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Studies: Wind Potentially Could Power the World

September 11, 2012 9:13 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Earth has more than enough wind to power the entire world, at least technically, two new studies find. But the research looks only at physics, not finances. Other experts note it would be too costly to put up all the necessary wind turbines and build a system that could transmit energy to all consumers.

YouTube Offers New iPhone App to Fill Looming Void

September 11, 2012 3:51 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

YouTube is being reprogrammed for the iPhone and iPad amid the latest fallout from the growing hostility between Google and Apple. The changes are being made because Google Inc. and Apple Inc. didn't renew a five-year licensing agreement that established YouTube's video service as one of the...

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HP's Cost-Cutting Drive to Dump 2,000 More Workers

September 10, 2012 5:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. is planning to cut about 2,000 more jobs than it had previously announced as CEO Meg Whitman tries to turn the company around. In a regulatory filing Monday, the computer and printer maker said it will eliminate 29,000 jobs by October 2014, up from the 27,000 cuts it announced...

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Regulators Begin Hearings on Nuclear Charges

September 10, 2012 5:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Executives from one of the state's largest utilities are defending the need to pass on the costs of incomplete nuclear power plant projects to customers. The Florida Public Service Commission spent Monday taking testimony over a proposal by Progress Energy to charge an average of $4.73 a month....

PTC Exclusive CAD and Collaboration Sponsor of FIRST

September 10, 2012 3:43 pm | by PTC | News | Comments

Dedicated to promoting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational opportunities, PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) has announced its continued support of FIRST  (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC).

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Digi-Key Corporation Inks Global Distribution Agreement with Kionix

September 10, 2012 3:38 pm | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation has announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Kionix. Kionix, based in Ithaca, NY, provides industry-leading 3-axis accelerometers and gyroscopes, as well as 6-axis combination products, to customers in the consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, and healthcare markets.

Ford to Add 1,200 Workers at Detroit-Area Plant

September 10, 2012 2:57 pm | by DEE-ANN DURBIN - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is adding 1,200 workers to a suburban Detroit factory to build the Fusion, a sign of confidence that the revamped sedan will be a big hit when it goes on sale this fall. The Fusion is already Ford's best-selling vehicle after the F-Series pickup. Ford hopes to grab even more buyers with the...

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Silicon Valley isn't sharing Facebook's misery

September 10, 2012 2:28 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

MENLO PARK, California (AP) — Silicon Valley doesn't revolve around the stock prices of Facebook and its playful sidekick, Zynga. By most indications, tech companies in this hub of innovation are humming along, even as two of its rising stars endure steep declines in their stock prices that have...

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Early Laptop Designer Moggridge Dies At 69

September 10, 2012 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bill Moggridge, a British industrial designer who designed an early portable computer with the flip-open shape that is common today, has died. He was 69. The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum said Moggridge, its director since 2010, died on Saturday from cancer.

Memphis Medical Device Start-Up Launches New Surgical Solution for ‘Hammertoe’ Deformity

September 10, 2012 2:14 pm | by Arrowhead Medical Device Technologies, LLC | News | Comments

When podiatric surgeon Scott Roman, DPM, of the Ankle and Foot Centers of Georgia in Atlanta designed a new device for surgical repair of proximal interphalangeal joint flexion deformity, the often painful condition known as “hammertoe,” a professional associate urged him to contact Patrick Mullaney for assistance in launching the device.

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Homeland Security's 'Narco Sub' PLUTO Mimics the Real Thing

September 10, 2012 2:13 pm | by US Department of Homeland Security | News | Comments

The erstwhile planet Pluto (now officially an asteroid) was known for decades as a small, dark planet—hidden, difficult to spot, and on a quiet, determined course all its own. And so, when the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) needed a target semi-submersible to detect the hidden but determined maritime smuggling operations of the South American drug cartels

More Accurate Wind Energy Forecasts

September 10, 2012 2:04 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Wind power is one of the most important forms of renewable energy. In order to exploit inland wind as effectively as possible, turbines must be optimally positioned and dimensioned. A 200-meter high wind measuring mast delivers precise data that can also be used to forecast energy yields.

Semiconductors Grown on Graphene

September 10, 2012 1:56 pm | by The Norwegian University of Science and Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have patented and are commercializing GaAs nanowires grown on graphene, a hybrid material with competitive properties. Semiconductors grown on graphene are expected to become the basis for new types of device systems, and could fundamentally change the semiconductor industry.

TI Unveils LDO Linear Voltage Regulator

September 10, 2012 1:37 pm | by PD&D Staff | Texas Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NASDAQ: TXN] has introduced a high current, ultra-low noise, low dropout (LDO) voltage regulator that achieves the industry’s lowest noise at low frequency. The 1-A TPS7A4700 LDO linear regulator features a 36-V input voltage rating, which allows use in systems running 12- and 24-V buses with enough headroom to withstand high-voltage transients, eliminating the need for additional suppression circuitry.

Computer, Read My Lips

September 10, 2012 1:28 pm | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

A computer is being taught to interpret human emotions based on lip pattern, according to research published in the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing. The system could improve the way we interact with computers and perhaps allow disabled people to use computer-based communications devices

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