV spats mean fewer free shows on Web

October 24, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Broadcasters took a big step toward eliminating free TV shows on the Web after they blocked access to their programming online this month to enforce their demands to be paid....

Hyland’s Teething Tablets: Recall - Risk of Harm to Children

October 23, 2010 9:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

FDA laboratory analysis found product to contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna, which can cause harm at larger doses.

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Driver Thanks Engineer Who Hit Him on Purpose

October 23, 2010 2:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Driver thanks man who hit him on purpose Driving to a Mariners game, Duane Innes saw a pickup ahead of him drift across lanes of traffic, sideswipe a concrete barrier and continue forward on the inside shoulder at about 40 mph. A manager of Boeing’s F22 fighter-jet program [and...

Marketers Can Glean Private Data on Facebook

October 22, 2010 8:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Two recent academic papers show that in certain circumstances, advertisers on Facebook may be able to learn sensitive profile information, like a person’s sexual orientation or religion.

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Google Toughens Privacy Controls

October 22, 2010 8:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company moved to change its security measures after it mistakenly gathered data from unsecured networks.

Burned Calif. mall hopes to reopen for holidays

October 22, 2010 2:06 pm | by DON THOMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in a Sacramento suburb Friday after part of a regional mall was consumed by an arson fire that collapsed part of the roof, destroyed 20 stores and caused at least $6.5 million in damage.Yet city officials said unburned sections of the...

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