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New 3-D TV format to be demo'd during Super Bowl
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
The 3DTV format is set to make a splash in primetime during Sunday's Super Bowl and a broadcast movie.
Solution proposed for MEMS temperature stability problem
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
Silicon Clocks Inc. claims to have solved the MEMS temperature stability problem.
Fuel vaporization could boost gas mileage, cut emissions
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1/26/2009   13 comments
Piggyback electronics and an add-on "vapor chamber" could be used to increase the mileage of existing automobile and truck engines by almost one-third while lowering emissions.
Low-power MEMS oscillator debuts
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1/26/2009   Post a comment
SiTime Corp. claims to have lowered the power consumption of its MEMS oscillators to less than half that of competitors' chips.
Freescale offers free software license with microcontroller purchase
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1/22/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor will give away software worth $95,000 to engineers choosing its microcontrollers for green energy, smart appliances, medical handhelds, factory automation and industrial control applications.
Solar cell maker expands U.S. manufacturing base
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1/21/2009   1 comment
Photovoltaics manufacturer SolarWorld AG said it is continuing to expand its U.S. manufacturing operations despite the global economic recession.
'Slasher' film projects state-of-the-art 3-D
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1/16/2009   Post a comment
The first horror film to be encoded with advanced 3-D technology opens this weekend.
New LED materials inspire solid-state lighting advance
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1/14/2009   Post a comment
More efficient light-emitting diodes are increasingly being used for solid-state lighting, and researchers say technology advances could expand their use.
Green energy boosted by analog circuitry
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1/13/2009   1 comment
Energy harvesting could get a boost from an analog circuit that harnesses the lowest power outputs from individual photovoltaic cells, thermoelectric generators and electromagnetic sources, according to its developer.
Gaza tunnels detected with fiber optics
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1/12/2009   Post a comment
Detecting tunneling activity under the security fence separating Gaza from Egypt could be accomplished through a buried fiber-optic cable, according to researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
DuPont mixes nanotube ink
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1/9/2009   Post a comment
Carbon nanotube ink with 10 times the electron mobility of typical organic semiconductors has been developed using a new chemical process that helps solve the thorny problem of manufacturing nanotube thin films.
Portland deploys mobile WiMax
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1/7/2009   Post a comment
Service provider Clearwire Corp. will offer 4G wireless connections via mobile WiMax to 1.7 million potential subscribers in Portland Oregon.
Energy-harvesting RF chip aims at Mars, Earth
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1/6/2009   Post a comment
Energy harvesting radio technology targeted for future Mars missions could make use of a single-chip microtransceiver being developed at Kansas State University.
Graphene memories denser than flash
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1/2/2009   Post a comment
Graphene sheet memories at least twice as dense as flash and using a novel two-terminal architecture are being developed by researchers at Rice University.


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