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CAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center Opens

October 16, 2012 9:38 am | by NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center | News | Comments

The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC), which houses one of the world's most powerful supercomputers dedicated to the geosciences, officially opens today.

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Blue Origin Tests Rocket Engine Thrust Chamber

October 16, 2012 9:34 am | by NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) | News | Comments

NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner Blue Origin has successfully fired the thrust chamber assembly for its new 100,000 pound thrust BE-3 liquid oxygen, liquid hydrogen rocket engine. As part of Blue's Reusable Booster System (RBS), the engines are designed eventually to launch the biconic-shaped Space Vehicle the company is developing.

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Freezing Electrons in Flight

October 16, 2012 9:29 am | by University of Arizona | News | Comments

Using the world's fastest laser pulses, which can freeze the ultrafast motion of electrons and atoms, University of Arizona physicists have caught the action of molecules breaking apart and electrons getting knocked out of atoms. Their research helps us better understand molecular processes and ultimately be able to control them in many possible applications.

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Murata Launches World's Highest Capacitance!

October 16, 2012 9:28 am | by Murata Manufacturing | News | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has launched mass production of "monolithic ceramic capacitor with a resin external electrode for automotive applications" that has X8L characteristics*1 and is designed for use in applications up to 150°C. This new product is the world's first capacitor with a resin external electrode...

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Court to Hear Arguments in CA Clean Fuels Case

October 16, 2012 9:19 am | by JASON DEAREN, Associated Press; CA Clean Fuels Case | News | Comments

A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a case seeking to stop California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring petroleum refiners and ethanol producers to make cleaner fuels for millions of cars and trucks in the state.

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Nokia Expected To Slide Further In Q3

October 16, 2012 9:13 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Corp. is expected on Thursday to report a plunge in sales and further loss of market share as investors await next week's launch of Microsoft's Windows Phone software 8, which the struggling company has called an "important catalyst" for its ailing smartphone devices. The former top...

iPhone Manufacturer Says Underage Interns Found

October 16, 2012 5:39 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The company that manufactures Apple's iPhone said Tuesday it found underage interns as young as 14 working at one of its factories in China. Foxconn Technology Group said the interns were found by a company investigation at its factory in the eastern city of Yantai and were sent back to their...

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Sprint Suitor Son Stands Apart in Sober Japan

October 16, 2012 4:42 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Japanese billionaire behind a deal that will create the world's third-biggest mobile company spent his childhood in a slum, where he proudly rode in a stinking wheelbarrow filled with pig feed, pushed by his grandmother, a Korean immigrant. The unlikely success story of Softbank Corp....

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Yahoo CEO Raids Google to Hire Top Lieutenant

October 15, 2012 5:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has lured away one of Google's top advertising executives to help engineer a turnaround at Yahoo. Henrique de Castro is leaving Google to become Yahoo's chief operating officer in early next year. The surprise move announced Monday is Mayer's highest profile hiring since...

TI’s New Hercules Safety Microcontrollers

October 15, 2012 4:39 pm | by PD&D Staff | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NASDAQ: TXN] has announced 12 new Hercules TMS570 ARM Cortex-R4 safety microcontrollers, complementary TPS65831-Q1 multi-rail safety power management integrated circuit (PMIC) and DRV3201-Q1 safety motor driver from TI.

Servo2Go Expands Electric Vehicle Servo Drives

October 15, 2012 4:30 pm | by PD&D Staff | Advanced Motion Controls | Product Releases | Comments

The M/V series motor controllers from Advanced Motion Controls are fully functional, four-quadrant servo drives purpose designed and built to operate today’s modern mobile electric vehicular platforms.

New Method for Preventing Cracking in Nanoparticle Films

October 15, 2012 4:26 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Making uniform coatings is a common engineering challenge, and, when working at the nanoscale, even the tiniest cracks or defects can be a big problem. New research from University of Pennsylvania engineers has shown a new way of avoiding such cracks when depositing thin films of nanoparticles.  

OSI Optoelectronics Introduces 800 nm Silicon Avalanche Photodiode Series

October 15, 2012 4:08 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

OSI Optoelectronics, an OSI Systems Company, introduces the APD Series 8-150, a new family of silicon avalanche photodiodes optimized for operation in the 800 nm wavelength region.

Evolving Microbes Help Engineers Turn Bio-Oil Into Advanced Biofuels

October 15, 2012 3:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using E. coli and C. reinhardtii,  researchers are employing a technique called directed evolution to produce microbes that are more tolerant of the contaminants in bio-oil. The goal is to produce biorenewable fuels and chemicals in a manner that's economically competitive with petroleum-based processes...

Efficient Power Conversion Announces Upgrade of Development Boards

October 15, 2012 2:03 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) has announced the availability of two development boards, the EPC9003 and the EPC9006, both featuring EPC’s enhancement-mode gallium nitride field effect transistors.

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