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Hot Time in the City? Keep Cool in Your Home

July 13, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

If you live on or near the East Coast, you know that Summer 2010 is already really, really hot. We've had many days above 90°F and July is plenty toasty too.

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Enabling our future: experts to advise Commission on upcoming technologies

July 13, 2010 3:21 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Hardly anybody would have forecast 10 years ago that the business world would look as it does today. We use no typewriters any more and most information is available and exchanged electronically. How will the industrial world look in 10 years time? Which products and technologies will...

CGI Group again extends Stanley tender offer

July 12, 2010 6:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

For the second time in as many months, information technology company CGI Group Inc. on Monday extended its $903 million tender offer for Stanley Inc., a government contractor.The Canadian company said in May it would buy Stanley for $37.50 per share in cash. The boards of both companies...

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Oracle Prices $3.25 Billion of Investment Grade Notes

July 12, 2010 6:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced the pricing of its sale of $1.0 billion of 3.875% Notes due 2020 (the "2020 Notes") and $2.25 billion of 5.375% Notes due 2040 (the "2040 Notes"). The offering is expected to settle on July 19, 2010.The 2020 Notes will bear interest at the rate...

SRA International unit awarded $57M FAA contract

July 12, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SRA International Inc. on Monday said a subsidiary was awarded a $57 million contract by the Federal Aviation Administration.The company's Systems Research and Applications Corporation won the five-year deal to provide research and development services to the FAA William J. Hughes Technical...

Consumer Reports faults iPhone 4 antenna in test

July 12, 2010 2:05 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer Reports said Monday it will not recommend Apple Inc.'s newest iPhone because of reception problems caused by its antenna design.After the iPhone 4 went on sale in June, buyers started complaining that holding the gadget a certain way could cause reception to fade and calls to...

Texas A & M biomedical engineering scholarship honors Hyman

July 12, 2010 1:22 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

A new scholarship at Texas A&M University honors a longtime champion of its biomedical engineering program. The Dr. William Hyman Scholarship in Biomedical Engineering was announced at a tribute dinner organized by former students and also attended by the professor’s family and...

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Cornell listens for whales amid undersea oil clouds

July 12, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Recording units on the sea floor will help Cornell researchers analyze the potential impact of oil clouds in the Gulf of Mexico on marine mammals.

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Voice-audio IC Integrates Telephony Features

July 12, 2010 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nuvoton Technology its ChipCorder voice/audio device to enable telephony functions in commercial and consumer systems. The ISD61S00 provides a digital-audio interface, audio storage interface, macro-scripting ability, and streamlined programmability that allows designers to

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Reminders are Good Sometimes

July 12, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I was just recently reading an article on another website that caused me to reflect a bit on where we've been and how far we've come in this industry. The article covered a design engineer's experience with modding a board...

Why High Capacity Storage Enables More Effective Security Surveillance

July 12, 2010 10:15 am | by Ed Strong, Marketing Director of AV Storage, Western Digital | Blogs | Comments

Security concerns are a fact of life today and improved audio/video surveillance is extremely important for both private businesses and public entities. As the security/surveillance market transitions to digital from legacy analog-based systems, new capabilities and benefits are helping to spur market growth.

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European Space Agency looking closely at asteroid

July 12, 2010 9:54 am | News | Comments

The European Space Agency is taking the closest look yet at an asteroid some 280 million miles in outer space between Mars and Jupiter.

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EUI-48 Family now includes Cascadeable I2C EEPROM Device

July 12, 2010 9:43 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced a new, cascadeable I2C serial EEPROM device with pre-programmed EUI-48-node addresses. This 24AA025E48 device expands Microchip’s existing family of EUI-48 devices in I2C, SPI, and UNI/O buses.

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NASA delays shuttle finale until 2011

July 12, 2010 9:40 am | News | Comments

NASA on Thursday postponed the final two missions of the space shuttle program until November and February due to delays preparing the last load of spare parts for the International Space Station.

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Russian cargo docks with space station on 2nd try

July 12, 2010 9:33 am | News | Comments

An unmanned Russian cargo ship docked successfully Sunday at the International Space Station (ISS) on its second attempt after missing it Friday due to a faulty radio link, a Russian space official said.

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