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Cyber Task Force passes mission to Cyber Command

September 9, 2010 7:07 am | Comments

After spending the better part of the past decade defending the Defense Department's computer networks, the Joint Task Force Global Network Operations command cased its colors. The task force was deactivated in a ceremony Sept. 7 here at the Defense Information Systems Agency.

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Apple to publish guidelines for app approval

September 9, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple says it will publish the guidelines its uses to determine which programs can be sold in its App Store.Thursday's announcement follows two years of complaints from software developers about Apple Inc. using secret and seemingly capricious rules to block some applications.The store has more...

Economy : Recovery slowing amid increased uncertainty, says Interim Economic Outlook

September 9, 2010 2:21 am | by OECD | Comments

The world economic recovery may be slowing faster than previously anticipated, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment. Growth in the Group of Seven countries is expected to be around 1½ per cent on an annualized basis in the second half of 2010 compared with the...

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SoloPower is first ever to receive UL certification for a flexible CIGS module

September 9, 2010 12:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Important Advancement for Solar Industry

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Quick Hit football video game gets NFL makeover

September 8, 2010 9:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Thursday marks the kickoff of the 2010 NFL season, and along with it, a renewed interest in fantasy leagues and video games that let Monday-morning quarterbacks feel as if they're part of the action....

Questions on SMD and NSMD

September 8, 2010 4:20 pm | Comments

My prior post discussed SMD (solder mask defined) vs NSMD (non solder mask defined) pads for BGAs. I received a comment on the post asking for a bit of clarification: "My understanding was that SMD pads were preferred from a...

Scientific Games prices $250 million debt offering

September 8, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Scientific Games Corp. said Wednesday that it has priced a debt offering that will enable the lottery games supplier to repay more than $200 million in other loans.The refinancing calls for Scientific Games to sell $250 million of senior subordinated notes due in 2018 with an 8.125 percent...

Portable laser backpack revolutionizes 3-D mapping

September 8, 2010 2:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Air Force Office of Scientific Research) A portable, laser backpack for 3-D mapping has been developed at the University of California, Berkeley, where it is being hailed as a breakthrough technology capable of producing fast, automatic and realistic 3-D mapping of difficult interior environments.

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TNS to buy Cequint for up to $112.5 million

September 8, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Data-services provider TNS Inc. said Wednesday it will pay up to $112.5 million for Cequint Inc., which sells caller-ID goods and services to mobile phone operators.TNS said the acquisition will slightly reduce 2010 adjusted earnings but be neutral within a year. It will add $2 million to...

TNS to amend loan in order to buy back shares

September 8, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

TNS Inc. said Wednesday it plans to change terms of a loan in order to be able to buy back up to $50 million in stock and complete an acquisition.TNS, which sells payment data services to retailers, banks and other companies, said its senior secured credit facility would currently let it buy...

FuelCell Energy Reports Third Quarter Results

September 8, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

FuelCell Energy, Inc. reported results for its third quarter ended July 31, 2010 and its latest accomplishments. FuelCell Energy reported total revenues for the third quarter of 2010 of $18.9 million compared to $23.0...

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TI To Develop Products for New Qi Wireless Power Standard

September 8, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced its adoption of the Wireless Power Consortium’s (WPC) Qi standard. The V1.0 specification outlines the function and performance of an interoperable wireless charging system. The ratification of the standard...

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ZMDI Records Strong Growth in First Half Year 2010

September 8, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI) registered healthy growth for the first six months of 2010 and upgraded its revenue forecast for the current fiscal year. According to figures published by the company, revenues for...

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University of Kentucky president leaving his post

September 8, 2010 12:06 pm | by ROGER ALFORD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Lee T. Todd Jr. is stepping down as president of the University of Kentucky when his contract expires June 30.Todd announced his departure at a news conference Wednesday afternoon on the campus in Lexington."It is just the right time," Todd said.The Kentucky native was a former UK electrical...

Study: Elephants unfazed by dynamite, but fear humans

September 8, 2010 11:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Elephants are not bothered by dynamite explosions, but nearby human activity prompts them to dramatically change their behavior, reports a Cornell study.

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