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Renaissance Learning details CEO succession plan

April 23, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Renaissance Learning Inc. CEO and co-founder Terrance Paul may resign his post later this year and take on the chairman role from his wife and fellow co-founder Judith Paul.The maker of curriculum and academic assessment products said Friday that there is no definitive date set yet for when the...

SalesQuest Announces Record First Quarter

April 23, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SalesQuest (http://www.salesquest.com/) , the industry leader in high tech sales intelligence CRUSH Reports (http://www.salesquest.com/services/CRUSH-reports/) on Fortune 1000 and Fortune Global 500 companies, announces a record Q1 2010 after the determination of financial results from the first...

Electrical engineering students receive Gulf Coast Power Association scholarships

April 23, 2010 9:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Two undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University have received scholarships from the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA). Sarah Emich (left) and Nahomi Morales (right) from the department each received a GCPA Scholarship. A...

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PWM Controllers Intended for Consumer and Industrial Applications

April 23, 2010 8:31 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor introduced three new flexible synchronous pulse width modulation (PWM) controller devices – the NCP3020A, NCP3020B and NCP3011. Offering a wide input voltage range, from 4.7V to 28V, these devices enable the flexibility to be used with a variety of input sources in consumer electronic equipment...

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Synaptics 3Q profit more than doubles, shares soar

April 23, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Synaptics Inc. jumped Friday after the developer of touchscreen technology for notebook computers and cell phones reported fiscal third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations and forecast solid fourth-quarter profit.The company said late Thursday that its earnings more...

MedQuist completes buyout of Spheris operations

April 23, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MedQuist Inc., which provides medical transcription software and services, said Friday it completed the buyout of Spheris Inc.'s domestic business for an undisclosed sum.Spheris, which filed for bankruptcy protection in February, provides clinical documentation technology and services. MedQuist...

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Bidirectional current-limit switches protect host device against faulty chargers

April 23, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX14544/MAX14545, bidirectional overcurrent protectors that integrate a 28V MOSFET to prevent damage to the host device from faulty overload and/or output-overvoltage conditions.

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Biomedical engineering’s Fernandez named Adviser of the Year

April 23, 2010 8:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Fidel Fernandez, senior academic adviser in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named the Recognized Student Organization Adviser of the Year for 2009-2010 by Texas A&M University’s Department of Student Activities. Fernandez serves as an academic adviser, with...

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Media Advisory: Visualizing "Your Brain on Drugs"

April 23, 2010 8:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Joanna Fowler, a senior scientist in Brookhaven’s medical department, will present highlights from BNL's addiction research program at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Anaheim, California, on April 26, 2010.

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Air Force launches unmanned orbital test vehicle

April 23, 2010 8:02 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last night, at 7:52 PM, the Air Force launched its X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) on a classified mission that could last up to nine months. The unmanned orbiter is designed to be reusable, though exact details remain classified. Launched atop an Atlas V rocket, the X-37B resembles a mini Space Shuttle.

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Xerox's 1Q results lift stock as revenue climbs

April 23, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Xerox Corp.'s first-quarter results as well as its forecast for the current quarter topped Wall Street expectations Friday as revenue from services and copier and printer supplies picked up.The company's stock climbed 84 cents, or 8 percent, to $11.29 in morning trading after reaching a 52-week...

Acquisition, When Complete, Will Make Avanade a World Leader in Dedicated Microsoft Dynamics CRM Services

April 23, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Avanade, a business technology service provider, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Microsoft Dynamics CRM assets of Ascentium Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary, Ascentium Federal, Inc. Approximately 90 Ascentium CRM professionals will be offered...

Dr. Kaku Interview

April 23, 2010 6:44 am | Videos | Comments

The folks at the Embedded Systems Conference (http://www.embedded.com/sv) sent Todd from anengineeringmind to New York to interview their keynote speaker, Dr. Michio Kaku.

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3-D video gaming aspires to become spectacle

April 23, 2010 6:30 am | by DERRIk J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

For movie goers, watching a 3-D film is a relatively easy experience. Audiences didn't need to do anything other than pay a few extra bucks and slip on a pair of special glasses to see 3-D versions of "Avatar" or "Alice in Wonderland." For gamers, however, enjoying a 3-D game requires a bigger...

Passwords are passé but biometrics are not mobile

April 23, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) Writing in the International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing, researchers from the US and Germany point out an inherent flaw in the financial industry adopting biometric logins to boost security in that the advent of mobile devices, such as...

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