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2010-11-10 06:20:00

British designer Bill Moggridge, creator of the world's first laptop, has been given a lifetime achievement award by the Duke of Edinburgh. Moggridge, who created the Grid Compass computer in the early 80s - widely credited as the fore-runner for the modern laptop - has been named the winner of the 2010 Prince Philip Designers Prize. He was chosen from a list of prominent nominees, including fashion designer Dame Viviene Westwood. The panel that picked Moggridge said he had been central to...

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2010-11-07 07:15:00

Researchers have found that men who sit with a computer in their lap could be adversely affecting the quality of their sperm. Authors of the study, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, said there is not really a lot that can be done about it, short of putting the laptop on a desk. The researchers, led by Dr Yefim Sheynkin, a urologist at the State University of New York, hooked up thermometers to the scrotums of 29 young men who placed a laptop on their knees while using it....

2010-11-04 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced its Avastar(TM) 88W8787 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & FM single chip solution was certified Wi-Fi Direct(TM) compliant by the Wi-Fi Alliance, the first dual-band 802.11n radio certified for low-power embedded mobile applications, such as smartphones, tablets and other portable devices. The Avastar 88W8787 is the first in the Avastar family to be Wi-Fi...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

NEW YORK and SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- New Energy Systems Group (NYSE Amex: NEWN) ("New Energy" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated original design manufacturer and distributor of lithium ion batteries and backup power systems, announced its participation in three electronics trade shows over the past two months to promote its new MeePower(TM) brand. The shows were held in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore and attracted a combined total of over 25,000...

2010-10-27 11:30:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF, the world's leading chemical company, today broke ground on a $50+ million facility in Elyria, Ohio, to produce advanced cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries that will power the hybrid and full-electric vehicles of the near future. The event attracted a number of federal, state and local officials, as well as representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), its affiliated Argonne National Laboratory, and numerous BASF...

2010-10-14 00:59:21

Rice researchers advance lithium-ion technique for electric cars, large-capacity storage A team of Rice University and Lockheed Martin scientists has discovered a way to use simple silicon to radically increase the capacity of lithium-ion batteries. Sibani Lisa Biswal, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, revealed how she, colleague Michael Wong, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of chemistry, and Steven Sinsabaugh, a Lockheed Martin Fellow,...

2010-10-06 20:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CTIA -- Sonim Technologies, Inc. (www.sonimtech.com) today unveils the new Sonim XP1300 CORE mobile phone, the cornerstone for the company's upcoming line of ultra-rugged phones. The XP1300 CORE represents a breakthrough in waterproofing technology - it's the world's first IP-68 rated GSM handset that's fully submersible in 2 meters of water. It comes equipped with a 2-inch high-resolution, scratch-resistant screen, as well as a noise-cancelling...

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2010-10-04 10:25:00

Medical experts have found that laptops can cause long-term heat exposure when left sitting on a lap. A 12-year-old boy developed a sponge-patterned skin discoloration on his left thigh after playing computer games a few hours each day for several months. "He recognized that the laptop got hot on the left side; however, regardless of that, he did not change its position," Swiss researchers reported in an article published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Another case found that a Virginia...

2010-09-27 04:00:00

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China BAK Battery, Inc. ("China BAK", the "Company", or "we") (Nasdaq: CBAK), a leading global manufacturer of lithium-based battery cells, today announced that the Company's Tianjin facility was awarded a new contract to supply lithium-ion high-power batteries to leading e-bike manufacturer, Geoby Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. ("Geoby Electric") in China. As per the supply contract, China BAK will supply 1,000 units of lithium-...

2010-09-16 05:14:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Now you can enjoy your favorite computer games on your mobile device. At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF2010) held in San Francisco on September 14th, about 7,000 people from around the world were watching intently as Intel gave a presentation on OCS1, the next generation TC. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100916/HKTH004 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100916/HKTH004 ) OCS1 has been developed in...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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