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Reminders are Good Sometimes

July 12, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I was just recently reading an article on another website that caused me to reflect a bit on where we've been and how far we've come in this industry. The article covered a design engineer's experience with modding a board...

European Space Agency looking closely at asteroid

July 12, 2010 9:54 am | Comments

The European Space Agency is taking the closest look yet at an asteroid some 280 million miles in outer space between Mars and Jupiter.

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NASA delays shuttle finale until 2011

July 12, 2010 9:40 am | Comments

NASA on Thursday postponed the final two missions of the space shuttle program until November and February due to delays preparing the last load of spare parts for the International Space Station.

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Russian cargo docks with space station on 2nd try

July 12, 2010 9:33 am | Comments

An unmanned Russian cargo ship docked successfully Sunday at the International Space Station (ISS) on its second attempt after missing it Friday due to a faulty radio link, a Russian space official said.

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UK mulls science cash prizes for innovation

July 12, 2010 9:23 am | Comments

British scientists could be invited to compete for cash prizes to discover new technologies as a cost-effective way to support research in an era of lower public spending, Science Minister David Willetts said on Friday.

Solving art's mysteries

July 12, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Northwestern University) Henri Matisse was a painter of vivid colors. From 1913 to 1917, however, he radically changed his style and palette. Collaborators from Northwestern University and the Art Institute of Chicago bring this home with a fascinating scientific deconstruction of...

Microsoft, PC makers to offer Azure cloud services

July 12, 2010 9:15 am | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is teaming up with computer makers to try to make its Windows Azure cloud computing system attractive to government and big corporate customers. In recent years, companies have started to use technology called virtualization, which can let one

General Dynamics gets $30 million defense contract

July 12, 2010 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Monday a subsidiary won a $30 million Army contract to begin making hulls for infantry combat vehicles.The hulls will be made in Anniston, Ala., and London, Ontario by General Dynamics Land Systems and installed on eight-wheel Stryker combat vehicles.Deliveries are...

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Quest Software acquires Volcker Informatik

July 12, 2010 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quest Software Inc., which makes technology systems management software, said Monday it has acquired Volcker Informatik AG, a privately held German software company.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Volcker Informatik's products help companies manage user identities, access...

ExlService names new global client services exec

July 12, 2010 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

ExlService Holdings Inc. said Monday it has named Bill Bloom to the newly created post of executive vice president of global client services, effective immediately.Bloom will join lead sales and marketing, account management and other client-oriented functions for the outsourcing company.Most...

CEO steps down at Golisano's Paychex Inc.

July 12, 2010 9:05 am | Comments

The chief executive of Paychex Inc., Jonathan Judge, is stepping down after nearly six years at the helm of billionaire B. Thomas Golisano's payroll processing firm in upstate New York."Jon resigned his position as CEO to pursue other interests - it's as straightforward and simple as that,"...

DSP delivers high performance for processing intensive applications

July 12, 2010 8:49 am | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) announces the introduction of a new development platform and a new speed grade option for the TMS320C6457 digital signal processor (DSP). TI’s simplified development platform coupled with the TMS320C6457 - 850MHz device will allow customers in markets such as defense, networking, test, imaging and industrial to quickly ramp up their development efforts...

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MIT researchers create fibers that can detect and produce sound

July 12, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) In the August issue of Nature Materials, MIT Professor Yoel Fink, and his collaborators, announce a new milestone on the path to functional fibers: fibers that can detect and produce sound. Applications could include clothes that are themselves...

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Gameworld: Motion games broaden uses beyond exercise

July 12, 2010 7:56 am | Comments

Ever since Nintendo launched the Wii, gamers have been interacting with characters and working out with virtual trainers in titles like Electronic Arts' "EA Sports Active" or Ubisoft's "Your Shape."

Microsoft CEO touts new Windows tablets vs iPad

July 12, 2010 7:50 am | Comments

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer touted new tablet-style devices running the Windows 7 operating system from about 20 manufacturers at a conference on Monday, underlining the giant software company's eagerness to counter the explosion of interest in Apple Inc's iPad.

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