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Top Kill Effort to Stop Oil Leak Initially Working

May 27, 2010 10:22 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

‘Top kill’ stops gulf oil leak for now, official says Engineers have at least temporarily stopped the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing BP well, the federal government’s top oil-spill commander, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Thursday...

QAD fiscal 1Q loss narrows(3)

May 27, 2010 5:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business software maker QAD Inc. said Thursday that its fiscal first-quarter loss narrowed, despite a drop in revenue, as expenses dipped.For the quarter that ended April 30, QAD reported a loss of $1.2 million, or 4 cents per share. This compares with a loss of $2.7 million, or 9 cents per...

QAD fiscal 1Q loss narrows(2)

May 27, 2010 5:31 pm | News | Comments

Business software maker QAD Inc. said Thursday that its fiscal first-quarter loss narrowed, despite a drop in revenue, as expenses dipped.For the quarter that ended April 30, QAD reported a loss of $1.2 million, or 4 cents per share. This compares with a loss of $2.7 million, or 9 cents per...


Magma Design posts smaller 4Q loss(2)

May 27, 2010 3:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Magma Design Automation Inc., a provider of chip design software, posted a smaller net loss for its fiscal fourth quarter Thursday, with revenue and adjusted earnings above Wall Street's expectations thanks to strong performance in its main product groups.For the three months ended May 2, the...

Med school breaks ground for new research building

May 27, 2010 2:23 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Weill Cornell Medical College broke ground May 26 for its new Medical Research Building, a state-of-the-art facility that will more than double the institution's existing research space.


Nasdaq warns INX as it gets finance company waiver

May 27, 2010 1:30 pm | News | Comments

INX Inc. on Thursday said it was warned that its stock may be delisted for falling short of Nasdaq rules on filing financial reports.The company also received a waiver of default from Castle Pines Capital, extending the time it has before it must provide financial statements to the finance...

Microsoft tweets: No Ballmer at Apple confab

May 27, 2010 12:30 pm | News | Comments

You won't be seeing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer jumping around, sweating and hollering, on Apple CEO Steve Jobs' stage."Steve Ballmer not speaking at Apple Dev. Conf. Nor appearing on Dancing with the Stars. Nor riding in the Belmont. Just FYI," tweeted Microsoft's official Twitterers, causing...

Nineteen-inch Rack Cases Offer Easy Handling

May 27, 2010 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

METCASE, the metal enclosures division of OKW has introduced the ‘METTEC’ 19” rack cases. These enclosures feature an attractive front bezel which incorporates unique ‘comfort handles’ for easy handling. Typical applications will include


Optical Legos: Building nanoshell structures

May 27, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) Scientists from four US universities have created a way to use Rice University's light-activated nanoshells as building blocks for 2-D and 3-D structures that could be useful for making chemical sensors, nanolasers and bizarre light-absorbing metamaterials. Much as a...


hhgregg 4th-quarter profit falls, sales up

May 27, 2010 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronics store hhgregg Inc. said Thursday that its fourth quarter net income fell nearly 28 percent, even though its sales increased as it opened more stores.The retailer had net income of $10 million, or 25 cents per share, for the three-month quarter that ended March 31. That's down from...

Investor steps up fight for Blockbuster board seat

May 27, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An activist investor stepped up his fight Thursday to get on the board of Blockbuster Inc. — and influence the struggling company's turnaround — by targeting a second director up for re-election whose seat he is seeking to take.Gregory S. Meyer, who founded a DVD rental kiosk company in 2001...

Accession : The OECD Council at Ministerial level welcomes its new members Israël, Estonia and Slovenia

May 27, 2010 10:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

A ceremony to celebrate the accession of Estonia, Israel and Slovenia was organised during the OECD Ministerial meeting. Watch the webcasts of the accession ceremony and press conference with the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi - Chair of this...


Pequot, Samberg paying $28M to settle SEC case

May 27, 2010 9:30 am | News | Comments

An investment firm and its founder and chairman, Arthur Samberg, have agreed to pay a total of $28 million to settle regulators' charges of insider trading in shares of Microsoft Corp., in a long-running case that prompted scrutiny by Congress.The Securities and Exchange Commission announced...


Tyco Electronics Launches "around the circuit" Blog

May 27, 2010 9:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- May 27, 2010 -- Tyco Electronics introduced today the launch of a new blog. Hosted by some of the passive component industry's leading engineering and marketing professionals, around the circuit ( is intended to provide insights and...

Connector Touts Single-pole, Vibration-resistant Spring Contact and Enables Solderless Termination

May 27, 2010 9:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

RIA Connect announced its ASM01 PCB connector. Its spring contact is a single pole, vibration resistant SMD which allows for a solderless termination. The construction allows the connection of pinned components and individual solid wires



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