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Safesheath CSG Coronary Sinus Guide Hemostatic Introducer System with Infusion Sideport by Thomas Medical

February 4, 2010 12:51 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Sheath tip may break off and separate while the sheath is inside a blood vessel, leading to serious injury or death.


NCR shares jump after 4Q results, guidance

February 4, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of NCR Corp. climbed Thursday after the maker of ATMs, checkout scanners and self-serve kiosks posted fourth-quarter results above analysts' expectations.NCR posted a net loss of $56 million, or 35 cents per share, down from a profit of $56 million, or 35 cents per share, in the same...

Sun CEO leaves post with a post: a haiku tweet

February 4, 2010 11:27 am | News | Comments

In a tweeted goodbye, the chief executive of Sun Microsystems bowed out with a haiku. Jonathan Schwartz's haiku on Twitter reads as follows: "Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no more."


Big Bang collider may reveal mystery particle

February 4, 2010 11:21 am | News | Comments

Scientists operating the "Big Bang" particle collider at CERN could solve the mystery of what gives mass to matter during a nearly two-year non-stop run lasting until late 2011, a spokesman said on Wednesday. James Gillies told Reuters the long-sought but elusive Higgs Boson particle could well appear during the extended experiment after the world's biggest and most expensive scientific machine is turned on again later this month.

U.S. teens lose interest in blogging: study

February 4, 2010 11:17 am | News | Comments

Blogging by teenagers and young adults has dropped by half over the past three years as they turn instead to texting and social networking sites such as Facebook, a new study shows. The study released this week by the Pew Internet and American Life project also found that fewer than one in 10 teens were using Twitter, a surprising finding given overall popularity of the micro-blogging site.

Hubble sees Pluto changing color, ice sheet cover

February 4, 2010 11:14 am | News | Comments

Newly released Hubble Space Telescope photos show Pluto is changing color and its ice sheets are shifting. That's got astronomers surprised. The photos paint a Pluto that is significantly redder than it had been for the past several decades.

Startup Kwedit aims at 'unbanked,' credit-less

February 4, 2010 11:10 am | News | Comments

A new startup called Kwedit wants to help teenagers and other people without credit or debit cards buy virtual goods online. If it catches on, Kwedit could broaden the market for virtual items and even teach kids about real credit...

AOL names ex-Time Warner VP as new head of content

February 4, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AOL Inc. has named a former executive from Time Warner Inc. as its new head of content. He takes responsibility for the Internet company's dozens of Web sites and other content platforms.AOL, which was spun off from Time Warner in December, said Thursday that as of March 1 David Eun, 43, will...


CACI lands Navy deal worth up to $190 million

February 4, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor CACI International Inc. said Thursday it won a $31 million military-training deal that could be worth as much as $190 million if all options are exercised.The company said it will provide technical services for shipboard training for the Navy and Marine Corps. The deal has a...

Electromechanical modules: More than just the switch

February 4, 2010 10:36 am | by David Webber, Director of Product Development, C&K Components | Articles | Comments

Today, switch manufacturers are no longer developing just the switch. Original equipment manufacturers are frequently requesting that switch manufacturers develop the complete module, which may include an electro-mechanical switch or sensor, complementary electronics, a source of illumination, and a means of connection.


Yale Scientists First to Reveal Flamboyant Colors of a Dinosaur’s Feathers

February 4, 2010 9:57 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Deciphering microscopic clues hidden within fossils, scientists have uncovered the vibrant colors that adorned a feathered dinosaur extinct for 150 million years, a Yale University-led research team reports online Feb. 4 in the journal Science.

Healthy baby campaign uses texts to reach mothers

February 4, 2010 9:01 am | News | Comments

Expectant mothers are getting a new tool to help keep themselves and their babies healthy: pregnancy tips sent directly to their cell phones. The so-called text4baby campaign is the first free, health education program in the U.S. to harness the reach of mobile phones...

Army considers operating “Sky Warrior” remotely

February 4, 2010 8:38 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Army is mulling the possibility of operating its largest UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) remotely. They’re considering “split-based” operations--part of the company would deploy in-theater, while the other would communicate remotely via satellite. The situation exposes a cultural rift between the Air Force and the Army.


Digital TVs Vie to Bring Internet Connectivity to the Living Room

February 4, 2010 6:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

With digital televisions (DTVs) supplanting analog models in much of the world, manufacturers are adding new features such as Internet connectivity and wireless HD capability to broaden their appeal.

USB Connects Car Makers to the Consumer

February 4, 2010 6:16 am | by Henry Muyshondt, SMSC | Articles | Comments

USB is the interface of choice for many of today’s consumer electronics products. Everything from cameras, to telephones and media players, as well as portable navigation devices use USB. Even devices with wireless interfaces, such as a Bluetooth phones, need to be connected to charge their batteries. USB provides the perfect interface: it is in widespread use and has a very well defined connector that makes it easy for both carmakers and device makers to use.



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