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Prius problems put spotlight on car electronics

February 5, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

Your most expensive piece of electronics probably is not your flat panel TV or your computer. More likely, it's your car, which can pack 50 microprocessors to control everything from the fuel mix to the rearview mirrors.

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IBM to provide cloud computing solution for Air Force

February 5, 2010 6:21 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Air Force has enlisted “Big Blue” itself, IBM, to develop a worldwide cloud computing infrastructure. The architecture would encompass nine major commands, nearly 100 bases, and 700,000 active military personnel around the world. Essentially, “cloud computing” refers to software applications and other functions that are “rented” online rather than hosted on company servers.

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Quizam Media Corporation Named as Part of 2010 TSX Venture 50

February 5, 2010 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The TSX Venture Exchange today announced that Quizam Media Corp. (TSX VENTURE: QQ) has been named as one of the TSX Venture 50, a ranking of strong performers listed on TSX Venture Exchange. TSX Venture 50 is comprised of 10 emerging companies in five industry sectors that have been identified as...

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Are We Falling Into a Trap?

February 5, 2010 5:55 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

Why is management making the workplace more and more comfortable? Is it because they're trying to be nice, or are they slowly trying to enslave us? Consider this your Admiral Akbar moment. I only hope it isn't too late....

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Crow Using a Sequence of Three Tools

February 5, 2010 5:54 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

This crow was the first animal observed using 3 tools in the correct sequence, without explicit training. Related: Brainy Crows – Cool Crow Research – Friday Cat Fun: Cat and Crow Friends

Magnetic Position Sensor Mounts Single-handedly in C-Groove Cylinders

February 5, 2010 5:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

TURCK's BIM-UNR miniature magnetic cylinder position sensor is designed to mount within C-groove cylinders with no accessories required. Its dimensions of 2.9 mm x 4.6 mm x 18 mm allows them to be inserted into a C-groove from the top rather than from the side, simplifying 

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Earnings Preview: IAC to report 4th-qtr results

February 5, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet company IAC/InterActiveCorp, which is headed by billionaire Barry Diller and runs search engine Ask.com and dating site Match.com, reports its fourth-quarter results before the stock market opens Tuesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Signs that IAC's media and advertising unit is getting...

From the Land of Superlatives Comes Super Ideas

February 5, 2010 4:54 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Editor’s Note: For those interested in learning more about the World Future Energy Summit, two Duke undergrads will discuss their experiences at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, in Schiciano Auditorium, side B, CEIMAS. It might seem a bit ironic that a nation built entirely on the fruits

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FIS to repurchase up to 15 million shares

February 5, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. will buy back up to 15 million shares.The company's board approved a plan to acquire the shares over three years.FIS, which provides banking and payment technology to financial institutions and the government, also approved a regular quarterly...

TransGaming Inc. Named As Part of 2010 TSX Venture 50

February 5, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TSX Venture Exchange today announced that TransGaming, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: TNG) has been named as one of the TSX Venture 50, a ranking of strong performers listed on TSX Venture Exchange. TSX Venture 50 is comprised of 10 emerging companies in five industry sectors that have been identified as...

Art Technology Group prices public stock offering

February 5, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Art Technology Group Inc. said Friday that it priced a public offering of 25 million shares of its common stock at $3.50 per share.The developer of e-commerce software products and related services plans to use the offering's net proceeds for working capital and possible acquisitions.Art...

Earnings Preview: Disney 1Q seen down

February 5, 2010 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Family entertainment giant The Walt Disney Co., which just absorbed Marvel Entertainment Inc., reports earnings for its fiscal first quarter after the market closes Tuesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The advertising recovery will likely help Disney's ABC and ESPN television networks, but the question...

Feds still troubled by Google's digital book deal

February 4, 2010 8:01 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Justice Department still thinks a proposal to give Google the digital rights to millions of hard-to-find books threatens to stifle competition and undermine copyright laws, despite revisions aimed at easing those concerns.The opinion filed Thursday in New York federal court is a...

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Douglas Stone Is Honored for His Work on Optics, General Laser Theory

February 4, 2010 7:54 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

A. Douglas Stone, the Carl A. Morse Professor of Applied Physics and chair of applied physics, has been elected as a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA).

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Blackbaud net jumps 22 pct but rev falls short

February 4, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blackbaud Inc.'s quarterly profit jumped 22 percent as lower expenses helped offset a revenue shortfall. Shares fell in extended trading.The company, which makes fundraising and other financial software for nonprofits and schools, said it earned $8.0 million, or 18 cents per share, in the last...

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