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S & P upgrades Broadridge ratings

May 10, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said Monday it raised its ratings on Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc., concluding that the company's financial performance improved and management reduced financial risks.The Lake Success, N.Y.-based technology outsourcing company now carries an S&P...

Untangling the quantum entanglement behind photosynthesis

May 10, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley reserchers have carried out the first study in which the quantum phenomenon known as "entanglement" has been observed and characterized in a real biological system. Quantum entanglement is thought to be a critical factor behind the...

Team of K-State Researchers Image Ester Modification of Microscopic Single Starch Granules, A Scientific First

May 10, 2010 12:22 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Kansas State University researchers and collaborators applied microscopic chemical imaging to single modified starch granules at Brookhaven Lab's NSLS.


Earnings Preview: Cisco expects continued recovery

May 10, 2010 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc., the world's largest maker of computer networking equipment, reports its fiscal third-quarter results after the stock market closes Wednesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Last quarter, Cisco posted its first year-over-year sales increase since January 2009, as the improving economy...

Merge Healthcare names Jeff Surges to board

May 10, 2010 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical software maker Merge Healthcare Inc. said Monday it appointed Jeff Surges to its board of directors.Surges is the president of U.S. sales for Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions Inc., a company that compiles and maintains electronic health records. He is a former president and CEO of...


Yahoo's 1Q lobbying expenses rise 15 pct to $530K

May 10, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. ramped up its lobbying efforts to start the year as the Internet company discussed its new partnership with Microsoft Corp. and a wide range of other issues with federal lawmakers and regulars.The $530,000 that Yahoo spent on lobbying during the first quarter represented a 15 percent...

PMC-Sierra buys Adaptec unit for about $34 million

May 10, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Communications and storage chip maker PMC-Sierra Inc. said Monday that it purchased Adaptec Inc.'s channel storage division for about $34 million in cash.PMC-Sierra said the deal will strengthen its existing enterprise storage business by allowing faster access to channel customers.PMC-Sierra...

Hot new material can keep electronics cool

May 10, 2010 10:26 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - Riverside) Professor Alexander Balandin and a team of UC Riverside researchers, including Chun Ning Lau, an associate professor of physics, have taken another step toward new technology that could keep laptops and other electronic devices from overheating.


Analog Devices Introduces Low-Power Radio Frequency Prescalers

May 10, 2010 10:11 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. announced today the availability of new RF prescaler circuits for a variety of applications, including point-to-point radios, VSATs (very small aperture terminals) and microwave communication systems. A prescaler is a circuit that generates an output signal related to an input signal by a fractional scale factor.


Transmitter Turns Accelerometers into 24-7 Vibration Monitoring Sensors

May 10, 2010 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

IMI Sensors – a division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc., announces the release of their model 682A09 ICP In-Line 4-20 mA Vibration Transmitter. Another IMI Sensors industry-first, the model 682A09 installs in line with any industrial accelerometer and converts the vibration signal to a 4-20 mA velocity output...


Multiplexer Integrates Redrive Circuitry to Maintain Signal Integrity

May 10, 2010 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX4986, a 2:1/1:2 active multiplexer designed to switch and redrive SAS/SATA signals from one source to one of two destinations. This device integrates four programmable signal-amplitude buffers to protect against unwanted noise at the output.


A Little Shade Can Go a Long Way

May 10, 2010 8:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Spring is my favorite time of year. The snow (finally!) stops, the temperature is perfect, and everything is colorful again. We rarely need to turn on the heat or air conditioner to stay comfortable at home, and there's nothing better than a relaxing evening on the deck.


Cubic lands $370M contract from Sydney, Australia

May 10, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cubic Corp., whose electronics are used for collecting fares on mass transit, said Monday it signed a $370 million contract to provide an electronic ticketing system for the city of Sydney, Australia.The company said additional charges based on customer use could bring the total contract value...


Scientific Games Corp. announces share repurchase

May 10, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gaming equipment supplier Scientific Games Corp. said Monday its board has authorized the repurchase of up to $200 million in shares in a program that will run through next year.A board pricing committee will determine the share price of the repurchase, the New York company said is a...

GDP for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

May 10, 2010 7:23 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 5, 2010) -- The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its first set of estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).


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