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Matrikon wins US$15.7M contract for project for Middle East oil company

December 14, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Matrikon Inc. (TSX:MTK) said Monday that it has won a US$15.7-million contract to build a remote oil field monitoring project for a Middle East oil company.The company said the contract was though a jointly owned subsidiary established to drum up business in the region.The project covers 78...

Tracking new cancer-killing particles with MRI

December 14, 2009 1:57 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) Researchers at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have created a single nanoparticle that can be tracked in real time with MRI as it homes in on cancer cells, tags them with a fluorescent dye and kills them with heat. The all-in-one particle is one of the...


General Dynamics unit gets $110M contract

December 14, 2009 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of military contractor General Dynamics Corp. has been awarded a three-year contract with a potential value of $110 million to produce integrated circuits for the U.S. Navy's Trident II (D5) submarine-launched ballistic missile program.General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems'...


Air Force grant to tighten online encryption

December 14, 2009 12:53 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Computer scientist Rafael Pass is seeking new approaches to cryptographic security with a $600,000, five-year grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

SWUGN Year in Review - February 2009

December 14, 2009 12:53 pm | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Top StorySolidWorks World 2009 attracts over 4,500 attendees in what many would consider a down year economically. The attendance figure surprises everyone, including the event caterer, and the Monday breakfast falls a little short food-wise. Richard Branson is interviewed by Jeff Ray at...

Copernic Inc.: Previously Announced Private Placement Delayed

December 14, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Copernic Inc., (the "Company"), (NASDAQ: CNIC) today announced that the parties have mutually agreed to a short delay in the closing of the previously announced private placement of 500,000 common shares to 2208270 Ontario Limited. Closing has been rescheduled to January 29, 2010. Other than the...

Rain or Shine? Computer Models How Brain Cells Reach a Decision

December 14, 2009 11:55 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Yale University researchers have devised a computer model to explain how the brain makes decisions based on statistical probabilities-as, for instance, when a doctor makes a diagnosis based on several conflicting test results.


Experienced Executive Brings Strong Growth Track Record and Public Company Credentials to Lead Rapidly Growing Technology Vendor

December 14, 2009 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Data Robotics, Inc., makers of the award-winning Drobo storage arrays, today announced that Tom Buiocchi has been appointed the new president and chief executive officer. Buiocchi succeeds founder Geoff Barrall, who has served as CEO since 2005."Geoff has done a...


SWUGN Year in Review - January 2009

December 14, 2009 10:52 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

The Top StoryWith a single blog post, Ricky Jordan's wife Christy becomes the most famous SolidWorks Community member in Alabama. Christy follows up her hilarious shot at engineers by providing tubs of homemade goodies for Ricky to bring to SolidWorks World 2009 in Orlando (I got some -...

Earnings Preview: Best Buy

December 14, 2009 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. reports earnings for its fiscal third quarter on Tuesday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Best Buy has gained market share since its biggest direct competitor, Circuit City, closed last year....

SWUGN Year in Review - Part 0

December 14, 2009 8:53 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Well it's not quite the end if the year yet, but with the Holiday Season coming up I think it's close enough. The SolidWorks User Group Network enjoyed another banner year in 2009. Over the next few days, I'll recap what I think were the top monthly stories in the SolidWorks Community....

Laird Technologies Opens New Bangalore Wireless M2M Design Center

December 14, 2009 7:50 am | News | Comments

Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of customized, performance-critical components for wireless systems and other advanced electronics applications, today announced the opening of its new wireless M2M design center in Bangalore, India.


ON Semiconductor to Acquire California Micro Devices

December 14, 2009 7:46 am | News | Comments

ON Semiconductor and California Micro Devices today announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which ON Semiconductor will acquire California Micro Devices through a cash tender offer of $4.70 per share.


EU signals could OK Oracle deal with no sell-off

December 14, 2009 6:00 am | by AOIFE WHITE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

European Union regulators looked closer to approving Oracle Corp.'s takeover of Sun Microsystems Inc. when they said Monday that the company's stated commitment to open-source database software was "an important new element."The European Commission is holding up the $7.4 billion (euro5.05...

Scientists Use Nanosensors for First Time to Measure Cancer Biomarkers in Blood

December 14, 2009 5:51 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

A team led by Yale University researchers has used nanosensors to measure cancer biomarkers in whole blood for the first time. Their findings, which appear December 13 in the advanced online publication of Nature Nanotechnology, could dramatically simplify the way physicians test for...



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