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TIPS scientific director to give seminar Monday

September 3, 2010 8:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Egemen Tuzun, M.D., scientific director of the Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies, will present a seminar Monday (Sept. 6) at 4:10 p.m. in Room 106 of the Jack E. Brown Engineering Building on campus. Tuzun's talk, “The effect of continuous flow left ventricular assist...

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Easy Reading for a Long Weekend

September 3, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

The holiday is upon us and most folks here in the US will have a three day weekend. Of course, when you're an engineer on deadline, all too often holidays don't really mean that much. Here's a little food for...

Loguinov receives NSF Grant for web-searching

September 3, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Associate Professor Dmitri Loguinov has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his continued research in improving search engine performance and reliability. His grant, “Large-Scale Web Crawling and Spam Avoidance in Search-Engine Applications,” will be funded through...

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Review: mTrip iPhone app uses augmented reality

September 3, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The new iPhone application mTrip is a travel guide and then some: It uses the latest in smart phone technology to make it easier to stay on track in a foreign locale....

Flir Systems launches $274M tender offer for ICx

September 3, 2010 7:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Flir Systems Inc. formally launched its $274 million tender offer for ICx Technologies Inc. on Friday.The Portland, Ore., company, which makes thermal imaging and infrared camera systems, is offering ICx stockholders $7.55 per share in cash.ICx, which makes explosives detectors, recommended...

UCLA chemists, engineers achieve world record with high-speed graphene transistors

September 3, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Los Angeles) A UCLA team led by Xiangfeng Duan has developed a new fabrication process for high-speed graphene transistors using a nanowire as the self-aligned gate. This new technique does not produce any appreciable defects in the graphene during fabrication,...

Dubai police chief calls BlackBerry a spy tool

September 3, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dubai's police chief says worries about spying by the U.S., Israel and others helped push plans to limit BlackBerry services in the United Arab Emirates....

H.P. Outbids Dell for Data Storage Company

September 2, 2010 8:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Hewlett-Packard offered about $2.3 billion, ending an 18-day bidding war. The price reflects a growing urgency to use acquisitions to fuel growth.

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YouTube Deals Turn Piracy Into Revenue

September 2, 2010 3:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Some copyright holders are allowing YouTube to sell ads on videos that are uploaded without permission, generating revenue that is expected to make the site profitable this year.

Dell's enterprise challenge remains after 3Par

September 2, 2010 3:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc. doesn't have to start over in its quest to become a significant purveyor of technology for businesses after losing a multibillion dollar bidding contest for an obscure data-storage maker....

Laser-based missile defense for helicopters being developed

September 2, 2010 2:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Michigan) Protecting helicopters in combat from heat-seeking missiles is the goal of new laser technology created at the University of Michigan and Omni Sciences, Inc., which is a U-M spin-off company.

1 dead in plane crash off San Francisco Bay

September 2, 2010 2:06 pm | by JOHN S. MARSHALL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A 40-year-old woman was found dead next to the wreckage of a small plane that crashed Thursday in a lagoon off San Francisco Bay, officials said. Divers were searching for two more people who may have been on board.Redwood City Fire Battalion Chief Dave Pucci says the twin-engine Beechcraft...

Synopsys wraps $315M acquisition of Virage Logic

September 2, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Synopsys Inc. said Thursday it has completed its acquisition of rival chip design software provider Virage Logic Corp. for about $315 million in cash.Synopsys said it expects the transaction will have a roughly neutral impact on its adjusted and unadjusted earnings per share in its fiscal...

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Global Solar Enery Rolls Out Powerful Flexible Module for Roofing Industry

September 2, 2010 1:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Global Solar Energy, Inc., a manufacturer of high-efficiency Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS) solar material, unveiled its flexible building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) module: the PowerFLEX™ BIPV. Specially designed for commercial and industrial rooftops, the...

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DOE Announces Two Million Smart Grid Meters Installed Nationwide

September 2, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The Department of Energy announced that two million smart grid meters have been installed across the country, helping to reduce energy costs for families and businesses. As a result of funding from the Recovery...

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