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What is Most-Important to the Future of Power? You Can Weigh-in on this at Darnell Power Forum

September 1, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Darnell’s Power Forum (DPF ’10), to be hosted in Chicago September 13-15, will feature a Roundtable Discussion of: What will be the Most Important Driver for the Power Electronics Industry in the Future: Architectures,...

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USA Today names new VP of circulation

September 1, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

USA Today has named Brad Jones senior vice president in charge of circulation.He succeeds Larry Lindquist, who is retiring after nearly three decades with the company.Jones, who joined USA Today in 1988, is taking on the circulation job as the newspaper struggles to retain readers. It faces...

Satellite navigation steers unmanned micro-planes

September 1, 2010 10:49 am | Comments

An unmanned aircraft system guided by satnav has been developed within ESA’s Business Incubation Centre to provide rapid monitoring of land areas and disaster zones. The planes have already helped Spanish farmers in Andalusia to fight land erosion.

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Fly your experiment to the edge of space!

September 1, 2010 10:42 am | Comments

ESA is inviting students to propose experiments to fly on sounding rockets and stratospheric balloons. The winning teams will have the opportunity to design and build an experiment for the BEXUS balloons or the REXUS rockets.

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Panasonic says high TV sales targets sparked glut

September 1, 2010 10:33 am | Comments

Over-ambitious TV sales targets have left manufacturers with a glut of panels that is driving down prices as makers offload their excess output, Panasonic Corp's (6752.T) television unit head said on Tuesday.

FCC seeks input on rules for online services

September 1, 2010 10:29 am | Comments

Federal regulators are seeking public input on what rules should apply to wireless Internet connections and specialized services that aren't part of the Internet but are delivered over broadband connections. The move by the Federal Communications Commission marks the next step in the agency's effort to adopt so-called "network neutrality" rules...

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Secretary Chu Announces Two Million Smart Grid Meters Installed Nationwide

September 1, 2010 10:13 am | Comments

At an event today at Battelle headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that two million smart grid meters have been installed across the country, helping to reduce energy costs for families and businesses.

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Apple CEO Jobs announces new iPod lineup

September 1, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is introducing a new line of iPods.Jobs is unveiling a new iPod Nano without any buttons. It has a touch screen instead.He also is introducing a new iPod Shuffle, the lowest-end music player in Apple's line. Like the past generation, it can speak the names of playlists and...

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Review: News app that lets you choose your editor

September 1, 2010 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Most of the articles that show up in your newspaper or magazine are chosen by professional editors. What if they are picked out by a friend from college instead? Or a colleague from work? Or your mom? Anyone you know, really?...

Greenpeace wants Facebook center off coal fuel

September 1, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Greenpeace said about 500,000 Facebook users have urged the world's largest social network to abandon plans to buy electricity from a coal-based energy company for its new data center in the U.S....

Apple CEO Jobs announces iPhone software update

September 1, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple CEO Steve Jobs says iPhone users will be getting a software update that offers the ability to upload high-definition video over Wi-Fi....

Voice Coil Actuator Features Clear Aperture Design

September 1, 2010 8:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) Inc., has introduced the uniquely designed LA15-16-043Z voice coil actuator, featuring a large diameter clear aperture, compact size, and force high capabilities.

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Die Cut Electrical Insulations Made From Flame Retardant Polypropylene

September 1, 2010 8:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

These custom die cut electrically insulated parts, that provide high dielectric strength, are flame retardant per UL94V-0 and are RoHS compliant.

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Touchscreen TFT LCDs Feature Thin Profile

September 1, 2010 8:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

InfoVue TFT LCDs come in both touch screen and standard formats and feature an extended temperature range, LED backlighting for high contrast, and a thin profile starting at an industry-leading 3.0 mm.

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New pump created for microneedle drug-delivery patch

September 1, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) Purdue University researchers have developed a new type of pump for drug-delivery patches that might use arrays of "microneedles" to deliver a wider range of medications than now possible with conventional patches.

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