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Oracle Prices $3.25 Billion of Investment Grade Notes

July 12, 2010 6:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced the pricing of its sale of $1.0 billion of 3.875% Notes due 2020 (the "2020 Notes") and $2.25 billion of 5.375% Notes due 2040 (the "2040 Notes"). The offering is expected to settle on July 19, 2010.The 2020 Notes will bear interest at the rate...

SRA International unit awarded $57M FAA contract

July 12, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

SRA International Inc. on Monday said a subsidiary was awarded a $57 million contract by the Federal Aviation Administration.The company's Systems Research and Applications Corporation won the five-year deal to provide research and development services to the FAA William J. Hughes Technical...

Consumer Reports faults iPhone 4 antenna in test

July 12, 2010 2:05 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Consumer Reports said Monday it will not recommend Apple Inc.'s newest iPhone because of reception problems caused by its antenna design.After the iPhone 4 went on sale in June, buyers started complaining that holding the gadget a certain way could cause reception to fade and calls to...

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Texas A & M biomedical engineering scholarship honors Hyman

July 12, 2010 1:22 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

A new scholarship at Texas A&M University honors a longtime champion of its biomedical engineering program. The Dr. William Hyman Scholarship in Biomedical Engineering was announced at a tribute dinner organized by former students and also attended by the professor’s family and...

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Cornell listens for whales amid undersea oil clouds

July 12, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Recording units on the sea floor will help Cornell researchers analyze the potential impact of oil clouds in the Gulf of Mexico on marine mammals.

Reminders are Good Sometimes

July 12, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I was just recently reading an article on another website that caused me to reflect a bit on where we've been and how far we've come in this industry. The article covered a design engineer's experience with modding a board...

European Space Agency looking closely at asteroid

July 12, 2010 9:54 am | Comments

The European Space Agency is taking the closest look yet at an asteroid some 280 million miles in outer space between Mars and Jupiter.

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NASA delays shuttle finale until 2011

July 12, 2010 9:40 am | Comments

NASA on Thursday postponed the final two missions of the space shuttle program until November and February due to delays preparing the last load of spare parts for the International Space Station.

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Russian cargo docks with space station on 2nd try

July 12, 2010 9:33 am | Comments

An unmanned Russian cargo ship docked successfully Sunday at the International Space Station (ISS) on its second attempt after missing it Friday due to a faulty radio link, a Russian space official said.

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UK mulls science cash prizes for innovation

July 12, 2010 9:23 am | Comments

British scientists could be invited to compete for cash prizes to discover new technologies as a cost-effective way to support research in an era of lower public spending, Science Minister David Willetts said on Friday.

Solving art's mysteries

July 12, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Northwestern University) Henri Matisse was a painter of vivid colors. From 1913 to 1917, however, he radically changed his style and palette. Collaborators from Northwestern University and the Art Institute of Chicago bring this home with a fascinating scientific deconstruction of...

Microsoft, PC makers to offer Azure cloud services

July 12, 2010 9:15 am | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is teaming up with computer makers to try to make its Windows Azure cloud computing system attractive to government and big corporate customers. In recent years, companies have started to use technology called virtualization, which can let one

General Dynamics gets $30 million defense contract

July 12, 2010 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Monday a subsidiary won a $30 million Army contract to begin making hulls for infantry combat vehicles.The hulls will be made in Anniston, Ala., and London, Ontario by General Dynamics Land Systems and installed on eight-wheel Stryker combat vehicles.Deliveries are...

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Quest Software acquires Volcker Informatik

July 12, 2010 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quest Software Inc., which makes technology systems management software, said Monday it has acquired Volcker Informatik AG, a privately held German software company.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Volcker Informatik's products help companies manage user identities, access...

ExlService names new global client services exec

July 12, 2010 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

ExlService Holdings Inc. said Monday it has named Bill Bloom to the newly created post of executive vice president of global client services, effective immediately.Bloom will join lead sales and marketing, account management and other client-oriented functions for the outsourcing company.Most...

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