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Murata Introduces World's First Ultra-Thin Waterproof Piezoelectric Speaker

June 7, 2010 7:22 pm | by Murata Manufacturing | Comments

Featuring a thickness of only 0.9mm, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has succeeded in launching the world’s first ultra-thin waterproof piezoelectric speaker.

Powercast to Demonstrate RF-Powered, Battery-Free Wireless Sensor Module at Sensors Expo 2010

June 7, 2010 1:30 pm | Comments

Wireless Sensor Module, jointly developed by Powercast and Microchip Technology, showcases RF energy harvesting and low power processing and communications.

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Wireless sensor startup wins UC San Diego $80K Entrepreneur Challenge

June 7, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) Wireless sensors that monitor your heart even though they do not actually touch your skin are at the center of UC San Diego electrical engineering PhD student Yu Mike Chi's dissertation. This technology -- and the plan for commercializing it --...

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Lexmark closes acquisition of Perceptive Software

June 7, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Printer and copier maker Lexmark International Inc. said Monday it has closed its $280 million cash acquisition of business software company Perceptive Software.Perceptive's content management software is used in higher education, health care and by government agencies. Lexmark said earlier the...

Immersion says it licensed patents to Simbionix

June 7, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Immersion Corp., which develops touch-screen technology, said Monday it agreed to license some of its patents to Simbionix USA Corp.The new license agreement resolve litigation between the two companies. Terms of the agreement between Immersion and Simbionix, which makes simulation and training...

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Jobs touts improvements in next version of iPhone

June 7, 2010 10:30 am | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Apple CEO Steve Jobs says the next iPhone will have a clearer screen and will be noticeably thinner than previous versions of the device.Jobs kicked off Apple's annual conference for software developers Monday by discussing improvements in the influential touch-screen device, but he didn't...

Gross Domestic Product for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

June 7, 2010 10:24 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

CAPITAL HILL, SAIPAN (June 7, 2010) – Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is releasing its first set of estimates of the major components of gross domestic product (GDP) for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The estimates for the CNMI showed that from 2002...

GMP Friction Products Nears AS9100C Compliance For Aerospace Industry Certification

June 7, 2010 10:24 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Compliance Plus Enterprise Directing the Certification Process Efforts.

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PC and Peripheral Companies Remain Bullish on Desktop Monitors

June 7, 2010 10:24 am | by General Electric | Comments

Worldwide LCD monitor production in May neared all time monthly highs with the top 12 brands producing 12.7M monitors in the period.

Working toward the next battery breakthrough

June 7, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University at Buffalo) If battery-making is an art, then University at Buffalo scientist Esther Takeuchi is among its most prolific masters, with more than 140 US patents, all in energy storage.

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Underlapping Parts

June 7, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Sometimes, it's the simple things in life that we must stop and appreciate. Like the fact that just because there aren't any pads in a spot, doesn't mean that you can use the space. Take this PCB, for example. U3...

Smart Antenna Enhances Remote Device Access

June 7, 2010 8:38 am | by Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service | Comments

Emergency workers in rugged, rural areas may never lose a cell phone call again thanks to a new antenna developed by Montana State University researchers in collaboration with Advanced Acoustic Concepts.

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Technology for people living with dementia

June 7, 2010 8:27 am | by European Commission | Comments

Alzheimer Europe reports that at least 5.7 million Europeans, aged between 40 and 80, have Parkinson’s disease or dementia. With an aging population, an estimated 10 million new cases of Parkinson’s and dementia is expected within the next 40 years. Care is provided by nursing homes and...

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A tale of underground alchemy

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by European Commission | Comments

In a coal mining area around Katowice in Southern Poland, a team of scientists have been set to work. However, rather than extracting coal, they are using a mine to experimentally assess an alternative method to energy production - introducing steam and oxygen to coal produces hydrogen....

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Animal to human: hidden diseases

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by European Commission | Comments

Several decades ago there were very few emerging diseases compared to today. The EU research project EDEN is investigating the increase in emerging diseases in a changing European environment. In the Konnevesi forest in Finland researchers are trying to understand the increase in diseases...

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