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Why Does the Moon Appear Larger on the Horizon?

May 16, 2010 2:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Why does the Moon look so huge on the horizon? If you’ve ever seen the Moon rising over the horizon, looking so fat and looming that you felt like you could fall right into it, then you’ve been a victim of the famous Moon Illusion. And it is an illusion, a pervasive and...

Hewlett-Packard plans Fort Collins expansion

May 15, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Fort Collins City Council will review plans by Hewlett-Packard Co. to expand its engineering campus in the city with a $64.4 million investment that would also bring 100 high-paying jobs.The City Council will discuss the company's proposal Tuesday and whether to give HP $1.6 million in tax...

Business Briefing | Technology: Nvidia Sales Forecast Sets Off a Decline in Its Stock

May 15, 2010 8:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The maker of graphics chips reported better-than-expected results, but its sales forecast for the current quarter was below target, and shares fell 12 percent.

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After a 10-Month Ban, Western China Is Back Online

May 15, 2010 8:22 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Full Internet service was restored to the western region of Xinjiang 10 months after it had been blocked in the wake of ethnic rioting.

Google’s Data Collection Angers European Officials

May 15, 2010 8:22 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

European privacy regulators and advocates reacted angrily Saturday to the disclosure by Google that it had systematically collected personal data on individuals since 2006 while compiling its StreetView photo archive.

Software Maker CA Changes Name

May 15, 2010 8:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Software maker CA is changing its brand name to CA Technologies and ramping up its marketing budget as it tries to push beyond its core business of mainframe software.

Germany lashes out at Google for privacy breach

May 15, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The German consumer protection minister is strongly criticizing Google after the U.S. internet giant acknowledged a privacy breach.Ilse Aigner's ministry said in a statement Saturday the recent "alarming incident" shows that Google still lacks an understanding of the need for privacy.The...

Google uses 3-D models of Ark. school buildings

May 14, 2010 9:30 pm | by JOHN GRIFFITHAssociated Press | News | Comments

Three Paragould High School EAST students have put Paragould on the virtual map.Virtual 3-D scale models of two PHS buildings were accepted recently by Google Inc., the Internet software and application giant. The models appear on Google Earth's server and are viewable by any Google Earth user,...

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Google grabs personal info off of Wi-Fi networks

May 14, 2010 3:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. has been vacuuming up fragments of people's online activities broadcast over public Wi-Fi networks for the past four years, a breach of Web etiquette likely to raise more privacy worries about the Internet search leader.Even Google was troubled by its behavior, and issued a public...

Medidata 1Q profit grows as revenue increases

May 14, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medidata Solutions Inc., which makes software and services for clinical development of drugs and medical devices, said Friday that its first-quarter profit grew 10 percent as application service revenue rose.The company said its profit rose to $1.9 million from $1.7 million.Medidata, which...

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UCLA gets $5.5 million from Defense agency to create new rotating microscale motors

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

(University of California - Los Angeles) The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded UCLA Engineering $5.5 million over the next four and half years under the Information Tethered Micro Automated Rotary Stages program to create electrically connected rotating devices on a microscale.

DEC module Intended for Brushless DC Motors with Hall Sensors

May 14, 2010 12:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The maxon motor DEC module 50/5 controller is a digital amplifier with speed controller for controlling brushless DC motors with Hall sensors up to 250 watts. Maxon’s new module works with an operating voltage of up to 50 VDC, an output current of 5 A in continuous operation...

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Google to sell Nexus One offline, close Web store

May 14, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google will close an online store that it set up to sell its Nexus One phone. The company will rely on traditional retailers instead.The shift announced Friday ends Google's attempt to develop a new sales model for the mobile industry. Google had hoped to shake things up by establishing its...

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EXPOSanità opens in Italy

May 14, 2010 12:20 pm | by Think Engineering | News | Comments

The italian leader Saxos Informatica, specialized in the supply of systems and services for the electronic automation of the public and private sanitary structures, will be at EXPOSanità 2010 with a new software solution of Electronic Patient Record (EPR) - Electronic Health Record (EHR).

The Dirty Details of White Goods Design

May 14, 2010 11:33 am | by Joe Roy, Americas Motor & Motion FAE, Fairchild Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

When the first white goods were invented in the 1850s, there was a passion to innovate and design new machines to assist in nearly every room of the house. Now that the typical family has 6-10 major household appliances, a new mantra has emerged in appliance design: do more faster with less energy at a painfully minimal cost.

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