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Sony PlayStation to Offer Pro Baseball

April 21, 2010 9:21 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The electronics maker signed a deal with Major League Baseball to offer live Web video streams of out-of-market games to PlayStation owners.

AT & T Looks Beyond the iPhone

April 21, 2010 9:21 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

AT&T is betting that data services and mobile gadgets will help the carrier offset slowing cellphone subscriber gains. Revenue was flat and profit fell 21% in the first quarter on a health-care charge.

Montana surveillance company strikes deal with IBM

April 21, 2010 8:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Missoula company that develops intelligence and surveillance systems says it has struck a deal with IBM that could shape the way organizations protect and monitor critical infrastructure.TerraEchos CEO Alex Philp said Wednesday the deal will allow his company to embed new IBM technology into...

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Wash. income tax measure seeks major tax overhaul

April 21, 2010 4:30 pm | by CURT WOODWARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hoping to tap a populist surge following the Great Recession and corporate bailouts, liberal activists want to implement an income tax aimed exclusively at Washington state's wealthier residents — couples pulling in $400,000 or more annually.Washington is one of seven states without a personal...

SAP to buy regulatory software maker TechniData

April 21, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German business software maker SAP AG said Wednesday it is acquiring TechniData AG, a longtime strategic partner that makes software to help companies comply with environmental, health and safety regulations.Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be completed early...

Caltech researchers create 'sound bullets'

April 21, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(California Institute of Technology) Taking inspiration from a popular executive toy ("Newton's cradle"), researchers at Caltech have built a device -- called a nonlinear acoustic lens -- that produces highly focused, high-amplitude acoustic signals dubbed "sound bullets." The acoustic...

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Thermally Conductive PCB Substrate Addresses LED Module Apps

April 21, 2010 1:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies announced the release of its enhanced Tlam SS LLD for use as a thermally conductive printed circuit board (PCB) substrate. The Tlam SS LLD is designed for heat dissipation in bright and ultra-bright LED module applications. It provides

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Circular Connectors Enable Overmold Strain Relief Options

April 21, 2010 1:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose Electric Co. has expanded its popular HR30 Circular Connector Series by developing an option that accepts a user-specified over-molded strain relief. The over-mold feature is ideal for demanding applications that require durability and environmental protection, in a cost effective package.

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Rattlesnakes sound warning on biodiversity

April 21, 2010 1:05 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Even small, low-traffic roads can fragment wildlife populations genetically, reports a new Cornell study on timber rattlesnakes. That can make populations more vulnerable, say the researchers.

Mini I/O Connector Maintains Performance in High Vibration Enviornments

April 21, 2010 1:04 pm | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

The new Industrial Mini I/O connector system from Tyco Electronics features two points of contact to maintain performance and increase reliability in high vibration environments. The compact connector, approximately one-fourth the size of a traditional RJ-45 plug, includes a latching...

Whither thou goest, Space Shuttle?

April 21, 2010 12:29 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Oh Space Shuttle, thou noblest of space-faring, low-Earth-orbiting vehicles, we hardly knew ye. Compared to the Apollo program, you were but a minor diversion—a minor, 30 year diversion. Proponents claimed you’d make space travel “routine and economical,” though you proved to be neither. And yet, your long-overdue retirement leaves a major void.

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SAG to buy regulatory software maker TechniData

April 21, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German business software maker SAP AG said Wednesday it is acquiring TechniData AG, a longtime strategic partner that makes software to help companies comply with environmental, health and safety regulations.Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be completed early...

Propylthiouracil

April 21, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

[Updated 04/21/2010] FDA added a Boxed Warning to the label for propylthiouracil,to include information about reports of severe liver injury and acute liver failure, some of which have been fatal, in adult and pediatric patients.

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Facebook widens reach to tailor broader Web

April 21, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook is spreading its wings to the broader Web. It's a move that could change the way people experience the online world, though it could come with deeper privacy implications.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the new tools will allow users to see personalized versions of other websites...

Bizarre matter could find use in quantum computers

April 21, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) There are enticing new findings this week in the worldwide search for materials that support fault-tolerant quantum computing. New results from Rice University and Princeton University indicate that a bizarre state of matter that acts like a particle with one-quarter...

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