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Canadian earnings declared Thursday: Firan, Matrikon, Astral Media

April 8, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Canadian earning declared Thursday as of 4 p.m. ET:Astral Media Inc. (TSX:ACM.A): Three months ended Feb. 28, 2010, $33,600,000, $0.60 a share; 2009, $27,100,000, $0.48 a share. Revenue: 2010, $218,281,000; 2009, $209,278,000.Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL): Three months ended Jan. 31, 2010,...

Bird recordists Macaulay wins Arthur Allen Award

April 8, 2010 2:23 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Linda Macaulay, one of the world's foremost bird recordists and an associate at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, wins the Arthur A. Allen Award for Outstanding Service to Ornithology.

NTG Clarity Signs New Contract to Provide Technical Resources

April 8, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

NTG Clarity Networks Inc. (TSX VENTURE: NCI) a leader in delivering network, IT and infrastructure solutions today announced that it has signed a new contract totaling approximately $300,000CDN to provide technical resources to a government ministry in the Gulf area. Services pursuant to this...

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Tech industry recovery under way, says Forrester

April 8, 2010 12:30 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A new report on information technology provided further evidence that an industry recovery is under way, with U.S. spending now expected to grow faster than previously believed.Forrester Research now expects information-technology spending in the U.S. to grow by 8.4 percent this year, to $550...

New high-speed integrated circuit for world's biggest physics experiment is fastest of its kind

April 8, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Southern Methodist University) A new high-speed integrated circuit to reliably transmit data in the demanding environment of the world's largest physics experiment is the fastest of its kind. The "link-on-chip" -- or LOC serializer circuit -- was designed by physicists at Southern...

Marines add $28.6M to General Dynamics contract

April 8, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command said Thursday it has awarded an additional $28.6 million to a Canadian subsidiary of defense contractor General Dynamics for new mine-resistant vehicles.General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, located in London, Ont., got a $227.4 million contract in February to...

Graphene films clear major fabrication hurdle

April 8, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have successfully used direct chemical vapor deposition to synthesize single-layer graphene films on dielectric substrates. This represents a major step towards future applications of graphene in...

Absolute Software buys tech assets of FailSafe and Phoenix Freeze for $6.9M

April 8, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer security company Absolute Software Corp. (TSX:ABT) said Thursday that it has purchased technology assets from Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:PTEC) for about $6.9 million.Vancouver-based Absolute said the deal involved FailSafe and Phoenix Freeze, which will be incorporated into its...

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New iPhone Software Has Multitasking

April 8, 2010 10:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The next version of software that powers Apple's iPhone will incorporate multitasking, the ability to switch seamlessly among third party apps.

Russia Performs Total Artificial Heart Implant

April 8, 2010 9:57 am | Comments

The Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery (BSCCS) in Moscow performed Russia’s first implant of the SynCardia temporary CardioWest Total Artificial Heart. The patient, a 60-year-old female suffering from biventricular heart failure, is the world’s 850th recipient of the Total Artificial Heart.

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Apple iPhone to soon get long-sought multitasking

April 8, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple CEO Steve Jobs says the company's iPhone and iPad will soon be able to run more than one program at a time. It's a feature that owners of the popular iPhone have long sought and that phones from Apple's rivals already offer.The news of such "multitasking" was greeted with applause at an...

Successful launch for ESA’s CryoSat-2 ice satellite

April 8, 2010 9:24 am | Comments

ESA PR 07-2010. Europe's first mission dedicated to studying the Earth’s ice was launched today from Kazakhstan. From its polar orbit, CryoSat-2 will send back data leading to new insights into how ice is responding to climate change and the role it plays in our 'Earth system'.

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South African Fossils Could be New Hominid Species

April 8, 2010 9:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

South African fossils could be new hominid species The fossils of a female adult and a juvenile male – perhaps mother and son – are just under two million years old. They were uncovered in cave deposits at Malapa not far from Johannesburg. Researchers tell the journal Science...

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Stanley gets mail pact from Justice Department

April 8, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Stanley Inc. said Thursday it received a seven-year, $160 million contract to handle mail management services for the U.S. Department of Justice.Stanley, which provides information technology systems to the U.S. government, said the contract also includes warehousing and related support...

Matrikon books record Q2 profit of $2.8 million as revenue rises 16 per cent

April 8, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Matrikon Inc. said Thursday it booked record profits in the second quarter as revenue climbed 16 per cent.The provider of software and other technologies to industry said it earned $2.8 million or nine cents a share in the three months ended Feb. 28. That's up from $2 million or six cents a...

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