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Judge Leaves U.S. Sales Ban on Samsung Tablet Intact

September 19, 2012 3:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has refused to rescind a court order banning Samsung Electronics from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 computer in the U.S. The denial issued this week in San Jose federal court is part of a bitter battle pitting Samsung Electronics against Apple Inc. in a dispute over the mobile...

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Curiosity Isn't the Only JPL Project

September 19, 2012 1:34 pm | by MIT | News | Comments

The car-sized Mars rover Curiosity, which landed on the Red Planet last month, is the biggest, most expensive and most ambitious planetary mission in many years. But it is just one of a sweeping portfolio of past and future missions of pioneering planetary exploration managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., as JPL director Charles Elachi described in a talk at MIT on Monday.

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Internet on Air: Watch This Space

September 19, 2012 1:28 pm | by European Commission’s DG CONNECT Unit E1 | News | Comments

As the internet goes increasingly mobile and wireless, the gaps between frequencies used for television, known as ‘white space’, can help all citizens gain access to broadband through the airwaves.

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Recycling to Save Renewables

September 19, 2012 1:25 pm | by SINTEF | News | Comments

Norwegian scientists are extracting rare earth metals from scrap. Their aim is to prevent scarcity of materials from holding back energy-conservation efforts. Rare earth metals are essential materials for wind-turbines and environmentally friendly cars, but they are becoming scarcer by the day.

NRL Demonstrates High Durability of Nanotube Transistors

September 19, 2012 1:19 pm | by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | News | Comments

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory electronics science and technology engineers demonstrate the ability of single walled carbon nanotube transistors (SWCNTs) to survive the harsh space environment, investigating the effects of ionizing radiation on the crystalline structures and further supporting the development of SWCNT-based nanoelectronics for use in harsh radiation environments.

Scout: The Autonomous Transatlantic Boat

September 19, 2012 1:12 pm | by transatscout | Videos | Comments

Scout is a twelve foot long autonomous robotic boat designed to cross the Atlantic Ocean, relying only on pre-programmed commands and information that it can collect about its environment through sensors.

Structural Strength for 3D Printed Works

September 19, 2012 1:09 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Objects created using 3D printing have a common flaw: They are fragile and often fall apart or lose their shape. "I have an entire zoo of broken 3D printed objects in my office," said Bedrich Benes, an associate professor of computer graphics at Purdue University.

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Swift Energy resumes production after Isaac

September 19, 2012 12:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swift Energy Co. has resumed its Louisiana operations affected by Hurricane Isaac. Houston-based Swift Energy on Wednesday announced production has resumed at its Lake Washington Field in Plaquemines Parish and Bay de Chene Field in Jefferson and Lafourche Parishes. Those sites closed Aug. 26....

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First ABB DC Fast Charger for Electric Vehicles in the U.S. is Installed

September 19, 2012 12:17 pm | by ABB | News | Comments

The first ABB DC fast charger for electric vehicles in the United States is now installed and operational in New Berlin, Wisconsin. It was completed in early September on the property of ABB Inc., at the company’s office and manufacturing facility, located at 16250 W. Glendale Blvd. in the New Berlin industrial park.

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EU looks at e-books proposal of Apple, publishers

September 19, 2012 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple and four major publishing houses are offering concessions to the European Union's antitrust watchdog to ease concerns that they may have illegally colluded to raise prices for e-books. The EU Commission opened an antitrust probe into Apple Inc. and the e-books publishers last December and...

Digital Point-of-Load Modules

September 19, 2012 11:54 am | by CUI | Product Releases | Comments

CUI (Tualatin, OR) has announced the release of its second generation digital point of load DC-DC modules for distributed power architecture applications. The NDM2P series is the latest addition to CUI’s Novum Advanced Power product line, which focuses solely on the design and development of leading edge power platforms.

Dry Running at High Temperature

September 19, 2012 11:50 am | by Metallized Carbon Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Metallized Carbon Corporation (Ossining, NY) has announced the availability of bearings specially designed for dry running in high temperature applications. Standard pillow blocks and flange blocks with Metcar bearing inserts are available with cast iron, stamped steel,or stamped stainless steel housings.

Automotive Fused Relay

September 19, 2012 11:47 am | by CIT Relay & Switch | Product Releases | Comments

CIT Relay & Switch (Minneapolis, MN) now offers the fused A18 Series automotive relay. The A18 Series relay has been ideal for use in buses, tractors, off-road recreational vehicles among other heavy duty automotive uses.

Engineering a Better Hip Implant

September 19, 2012 9:59 am | by John Riehl, University of Iowa | News | Comments

In a study, the team simulated hip dislocations as they occur in humans and determined that increased thigh girth creates hip instability in morbidly obese patients (those with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40). The researchers propose that surgeons modify surgical procedures to minimize the chance of dislocation in obese patients and consider other designs for hip replacement implants.

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Photos of the Day: Space Shuttle Endeavour’s New Mission

September 19, 2012 9:54 am | News | Comments

Bolted to the top of a jumbo jet, NASA's youngest shuttle departed Kennedy Space Center at sunrise Wednesday on the first leg of its flight to California. Hundreds of people — astronauts, space center workers, tourists and journalists — gathered at the runway to bid Endeavour farewell following two days of rain delays.

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