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Artificial nose gives as good as it gets

May 3, 2010 2:23 pm | by European Commission | News | Comments

Is smell a personal sense, one that is specific to culture? No, says an Israeli team of scientists who have successfully 'trained' an electronic system capable of predicting the pleasantness of new odours. Their study, presented in the journal Public Library of Science (PLoS)...

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ACS gets $1.6B contract with California Medicaid

May 3, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Affiliated Computer Services Inc. said Monday that it received a $1.6 billion contract to run California's Medicaid management information system.ACS, which was purchased earlier this year by Xerox Corp., said the contract runs for 10 years.ACS said it will be responsible for the system's...

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Absolute Software breaks even for latest quarter compared with a loss a year ago

May 3, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Absolute Software (TSX:ABT) said Monday it broke even for its latest quarter compared with a loss a year go as revenue fell more than 10 per cent.The technology security firm said the break-even results for what was its third quarter compared with a loss of $1.1 million or two cents per share a...

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Prestigious Award Recognizes IBM Business Partners Who Have Demonstrated Excellence in Delivering Solutions That Use IBM WebSphere Technology

May 3, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IMPACT 2010 Booth S-16 --Hubspan (http://www.hubspan.com/) , a leading provider of cloud-based business integration solutions, received the coveted "Best of Show" award today at the IBM Impact 2010 conference (http://www-01.ibm.com/software/websphere/events/impact/) . The Best of Show award...

Masses of common quarks are revealed

May 3, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A research group co-founded by Cornell physics professor G. Peter Lepage has calculated the mass of the three lightest and, therefore, most elusive quarks: up, down and strange.

Firefighters obtain IDs of anonymous Internet critics, ponder libel suit

May 3, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The lawyer for two Halifax firefighters considering a defamation lawsuit has obtained the names of anonymous commentators who criticized her clients on the website of a weekly newspaper.Michelle Awad, the attorney for Halifax fire chief Bill Mosher and Deputy Chief Stephen Thurber, applied for...

Improving UAVs using holographic adaptive optics

May 3, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Air Force Office of Scientific Research) Air Force Office of Scientific Research-supported holographic, adaptive, optics research may help transform software into computer-free, electronics for unmanned aerial vehicles, high energy lasers and free-space optical communications that will...

Yale Scientists Explain Why Computers Crash But We Don’t

May 3, 2010 11:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Nature and software engineers face similar design challenges in creating control systems. The different solutions they employ help explain why living organisms tend to malfunction less than computers, a Yale study has found.

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Efficient Transformers Made of Flame Retardant Material

May 3, 2010 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ensign Corporation announces flame retardant, compact, single and dual primary transformers for printed circuit board (PCB) mount, solder/quick connect terminals and lead wires. The Ener-G-Star transformers are designed for optimal efficiency and made of flame retardant materials (UL 94V0).

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Purple is the new green

May 3, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Miami) Purple bacteria seem to have the best structural solution for harvesting solar energy. Neil Johnson, a physicist and head of the interdisciplinary research group in complexity in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami, thinks its cellular...

GnRH Agonists: Safety Review of Drug Class Used to Treat Prostate Cancer

May 3, 2010 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Possible increased risk of diabetes and certain cardiovascular diseases.

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Using Package on Package (POP)

May 3, 2010 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Back in August of 2009, we at Screaming Circuits assembled our first package on package chip set. We did a number of test components first to tune the process and then built up some Beagleboards. We've done a few more...

Environmentally safe fuel cells may emerge from Air-Force-funded MIT research

May 3, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Air Force Office of Scientific Research) MIT researchers are exploring a new technology funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the National Science Foundation, which they call a thermopower wave, that may convert chemical energy to fuel cells for micro-machines,...

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Energy Star Lighting Fixtures: How Does THAT Work?

May 3, 2010 8:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

My husband and I spent a lazy Saturday in a lighting showroom a few weekends ago. We've been working on a project to replace all the lighting fixtures in our home for a couple of years now, so we seem to spend a lot of time in lighting showrooms. But that particular Saturday was a bit...

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Laursen Named President of Khalifa University in United Arab Emirates

May 3, 2010 8:21 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Board of Trustees at Khalifa University of Science, Research and Technology (KUSTAR) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, announced the appointment of Duke University mechanical engineering professor Tod Laursen as its new president on May 3, 2010.

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