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World's smallest battery created at CINT nanotechnology center

December 9, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Real-time observation of a nanowire anode provides information to improve lithium batteries.

GE and Ingersoll Rand Launch Intelligent Building Automation Platform For Data Centers

December 9, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms and Ingersoll-Rand Plc announced the signing of a cooperative agreement to develop an automation platform to meet the energy and operational efficiency needs of data centers. The two companies will work...

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Nidec to Acquire Shares in Sanyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd.

December 9, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Nidec Corp. announced that it has agreed with Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. to purchase all of the outstanding shares in Sanyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd., and that it has entered into a share purchase agreement...

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Sharp to Begin Mass Production of New Single Crystalline Solar Cells

December 9, 2010 11:20 am | Comments

Sharp Corp. has developed a new single crystalline solar cell with high conversion efficiency. Sharp will begin mass producing this solar cell at an annual production capacity of 200 MW within fiscal year 2010...

MicroVision and Pioneer to jointly commercialize innovative laser display products

December 9, 2010 9:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature laser display technology, announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Pioneer Corporation, one of the top original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of high-performance audio, video...

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Innovative Micro Technology adds to its arsenal of through-silicon via offerings

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

Innovative Micro Technology, Inc. (IMT) announced the addition of a new geometry point in its technology roadmap for Through Silicon Vias (TSVs).

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Breakthrough towards lab-on-chip system for fast detection of single nucleotide variations in DNA

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

Panasonic, core partner within imec?s Human++ program, and imec today presented at the International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco various critical components of a biomedical lab-on-chip sensor enabling fast detection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in DNA, such as a...

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European photonics business roundtable launched

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

To create business relationships between photonics SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and technology integrators, a group of European defense integrators and photonics clusters have launched a business roundtable for photonics sensors for defense and security.

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On Semiconductor low profile CSP for mobile products

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

Supplying the smart phone marketplace is requiring components to become thinner and thinner. Umesh Sharma of On Semiconductor indicates that ??In thin smart phone products, the space between the cable and the board is so small that only ultra-thin IC or discrete components could be placed...

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Keep Out and Keep Off the Grass

December 9, 2010 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

The part land patterns in your CAD package parts library should all come with a valid keep-out area defined. That's the theory anyway. However, theory and practice don't always match up so well. I've written a lot about such things...

Georgia Tech Assists in Identifying Files for United Kingdom Archive

December 9, 2010 8:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are sharing results of advanced file-format recognition research with The National Archives of the United Kingdom. The effort could enhance worldwide capability to manage the vast array of file formats.

Scientists Begin 5-month Study of Cloud Life Cycles

December 9, 2010 8:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

For the next five months, a dense collection of remote-sensing instruments will gather data from the clouds at four different elevations on Mount Werner in the Steamboat Springs ski area. Scientists will use these data to study how clouds — especially those that produce rain and snow —...

Procter & Gamble moves from soap operas to tweets

December 9, 2010 8:05 am | by DAN SEWELL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Goodbye, "Guiding Light." Hello, YouTube.Procter & Gamble Co., whose sponsorship and production of daytime TV dramas helped coin the term "soap operas," has pulled the plug after 77 years. Instead, the maker of Tide detergent, Ivory soap and Olay skincare is following its customers online with...

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Alnylam elects Fanucci to board

December 9, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

RNAi-focused therapeutics firm Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. has elected Marsha H. Fanucci, former chief financial officer of fellow Cambridge-based biotechnology company Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc., to its board of directors.

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West Midlands Bolt Tensioning Company Celebrates Record Year

December 9, 2010 7:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Tentec, the UK's leading supplier of bolt tightening solutions is celebrating a record year of sales. Orders for equipment and customised engineering skills are all on the up.

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