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General Dynamics wins $7M contract modification

December 22, 2009 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Co.'s National Steel and Shipbuilding unit won a $7 million modification to a previously awarded U.S. Navy contract for work on its mobile landing platform program, the Defense Department said Tuesday.The work is expected to be finished in May 2010. The contract is for work...

Canadian earnings declared Tuesday: Dalmac Energy, Mega Uranium, Overland, TIO

December 22, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian earnings declared Tuesday as of 4 p.m.:Dalmac Energy Inc. (TSXV:DAL): Three months ended Oct. 31, 2009, net loss $1,000,000, net loss $0.08 a share; 2008, net income $148,000, net income $0.01 a share. Revenue: 2009, $3,600,000; 2008, $5,200,000.Mega Uranium Ltd. (TSX:MGA): Year end...

Toronto company i4i celebrates latest legal victory over Microsoft

December 22, 2009 2:00 pm | by B.H. McKenna-Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian company i4i's latest legal victory against software giant Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) is being heralded by the company's top executives as a "war cry for talented inventors" and a likely springboard for growth.In a decision Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...


Genetic study clarifies African-American ancestry

December 22, 2009 1:52 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The research could have implications for reconstructing personal ancestries, personalized medicine, drug treatments and mapping risk factors for such common diseases as hypertension and diabetes.


SRA International awarded $50M DHS contract

December 22, 2009 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SRA International Inc. said Tuesday that it has been awarded a $50 million Department of Homeland Security contract for work on cyber security.The contract is to assist the National Cyber Security Division of Homeland Security with its work ranging from protecting critical infrastructure to...

My Screaming Favorites from 2009

December 22, 2009 12:52 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Years ago, it seemed like the last two weeks in December were just full of retrospectives on the year. It was all over the media all the time. I don't really hear so much of that any more, which might...

US execs delivered message to North Korea

December 22, 2009 12:00 pm | by DESMOND BUTLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. business executives say they told North Korean leaders during a visit to Pyongyang last week that they must give up their nuclear ambitions if they want foreign investment in the isolated country.The rare unofficial trip by independent U.S. business leaders came at the invitation of the...

Summary Box: Microsoft has to change Word software

December 22, 2009 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOSS IN COURT: A federal appeals court ordered Microsoft Corp. to pay a Canadian software company $290 million for violating a patent, upholding the decision of a lower court.WHAT IT MEANS: Beginning Jan. 11, Microsoft has to stop selling versions of Microsoft Word that infringe on the patent....


Boston mom calls 911 over son's video game habit

December 22, 2009 9:39 am | News | Comments

Police say a frustrated Boston woman called 911 to say she couldn't get her 14-year-old son to stop playing video games and go to sleep. Police spokesman Officer Joe Zanoli said Monday the mother called for help around 2:30 a.m. Saturday to say that the teenager also walked around the house and turned on all the lights.

Caltech Scientists Film Photons with Electrons

December 22, 2009 9:35 am | News | Comments

Techniques recently invented by researchers at Caltech allow the real-time, real-space visualization of fleeting changes in the structure of nanoscale matter.

China expands Internet controls

December 22, 2009 9:32 am | News | Comments

China has issued new regulations that expand its Internet controls by tightening procedures for domain name registration. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology posted the new rules over the weekend, part of a three-phase plan to target what it called pornography accessible through cell phones.


A Quantum Leap in Battery Design

December 22, 2009 9:28 am | News | Comments

A "digital quantum battery" concept proposed by a physicist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign could provide a dramatic boost in energy storage capacity--if it meets its theoretical potential once built.

Germany's Merkel defends climate accord

December 22, 2009 9:22 am | News | Comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is defending the much-criticized outcome of the Copenhagen climate summit as a first step that paves the way for action. Merkel was quoted Sunday as telling the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that "Copenhagen is a first step toward a new world climate order - no more, but also no less."


Court: Microsoft violated patent; can't sell Word

December 22, 2009 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a $290 million judgment against Microsoft Corp. and issued an injunction that will prevent the sale of its popular Word software.The court injunction is set to go into effect Jan. 11. Microsoft has said such a bar would prohibit the sale of all...

Gigle Networks to Introduce Intelligent WiFi, Powerline Switching, and Green Home-Networking Platform at CES 2010

December 22, 2009 8:53 am | News | Comments

Gigle Networks, a leading developer of intelligent multi-PHY switching solutions for both wired and wireless entertainment-grade home networking, announced that it will preview multi-stream HD video distribution over the world’s first intelligently managed WiFi and Powerline communications network topology at its suite at CES 2010.



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