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Commission awards major contracts to make Galileo operational early 2014

January 11, 2010 3:56 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission announced today the award of three of the six contracts for the procurement of Galileo’s initial operational capability. The contract for the system support services is awarded to ThalesAleniaSpace of Italy , that for a first order of 14 satellites to OHB System AG...

Presidential Science Teaching and Mentoring Awards

January 10, 2010 10:52 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Related: President Obama Speaks on Getting Students Excited About Science and Engineering – Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring – Fund Teacher’s Science Projects – $12.5 Million from NSF For Educating High School...

'Avatar' remains in orbit with $48.5M weekend

January 10, 2010 9:01 am | by DAVID GERMAIN - AP Movie Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

James Cameron's "Avatar" continues to race up the box office charts, remaining No. 1 domestically for the fourth straight weekend with $48.5 million and placing second among all-time top-grossing films worldwide.The science-fiction saga from 20th Century Fox added $143 million overseas to raise...

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China writers say Google ready to settle book row

January 10, 2010 3:01 am | by GILLIAN WONG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. wants to apologize for its poor communication with Chinese authors about scanning their books into its online library and is ready to work out a settlement to allay copyright concerns, a writer's group said Sunday.The U.S. search giant has been working the past five years on an...

CES 2010: Sungale's Kula TV

January 9, 2010 1:06 pm | Videos | Comments

Katharine Czechowski with Sungale describes the company's Kula TV device (Wi-Fi TV).

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CES 2010 Photoblog: Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Toshiba

January 9, 2010 1:01 pm | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

A photoblog (1/9/10) from the showfloor of CES 2010. Companies shown include Samsung, LG, Microsoft, Freescale, Interead, Panasonic, Toshiba, and JVC.

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CES 2010: Powermat Demo

January 9, 2010 12:14 pm | Videos | Comments

Richard Haden with Powermat demos the company's flagship product.

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CES 2010: Texas Instruments' Wireless Transceivers and Audio Amplifiers

January 9, 2010 12:12 pm | Videos | Comments

Michael Firth with Texas Instruments describes the company's wireless transceivers and audio amplifiers and gives a sound demo.

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CES 2010: Analog Devices' Fiber Optic Cables

January 9, 2010 12:08 pm | Videos | Comments

Doug Bartow with ADI describes their latest selection of fiber optic cables.

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CES 2010: Cannondale bike with ADI Accelerometers

January 9, 2010 12:05 pm | Videos | Comments

Stanley Song, Advanced Projects Engineer with Cannondale, describes a technology demo--a bike which uses Analog Devices accelerometers to detect bumps and hills, among other things.

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CES 2010: AMD Radeon HD 5670

January 9, 2010 12:01 pm | Videos | Comments

Prasad Sristi with AMD describes the company's forthcoming Radeon HD 5670 graphics card.

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CES 2010: Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner

January 9, 2010 11:55 am | Videos | Comments

A demonstration of the Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner from the show floor of CES 2010. The Mint uses "Northstar Guidance" to track where it cleans.

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CES 2010 Photoblog: Powermat, Analog Devices, TI

January 9, 2010 11:33 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

A photoblog (1/8/10) from the showfloor of CES 2010. Companies shown include AMD, Sungale, Powermat, Analog Devices, and TI.

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DO Try This at Home.

January 9, 2010 7:55 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

While I worship them as demi-gods, I'm just as smart as any of those Mythbuster guys. Sure they have a near-limitless budget and years of experience in the field of abusing poor crash-test dummies, but where to they get off telling me to "not try this at home?" Where's the fun? Where's...

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Microsoft asks U.S. Court of Appeals to re-hear i4i patent-infringement case

January 8, 2010 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian software company i4i says Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals Friday asking it to re-hear a patent-infringement case between the two companies.The move follows a Dec. 22 judgment by the court that upheld US$290-million judgment which found that...

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