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Structure of plastic solar cells impedes their efficiency

October 7, 2010 10:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(North Carolina State University) A team of researchers from North Carolina State University and the UK has found that the low rate of energy conversion in all-polymer solar-cell technology is caused by the structure of the solar cells themselves.

Scientists Trick Bacteria with Small Molecules

October 7, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

A team of Yale University scientists has engineered the cell wall of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, tricking it into incorporating foreign small molecules and embedding them within the cell wall.

Microsoft's Bing gains access to France's archives

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

Microsoft Corp. says it has signed an deal that will give its Bing search engine access to the digital archives of France's National Library.The agreement signed Thursday will permit Bing to index and search the library's Gallica online archive of 1.25 million books and documents, from Moliere...


Air Force officials kick-off energy awareness month

October 7, 2010 9:44 am | by 2nd Lt. Meredith Kirchoff, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs | Comments

The undersecretary of the Air Force helped launch the federal government's energy awareness month at the U.S. Air Force Academy here Oct. 1. Erin C. Conaton, accompanied by Terry Yonkers, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, chose the Academy as the location to highlight the Air Force's energy efforts...


Equinix says core business strong despite guidance

October 7, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Equinix Inc. regained a fraction of their losses Thursday after the data center service provider said its "core business" is solid and it has not seen big changes in demand.The company's shares sank 33 percent on Wednesday after Equinix lowered its third-quarter and full-year revenue...

Researchers Develop Techniques for Using Material Recognized in Nobel Prize

October 7, 2010 7:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have pioneered the fabrication techniques expected to be used for manufacturing high-performance electronic devices from the material that has been recognized in this year's Nobel Prize in physics.

AP-mtvU Poll: Technology brings connection, stress

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

Technology has become so entwined with college students' often frantic lives that most in a new survey say they'd be more frazzled without it....

Tuning Fork Crystal Is 33% Smaller

October 7, 2010 6:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions, recently increased its range of watch crystals with a new tuning fork.


DisplaySearch Announces Agenda for Taiwan TV Supply Chain Conference

October 7, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today announced the agenda for its upcoming Taiwan TV Supply Chain Conference to be held on November 3 in Taipei, Taiwan.

New computer switches handle heat that renders transistors useless

October 7, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have built electromechanical switches to replace transistors in high-heat computing.

EU-funded scientists clinch Nobel Prize in Physics; Europe at top of research game

October 7, 2010 6:20 am | by European Commission | Comments

The EU is proud to announce that two of its grantees, Professor Konstantin Novoselov and Professor Andre Geim of the University of Manchester in the UK, have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their groundbreaking work in two-dimensional graphene.

Hardware virtualization and multicore CPUs featured at electronica 2010

October 7, 2010 4:37 am | Comments

International semiconductor manufacturers will present multicore CPUs and associated virtualization software and design approaches at the electronica 2010 trade fair to be held from November 9 to 12 at the Munich Trade Fair Center.


Mitsubishi Electric to launch GaN HEMTs for L to C band amplifiers

October 7, 2010 4:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today it has developed three models of gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) with 10W, 20W and 40W outputs.


CEA-Leti and SPTS to collaborate on next-generation TSV development

October 7, 2010 4:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Leading research institute and equipment maker to develop new process technologies for 3D-ICs.


Panasonic raises Sanyo, electric unit stakes

October 7, 2010 3:05 am | Comments

Panasonic has increased its stakes in two key subsidiaries through multibillion dollar tender offers as it pushes ahead with a strategy to strengthen its green technology businesses.Panasonic Corp. said Thursday it had raised its stake in Sanyo Electric - a money-losing unit with strong battery...


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