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Flurry of Product Releases Punctuate Busy Week at Electronica

November 14, 2010 6:26 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

As the Electronica 2010 Electronics Fair drew to a close, several major product releases and announcements highlighted a successful week. Exar Corp. unveiled the XRP7664, a new synchronous Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) step-down converter with...

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Synchronizing a failing heart

November 14, 2010 5:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Ottawa Heart Institute) One of the largest, most extensive worldwide investigations into heart failure, led by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, conclusively proves that a new therapeutic implant synchronizes and strengthens a fading heart beat while reducing risk...

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Sigma Spectrum Infusion Pump Model 35700: Class 1 Recall: Risk of Over-Infusion

November 14, 2010 5:21 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Unit may fail suddenly, causing inaccurate flow,back flow,over-infusion, and free flow. Pump does not issue an alarm when this occurs and could result in serious injury or death.

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Saudi Arabia blocks Facebook over moral concerns

November 13, 2010 6:20 am | Comments

An official with Saudi Arabia's communications authority says it has blocked Facebook because the popular social networking website doesn't conform with the kingdom's conservative values....

Alum commits $11 million to Atacama telescope

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

Philanthropist and retired businessman Fred Young '64, M.Eng. '66, MBA '66, has committed $11 million to CCAT, a proposed 25-meter aperture telescope in Chile's Atacama desert.

Powering Modern Medicine

November 12, 2010 12:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Primary lithium batteries enable advanced medical devices to be smaller, lighter, and more feature-rich. This article showcases a number of different chemistries and features several real world applications for which these batteries are used.

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Company Finds ‘Spine-Tingling’ Alternative to Surgical Device Redesign

November 12, 2010 11:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The Project: An accelerated lead was needed on a lead screw in a spinal surgical device that would enable fewer turns to generate the necessary motion without increasing the load. The Solution: A custom assembly consisting of a combination metal-screw, polymer-based nut, and...

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XsunX Reaches 15.1 Percent Conversion Efficiency with its CIGS Thin-film Solar Technology

November 12, 2010 11:22 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

XsunX, Inc. (XSNX)announced it has further enhanced the conversion efficiency levels of its cell devices to 15.1 percent based upon the Company’s CIGSolar(TM) technology. With other market-ready thin-film technologies functioning within the range of...

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American Superconductor Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

November 12, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

American Superconductor Corp. announced that it has commenced an underwritten registered public offering of 4.6 million shares of its common stock. AMSC intends to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an...

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Delta PowerSystems Forms Alliance With Mister Sparky for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Solutions

November 12, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Delta PowerSystems has announced a new alliance with Mister Sparky, a franchisor based in Sarasota, Fla., that focuses on residential electrical contracting. This business venture will allow Delta PowerSystems and Mister Sparky to be...

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Amazon.com to hire thousands to fill orders

November 12, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. said Friday it is hiring more than 15,500 people to fill temporary holiday jobs at shipping centers around the country, more than it hired last year....

Charging Forward With Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

November 12, 2010 10:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Enhancements in protection methods and power densities, combined with reduced costs have medical device manufacturers looking at lithium-ion battery technology to solve a number of design challenges for their portable devices. This article reviews a variety of advantages of this...

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Texas Instruments’ Julie England Named One of PINK Magazine’s Top Women in Business for 2008

November 12, 2010 9:21 am | by Texas Instruments | Comments

Texas Instruments’ Julie England honored for technology innovation by PINK Magazine. England is named of the Top Women in Business for 2008.

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NYC transit union chief seeks to unmask blogger

November 12, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The head of New York City's transit union wants to go after an anonymous blogger who has blasted him, asking a court to force Google to give up his critic's name.John Samuelsen says in court papers filed Friday that the blog has repeatedly defamed him with false accusations of incompetence and...

Public Governance: Ministerial Meeting in Venice, Italy

November 12, 2010 8:27 am | by OECD | Comments

Ministers will discuss the challenges of delivering effective public services at a time of tightened budgets in Venice, Italy on Monday 15 November.

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