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General Dynamics gets $34M Canadian contract

July 9, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Government of Canada said Friday that it has awarded a $34.4 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada.Under this contract, General Dynamics will perform trade-off studies, design work, build prototypes and test to define the upgrades that will be incorporated into a fleet of...

ADP to buy Cobalt for $400 million

July 9, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Friday that it plans to buy online auto marketing company Cobalt for $400 million in cash.ADP said the purchase, which is expected to close in four to six weeks, builds on its information technology management system for auto dealerships.ADP expects the deal...

HB-SIA achieves first solar-powered night flight

July 9, 2010 12:20 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Back in April, we reported on the Impulse HB-SIA, a solar-powered aircraft piloted by balloonist Bertrand Piccard. Powered by 11,628 monocrystalline silicon cells, the HB-SIA is an impressive piece of work. Yesterday, the craft achieved an important milestone: the first solar-powered night flight.

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Blizzard nixes real-name requirement in forums

July 9, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blizzard Entertainment is backtracking on plans to require players to use their real names when posting on its online forums.Following an outcry in the gaming community, Blizzard lifted the planned requirements.It said Friday it will still make other changes intended to curb bad behavior in the...

Former Intel CEO defends Fiorina's layoffs at HP

July 9, 2010 12:06 pm | by JUDY LIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Intel Corp. CEO Craig Barrett on Friday defended the decision by GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina to lay off thousands of workers and ship jobs overseas as a necessary business move when she was head of Hewlett-Packard Co.Barrett is part of a coalition of business leaders who have...

DHH chief Alan Levine resigns, replacement named

July 9, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alan Levine, Louisiana's health secretary, has resigned the post he's held since 2008 and the Jindal administration quickly named his replacement.Gov. Bobby Jindal's office said Friday that Bruce Greenstein will replace Levine, who's returning to the private sector. His last official day is...

4DGL Graphics Controller Performs Out of the Box

July 9, 2010 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

PICASO-GFX2 is an intelligent custom 4DGL (4D Graphics Language) Graphics Controller designed to interface with virtually all popular OLED and LCD display panels. It provides a graphics user interface solution for rapid application development and time-to-market. Built-in features include

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Earnings schedule for week of July 12

July 9, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayPITTSBURGH — Alcoa Inc. releases financial results.JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Corp. releases financial results.TuesdaySANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Corp. releases financial results.LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Yum Brands Inc....

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Our Nation's Security: Stalled Confirmation for Director of

July 9, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

National Intelligence; Google to Stay in China; Where the Oily Mess is Being Dumped; Miami Fit for a King; Super Powers Swap Spies; One Step Closer to HIV Vaccine - Part 1xfdhe AMERICAN-MORNING-02

Nano Letters publishes Dr. Yong Shi's energy harvesting technology

July 9, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Stevens Institute of Technology) Dr. Shi's research focuses on miniature energy harvesting technologies that could potentially power wireless electronics, portable devices, stretchable electronics, and implantable biosensors.

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Air- or Gas-Pressurized Spray Devices: Risk of Air or Gas Embolism

July 9, 2010 9:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Reports of life-threatening air or gas embolism occurring during or immediately after application of hemostatic drug or biological products.

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Performance Monitoring Test Kit and Software

July 9, 2010 9:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bio/Data Corporation announced today the launch of its new LTA Check Performance Monitoring Test Kit and Software - the world’s first-in-class system to verify performance of Light Transmission Aggregometers. The LTA Check Test Kit allows the laboratory to verify aggregometer function, standardize and ensure precision and reliability of test results...

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Petroleum engineering faculty, former students win SPE awards

July 9, 2010 8:23 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Several faculty members and former students of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University have been honored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers International (SPE). Ram Agarwal, Cass of 1967, has been elected to receive an SPE Honorary Member Award...

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PFC Capacitors Target Three-phase Industrial Networks

July 9, 2010 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC has extended its range of power factor correction (PFC) capacitors. The EPCOS PhaseCap Compact series now also comprises types for voltages from 415 V AC, 440 V AC, 480 V AC and 525 V AC. As an alternative to capacitors with dimensions of

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A new spin on drug delivery

July 9, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Virginia Tech) Chang Lu and his chemical engineering research group at Virginia Tech have discovered how to "greatly enhance" the delivery of DNA payloads into cells. The description of their work will be featured on the cover of Lab on a Chip, the premier journal for researchers in...

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