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Electronics Industry Loses an Icon

December 4, 2009 5:23 am | News | Comments

Gene F. Wakefield Passed away on November 29, 2009 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on December 22, 1933 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is survived by his wife, LaJuana.

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“Wingsuits” developed for airborne troops

December 4, 2009 5:22 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here’s another example of life imitating art—SPELCO (Special Parachute Equipment and Logistics Consortium) is working on a personal glider that looks straight outta Science Fiction. With its glide ratio of 5:1 and self-propulsion system, the “Gryphon” could become an invaluable tool in the future warfighter’s arsenal. 

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Augmented-Reality iPhone App Locates Twitter Pals

December 4, 2009 5:10 am | by Stuart Fox | News | Comments

Like most Internet applications, Twitter connects you with people who seem to exist in a vast, abstract, cyberspace. Now, a new iPhone app from the French company Presselite uses augmented reality to show you exactly where your friends are tweeting from.

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Cisco has enough shares to close Tandberg deal

December 4, 2009 5:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. said Friday it now has enough shares and shareholder commitments to take over Norway's Tandberg ASA, the world's largest videoconferencing equipment maker.Cisco had said Thursday that stockholders representing only 89 percent of the shares had accepted its $3.4 billion bid...

EU achieves political breakthrough on an enhanced patent system

December 4, 2009 4:55 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The Council has today unanimously adopted conclusions on an enhanced patent system in Europe. The package agreed covers major elements to bring about a single EU patent and establish a new patent court in the EU. Both together will make it less costly for businesses to protect innovative...

About the new site...

December 4, 2009 3:53 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

So...remember how I was all "look for a new site March 1st" even though everyone, including Carl, said I shouldn't promise anything? You know, the whole "under-promise, over-deliver" thing? Well, crap got serious in the last month and a half or so, and putting up a new website full of...

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Physicist Jack Harris Is Honored by DARPA as One of Nation’s ‘Rising Stars’

December 3, 2009 8:53 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

Jack Harris, an associate professor of physics, has received one of this year's Young Faculty Awards (YFA) from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He is one of 33 "rising stars" across the country to receive the accolade.

‘Postcards’ From Arctic Reveal Thrill of Scientific Expedition

December 3, 2009 8:53 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

Not many Yale seniors get to answer the ubiquitous question "So, what are you doing after graduation?" with "I'm working as an embedded journalist on an icebreaker oceanographic research vessel in the Arctic Ocean." But that's exactly what Alex Kain '09 did after graduating from Yale last spring.

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Nancy Moran to be the First Fleming, M.D. ’57 Professor

December 3, 2009 8:53 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

Nancy A. Moran, the inaugural William H. Fleming, M.D. ’57 Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is an internationally recognized expert on evolution whose research focus is on symbiosis, particularly that between multicellular hosts and microbes.

Sony signs 3-D video deal for 2010 World Cup

December 3, 2009 5:00 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The 2010 World Cup is going 3-D.Sony Corp. said Friday it has signed a deal with FIFA, the international soccer football governing body, to record up to 25 World Cup games in 3-D — a technology that gives viewers an illusion of depth on the screen.The Japanese electronics and entertainment...

Search warrants served in ESPN reporter video case

December 3, 2009 4:00 pm | by GREG RISLING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FBI agents want Yahoo Inc. to turn over a video of a second naked woman they suspect was taken by an Illinois man already accused of secretly recording a nude ESPN reporter twice last year, authorities said Thursday.Search warrants were served Wednesday at the Northern California offices of...

Steris System 1 Processor: FDA Notice and Recommendations

December 3, 2009 2:50 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Unapproved device with potential for improper sterilization and disinfection.

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Magma Design posts 2Q profit as costs drop sharply

December 3, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of chip design software maker Magma Design Automation Inc. soared after-hours Thursday as the company posted a fiscal second-quarter profit, reversing a year-ago loss, as sharply reduced expenses outpaced declining sales.For the three months ended Nov. 1, the company earned $4.3 million,...

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Web ad group launches privacy education campaign

December 3, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of leading Internet publishers and digital marketing services is launching an online campaign to educate consumers about how they are tracked and targeted for pitches on the Web.The Internet Advertising Bureau, based on New York, on Thursday unveiled its "Privacy Matters" Web site. The...

NC State Creates Shape-Shifting Antennas

December 3, 2009 10:33 am | News | Comments

Research from North Carolina State University is revolutionizing the field of antenna design – creating shape-shifting antennas that open the door to a host of new uses in fields ranging from public safety to military deployment.

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