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Study: Elephants unfazed by dynamite, but fear humans

September 8, 2010 11:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Elephants are not bothered by dynamite explosions, but nearby human activity prompts them to dramatically change their behavior, reports a Cornell study.

HP's interim chief says Oracle alliance 'strained'

September 8, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's interim chief says the company's 25-year alliance with Oracle has been "strained" by the dispute over Oracle's hiring of ousted HP CEO Mark Hurd.Cathie Lesjak says Hurd needs to be "reminded" that he signed agreements to keep HP's trade secrets and other confidential...

AngioSculpt "EX" PTCA Scoring Balloon Catheter by AngioScore, Inc.: Recall - Risk of Catheter Separation

September 8, 2010 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Fragments of the catheter may become lodged in coronary arteries, resulting in serious injury or death.


Amazon buys online music retailer Amie Street

September 8, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments Inc., seeking to expand its position in the music download market against rivals like Apple Inc.'s iTunes Store, has purchased online music retailer Amie Street for an undisclosed amount.In an e-mail to users Wednesday, Amie Street said it has found "a great home" for its site...

Shafting Is Ultra Light

September 8, 2010 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

At 65% lighter than typical linear shafting, it delivers smoother and easier linear motion positioning, making it an attractive and cost effective shafting option in any number of plain bearing applications.


Google search accelerates with 'instant' results

September 8, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is accelerating its search engine by displaying the results as soon as users begin to type in their requests....

Oracle plans to give Hurd $950,000 annual salary

September 8, 2010 9:05 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corp. plans to pay newly appointed co-President Mark Hurd a base salary of $950,000 annually and said the ousted Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO is eligible for a target bonus of $5 million in the current fiscal year.Oracle released the details of Hurd's pay package in a filing with the...

Economy : OECD Interim Economic Assessment to be released on 9 September

September 8, 2010 8:21 am | by OECD | News | Comments

OECD Chief economist Pier Carlo Padoan will present an interim assessment of the economic situation in Europe, the United States and Japan at a news briefing, including live webcast, at 11.00 a.m. on Thursday 9 September 2010 at OECD headquarters.


Thin-Film Batteries - Emerging Energy Storage at DPF 2010

September 8, 2010 8:03 am | by Linnea Brush | Blogs | Comments

Power supply technologies are often synergistic, and the success of one can be dependent on the success of another.


“Grey Eagle” UAS to deploy to Afghanistan

September 8, 2010 7:58 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Weaponized versions of the MQ-1C “Grey Eagle” Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) will begin deploying to Afghanistan in the fall. Formerly known as the Sky Warrior, Grey Eagle is the Army’s answer to the Predator. In recent tests at the National Training Center, the Grey Eagle’s on-board laser designator performed flawlessly.


Addressing Through-Hinge Wiring Challenges in Flip-Phone Design

September 8, 2010 7:37 am | Blogs | Comments

So many people feel they can’t live without their cellular telephones these days, but how do cell phones survive all that use – and abuse – from people?


electronica 2010 ? electronics industry demonstrates its future viability

September 8, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

electronica will present the future of the electronics industry at the New Munich Trade Fair Center from November 9 to 12, 2010.


Circuit Protection Features Broad Range of Trigger Currents

September 8, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Bourns Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, offers the company’s next-generation transient blocking unit (TBU) series of circuit protection devices...


Digi-Key Corporation and austriamicrosystems Sign Global Distribution Agreement

September 8, 2010 7:20 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and Unterpremstaetten, Austria –Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and...

Review: 'R.U.S.E.' brings war strategy to consoles

September 8, 2010 7:05 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Video-game wars, like those in "Halo" or "Call of Duty," are usually seen from the grunt's-eye view. If you want to play general, with thousands of troops following your every order, you have to turn on your computer, home to real-time strategy (RTS) epics like "StarCraft II" and "Age of Empires."...


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