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Micromachines for a safer world

August 10, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Dr. Slava Krylov of Tel Aviv University is improving the sensitivity of MEMS accelerometers by using an efficient yet simple and manufacturable design, which can be applied in sport, communication, transportation and defense. Amplification...

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Biochar could mitigate climate change, study shows

August 10, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell researcher Johannes Lehmann contributed to research showing that biochar use could reduce human-caused greenhouse gas emissions by 12 percent annually.

Netflix to stream Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM movies

August 10, 2010 12:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | Comments

Netflix Inc. will pay nearly $1 billion during the next five years for the online streaming rights to movies from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM in a deal that could help Netflix attract even more subscribers.The agreement announced Tuesday marks another breakthrough in Netflix's bid to stock its...

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S & P shuffles SmallCap 600 index, shares get boost

August 10, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's gave a boost to the stocks of three companies after it announced plans to add them to its SmallCap 600 index.S&P said it will make the following changes:— Orion Marine Group Inc. will replace Odyssey HealthCare Inc. after the close of trading on Monday. Shares of the marine...

Quest Software completes buyout of Surgient

August 10, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quest Software Inc. has completed the buyout of Surgient, a leader in private cloud automation software.Terms of the deal for privately held Surgient, which is based in Austin, Texas, were not disclosed.Quest CEO Doug Garn said it was a customer of Surgient and liked the company so much that...

DPF 2010 Program Announced

August 10, 2010 9:48 am | Comments

The initial program has been announced for the 2010 edition of Darnell’s Power Forum (DPF ’10). DPF ’10 will be held September 13-15 in Chicago.

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Coaxial Resonator Oscillator Has Internal Proprietary Frequency Doubler

August 10, 2010 9:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Crystek’s CVCO55CXT-6900-6900 coaxial resonator oscillator (CRO) is a coaxial-based VCO with an internal proprietary frequency doubler.

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Panel Mount Toggle Switches Feature One Through Four Pole Configurations

August 10, 2010 9:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

NKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, provides S Series toggle switches for 15 to 25 A applications.

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Connector Series Has Size 20 Fixed Contacts

August 10, 2010 9:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The MDX is a high reliability D-Subminiature connector with size 20 fixed contacts and is available with 9, 15, 25, 37, and 50 contacts.

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Motion-tracking technology reduces injuries for older adults

August 10, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Motion-tracking technology, recently developed by University of Missouri researchers, provides images and detailed data that helps patients, physicians and therapists better visualize movements as patients exercise. The visual feedback allows physicians...

Gondwana Supercontinent Underwent Massive Shift During Cambrian Explosion

August 10, 2010 9:23 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

The Gondwana supercontinent underwent a 60-degree rotation across Earth's surface during the Early Cambrian period, according to new evidence uncovered by a team of Yale University geologists. Gondwana made up the southern half of Pangaea, the giant supercontinent that constituted the...

Innovation could bring super-accurate sensors, crime forensics

August 10, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) A new technology enabling tiny machines called micro electromechanical systems to "self-calibrate" could make possible super-accurate and precise sensors for crime-scene forensics, environmental testing and medical diagnostics.

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NIH EUREKA Award Will Enable Design of New Brain Tumor Treatment

August 10, 2010 8:23 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

The Georgia Institute of Technology has received a EUREKA grant from the National Cancer Institute to design a new way to treat invasive brain tumors by capturing the migrating cells that spread the disease.

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Flexible mechanical encoder series offers over 1,000 configurations

August 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

CUI, Inc., and their distributor Digi-Key Corporation, announce the release of a line of flexible mechanical encoders that can be configured into over 1,000 different versions. The 2-bit quadrature ACZ series is available in three sizes: 11 mm (ACZ11), 12 mm (ACZ12), and 16 mm (ACZ16)....

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Pegasystems shares slide after 2Q report

August 10, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Pegasystems Inc. tumbled Tuesday after the business software maker posted second-quarter adjusted earnings below Wall Street's expectations.The company late Monday posted a net loss of $8.2 million, or 22 cents per share, down from net income of $11.2 million, or 30 cents per share,...

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