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New book examines health and environmental impacts of common (and not-so-common) chemicals

November 9, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Arizona State University) A growing awareness of the risks posed to humans and the environment from the use of man-made chemicals has stimulated intensive investigations into their life cycle and the unintended consequence of their use. Much of what is known about such chemicals has been...

Nanogenerators Grow Powerful Enough to Drive Conventional Electronics

November 9, 2010 8:23 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers have reached a significant milestone in their development of nanometer-scale generators that harvest mechanical energy from the environment -- the ability to power conventional electronic devices such as liquid-crystal displays.

E Ink, maker of Kindle display, to offer color

November 9, 2010 8:05 am | by DANA WOLLMAN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Up until now, people who have bought e-readers have had to make a compromise: either read in color on a highly reflective screen, or read in shades of gray on a display that's easy to make out even outdoors.E Ink Corp., the company that makes the black-and-white display for Amazon.com Inc.'s...

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Invensense: First MPU with integrated 3-axis gyro, 3-axis accelero and 9-axis sensor fusion

November 9, 2010 6:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

MPU-6000? offers integration of Gyros and Accels on a single silicon die in a 4x4x0.9 mm QFN with on board intelligence to perform 9-axis sensor fusion for quick and easy adoption.

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Worldwide press room opens for major acoustical science and technology conference, Nov. 15-19

November 9, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) The 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics -- a major international acoustics conference -- convenes next week at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Hotel in Cancun, Mexico. Reporters are invited to visit the ASA worldwide press room.

Digi Launches Industry's First System-on-Module with Global 3G Cellular Connectivity

November 9, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | Comments

Featuring Qualcomm Gobi™ technology, new ConnectCore 3G™ allows OEMS to develop devices that can connect virtually anywhere in the world without changing hardware

Life Safety Services Makes Business First's -Fast 50- For Third Consecutive Year

November 9, 2010 5:27 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Passive Fire Protection Inspection Company one of Louisville's Fastest Growing Companies.

Q3 Large-Area TFT Shipments and Revenues Fell as Supply Chain Sought Inventory Reductions

November 9, 2010 5:26 am | by General Electric | Comments

Shipments of large-area TFT LCDs over 9.1” fell to 163 million units in Q3’10, with 4% Q/Q decline, but 7% Y/Y growth. [...]

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Quantum computers a step closer to reality thanks to new finding

November 9, 2010 5:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Imperial College London) Quantum computers may be much easier to build than previously thought, suggests a new study in Physical Review Letters.

Hhgregg 2Q earnings fall as appliance sales soften

November 9, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Consumer electronics chain hhgregg Inc.'s fiscal second-quarter net income dropped 20 percent as appliance sales declined and it spend more on advertising.The company also cut the low end of its full-year earnings forecast on Tuesday.Shares fell $1.30, or 5.3 percent, to $23.36 in morning...

A quick electronica preview

November 9, 2010 4:41 am | Comments

Forrest Sass of Messe Munich describes some of the highlights coming up during the soon-to-begin electronica trade show with Electronic Component News' Alix Paultre.

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Google announces 'Instant Previews' search feature

November 9, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

People searching on Google will soon be able to see previews of websites before clicking on them....

Invensense® announces the world?s first motionprocessor with integrated 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer and 9-axis sensor fusion

November 9, 2010 3:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

MPU-6000? offers integration of Gyros and Accels on a single silicon die in a 4x4x0.9 mm QFN with on board intelligence to perform 9-axis sensor fusion for quick and easy adoption.

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Fixers Collective

November 9, 2010 3:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Very cool. I like everything about this idea. I like the reuse (very environmentally friendly). I like the humanity and psychology of connecting with others. I like the tinkering/learning/fixing attitude and behavior. I like the very well done use of the internet to help fund such...

Statistics: Unemployment rate steady at 8.5% in September

November 9, 2010 1:26 am | by OECD | Comments

In September 2010, the OECD area unemployment rate was 8.5%, unchanged from August and broadly stable since June 2010. New October 2010 unemployment rates for the United States (unchanged at 9.6%), and Canada (down slightly by 0.1 percentage point to 7.9%), confirm this overall stability.

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