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Searcy appointed interim head of biological and agricultural engineering

September 3, 2010 12:21 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Stephen W. Searcy, professor and associate department head, has been named interim head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University. As associate head, Searcy has provided leadership on a wide range of projects, including strategic...

Polymer carpets - a new class of nanomaterials for NEMS and MEMS

September 3, 2010 10:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Unlike most biological membranes, polymeric, nanometer-thin membranes are very stable and can withstand considerable pressure. This is an essential requirements for separation processes such as in water purification and desalination. Because their ...


TI expects shipments of DLP 3D Ready chips to reach 2-3 million units in 2011

September 3, 2010 10:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

According an article from Digitimes, Texas Instruments (TI) vice president of DLP business Kent Novak at a conference has commented that the company's shipments of DLP 3D Ready chips will increase to 2-3 million units in 2011, and the company already shipped over 300,000 from the fourth...


Mitsumi Prototypes MEMS Mirror With 10mW Power Consumption

September 3, 2010 10:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

According to Nikkei Electronics, Mitsumi Electric Co Ltd prototyped a MEMS mirror for laser projectors. The mirror is driven by using piezoelectric devices (PZTs), and a laser light is scanned to project an image.


Pfizer ends brain cancer vaccine deal with Celldex

September 3, 2010 10:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Celldex Therapeutics Inc. has said Pfizer Vaccines LLC terminated its agreement with the Needham-based biotechnology firm to develop a potential brain cancer vaccine.


Aggies to compete in PetroBowl in Italy in September

September 3, 2010 10:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Students from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University will compete in the PetroBowl at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Florence, Italy, in Septembe. Senior Steven Young, Kyle Pulliam,...

German Court rules against YouTube

September 3, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A German court says it has ruled against Google Inc.'s subsidiary YouTube LLC in a copyright dispute over uploaded videos from singer Sarah Brightman.The Hamburg state court on Friday said in a statement that YouTube must pay compensation as several videos uploaded by its users violated...

Medical imaging startup Life Image raises $5.2M

September 3, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Life Image Inc. has added $5.2 million in a new financing, part of a planned $10 million Series B round led by new venture capital investor Cardinal Partners of Princeton, N.J., according to a published report.


TIPS scientific director to give seminar Monday

September 3, 2010 8:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Egemen Tuzun, M.D., scientific director of the Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies, will present a seminar Monday (Sept. 6) at 4:10 p.m. in Room 106 of the Jack E. Brown Engineering Building on campus. Tuzun's talk, “The effect of continuous flow left ventricular assist...


Easy Reading for a Long Weekend

September 3, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

The holiday is upon us and most folks here in the US will have a three day weekend. Of course, when you're an engineer on deadline, all too often holidays don't really mean that much. Here's a little food for...

Loguinov receives NSF Grant for web-searching

September 3, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Associate Professor Dmitri Loguinov has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his continued research in improving search engine performance and reliability. His grant, “Large-Scale Web Crawling and Spam Avoidance in Search-Engine Applications,” will be funded through...

Review: mTrip iPhone app uses augmented reality

September 3, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The new iPhone application mTrip is a travel guide and then some: It uses the latest in smart phone technology to make it easier to stay on track in a foreign locale....

Flir Systems launches $274M tender offer for ICx

September 3, 2010 7:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Flir Systems Inc. formally launched its $274 million tender offer for ICx Technologies Inc. on Friday.The Portland, Ore., company, which makes thermal imaging and infrared camera systems, is offering ICx stockholders $7.55 per share in cash.ICx, which makes explosives detectors, recommended...


UCLA chemists, engineers achieve world record with high-speed graphene transistors

September 3, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Los Angeles) A UCLA team led by Xiangfeng Duan has developed a new fabrication process for high-speed graphene transistors using a nanowire as the self-aligned gate. This new technique does not produce any appreciable defects in the graphene during fabrication,...

Dubai police chief calls BlackBerry a spy tool

September 3, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dubai's police chief says worries about spying by the U.S., Israel and others helped push plans to limit BlackBerry services in the United Arab Emirates....


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