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Sandia effort images the sea monster of nuclear fusion: The Rayleigh-Taylor instability

November 12, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) A new X-ray imaging capability has taken pictures of a critical instability at the heart of Sandia's huge Z accelerator. The effort may help remove a major impediment in the worldwide, multi-decade, multi-billion dollar effort to harness nuclear fusion...

Computer science’s Hammond receives DARPA grant

November 12, 2010 6:23 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Tracy Hammond, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has received a 2010 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Information Processing Techniques Office (DARPA IPTO) grant to design a remote system to assist in the rapid reassembly and...

Intel raising dividend by 15 percent

November 12, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Intel, the big chip maker, says it will raise its dividend by 15 percent and reaffirms that it is headed for its best year....

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Daily Beast, Newsweek reach deal to join

November 12, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Newsweek, a 77-year-old magazine that once helped set the national news agenda, is linking its future with a startup website just two years in the making.Three months after agreeing to buy the money-losing weekly for just $1, audio equipment magnate Sidney Harman has completed on-again,...

Fiskars Cuts+More 5-in-1 Multi-Purpose Scissors

November 12, 2010 3:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

These are some well engineering scissors with all sorts of handy features. Fiskars makes some great products. High-quality blades provide excellent cutting performance on a wide variety of materials. Large, ergonomically sculpted finger and thumb loops provide excellent comfort and...

Study finds prehistoric people were highly skilled toolmakers

November 12, 2010 2:21 am | by European Commission | Comments

Modern humans had a sophisticated repertoire of tool-making techniques much earlier than was previously believed, new research shows. The study was funded in part by the TRACSYMBOLS ('Tracing the evolution of symbolically mediated behaviours within variable environments in Europe and...

G20: More open trade and well designed employment policies - key to supporting growth

November 12, 2010 12:24 am | by OECD | Comments

Open markets play a pivotal role in supporting growth and job creation, says a new joint report by the OECD, the International Labor Organization, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization. But, it adds, trade opening must be complemented by properly designed domestic policies,...

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Palestinian held for Facebook criticism of Islam

November 12, 2010 12:20 am | Comments

A mysterious blogger who set off an uproar in the Arab world by claiming he was God and hurling insults at the Prophet Muhammad is now behind bars - caught in a sting that used Facebook to track him down....

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Cisco's shortfall an omen for rest of tech world

November 11, 2010 1:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A gloomy outlook from Cisco Systems Inc. is shaking some investors' faith in the strength of the technology industry's recovery.Corporations have loosened their purse strings after slashing their budgets. Some governments have poured money into stimulus-fueled technology projects. Consumers are...

Give as little as $1 a paycheck to United Way

November 11, 2010 11:23 am | by Cornell University | Comments

The Cornell United Way Campaign has raised $412,436 of its $790,000 goal, but reached only one-third of its 20 percent participation goal. $1 a paycheck is encouraged to help meet that goal.

NXP Semiconductors Announces Third Quarter 2010 Results

November 11, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

NXP Semiconductors N.V. reported financial results for its third quarter 2010, and provided guidance for the fourth quarter. "The third quarter represented our sixth consecutive quarter of growth and significant operational improvement, as we continue...

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Microchip Technology Announces Record Sales and EPS

November 11, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. reported results for the three months ended September 30, 2010. "Microchip acquired Silicon Storage Technology Inc. (SST) on April 8, 2010. At the time of the acquisition the Company determined that it...

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Fairchild CEO Briefs Electronica on Company Strategy

November 11, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Mark Thompson, the President and CEO of Fairchild Semiconductor, briefed an audience at the 2010 Electronica Electronics Fair on the company’s strategy and focus for 2011 and beyond. Thompson noted that the company’s power module...

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Holiday shopping battle starts to get pitched

November 11, 2010 11:05 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | Comments

From free shipping from Wal-Mart to Sears stores open on Thanksgiving for the first time, the battle for holiday shoppers' dollars has begun in earnest.The early competition to break through shoppers' caution about spending promises savings for those willing to buy amid an economy that's still...

DC-DC Converter Reduces Footprint by 50% Over Current Designs

November 11, 2010 10:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The introduction of this high performance MTU1 series marks a step-change in the miniaturization of power modules, setting new standards for footprint, load regulation, and efficiency.

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