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Spacewalking astronauts plug in new cooling pump

August 16, 2010 5:58 am | Comments

Spacewalking astronauts installed a new ammonia pump to the International Space Station on Monday, accomplishing the urgent cooling-system repairs after more than two weeks of impaired operations in orbit.

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MagicJack banishes calling costs

August 16, 2010 5:45 am | Comments

The company behind the magicJack, the Internet phone gadget heavily advertised on television, has another trick up its sleeve: free phone calls from computers, smart phones and iPads.

FarmVille maker Zynga hires ex-MySpace CEO

August 16, 2010 5:38 am | Comments

Zynga, the maker of popular social networking game "FarmVille," has hired former MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta as its executive vice president of business operations.

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Satellite images to peek at pools and additions

August 16, 2010 5:30 am | Comments

High-tech eyes in the sky - from satellite imagery to sophisticated aerial photography that maps entire communities - are being employed in creative new ways by government officials, a trend that civil libertarians and others fear are eroding privacy rights.

HP awarded $200 M contract to work with Medicare

August 16, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

HP Enterprise Services has been awarded a contract worth up to $200 million to work with Medicare Part B coverage, the company said Monday.HP Enterprise, part of Hewlett-Packard Co. in Palo Alto, Calif., said the contract requires it to improve claims processing and also the delivery of health...

Intelligent Prosthetics for Natural Movements at electronica

August 16, 2010 4:48 am | Comments

electronica 2010 will showcase a world first in medical electronics: a prosthetic leg that moves in response to the wearer's thoughts.

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Dell to buy 3Par for $1.13 billion

August 16, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc. said Monday it's buying data storage company 3Par Inc. for about $1.13 billion cash.3par, of Fremont, Calif., makes products designed to minimize capacity and energy costs.Dell is offering $18 per share for 3Par, an 87 percent premium over Friday's closing price for the company of...

Wisconsin 'God Squad' gets cease-and-desist letter

August 15, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Wisconsin priest has God on his car but Best Buy's lawyers on his back.Father Luke Strand at the Holy Family Parish in Fond Du Lac says he has received a cease-and-desist letter from the electronics retailer.At issue is Strand's black Volkswagen Beetle with door stickers bearing the name "God...

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A heart beats to a different drummer

August 15, 2010 11:20 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Case Western Reserve University) Scientists at Case Western Reserve University and Vanderbilt University found that pulsed infrared light can pace contractions in an avian embryonic heart, with no apparent damage to the tissue. The work, "Optical pacing of the embryonic heart," will be...

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Threats of int'l BlackBerry bans echo US debate

August 15, 2010 10:05 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Threats by the governments of India, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to shut down BlackBerry's corporate e-mail services reflect unease about a technology that the U.S. government also took a while to accept.The foreign governments are essentially a decade behind in coming to terms...

Symposium focuses on oxides for energy

August 13, 2010 1:20 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The Energy Materials Center at Cornell invited several speakers to give sessions on a wide range of topics dealing with the conference's theme, 'Oxides for Energy Applications.'

Moody's lifts Unisys Corp. debt ratings

August 13, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Moody's Investors Service said it has upgraded Unisys Corp.'s corporate family rating and probability of default rating to "B1" from "B3."The firm also upgraded Unisys' senior secured first lien notes due 2014 to "Ba1" from "Ba3," its senior secured second lien notes to "Ba2" from "Ba3" and its...

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Gets Top Ranking, “A Treasure Trove of Discovery”

August 13, 2010 12:21 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

A recently released report, “New Worlds and New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics,” a prestigious committee convened by the National Research Council for the National Academy of Sciences ranked the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) as its top priority for the next large...

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6 French Engage Introducer Devices by St. Jude Medical: Recall - Potential for Separation of Shaft From Hub

August 13, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Potentially life threatening episode of bleeding could occur during surgical procedures.

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Shareholders file suit against HP over Hurd's exit

August 13, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shareholders of Hewlett-Packard Co. have filed a "derivative lawsuit" against the technology company and its board over fallout from former CEO Mark Hurd's abrupt resignation last week.A derivative lawsuit lets shareholders sue executives or board members over claims that their actions harmed...

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