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General Dynamics unit awarded $68M for tank work

September 17, 2010 10:05 am | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Friday its Land Systems business unit received $68 million from the Army for work related to its Abrams main battle tanks.The money will fund engineering studies on the tanks to identify improvements and replace obsolete parts. The work will be done in Sterling...

Craigslist Says It Has Shut Its Section for Sex Ads

September 17, 2010 7:24 am | by New York Times | Comments

At a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Craigslist also defended its right to post sex-related ads as well as its efforts to fight sex trafficking.

Low-Power Transceiver Has Built-In Star Network Manager

September 17, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

austriamicrosystems has announced the AS3940, the first fully integrated 2.4 GHz multi-channel FSK (frequency shift keying) transceiver with integrated link manager for reliable control of star networks (up to eight clients).

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Washable, Backlit Keyboard Designed for Infection Control in Medical Environments

September 17, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Just in time for flu season, Econo-Keys has announced the launch of a backlit, disinfectable keyboard designed for use in medical applications.

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High Temperature Ceramic Thermostats Feature New Stud Mounting Style

September 17, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Selco Products Company has introduced the new CRA and ORA Series ½” disc thermostats in five stud sizes for complete mounting versatility.

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Emotional robot pets

September 17, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) Designers of robot pets are fighting a never-ending battle with consumers to provide entertaining and realistic gadgets that respond to human interaction in ever more nuanced ways, mimicking the behavior of real pet animals or even people. Researchers in Taiwan...

HARC, Texas A & M and University of Leoben establish collaboration to promote low-impact drilling

September 17, 2010 7:20 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), Texas A&M’s Petroleum Engineering Department and Austria’s University of Leoben announce the formation of a research collaboration to promote advanced technology for low-impact oil and gas drilling. The international program is the...

SGS helps you stay on top of changes in hazardous substances regulations

September 17, 2010 6:37 am | Comments

With changes to banned substances lists likely, SGS assists companies with chemical testing and consultancy for a wide range of consumer products.

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DisplaySearch Announces Final Agenda for DisplaySearch IMID Business Forum During IMID

September 17, 2010 6:21 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today announced the final agenda for the upcoming DisplaySearch IMID Business Forum, to be held on October 13 in Seoul Korea.

Magical BEANs: New nano-sized particles could provide mega-sized data storage

September 17, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered an entire new class of phase-change materials that could be applied to PCM and optical data storage technologies. The new materials, alloys of a metal and semiconductor, are called "BEANs," for binary...

Xie receives NSF grant for fesearch on alternative methods of integrating renewable energy sources

September 17, 2010 6:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

With the rising cost and push for more “green" energy, an assistant professor from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University is researching alternative, more cost-effective methods of integrating variable renewable energy sources. Dr. Le Xie,...

Microsoft wraps up tools for mobile app developers

September 17, 2010 5:06 am | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is still marching toward a holiday release for the next generation of its smart phones.The software maker isn't giving an exact date for the arrival of the first batch of Windows Phone 7 devices, but Microsoft said Thursday it has finalized the software tools programmers will...

Dell to boost China spend to $100B over a decade

September 17, 2010 5:05 am | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc. is making a $100 billion bet that China will remain one of the fastest-growing markets for personal computers over the next decade.Dell said Thursday it plans to open a manufacturing, sales and service center in Chengdu in 2011 that could eventually employ more than 3,000 workers. The...

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3DIC memory with wide I/O interface is coming by 2013 says NOKIA

September 17, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Kauppi Kujala from NOKIA announced at Semicon Taiwan show last week the high volume adoption of through silicon vias (TSV) for « wide IO » DRAM and logic integration in 2013.

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E.U. Challenges Chinese State Subsidies for Modems

September 16, 2010 8:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The European Commission has opened an investigation into Chinese subsidies for wireless modems after a complaint brought by the Belgian producer Option.

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