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High-performance computing reveals missing genes

April 13, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Virginia Tech) Scientists have used high-performance computing to locate small genes that have been missed by scientists in their quest to define the microbial DNA sequences of life. Using an ephemeral supercomputer made up of computers from across the world, the mpiBLAST computational...

What to Do About Energy?

April 13, 2010 11:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

The shortest route to energy self-sufficiency is the electric car. At least in the short run.

Materials Breakthrough Increases Magnetic Monopole Promise

April 13, 2010 10:33 am | by Lucy Goodchild | Comments

Researchers from Imperial College London have created a structure that acts like a single pole of a magnet, a feat that has evaded scientists for decades.

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Intel researcher receives 200th patent this year

April 13, 2010 9:30 am | by MIKE ROGOWAYAssociated Press | Comments

Even at a company that prides itself on innovation, Intel researcher Robert Chau occupies a special place.The Hillsboro engineer received his 200th patent this year 40 more than anyone else at Intel and has 67 more pending."I never really keep track of the numbers, quite frankly, because this...

Stanford researchers find electrical current stemming from plants

April 13, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stanford University) Stanford engineers have generated electrical current by tapping into the electron activity in individual algae cells. Photosynthesis excites electrons, which can then be turned into an electrical current using a specially designed gold electrode. This study could be...

Going Green Grows Green

April 13, 2010 9:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

“Speed kills” is a staple of football punditry. The team with faster players will usually defeat a slower opponent.

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Hermetic Switch Announces Name Change And Launches New Web Site

April 13, 2010 9:12 am | Comments

Hermetic Switch, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of reed switches, proximity sensors, and other switch technologies, announced today that it will immediately begin operating under a new name: HSI Sensing. The company is under the same ownership, with the same staff, technology, and dedication to customers.

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Delivers Enhanced High Availability, Simplified Management and Accelerated Development for Java Applications

April 13, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)News FactsHigher Availability and Simplified ManagementSupporting QuotesSupporting ResourcesAbout Oracle Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems company. For more information about Oracle, visit...

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If Only Engineers Were Rock Stars

April 13, 2010 8:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

Editor’s Note: From March 3-5, more than 600 engineers, students and other interested parties gathered in Raleigh, N.C., for the first of this year’s five Regional Grand Challenge Summits. The purpose of these sessions is to address how engineers and others can solve the 14 largest issues...

Tyco Electronics Recognizes Top Performing Distributors

April 13, 2010 8:20 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

BERWYN, Pa. -- April 13, 2010 -- Tyco Electronics (TE) recently announced its selection of eight electronic distributors for the companys 2009 Distributor of the Year Awards. The TE Distributor of the Year Awards honor its top performing global, regional and specialty distribution...

Twitter to have paid tweets show up in searches

April 13, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Twitter announced Tuesday that it is introducing advertising, allowing companies to pay to have their messages show up first in searches on its site.The feature is called Promoted Tweets. Twitter says Best Buy Co., Sony Pictures, Starbucks Corp. and Virgin America are some of the...

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, February 2010

April 13, 2010 6:22 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total February exports of $143.2 billion and imports of $182.9 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $39.7 billion, up from $37.0 billion in January,...

Low Profile Universal Load Cell - Ideal for Structural and Fatigue Testing Applications

April 13, 2010 6:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

LCM Systems has launched a new range of low-profile universal load cells for many testing applications including structural and materials testing.

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E-book Popularity Drives Electronic Paper Display (EPD) Shipments to 417% Y/Y Growth

April 13, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

The popularity of e-books, particularly Amazon’s Kindle, drove electronic paper display (EPD) shipments to 5 million units in 2009, up 417% from 950 thousand in 2008, according to the DisplaySearch Q1‘10 Quarterly Small/Medium Shipment and Forecast Report

New patented technology for improving cardiac CTs receives NIH support

April 13, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Virginia Tech) Researchers from Virginia Tech and GE Global Research Center are developing novel cardiac computed tomography (CT) architectures and methods, including a newly patented approach to a long-standing challenge in local CT image reconstruction. Better image quality at lower...

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