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STMicroelectronics Reclaims Lost Solar Energy with Intelligent Hotspot Prevention

October 12, 2010 2:27 pm | by | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) announced what it describes as an innovation for solar panels aimed at allowing more of the energy from each cell to reach the power grid. The innovation replaces the simple bypass diode...


NSF renews Centers for Nanotechnology in Society

October 12, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Science Foundation) The National Science Foundation recently renewed two important cooperative agreements totaling more than $12.5 million over five years.

Intel's net income up 59 pct, dampened by PC pain

October 12, 2010 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Intel's net income leaped 59 percent in the latest quarter, despite economic edginess that curbed PC appetite....


Cornell gets $1 million to improve school nutrition

October 12, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs will allow researchers to offer expertise nationwide and will be a hub for psychological and economic research of childhood nutrition.

DOE Releases Comprehensive Report on Offshore Wind Power in the United States

October 12, 2010 1:21 pm | by | Comments

The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) issued an analysis of the key factors impacting the deployment of offshore wind power in the U.S. The report, "Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the...


LG Electronics Enters Solar Business in North America

October 12, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. announced the company’s entry into the North American commercial solar industry. The U.S. solar debut builds on LG’s global expertise in marketing solar panels for residential, rooftop and commercial applications while...


High hopes for iPad push Apple shares near $300

October 12, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple's stock flirted with $300 as investors high on the iPad's promise pushed shares to a record peak. Analysts see few reasons to believe shares will stop there....

Japan's DeNA to buy ngmoco for at least $300M

October 12, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Japanese mobile Internet company DeNA Co. is paying at least $300 million in cash to buy privately held ngmoco Inc., a San Francisco startup that makes games for Apple's iPhone.If ngmoco meets certain milestones by the end of 2011, its shareholders and employees will be able to get up to...


Factors Beyond Crowding Affect Molecular Motion in Cells

October 12, 2010 11:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Using large-scale computer simulations, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have identified the most important factors affecting how molecules move through the crowded environment inside living cells.

Bacteria in mouth and gut also found in arteries

October 12, 2010 11:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

The same types of bacteria found in arterial plaque, which causes atherosclerosis, are also found in the mouth and gut, according to a Cornell study.

Amazon to sell short-form 'Singles' for Kindle

October 12, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments is betting that an uncommon length of reading material — longer than a magazine article but shorter than a book — will be a popular format in electronic form for its Kindle e-book reader.The online retailer said Tuesday it is launching Kindle "Singles," a section of its electronic...

LED Products Tout 5-Year Warranty

October 12, 2010 9:50 am | Comments

Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, introduced a 5-year warranty, effective immediately, on all of the company’s integrated LED arrays and light sources sold worldwide.

Grants Fund New Nanoelectronics Research at NSF Centers

October 12, 2010 9:45 am | Comments

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world’s leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, joined today with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund $2 million in supplemental grants for nanoelectronics research.


Reference Designators

October 12, 2010 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Not a subject I give much thought to. For one, we here at Screaming Circuits don't really care too much what convention you use for your components. We want them to match and be properly formatted when in your BOM,...

Why it's hard to crash the electric grid

October 12, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Vermont) A new study shows why it would be hard for terrorists to bring down the US electric grid.


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