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Driver Thanks Engineer Who Hit Him on Purpose

October 23, 2010 2:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Driver thanks man who hit him on purpose Driving to a Mariners game, Duane Innes saw a pickup ahead of him drift across lanes of traffic, sideswipe a concrete barrier and continue forward on the inside shoulder at about 40 mph. A manager of Boeing’s F22 fighter-jet program [and...

Marketers Can Glean Private Data on Facebook

October 22, 2010 8:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Two recent academic papers show that in certain circumstances, advertisers on Facebook may be able to learn sensitive profile information, like a person’s sexual orientation or religion.

Google Toughens Privacy Controls

October 22, 2010 8:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company moved to change its security measures after it mistakenly gathered data from unsecured networks.


Burned Calif. mall hopes to reopen for holidays

October 22, 2010 2:06 pm | by DON THOMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in a Sacramento suburb Friday after part of a regional mall was consumed by an arson fire that collapsed part of the roof, destroyed 20 stores and caused at least $6.5 million in damage.Yet city officials said unburned sections of the...

Ebix repurchases $2.4M in stock during 3Q

October 22, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ebix Inc., which makes software for insurance companies, said Friday that during the third quarter it repurchased $2.41 million worth of common stock at an average price of $18.65 per share.In all of 2010, the company has bought back $7.7 million worth of stock.Ebix also said that in September...

The Sky Is Falling

October 22, 2010 1:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Or - The top ten things to do if you're depressed about the economy. 10: Tell every young person you know not to get into engineering because it's a dead-end job. Wait. No. Don't do that. Scold yourself if you...

IPO Preview: Pacific Biosciences

October 22, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pacific Biosciences expects to offer up to $212.5 million in common stock in an IPO next week.The company said it expects to price 12.5 million shares between $15 and $17 apiece. It is also offering underwriters 1,875,000 shares to cover overallotments. If all options are exercised, the company...

Texas A & M Engineering to honor outstanding seniors Thursday

October 22, 2010 12:22 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University will honor six students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineer Award during a banquet Thursday (Oct. 28). Seniors Anand Ganapathy, Michael Hackemack, Yehia Mohamed Omar, Joel Turtle, Kathryn West and Sarah...


MERGE Optimizing EU Power Grids for the Electric Vehicle

October 22, 2010 12:21 pm | by | Comments

MERGE, which stands for ‘Mobile Energy Resources in Grids of Electricity’, is a €4.5m, 16 partner consortium project that includes utilities regulators, commercial organizations and universities with interests in the power generation, automotive, electronic...


Accent Closes 5 Million Euros in Series B Funding to Expand Smart Grid Technology Offerings

October 22, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Accent, a specialist in semiconductor integration of communications and metering technologies, announced that it has closed a new round of financing of €5 million from Silicon Valley investor Tallwood Venture Capital. The funding will...


Power Integrations Announces Strategic Investment in SemiSouth Laboratories

October 22, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Power Integrations announced a strategic investment in SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., a manufacturer of high-voltage silicon-carbide (SiC) semiconductor devices. Power Integrations’ commitment of $30 million, which includes an equity investment in SemiSouth, a technology license...


FCC demands information from Cablevision, Fox

October 22, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

With a contract dispute still keeping Fox programming off Cablevision systems, federal regulators are demanding information from both companies about the details of their negotiations....

Top Aggie 100 former student credits chemical engineering professor

October 22, 2010 11:23 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

It’s not every day that a university professor gets to be part of his former student’s big day. On Friday, Oct. 22, it happened to Mark Holtzapple, a professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Thomas Bieschke, a 1996 graduate of Texas...


AEC-Q200 Qualified Surface Mount Polyswitch Devices

October 22, 2010 11:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

Tyco Electronics announced today that it has qualified its family of PolySwitch nanoASMD, microASMD, miniASMD, ASMD, and AHS surface-mount devices (SMDs) to help vehicle manufacturers meet industry safety and reliability standards, reduce system cost, and improve the efficiency and...

Google tightening privacy leash on employees

October 22, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is promising to monitor its employees more closely to make sure they don't intrude on people's privacy while the company collects and stores information about its users....


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