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On Web's Cutting Edge, Anonymity in Name Only

August 4, 2010 1:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Websites are gaining the ability to decide whether or not you'd be a good customer, before you tell them a single thing about yourself. Third in a series.

A list of some fatal shootings at US workplaces

August 4, 2010 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some fatal shootings at U.S. workplaces:— Aug. 3, 2010: Warehouse driver Omar Thornton shot and killed eight people before apparently committing suicide at a Manchester, Conn., beer distributorship.Feb. 12, 2010: Three biology professors were shot and killed and three other employees injured at the...

Retail Data: Americans remain cautious in July

August 3, 2010 8:05 pm | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Worried about the stalling economic recovery, Americans remained reluctant to spend at stores in July, especially on pricier items like jewelry, though they let go of some money for travel, according to data released Wednesday.Revenue from high-end jewelry, which had held steady in June,...


New BlackBerry is badly needed flagship for RIM

August 3, 2010 5:05 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerrys still fly off the shelves. They still convey the message that their owners mean business — that they're people who are important enough to need e-mail access all the time.But BlackBerrys are now being challenged by phones that say you can have your e-mail, and have fun, too.Research...

Does Angle Matter

August 3, 2010 2:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

It's standard practice to avoid joining small PCB traces at 90 degrees, but instead to join them at an angle. But, does it matter for thick traces? Here's some 20 or 24 mil traces. Is it really going to matter,...

Generating energy from ocean waters off Hawaii

August 3, 2010 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) Researchers in Hawaii say that the Leeward side of Hawaiian Islands may be ideal for future ocean-based renewable energy plants based on a technology referred to as Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, which is described in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy.

Nelsons boost chemical engineering scholars program at Texas A & M

August 3, 2010 1:23 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Nancy and Brock Nelson ’90 are passionate about undergraduate education. The couple recently added their third $30,000 endowment for the C.D. Holland Scholars Program in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, with two more planned through a trust at the Texas A&M...

Game company Electronic Arts posts 1Q profit

August 3, 2010 1:05 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronic Arts Inc., the video game publisher behind "Madden" and "The Sims," reported a net income for its latest quarter Tuesday, reversing a loss a year earlier.By a more closely watched metric — adjusted results that exclude special items and account for deferred revenue from games with...


CommVault 2Q profit rises 44 percent

August 3, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Data-management software maker CommVault Systems Inc. said Tuesday its profit rose 44 percent in the fiscal first quarter as revenue rose and tax costs decreased.However the company said the results were "very disappointing."The company said it earned $3.5 million, or 8 cents per share, in the...

Accelerometer Monitors High-temp Gas Turbine Vibration

August 3, 2010 12:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems has announced the availability of the Endevco model 6222S series, a high-temperature piezoelectric accelerometer family, designed for high-reliability vibration monitoring in helicopter Health & Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS); ground and


12-Bit 500MSPS A-D Converter Delivers Low Power Consumption in a Miniature Package

August 3, 2010 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil introduced a family of 8-, 10- and 12-bit 500MSPS analog to digital (ADC) converters. The lead product, the 12-bit, ISLA112P50IRZ 500MSPS converter, features power consumption of 468 milliWatts – said to be


Ambow Education plans to raise $117M in IPO

August 3, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ambow Education Holding Ltd., which provides educational services throughout China, hopes to raise about $117.4 million in an initial public offering of its shares this week.The Beijing company plans to offer 7.5 million American depositary shares for $10 to $12 apiece, while shareholders sell...

Some fatal shootings at US workplaces

August 3, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some fatal shootings at U.S. workplaces:— Aug. 3, 2010: Warehouse driver Omar Thornton shot and killed eight people before apparently committing suicide at a Manchester, Conn., beer distributorship.— June 25, 2008: Wesley N. Higdon, 25, killed five workers, then himself, at Atlantis Plastics in...


ICTV Completes Regulatory Filing Requirements in British Columbia

August 3, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

International Commercial Television, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ICTL) ("ICTV" or "The Company"), a premier company employing the strength of prominently profiled infomercial campaigns to market and brand unique products to the global consumer through multi-channels of distribution, is announcing the...

Pitt-led researchers to build foundation for quantum supercomputers with $7.5 million federal grant

August 3, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh) A Pitt professor will lead a team of researchers in tackling the most significant challenges facing the creation of quantum computers.


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