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New Satellite Appears to Be Working Flawlessly

May 8, 2013 10:53 am | by DIRK LAMMERS,Associated Press | Comments

A new satellite hovering nearly 450 miles above the Earth appears to working flawlessly as it embarks on a 10-year mission to document the planet's surface, scientists and engineers at the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation and Science Center said Monday.

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Cyberattacks a Growing Irritant in U.S.-China Ties

May 8, 2013 10:50 am | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press | Comments

Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue. The Pentagon this week said China appeared to be cyberspying against the U.S. government, the first time it has made such an assertion in its annual report on Chinese military power.

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UF Launches HiPerGator, a Powerful Supercomputer

May 8, 2013 10:47 am | by Chris Moran, University of Florida | Comments

The University of Florida has unveiled the state’s most powerful supercomputer, a machine that will help researchers find life-saving drugs, make decades-long weather forecasts and improve armor for troops. The HiPerGator supercomputer and recent tenfold increase in the size of the university’s data pipeline make UF one of the nation’s leading public universities in research computing.

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Carnegie Mellon Robot Uses Arms, Location & More To Discover Objects

May 7, 2013 9:38 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

A robot can struggle to discover objects in its surroundings when it relies on computer vision alone. But by taking advantage of all of the information available to it — an object's location, size, shape and even whether it can be lifted — a robot can continually discover and refine its understanding of objects, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute.

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New Battery Design for Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid

May 7, 2013 9:34 am | by Andy Freeberg, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | Comments

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid."For solar and wind power to be used in a significant way, we need a battery made of economical materials that are easy to scale and still efficient," said Yi Cui...

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KAIST's Vivo Flexible Large Scale Integrated Circuits

May 7, 2013 9:23 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | Comments

A team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST has developed in vivo silicon-based flexible large scale integrated circuits (LSI) for bio-medical wireless communication.

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Portable Device Provides Rapid, Accurate Diagnosis

May 7, 2013 9:13 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | Comments

A handheld diagnostic device that Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators first developed to diagnose cancer has been adapted to rapidly diagnose tuberculosis (TB) and other important infectious bacteria. Two papers appearing in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Nanotechnology...

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EU: Motorola May Have Violated Antitrust Rules

May 7, 2013 9:06 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The European Commission said Monday that Motorola Mobility may have abused its dominant market position by denying Apple the right to use technology essential for mobile phones. It is a violation of European Union antitrust rules for a patent holder to deny use to technologically essential...

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BMC Software Agrees To Be Sold for $6.6B

May 7, 2013 9:04 am | by Associated Press | Comments

BMC Software Inc. has agreed to be sold to a private investor group for about $6.6 billion in cash. The Houston-based maker of system management software for businesses said Monday that the deal is for $46.25 per share. That's less than 2 percent above Friday's closing stock price of $45.42.

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GORE’s New Venting a Cooling Products

May 6, 2013 5:34 pm | by W.L. Gore & Associates | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates and its latest venting and cabinet cooling products enable the telecommunications industry to remain connected and protected. Gore will be displaying new venting products and cooling filters that ensure reliability and long-lasting performance...

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Agilent Technologies' X-Series Signal Generator Enhancements Enable Faster, More Effective Verification

May 6, 2013 2:54 pm | by Agilent Technologies Inc. | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] has introduced several key enhancements to its high-performance MXG and cost-effective EXG X-Series vector signal generators. The enhancements are designed to improve measurement accuracy, accelerate research and development, and provide in-depth signal simulation for even the most comprehensive receiver verification.

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NGI and Cambium Networks Drive Wireless Broadband Across Italy

May 6, 2013 2:46 pm | by NGI, Cambium Networks | Comments

NGI and Cambium Networks have strengthened their collaboration to deploy EOLOwave access technology throughout Italy. This announcement comes at a time when NGI has just named Cambium Networks as its “Best Partner for 2013,” with plans to deliver wireless broadband innovation for residents and businesses across the country.

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Microchip Expands LIN 2.1/ SAE J2602-2 Portfolio With New Transceiver

May 6, 2013 2:38 pm | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. has announced the expansion of its LIN portfolio with the LIN 2.1 and SAE J2602-2 compliant and low-power MCP2003A transceiver, MCP2021A, MCP2022A, MCP2025 and MCP2050 LIN System Basis Chips (SBCs), and PIC16F1829LIN System in Package (SiP). 

TELEHOUSE America’s Akio Sugeno Contributes to New Book

May 6, 2013 2:25 pm | by TELEHOUSE America | Comments

TELEHOUSE America has announced that Akio Sugeno , Vice President of Internet Engineering, Operations and Business Development, is a key contributor in Fordam University Press’ new book, Advances in Cyber Security: Technology, Operations and Experiences.

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Allied Electronics Signs Distribution Agreement with ON Semiconductor

May 6, 2013 2:23 pm | by Allied Electronics, ON Semiconductor | Comments

Allied Electronics has signed a distribution agreement with ON Semiconductor, one of the largest global semiconductor companies offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy-efficient products. “The addition of ON Semiconductor to the Allied linecard offers customers a premium brand focused...

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