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SWUGN Year in Review - August 2009

January 3, 2010 6:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Top StoryMy busiest travel month of 2009 takes me to Iowa, Minnesota, and Vancouver. I logged nearly 700 driving miles during the Iowa trip, flew "internationally" for Vancouver, and finally, after ten years, got to meet SolidWorks user Jay Guthrie in Minnesota. Nothing makes me happier...

Massive billiards parlor towers over prairie

January 2, 2010 12:01 pm | by DAVE KOLPACK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The owner of what is believed to be the largest billiards parlor in the United States likes to joke that the key to success is found in low expectations. And not because the three-month-old pool palace is located in one of the least-populated states in the union.From the outside, the nearly...

Cities, counties take back corporate tax breaks

January 2, 2010 8:01 am | by DON BABWIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Cash-strapped communities have a message for corporations that promised jobs in return for tax breaks: A deal's a deal.As the economy sputters along, municipalities struggling to fix roads, fund schools and pay bills increasingly are rescinding tax abatements to companies that don't hire enough...


2009 donors to Clinton foundation

January 1, 2010 9:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 2009 donors to the William J. Clinton Foundation who have given at least $1,000 to the former president's charity since its founding include:MORE THAN $25 MILLION:Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationFrank Giustra, Chief Executive Officer, The Radcliffe FoundationUNITAID (most passed through the...


Prion Proteins, Without Genes, Can Evolve

January 1, 2010 11:54 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

‘Lifeless’ prion proteins are ‘capable of evolution’ scientists transferred prion populations from brain cells to other cells in culture and observed the prions that adapted to the new cellular environment out-competed their brain-adapted counterparts. When...

Carbon nanotubes show promise for high-speed genetic sequencing

January 1, 2010 8:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Arizona State University) In the current issue of Science, Stuart Lindsay, director of Arizona State University's Center for Single Molecule Biophysics at the Biodesign Institute, along with his colleagues, demonstrates the potential of a new DNA sequencing method in which a...


Nzu, Traditional Remedy for Morning Sickness

December 31, 2009 5:51 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Consumers, especially pregnant or breastfeeding women, advised to avoid product because of the potential health risks from high levels of lead and arsenic


Nokia files second lawsuit against Apple

December 31, 2009 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Corp. continues to lob salvos at Apple Inc. in a patent infringement dispute.The Finnish phone maker filed a federal lawsuit in Delaware this week claiming that Apple is infringing on seven Nokia patents in products ranging from the iPhone to computers.The allegations are similar to those...


AT & T is latest to end Tiger Woods sponsorship

December 31, 2009 7:01 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T Inc. said Thursday it would no longer sponsor Tiger Woods, joining Accenture in dropping support for the world's top golfer, who's taking a break from the sport to focus on his marriage after his admitted infidelity.The phone company hasn't used Woods' image extensively in advertising, but...

What Do-It-Yourself Projects Have Saved You Energy and Money?

December 31, 2009 5:52 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This week, you read about Chris' experience with frozen pipes, and how he saved money with a si


IF and RF Digital Attenuators Feature High Resolution

December 31, 2009 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave has introduced two SMT packaged high resolution 6-Bit and 7-bit digital attenuators for automotive, broadband, cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G, military and test & measurement equipment applications from DC to 6 GHz. The HMC792LP4E digitally controlled GaAs MMIC digital attenuator operates from DC to 6 GHz, and can be programmed to provide up to 


Linear Actuator Touts Extended Reliability, Performance

December 31, 2009 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduced its G4 37000 Series Can-stack Stepper Motor Linear Actuator, built for extended reliability and high performance. The 37000 Series is a 36 mm linear actuator in the G4 line of products and includes an 


Medicare officials plan for health stimulus funds

December 30, 2009 2:01 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Medicare officials on Wednesday detailed plans to distribute billions of dollars in stimulus to upgrade the nation's paper medical records to electronic files.Under the proposal, doctors and hospitals that keep updated electronic medical records of their patients could receive bonus payments...


Twitter co-founder takes aim at mobile payments

December 30, 2009 1:01 pm | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Jack Dorsey revolutionized online socializing by co-founding Twitter in 2006. Now he wants to transform the way people exchange money.Dorsey is leading a new startup called Square. Its first product resembles a cube: a tiny credit card terminal that plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone....

Farewell: Nobel winner, King of Pop left us in '09

December 30, 2009 12:01 pm | by POLLY ANDERSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Of all the notables who died in 2009, the one who most changed the world could have walked down any Main Street USA without causing a stir.Scientist Norman Borlaug, who died Sept. 12 at age 95, developed crops that enabled Third World farmers to wrest more food from their land. His "green...



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