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Global Shifting

August 9, 2010 9:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Friday morning, I walked my way to the office in a slight drizzle. It was overcast and cool in the morning, eventually warming to near August temperatures later in the day. We had a long, mild winter, a long, cool...

EU Project Cuts Power Consumption of Telecoms Networks

August 9, 2010 9:06 am | Comments

A Europe-wide consortium has taken up the challenge of making a significant impact on the power consumption of telecommunications and data networks, which are estimated to consume as much as 3% of European electricity.

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Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters: Initial Communication: Risk of Adverse Events with Long Term Use

August 9, 2010 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Known long term risks associated with IVC filters include lower limb deep vein thrombosis, filter fracture, filter migration, filter embolization and IVC perforation.

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Popping Cells Surprise Living Circuits Creators

August 9, 2010 7:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. – Under the microscope, the bacteria start dividing normally, two cells become four and then eight and so on. But then individual cells begin “popping,” like circus balloons being struck by darts. Watch.

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Adhesive Eases Fitting of Thermal Interface Pads

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

MH&W International now provides U 90 silicone-free thermal interface materials (TIMs) with a new light tack adhesive to provide high thermal conductivity where contamination threats prevent the use of silicone-based thermal pads...

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High Frequency Compact VCXO Reduces Phase Jitter

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

NDK offers the NV7050SA High Frequency series, an SMD VCXO, which through proprietary high frequency fundamental mode crystals is able to obtain frequencies upwards of 700 MHz...

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Adapter Enables Easy Encoder Verification

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

US Digital has released its latest encoder interface device, the QSB (Quadrature to USB) adapter. Encoder verification is made easy with the QSB, which allows easy interface of standard quadrature encoder signals into a PC USB port.

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Solo Slim, Solo Slim Extra Strength: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

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

Product contains undeclared didesmethyl sibutramine, which may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.

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Revivexxx Extra Strength: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

August 9, 2010 6:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Product marketed as a dietary supplement sexual enhancer for men contains undeclared tadalafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

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AFOSR-funded professor winner of 2010 Materials Research Society Turnbull Award

August 9, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Air Force Office of Scientific Research) Dr. David Awschalom, professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Materials Research Society Turnbull award for research funded in large measure by the Air Force Office of...

Alchimer Workshop at Semicon 2010

August 8, 2010 6:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Alchimer who recently received an investment from the Panasonic group held a workshop at Semicon West in San Francisco highlighting their ?fully wet? 3D process.

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Help from the dark side

August 8, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) By using X-ray absorption spectroscopy, researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energie have observed the moving of electric charges from solute to solvent (electron transfer). They can even make assertions on the...

NREL Scholarship Gives Columbine Grads a Boost

August 7, 2010 4:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

Ten years ago, in the wake of tragedy, NREL set up a fund to help students at Columbine High School. The investment still pays dividends.

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NREL Solar Technology Will Warm Air at 'Home'

August 7, 2010 4:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

Transpired solar collector technology developed at NREL boosts the efficiency of the new Research Support Facility on the Lab's campus.

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Renewable Energy at Work in War Zones

August 7, 2010 4:23 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

Participant in NREL's executive leadership class aims to bring solar and wind energy to Afghan farms; researchers advise military on powering bases.

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