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Poor Results on Evolution and Big Bang Questions Omitted From NSF Report

April 10, 2010 6:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Evolution, Big Bang Polls Omitted From NSF Report by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee The section, which was part of the unedited chapter on public attitudes toward science and technology, notes that 45% of Americans in 2008 answered true to the statement, “Human beings, as we know them...

India 3G Auction Begins

April 9, 2010 11:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The final lap in the race for India's third-generation bandwidth began Friday, as one pan-India bid touched $884 million.

U.S. Steps Up Probe of Tech Hiring

April 9, 2010 4:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The Justice Department has stepped up its investigation into hiring practices at some of America's biggest companies, including Google, IBM and Apple.


Xerox CEO Burns' pay jumps with promotion in 2009

April 9, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Xerox Corp. CEO Ursula Burns, the first black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company, saw her pay increase 77 percent in 2009 after she was promoted from president and kept cutting costs amid an economic downturn.Burns' pay climbed to $9.9 million last year from $5.6 million the year before,...

Enghouse Renews Normal Course Issuer Bid

April 9, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX: ESL) today announced its intention to renew its normal course issuer bid for its Common Shares in accordance with the requirements of the Toronto Stock Exchange.Enghouse continues to have significant cash reserves and positive cash flow. The Company believes its share...

Initial public offerings priced this week

April 9, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The following is a list of initial public offerings that priced or were postponed during the week of Apr. 5-9.Metals USA Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MUSA), a leading provider of value-added processed metals and manufactured components, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., priced 11.4 million shares at $21...

Autodesk reaches settlement in trademark dispute

April 9, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Autodesk Inc. has settled a 3-year-old trademark dispute over its DWG, or drawing, file format with the Open Design Alliance, a consortium of software developers and users that promotes open and standard formats for computer-aided design data.Under the terms of the agreement, the Open Design...

Tyler Technologies signs $780,000 contract

April 9, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tyler Technologies Inc. said it has signed a $780,000 contract to provide public safety software to Midwest City, Okla.Tyler's software will allow Midwest City to track public safety information from 911 calls to police and fire department responses to municipal court proceedings.Shares of...


Dirty waters

April 9, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(US Department of Homeland Security - Science and Technology) Clean water is often the common denominator in the aftermath of any widespread disaster -- manmade or natural.

Castellated / Half-Vias

April 9, 2010 11:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Modules with castellated mounting holes are showing up more and more these days. I've also heard it called a "half-via" setup. Both seem to fit. The copper mounting pads on the bottom of the module's little PCB wrap up the...

Motion Sensors Perform in Wind Turbines

April 9, 2010 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

FRABA’s OPTIPACT motion sensors measure velocity by calculating the rate at which an image of a moving surface travels across an optical sensor. With no contact between the sensor and the moving object, dust or surface contaminates won’t cause problems. These sensors provide


One-U Rackmount Appliance Touts New Generation Atom Processor

April 9, 2010 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

WIN Enterprises introduced the PL-80120 a 1U rack-mounted hardware platform designed for network service applications. Built with Intel Embedded IA components with long term availability, the appliance supports the Intel Atom N450, D510, and D410 low-voltage processors with CPU-integrated Northbridge chipset. The device features


Metals USA shares drop in IPO debut

April 9, 2010 10:30 am | by TALI ARBEL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

This week's IPO crop was a flashback to the turbulent market of this winter.One initial public offering priced below expectations, a private equity-backed IPO sank in its debut and two companies postponed coming to market.While metal processor Metals USA Holdings Corp. bulked up its initial...


RMS Power Detectors Support Test Equipment and Military Applications

April 9, 2010 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has launched two new low cost, highly flexible RMS Power Detectors for RF power measurement/control in Cellular/3G, LTE/WiMAX/4G, broadband, test equipment and military applications between DC and 5.8 GHz.


TeleCommunication gets $7.1 million for system

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

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. said Friday it received $7.1 million in additional funding from the U.S. Army for maintenance of communications equipment.The company said it would work on secured and unsecured satellite communications systems outside the United States. The award is part of an...


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