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/ CORRECTION - Fonality Names Dean Mansfield as CEO

January 19, 2010 5:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the news release, "Fonality Names Dean Mansfield as CEO," issued earlier today by Fonality, we are advised by the company that the second sentence of the second paragraph should read "He held numerous positions at NetSuite from 2004 to 2009, including president of worldwide sales and...

Siftable Modular Computers

January 19, 2010 4:51 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Pretty cool. I must admit I don’t really see how this would function outside of specifically designed situation. I can imagine it could be very cool for education, especially of young kids. Siftables act in concert to form a single interface: users physically manipulate them –...

County approves Wizards soccer deal

January 19, 2010 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wyandotte County officials have approved an agreement for a $414 million development that includes a soccer stadium for the Kansas City Wizards and an office complex for medical software maker Cerner Corp.The Unified Government of Wyandotte County approved the new agreement Tuesday night. The...


Mice behavior studies can mimic human behavior

January 19, 2010 12:52 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new study published in Science shows that animal behavior studies can predict human behavior and that those with a certain altered gene have a harder time recovering from very stressful events.


IBM's profit increases and revenue growth resumes

January 19, 2010 12:01 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. said Tuesday that it managed a 9 percent increase in profit in the last quarter as the technology company's revenue grew for the first time in a year and a half.It also offered a slightly better forecast for 2010, although IBM already had been telling investors it was "well ahead" of...

Chemical engineering’s Laird receives NSF CAREER Award

January 19, 2010 11:53 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Carl Laird, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). As a recipient of the prestigious award, Laird...

AT & T Certified for World's Smallest Cellular

January 19, 2010 11:36 am | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc., the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications (AIM: TCM), announced today that the world’s smallest cellular M2M (machine-to-machine) module, Telit’s GE865-QUAD, is now certified for use on the AT&T wireless network. The GE865-QUAD boasts an extremely compact form factor and optimized power consumption making it ideal for small, body-worn tracking and tracing applications.


Cowboys Stadium Boasts World's Largest HDTVs

January 19, 2010 11:30 am | News | Comments

There has been a lot of TV coverage recently concerning the giant scoreboards at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The $40 million dollar, four-sided, high-definition Diamond Vision video displays, which were built by Mitsubishi Electric, use 22,000 TDK-Lambda ZWS series power supplies to light the 25 million Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that create the dynamic images on the 1080p HDTV screens.


Genetically Editing Out Human Disease

January 19, 2010 10:53 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Many of the world’s most devastating diseases – such as hemophilia, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy – are the result of a single gene defect, or mutation. If the Encyclopedia Britannica represented the human genome, such diseases would be analogous to one typographical error rendering the


Linear Position Sensors Tout Accuracy, Reliability Of Down-hole Drilling Equipment

January 19, 2010 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors offers LVDT-based linear position sensors for position feedback control of down hole drilling equipment such as bore scopes that measure the ID of the drilled hole. The sensors are custom built to survive high temperatures and high pressure. The units are


Four-channel Video Filter Supports Set-top Box, DVD Apps

January 19, 2010 10:27 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor announced a four-channel integrated video filter that supports the set-top-box and DVD markets. Operating at 8 MHz, the FMS6144A offers ESD protection of 


Essensium Patent Offers New Wireless Capabilites

January 19, 2010 10:25 am | News | Comments

Essensium N.V., an innovative developer of Real Time Location System products, today announced that the European Patent Office published a key patent granted to Essensium regarding the ranging method which enables Essensium´s unique and industry-leading combination of high accuracy and long range in their wireless RTLS products.


Automotive Semiconductor Market to Recover in 2010

January 19, 2010 10:10 am | News | Comments

Findings from the Semicast report "Automotive Market for Semiconductors" show recovery for the automotive semiconductor market in 2010 and steady growth for much of the decade ahead, with sales forecast to rise to over USD35 billion in 2017.


Grant Allows Nexergy to Improve Batteries

January 19, 2010 10:04 am | News | Comments

The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program recently announced plans to award $7.2 million to companies in the state to help commercialize new energy solutions. Nexergy, Inc. (, a leading designer and manufacturer of battery packs and chargers, will participate in a grant awarded to GrafTech International Holdings, Inc. to develop graphite thermal management products to improve the performance, durability and safety of lithium ion batteries.


Google scraps China cell phone launch amid dispute

January 19, 2010 10:01 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google on Tuesday postponed the launch of two mobile phones in China, adding to the potential commercial fallout of its dispute with Beijing over Internet censorship and e-mail hacking.The delay affects separate phones made by Motorola and Samsung. The handsets are both powered by Android, a...


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