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U.S. aerospace companies boost technical education

August 23, 2010 7:11 am | Comments

U.S. aerospace and defense companies are stepping up support for educational programs in hope of encouraging students to pursue technical careers to help replace an expected flood of worker retirements.

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Titanic to come to 3D life in scientific expedition

August 23, 2010 7:04 am | Comments

Scientists were set to launch on Wednesday what they called an effort to "virtually raise" the Titanic by using 3D techniques to map the entire wreckage site of the sunken transatlantic liner for the first time.

Private spaceship carrier plane damaged in test

August 23, 2010 6:59 am | Comments

An aircraft designed to launch Virgin Galactic's suborbital passenger spaceship was damaged in an accident on a California runway, manufacturer Scaled Composites said.

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Facebook Places lets users track friends and services

August 23, 2010 6:52 am | Comments

Facebook's 500 million-plus users will soon be able to track friends' whereabouts across the United States, as the world's largest Internet social network adds technology to increasingly tie its virtual world to everyday life.

Backers of electronics recycling seek unified laws

August 23, 2010 6:46 am | Comments

Julayna Smith has a problem. Over the years, she has accumulated eight cell phones in trying to keep up with the latest models. Her boyfriend has also started a small Blackberry pile of his own.

Dell and HP shake off slowdown fears

August 23, 2010 6:39 am | Comments

Dell Inc and Hewlett-Packard Co dismissed worries about weakening technology demand, reporting broad-based strength from corporate customers and only hints of weakness from consumers.

Lady Gaga to steal Britney Spears' Twitter crown

August 23, 2010 6:31 am | Comments

In a symbolic exchanging of the pop princess crown, Lady Gaga will soon become the world's top Twitter user by overtaking current champ Britney Spears' number of followers.

Panasonic to lift China plasma plant capacity: report

August 23, 2010 6:24 am | Comments

Japan's Panasonic Corp will expand the capacity of its plasma display panel plant in China by nearly five times by the financial year to March 2013 in a bid to meet strong demand in the country, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Friday.

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Digi-Key Corporation and Opto Diode Corporation Announce Signing of Global Distribution Agreement

August 23, 2010 6:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

Friday, August 20, 2010 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and Newbury Park, California – Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Opto...

Digi-Key and Harwin Sign Global Distribution Agreement

August 23, 2010 6:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

August 2010, THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA and Portsmouth, UK — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Harwin today announced the...

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Pentagon eyes technology to increase efficiency

August 23, 2010 6:14 am | Comments

Technology can provide important leverage to help the Defense Department cut costs and increase the efficiency of military spending, the Pentagon's chief technology officer said on Thursday.

India sees solution on BlackBerry emails next week: source

August 23, 2010 6:05 am | Comments

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion may provide some solution next week to help Indian security agencies access corporate email by obtaining encrypted data in readable format, a government source said on Friday.

Study: Astronauts as weak as 80-year-olds in space

August 23, 2010 5:54 am | Comments

Astronauts can become as weak as 80-year-olds after six months at the International Space Station, according to a new study that raises serious health concerns as NASA contemplates prolonged trips to asteroids and Mars.

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HP makes $1.5B bid for 3Par, topping Dell's offer

August 23, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. is bidding $1.5 billion for data storage provider 3Par Inc., just a week after rival Dell Inc. agreed to acquire the company for $1.13 billion....

HP makes higher bid for 3Par against rival Dell

August 23, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is making a bid of $24 per share for data storage provider 3Par just a week after rival Dell agreed to acquire the company.Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc. both have been looking to expand from personal computers over the past few years in a search for bigger profits.HP's bid...

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