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Melding Wi-Fi with digital TV 'white space'

September 2, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice University researchers have won a $1.8 million federal grant for one of the nation's first, real-world tests of technology that uses dynamic spectrum access -- including dormant broadcast television channels -- to deliver free, high-speed broadband Internet service....

AC Motors Are Inverter Duty Classified

September 2, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The inverter duty motor is small and compact, in order to reduce energy consumption. The smallest AC motor offered, the AC65, measures just 2.88 inches square and 5.22 inches in length.

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Innovations in Medical Imaging: Two Devices in One are the Trend

September 2, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Two devices in one – that is one of the mega trends in imaging diagnostics. The spectrum ranges from a combination of positron emission tomography (PET) with MRI or computer tomography to a combination of ultrasound with endoscopy. At MEDICA 2010, World Forum for Medicine - International...

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Computer-on-Module Has Type 6 Pin-Out

September 2, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Coinciding with the launch of the COM Express 2.0 specification by the PCI Industrial Manufacturers’ Group (PICMG), Kontron presents an additional version of the Computer-on-Module ETXexpress-AI...

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Dell cedes data-storage maker 3Par to HP

September 2, 2010 7:05 am | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc. is walking away from a bidding contest with rival Hewlett-Packard Co. for data-storage maker 3Par Inc.Dell said Thursday it won't match HP's offer to pay $33 per share for 3Par, or about $2.07 billion. Dell's decision comes barely an hour after 3Par announced it had received an offer...

New Type of Logic Device Uses Piezoelectric Effect

September 2, 2010 6:40 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electronic logic device in which current is switched by an electric field generated by the application of mechanical strain to zinc oxide nanowires.

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H-P Raises 3PAR Bid to $33 a Share

September 2, 2010 6:31 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Hewlett-Packard raised its offer for 3PAR to $33 a share, or roughly $2.1 billion. The data-storage company called H-P's latest bid "superior" to Dell's.

Sweden Reopens Rape Investigation of WikiLeaks Founder

September 2, 2010 6:31 am | by New York Times | Comments

Swedish authorities said they reopened an investigation of rape allegations against Julian Assange.

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China Will Require ID for Cellphone Numbers; Noncompliance Means No Service

September 2, 2010 6:31 am | by New York Times | Comments

The government is looking to curb cellphone spam, pornography and fraud schemes.

Advertising: Scholastic Books Revamps Its Marketing

September 2, 2010 6:29 am | by New York Times | Comments

The company said it wanted to keep better track of teachers who were new or who had departed and use more methods of communication.

Thermal Interface Material Is Highly Conformable

September 2, 2010 6:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Fujipoly announces the introduction of Sarcon GR-Tac, a highly conformable and durable 0.25-mm thick polyester reinforced thermal interface material.

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Miniature auto differential helps tiny aerial robots stay aloft

September 2, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Harvard University) Engineers at Harvard University have created a millionth-scale automobile differential to govern the flight of minuscule aerial robots that could someday be used to probe environmental hazards, forest fires, and other places too perilous for people. Their new approach...

New test seen as big advance in diagnosing TB

September 2, 2010 6:06 am | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Scientists are reporting a major advance in diagnosing tuberculosis: A new test can reveal in less than two hours, with very high accuracy, whether someone has the disease and if it's resistant to the main drug for treating it.The test could revolutionize TB care and replace the 125-year-old...

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Hewlett-Packard Co. raises offer for 3Par Inc. to $2.07 billion to outbid rival Dell Inc

September 2, 2010 6:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. raises offer for 3Par Inc. to $2.07 billion to outbid rival Dell Inc.

AOL signs new search agreement with Google

September 2, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

AOL says Google will continue to offer up search results on its websites under a new 5-year deal the companies signed this week.The agreement largely reinforces an arrangement that has been in place since 2005. But the new contract also expands their cooperation onto AOL mobile sites that...

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