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Blackboard to include McGraw-Hill content

July 14, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blackboard Inc., a provider of software to educational institutions, said Wednesday that it will make content and learning technology from The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. available to its customers.Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.Blackboard said it will combine...

FICO wraps placement of $245M in senior notes

July 14, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FICO Inc., which produces the most widely used consumer credit scores, said Wednesday it completed a private placement of $245 million in senior notes.The company said the notes, issued in four series, have maturities ranging from six years to 10 years, with an average maturity of about eight...

Princeton scientists find unusual electrons that go with the flow

July 14, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Princeton University) On a quest to discover new states of matter, a team of Princeton University scientists has found that electrons on the surface of specific materials act like miniature superheroes, relentlessly dodging the cliff-like obstacles of imperfect microsurfaces, sometimes...

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In the Bacterial World, Genetic Messengers Work Close to Home

July 14, 2010 1:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

In a fundamental shift in the view of how bacteria proliferate and survive, Yale scientists report online June 20 in the journal Nature that most of the genetic action within a cell takes place close to home.

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New superconductor research may solve key problem in physics

July 14, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Binghamton University) Binghamton University physicist Michael Lawler and his colleagues have made a breakthrough that could lead to advances in superconductors. Their findings will be published this week in the prestigious British journal Nature.

Nanotubes pass acid test

July 14, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) Rice University scientists have unveiled a new method for dissolving half-millimeter-long carbon nanotubes in solution, a critical step toward the spinning of fibers from ultralong nanotubes. The breakthrough, which was reported this month in the online journal ACS Nano,...

Researchers create sounds of animated things breaking

July 14, 2010 11:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell computer scientists are developing technology to synthesize the sounds that go with computer-animated images of glass and crockery being smashed.

Low Cost Field Effect Transistor Enables K-Band Designs

July 14, 2010 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is now shipping its new NE3517S03 GaAs Field Effect Transistor (FET). The new FET has been redesigned with an ultra low cost plastic package, driving down costs to enable even the lowest cost product designs.

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Skyworks Enables World’s First Commercial LTE Device

July 14, 2010 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions announced that Samsung Electronics is leveraging one of its power amplifier (PA) modules for the GT-B3710 – a high speed fourth generation (4G) USB modem that is the world’s first long-term evolution (LTE)-commercialized device.

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ADCs powered from a single 3.3 V supply rail

July 14, 2010 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics has today announced the introduction of its latest analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), the WM8788 and WM8789, both of which deliver world-class audio to leading home entertainment applications.

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D-Subminiature connector includes size 20 fixed contacts

July 14, 2010 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MDX is a high reliability D-Subminiature connector with size 20 fixed contacts and is available with 9, 15, 25, 37, and 50 contacts. The MDX series utilizes the unique new PosiBand contact system.

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Flipper USB fits into the computer port either way

July 14, 2010 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

UltraTek, a technology research company, is pleased to announce their new Flipper USB products which are available to computer users. Flipper USB has many advantages over the traditional non-flip-able USB devices. Flipper USB is user-friendly and safe. With Flipper USB, it fits into the computer port either way.

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Key Advance in Understanding ‘Pseudogap’ Phase in High-T

July 14, 2010 10:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a "broken symmetry" in copper-oxide superconductors, which may lead to new approaches to overcoming a key hurdle to room-temperature superconductivity.

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W.Va. state workers oppose privatizing tech jobs

July 14, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

With Gov. Joe Manchin labeling their stance as misinformed, a group representing West Virginia state workers alleged Wednesday that his administration is poised to privatize some computer-related government services.The state Public Workers Union Local 170 contends that administration officials...

Russian deported in spy probe worked at Microsoft

July 14, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Russian man taken into custody in the recent spy ring investigation and deported from the United States once worked at Microsoft Corp.A spokesman for the technology company in Redmond, Wash., confirmed Wednesday that Alexey Karetnikov worked for the company for nine months.The spokesman, Lou...

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