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USA Today shaking up staff in 'radical' overhaul

August 26, 2010 8:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Businsss Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

USA Today, the nation's second largest newspaper, is making the most dramatic overhaul of its staff in its 28-year history as it de-emphasizes its print edition and ramps up its effort to reach more readers and advertisers on mobile devices.The makeover outlined Thursday will result in about...

Magma shrinks 1Q loss

August 26, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Magma Design Automation Inc., which makes chip design software, said on Thursday that its fiscal first quarter net loss shrank to $3.3 million, and its adjusted profit beat Wall Street expectations.The company's loss for the quarter that ended Aug. 1 worked out to 6 cents per share. During the...

Preschoolers use statistics to understand others

August 26, 2010 3:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Research published by a cognitive psychologist finds that children as young as preschoolers use intuitive statistical abilities to learn about people's inner lives, in this case, people's preferences.

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Supply Chain Professionals Seeking Even Greater Product Visibility

August 26, 2010 2:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Dynamic supply chain optimization capabilities and near real-time visibility to detailed supply chain events are key requirements to thriving within the complex and shifting international transportation and global trade environment, according to the Aberdeen

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How much smoking is safe? The answer appears to be none

August 26, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Occasional smoking, and even second-hand smoke, create biological changes that may increase the risks of lung disease and cancer, according to a new study Cornell scientists in Ithaca and at Weill Cornell.

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HP blasts back with new bid for 3Par, besting Dell

August 26, 2010 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. has again raised its bid for 3Par Inc. above an offer from rival Dell Inc., suggesting that the little-known data-storage maker could be worth more with one of the PC companies' marketing muscle behind it....

Novell 3Q misses expectations as revenue dips

August 26, 2010 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Networking software maker Novell Inc. said Thursday that its third-quarter net income fell as revenue dropped amid customer uncertainty over the company's possible sale.Net income in the three months to July 31 fell to $15.7 million, or 4 cents per share, from $16.7 million, or 5 cents per...

Cisco says it will buy ExtendMedia

August 26, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. said Thursday it plans to buy privately held ExtendMedia Corp., which makes software to help companies manage and earn money from video delivered to computers, televisions and mobile devices.Financial terms were not disclosed.Cisco, best known for networking routers and...

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Some key dates related to 3Par and its suitors

August 26, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some key dates related to 3Par Inc. and its suitors:May 1999: 3Par is founded.Nov. 16, 2007: 3Par goes public. Shares close at $16.64, above the initial offering price of $14 per share.May 4, 2010: 3Par reports a net loss of $3.2 million on revenue of $194.2 million for the most recent fiscal year,...

Huber Needles: Recall - Risk of Coring

August 26, 2010 1:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Risk of infection, damage or death of tissue, swelling, or other serious adverse health consequences occurring as a result of the core travelling through blood vessels into the patient’s lungs.

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HP raises offer for 3Par, trumping Dell's

August 26, 2010 1:05 pm | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday it is raising its offer for data-storage maker 3Par Inc. to about $1.69 billion, topping a revised bid that rival Dell Inc. made public earlier in the day.HP's new offer is for $27 per share in cash. Earlier, Dell said 3Par had accepted its second offer of...

Differential Pressure Transmitter Adds Flow Measurement Capability

August 26, 2010 12:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Ashcroft GC52 wet-wet differential pressure transmitter now includes features that allow the instrument to provide direct flow readings by measuring dp across a restriction. Simple push-button settings let the user program the correlation between pressure and flow rate...

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VCO operates from 1490 MHz to 1550 MHz

August 26, 2010 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-1490-1550 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 1490 MHz to 1550 MHz with a control voltage range of 1.0V~10V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -115 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +5 dBm.

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Dual digital VGA reduces solution footprint by 32%

August 26, 2010 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX2063, the industry's only fully programmable, multistate, dual-channel, digital IF/RF variable-gain amplifier (VGA). This easy-to-control device delivers an unparalleled combination of VGA performance, programmability, and component integration.

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Fingerstick Devices to Obtain Blood Specimens: Initial Communication - Risk of Transmitting Bloodborne Pathogens

August 26, 2010 12:21 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Increase in reports of bloodborne infection transmission resulting from the shared use of fingerstick and point-of-care blood testing devices.

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