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Airmen enhance F-15E capabilities with helmet-mounted cueing system

August 13, 2010 9:11 am | by Tech. Sgt. Tammie Moore, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | Blogs | Comments

The concept is like something out of a movie -- the ability to find a target from a jet cockpit with the naked eye and lock onto it simply by fixing your gaze upon it. This science fiction concept has become a reality at the 336th Fighter Squadron.

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IBM to buy Unica for $480M, gets ad measuring

August 13, 2010 9:05 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. said Friday that it has agreed to buy the marketing services company Unica Corp. in a $480 million deal that would give IBM more tools to meet its customers' growing demand for targeted advertising.The all-cash acquisition brings IBM deeper into the advertising business, a relatively...

Allscripts and Eclipsys shareholders approve deal

August 13, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shareholders of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions Inc. and Eclipsys Corp. have approved Allscripts' $1.3 billion acquisition of Eclipsys, the companies said Friday.The health care information technology companies said 99 percent of Allscripts shares were voted in favor of the deal, as were...

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Power Supplies Provide 30 W in a Small Package

August 13, 2010 7:56 am | Protek Power North America | Product Releases | Comments

The PMP31 Series of medical desktop power supplies from Protek Power provides 30 W of power in a 1.96” x 4.64” x 1.26” package. The series is approved to UL60601-1, CSA22.2 No. 601.1, and EN60601-1 medical standards and complies with

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Phihong Develops Smallest Low-Cost European Charger

August 13, 2010 7:51 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong, a global leader in power solutions, has developed the smallest, low-cost 2.75W USB charger available. Measuring 42 x 43 x 21mm with a weight of 80 grams, the PSM03E is compliant with the new ENERGY STAR EPS version 2.0 as well as the European Union's Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC...

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Dow Chemical gift to update Texas A & M chemical engineering laboratory

August 13, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Chemical engineering students at Texas A&M University will soon experience a significant upgrade to their working conditions, thanks to a gift from The Dow Chemical Co. that will enhance the unit operations laboratory within the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering. As...

Shantz appointed Nesbitt Professor

August 13, 2010 6:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering G. Kemble Bennett has appointed Dr. Daniel Shantz holder of the Ray Nesbitt Professorship III in Chemical Engineering. Shantz is an associate professor and associate head for undergraduate programs in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical...

Picosecond Lasers Deliver up to 4 Watts

August 13, 2010 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal for various cold micromachining needs, a family of air- cooled, picosecond lasers from RPMC provide up to 150?J of pulse energy.

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Multiple Antennas Boost Cell-Phone Performance

August 13, 2010 5:26 am | by Tom Simonite, Technology Review | Blogs | Comments

Researchers at Rice University have come up with a design that could make signal worries a thing of the past, and extend battery life as well.

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Science Editor-in-Chief Bruce Alberts to Give Two Lectures at Brookhaven Lab

August 13, 2010 5:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Bruce Alberts, a prominent biochemist who is the Editor-in-Chief of the international weekly journal

IBM agrees to buy Unica for $480 million

August 13, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM says it is buying Unica, a marketing services company, for $480 million, or $21 per share.The acquisition brings IBM deeper into the advertising business. In June it agreed to buy Coremetrics Inc., a company that helps target online marketing.Unica Corp., based in Waltham, Mass., helps...

General Dynamics unit gets $35.5M vehicle contract

August 13, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics said Friday its Canadian land systems unit has been awarded a $35.5 million contract to build 24 light armored vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps.The eight-wheeled amphibious vehicles, which are equipped with automatic fire-suppression systems, will be built in Ontario by April...

Oracle sues Google for patent infringement

August 13, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corp. said Thursday it has filed a patent and copyright-infringement lawsuit against Google Inc.Oracle said in a statement that Google's Android system for mobile phones infringes on its patented Java technology.Google spokesman Andrew Pederson said the company can't comment because it...

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Autodesk beats Wall Street expectations in 2Q

August 12, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Engineering software maker Autodesk Inc. on Thursday reported a profit surge in its latest quarter, as the economic recovery helped sales across the world.Net income in the fiscal second quarter, which ended July 31, was $59.9 million, or 25 cents per share, compared with $10.5 million, or 5...

July video game retail sales inch 1 percent lower

August 12, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Market researcher NPD Group says U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories inched down 1 percent to $846.5 in July compared with the same month a year ago.NPD says hardware sales jumped 12 percent to $313.8 million in July. The Xbox 360 from Microsoft Corp. was the...

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