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Photonics Control Devices Connect Via USB

May 3, 2010 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Newport Corporation introduced the CONEX family of compact, photonics control instruments. The product family features three devices that connect via USB plug-and-play technology and allow simple, functional PC-computer control solutions. Multiple units can

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Pushbutton Switch Sealing Boot Takes Aim At High Water Pressure Applications

May 3, 2010 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

APM HEXSEAL announces the expansion of its line of high-pressure, high-temperature pushbutton switch sealing boots designed to handle external pressures to 1,500 psi (103bar), and temperatures from -80°F to +400°F (-62°C to +204°C).

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Apple sells 1 million iPads, outdoing first iPhone

May 3, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple says it has sold 1 million of its new iPad tablet computers in the month after its launch, meaning it's been selling more than twice as fast as the iPhone did when it was new.Apple Inc. of Cupertino, Calif., says it reached the milestone on Friday, when the new 3G model of the iPad was...

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China targets 'foreign forces' in Web crackdown

May 2, 2010 9:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China will target online information from "overseas hostile forces" in its next crackdown to tighten Internet controls, a government spokesman said in comments reported Monday.The announcement gave no details about which groups might be targeted but Beijing sometimes accuses political, human...

Google acquires Canadian tech startup BumpTop, specializing in 3D software

May 2, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. has snatched one of Canada's hottest tech startups.The search engine company has acquired BumpTop, a Toronto-based firm specializing in software that turns a computer desktop into a 3D environment.The parties involved in the sale did not disclose the purchase price, but the Globe...

Computer-security event seeks to spur int'l talks

May 2, 2010 10:30 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

As governments around the world amass armies of hackers to protect their countries' computer networks and possibly attack others, the idea of getting officials together to discuss shared threats such as cybercrime is challenging."You just don't pick up the phone and call your counterparts in...

Antibiotics, Farming and Superbugs

May 2, 2010 6:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Antibiotics and farming – how superbugs happen Provocative new research from Boston University’s medical school and department of biomedical engineering now suggests, though, that multi-drug resistance can be acquired in one pass, through a different mutational process...

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Circuit Design ECOsystem

May 1, 2010 12:20 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Years and years ago, I was a product manager at In Focus, the projector manufacturer. It was a great time to be in the display industry. New technology was being invented left and right (and center and back, and some...

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McNeil Consumer Healthcare Over-the-Counter Infants’ and Children’s Products: Recall

April 30, 2010 8:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Certain over-the-counter Children’s and Infants’ liquid products may not meet required quality standards.

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Integral Systems chief financial officer to resign

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

Integral Systems Inc. said Friday that Bill Bambarger plans to resign as chief financial officer at the end of July for personal and health reasons.The company, which provides satellite technology, said it has begun seeking a new chief financial officer.Bambarger will remain in his current job...

Arecibo tracks potentially dangerous asteroid

April 30, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A near-Earth asteroid named 2005 YU55 - on the list of potentially dangerous asteroids - was observed by the Arecibo telescope April 19 as it passed about 1.5 million miles from the Earth.

HP names new strategy head for PC business

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

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Friday that it named a Sears Holding Corp. executive as head of strategy and global marketing for the personal computer business, taking over from Satjiv S. Chahil, who retired this year.HP said Richard Gerstein, who mostly served as president of marketing for Sears...

ACS notifies Ky. workers of possible layoffs

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

A company that provides outsourcing services for government agencies has given notice that as many as 286 employees could be laid off in central Kentucky.ACS Government Solutions spokesman Kevin Lightfoot says the employees given notice were at three sites, London, Monticello and Richmond, Ky....

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Berkeley scientists discover inexpensive metal catalyst for generating hydrogen from water

April 30, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered an inexpensive metal that can generate hydrogen from neutral water, even if it is dirty, and can operate in sea water. Experts agree that hydrogen can play a key role in future renewable energy...

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Cell phone sales up 22 pct as economy recovers

April 30, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of cell phones sold worldwide rose 22 percent in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, as both the economic recovery and an appetite for smart phones drove a rebound in sales, according to research firm IDC.Research in Motion Ltd., the Canadian maker of the BlackBerry smart...

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