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'Smart grid' would save energy, cut costs for US consumers

January 5, 2011 8:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Momentum is building for a new energy "smart grid" that would overhaul the US' 100-year-old electrical power network. A key objective of the $1.5 trillion dollar plan is "time of use" electricity pricing that would increase the cost to consumers of energy at...

Global tablet sales may triple by end of 2014

January 5, 2011 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A research group says the global market for tablet computers such as the iPad will almost triple by the end of 2014.Yankee Group said Wednesday it expects tablet sales to rise to $46 billion in 2014 from $16 billion in 2010. The researchers say tablet sales are rising faster than...

Connectors Support DDR3 SDRAM SODIMM

January 5, 2011 7:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The 204 position socket connectors are compatible with JEDEC standard MO-268C and are ideal for use in notebook PC memory modules and other handheld devices.


Variable Capacitance Accelerometer Series Offers TEDS Capabilities

January 5, 2011 7:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division, has announced the recent introduction of Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) capabilities into its industry best-selling Endevco model 7290D series...


Embedded Vision System Supports Power over Ethernet

January 5, 2011 7:30 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

PPT VISION’s recently released IMPACT M-Series Embedded Vision System features Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, delivering network reliability and significantly simplifying the installation and maintenance of networked devices.


AngioScore Inc., AngioSculpt Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) Scoring Balloon Catheter OTW 0.018" Platform - Class I Recall

January 5, 2011 7:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Use of affected devices may lead to retained device fragments or significant arterial injury which may lead to death or need for additional surgical intervention.


JDA Software names Richard M. Haddrill to board

January 5, 2011 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

JDA Software Group Inc., which makes programs to help retailers manage inventory, said Wednesday it named Richard M. Haddrill to its board on Jan. 1.Since 2004, Haddrill has served as president and CEO of Bally Technologies, Inc., a maker of gaming devices and computerized monitoring,...

Tecnalia leads the integration of energy efficiency in sports facilities

January 5, 2011 6:29 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) Tecnalia Research and Innovation and Emtesport are leading in Spain the European project within the VII Framework Program "Sporte2."


Tonsan Opens 1,000,000-sq ft. Photovoltaic Sealant Factory

January 5, 2011 5:58 am | Comments

Tonsan held an opening ceremony attended by more than 500 of Asia’s top manufacturers, suppliers, and other industry leaders at its new, dedicated photovoltaic sealants factory in China’s Suzhou County.


Qualcomm agrees to pay $3.2 billion for Atheros

January 5, 2011 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Qualcomm Inc., the developer of chips and other technology for cell phones, said Wednesday it has agreed to buy chip maker Atheros Communications Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash....

Vibrating Nanorods Measure Thin Films for Microcircuits

January 5, 2011 3:35 am | by Bill Steele, Cornell Chronicle ( | Comments

Researchers at Cornell and Tel Aviv University have developed a new tool for nanofabricators to test the physical properties of thin films created by atomic layer deposition. 


THQ, Mattel partner in video game deal

January 5, 2011 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Toy maker Mattel Inc. is hoping to get more mileage out of Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price under a deal with publisher THQ Inc. that includes developing video games based on the venerable brands.The two companies said Wednesday that the multi-year agreement will also allow them to expand...

Samsung announces record investment, hiring

January 5, 2011 1:05 am | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Samsung Group said Wednesday it plans to carry out record investment and hiring this year as it seeks to extend global dominance in products including flat screen televisions and memory chips.South Korea's top business conglomerate is spearheaded by Samsung Electronics Co., which is hoping its...


Yale Researchers Find Double Doses of Chicken Pox Vaccine Most Effective

January 4, 2011 7:23 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

When vaccinating children against varicella (chicken pox), researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found, two doses are better than one. In fact, the odds of developing chicken pox were 95 percent lower in children who had received two doses of the vaccine compared with those who had...


Prehistoric Bird Used Club-like Wings as Weapon

January 4, 2011 2:25 pm | Comments

Long before the knights of medieval Europe wielded flails or martial artists brandished nunchucks, it appears that a flightless prehistoric bird used its own wings as a similar type of weapon in combat.


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