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Mimicking nature, water-based 'artificial leaf' produces electricity

September 24, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(North Carolina State University) A team led by a North Carolina State University researcher has shown that water-gel-based solar devices -- "artificial leaves" -- can act like solar cells to produce electricity. The findings prove the concept for making solar cells that more closely...

Scientists Recreate Extreme Conditions Deep in Earth’s Interior

September 24, 2010 8:20 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Scientists have wondered for some time why certain seismic waves travel more quickly through the core-mantle boundary, a thin layer of the Earth's interior that lies between about 1675 and 1800 miles below the surface. Now a new study by Yale University and the University of California,...

Wire Stripper Designed for Wire and Cables up to Half Inch OD

September 24, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The temperature of the stripping elements is infinitely variable up to 1400°F. The unit has an infinitely adjustable strip length stop from 0 to 1-1/2 in. and has a self-contained fume extraction system.

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RGB LED Illuminated Pushbuttons Offer Unlimited Vibrant Color Combinations

September 24, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

NKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, announced the availability of the KP Series of illuminated miniature pushbutton switches.

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NC State lands grant to research acoustics to detect landmines, bombs

September 24, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(North Carolina State University) Imagine a tool that uses sound waves to help identify land mines, roadside bombs or suicide bombers. North Carolina State University has received a grant from the US Office of Naval Research to turn that idea into a reality.

Target to start carrying iPad in October

September 24, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Target Corp. says it will begin carrying four models of Apple Inc.'s iPad, starting at $499.The nation's second-largest discount chain says it will start selling touchscreen tablet computer starting Oct. 3.The models include 16-, 32-, and 64-gigabyte models, as well as the Wi-Fi + 3G model.The...

UGent and imec launch silicon photonics spin-off Caliopa

September 24, 2010 6:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Silicon photonics allows for small, highly integrated & low power optical transceivers for data and telecommunication.

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Qualcomm defines format for 3-D chip stress

September 24, 2010 6:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Qualcomm has teamed up with Synopsys to define a new data exchange format it believes could be critical for supporting 3-D chip stacks that use through silicon vias.

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Insight into using Graphene in Electronics

September 23, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

New findings from the laboratory of ECE Professor Joseph W. Lyding, a researcher in the Beckman Institute, are providing valuable insight into graphene, a single two-dimensional layer of graphite with numerous electronic and mechanical properties that make it attractive for use in electronics.

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Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM accelerate DNA identification for law enforcement, homeland security and defense communities

September 23, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

New, fast sample-to-answer DNA analysis platform previewed at 2010 Biometric Consortium conference

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Oracle CEO: We're not eyeing services buys

September 23, 2010 11:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says his company won't follow one of the technology world's hottest trends: buying services companies.Ellison's comments Thursday during the Oracle OpenWorld conference go against the grain of Oracle Corp.'s rivals' strategies.IBM Corp. transformed itself from a...

Technology center for three-dimensional assembly of integrated circuits to open in Russia

September 23, 2010 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

A project to establish technology center for three-dimensional assembly of integrated circuits in Russia has secured approval from the Supervisory Council of RUSNANO.

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F.C.C. Opens Unused TV Airwaves to Broadband

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

It is the first significant block of spectrum made available for unlicensed use by the F.C.C. in 20 years.

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Cyberwar Chief Calls for Secure Computer Network

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

The new commander of the military’s cyberwarfare operations is advocating the creation of a separate, secure computer network to protect against attacks mounted over the Internet.

YouTube Can’t Be Liable on Copyright, Spain Rules

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

In Spain, Google’s online video-sharing service, YouTube, is not legally obligated to screen television clips for potential copyright violations before posting them on the site.

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