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See me, Obi-Wan Kenobi: Scientists seek 3-D video

November 3, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Scientists say they have taken a big step toward displaying live video in three dimensions - a technology far beyond 3-D movies and more like the "Star Wars" scene where a ghostly Princess Leia image pleads, "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi."...

Transparent conductive material could lead to power-generating windows

November 3, 2010 10:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Scientists at Brookhaven and Los Alamos National Laboratories have fabricated transparent thin films capable of absorbing light and generating electric charge over a relatively large area. The material could be used to develop transparent solar panels...

DisplaySearch Co-locates Commercial FPD Conference with InfoComm 2011

November 3, 2010 8:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch, announced that it has partnered with InfoComm, the international trade association of the professional audiovisual and information communications industries, to co-locate its 4th annual Digital Signage Conference with InfoComm 2011.


UM dorms will go 'off the water grid'

November 3, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Miami) The University of Miami College of Engineering receives a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an autonomous net-zero water dormitory at UM. The project will make it possible for the residents to go "off the water grid," by using a sustainable...

Review: iPhone-controlled drone fun but expensive

November 3, 2010 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

You can pretty much do anything with your iPhone these days - control your digital video recorder from afar, unlock your car, and now, fly a drone....

In Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz Starts Second Fund

November 3, 2010 7:28 am | by New York Times | Comments

The firm, which has managed to break into the top ranks of venture capitalist firms, has raised $650 million for its second fund.

Revenue Rises at Time Warner but Misses Forecast

November 3, 2010 7:27 am | by New York Times | Comments

AOL, which was split off from Time Warner, reported a 26 percent decline in quarterly revenue, which was slightly better than analysts expected.

British Agency Says Google Violated Privacy Law

November 3, 2010 7:27 am | by New York Times | Comments

Google said the collection of data was inadvertent, and Britain’s information commissioner said the company would escape fines so long as it pledges not to do it again.


Personal Income and Outlays, September 2010

November 3, 2010 7:23 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Personal income decreased $16.8 billion, or 0.1 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) decreased $20.3 billion, or 0.2 percent, in September, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $17.3 billion, or 0.2 percent. In...

Tension and Compression Load Cell is Ideal when Space is Restricted

November 3, 2010 7:23 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

The LCM Systems' TCA series of tension/compression load cells, commonly known as billet load cells, can be designed and supplied in custom sizes and manufactured to meet specific application requirements.

Next Gen Smart Phones Driving Demand for Larger, Higher-Resolution Displays

November 3, 2010 7:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

Despite the high saturation and worldwide penetration of mobile phones, manufacturers are initializing the next growth cycle in order to increase ASPs and maintain revenues.

Water, blood, wind, movies, robots and coffee rings

November 3, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) Many of nature's most fascinating phenomena involve various forms of fluid flow, and scientists who study fluid dynamics investigate everything from the way that dogs shake off water to the formation of proto-planets and coffee rings, the mathematics of...


PCB Planarity, Not Polarity

November 3, 2010 6:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Via-in-pad can ruin a manufacturer's whole day. Or, if properly done, can go completely unnoticed. There are a number of ways to properly put a via in a pad but the best is to have it filled and plated o...


Garmin 3Q profit up, revenue off, exits phone biz

November 3, 2010 6:05 am | by DANA WOLLMAN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Garmin Ltd., maker of GPS devices, reported higher earnings but lower revenue Wednesday for the third quarter, and said it would abandon its efforts to break into the smartphone market and instead focus on selling GPS hardware to plane and boat makers.Its shares tumbled $1.82, or 5.5 percent,...

IMAPS-UK - 'Making MEMS Work ? BIG Ideas For Small Devices' Technical Seminar

November 3, 2010 5:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

UK Microelectronics Packaging Society (IMAPS-UK) has released details of its forthcoming ?Making MEMS Work ? BIG Ideas For Small Devices? Technical Seminar & Industry Networking Event being held at The Institute of System Level Integration (iSLI) in Edinburgh on 02 December 2010.



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