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Non-lethal Robotic Pepperball Weapon Video

December 16, 2009 3:36 am | Videos | Comments

This "SWAT BOT" is designed to minimize the exposure of Law Enforcement Personnel to potentially lethal encounters by taking them out of the line of Fire, and out of harm's way. Equipped with a Wireless Barrel-Cam and Pepper Balls, it is a Non-Lethal, Wireless UGV for Riot Control, Hostage Scenarios or other Hostile Situations.


EU drops Microsoft browser charges

December 16, 2009 1:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union is dropping antitrust charges against Microsoft Corp. after the company agreed to give Windows users a choice of up to 12 other Web browsers.Microsoft will avoid further EU fines if it sticks by a binding deal with EU regulators to provide a pop-up screen that lets users...

Thermochemical nanolithography now allows multiple chemicals on a chip

December 15, 2009 11:56 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a nanolithographic technique that can produce high-resolution patterns of at least three different chemicals on a single chip at writing speeds of up to one millimeter per second. The nanopatterns can be designed...


Reports: Dell to lay off 700 workers in Malaysia

December 15, 2009 8:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer maker Dell Inc. will lay off 700 workers in Malaysia in a bid to cut costs, news reports said Wednesday.The affected employees in Dell's manufacturing plant in Malaysia's northern Penang state will leave the company between January and June next year, Dell Malaysia spokeswoman Jasmine...

Red Hat to pay $8.8M to settle class action suit

December 15, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software company Red Hat Inc. will pay $8.8 million to settle a class action lawsuit related to the restatement of financial results from July 2004.Red Hat said Tuesday that it reached the proposed settlement agreement and recorded a one-time charge of $8.8 million for the quarter that ended...

France to Digitize Its Own Literary Works

December 15, 2009 1:57 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The announcement of a nearly $1.1 billion digitization project underscored the government’s desire to maintain control over French cultural heritage.


Facebook to Monitor Berlusconi Content

December 15, 2009 1:57 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The move comes after the fan page for Massimo Tartaglia, the man who is accused of hitting Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, amassed almost 100,000 users in less than 48 hours.


Music Business Heads Into Virtual World

December 15, 2009 1:57 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Apple’s purchase of the start-up Lala is bringing more attention to streaming music services as a replacement for songs on your computer.


Business FMC and Mobile Integration Overview 2008

December 15, 2009 1:57 pm | by In-Stat Research | News | Comments

Fixed mobile convergence (FMC) covers a wide array of solutions that merge the capabilities of mobile and fixed voice networks and devices.

Heart cells on lab chip display 'nanosense' that guides behavior

December 15, 2009 1:57 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Johns Hopkins University) Biomedical engineers have produced a laboratory chip with nanoscopic grooves and ridges capable of growing cardiac tissue that more closely resembles natural heart muscle.


Adobe Systems posts 4Q loss, hurt by charges

December 15, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adobe, the maker of Photoshop and Flash software, is reporting a net loss for its fiscal fourth quarter, weighed by charges.But adjusted earnings and sales surpassed Wall Street's estimates and the company says customer demand is improving.Adobe Systems Inc., which is based in San Jose, Calif.,...

General Dynamics receives $14M US Army contract

December 15, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor General Dynamics said Tuesday it received a $14 million contract from the U.S. Army to purchase tank production materials.Under the contract from the U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command, General Dynamics will purchase long-lead materials for 140 M1A1 Situational Awareness...

Versatile Announces Results of Annual General Meeting

December 15, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Versatile Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE: VV)(AIM: VVS), today announces the results of its annual general meeting, which was held earlier today.The shareholders elected John Hardy, Alessandro Benedetti, Malcolm Clay, Fraser Atkinson, Kais Laouiti and Bertrand des Pallieres as directors of the Company....


SWUGN Year in Review - April 2009

December 15, 2009 11:52 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Top StoryLou Gallo attends his first COFES conference. While most of the other attendees are talking about social media, Lou actually does social media and reports on every single thing that happens using podcasts, Twitter, blogs, and maybe even a few smoke signals. SolidWorks users...

VITA Members Form VPX Marketing Alliance

December 15, 2009 11:00 am | News | Comments

The purpose of the VPX Marketing Alliance is to continue the work done by the OpenVPX Marketing Working Group in promoting OpenVPX ( and establishing an ecosystem of interested parties who will promote the VPX architecture and drive widespread adoption of the VPX specifications and technology.



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