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Scientists develop device to enable improved global data transmission

September 7, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Southampton) Researchers have developed a new data transmission system that could substantially improve the transmission capacity and energy efficiency of the world's optical communication networks.

TeleCommunication Systems, Army in satellite deal

September 7, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. said Tuesday that it received orders from the U.S. Army valued at up to $3.8 million for some antenna systems, satellite equipment and other items.The initial orders total $1.3 million, but the deal's value could climb to $3.8 million if all options are fully...

Renate W. Chasman Scholarship for Women Awarded to Two Students

September 7, 2010 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Joanna Laroussi, a student at Hunter College, and Jamina Oomen-Hajagos, a student at Stony Brook University, have been awarded the Renate W. Chasman Scholarship for Women.


Macho Duke Nukem returns after a decade in limbo

September 7, 2010 6:05 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

When Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. pulled the plug on the long-in-development "Duke Nukem Forever" last year, most observers in the video-game industry thought they'd seen the last of its titular hero.But you can't keep a bad man down — and last weekend, the cigar-chomping, beer-swilling tough...

Where the MEMS markets are going

September 7, 2010 4:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Yole Développement and System Plus Consulting sponsored a MEMS market briefing at MEMS /Micromachine 2010.


Radiant Systems public stock offering planned

September 7, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Radiant Systems Inc. said Tuesday that a public offering is planned of about 4.7 million shares of its common stock.The maker of touch-screen point-of-sale systems will offer approximately 3.5 million shares, with the remainder offered by certain selling stockholders.Radiant said it plans to...

Education: Governments should expand tertiary studies to boost jobs and tax revenues

September 7, 2010 2:22 am | by OECD | Comments

Governments need to go for world-class quality in their education systems to ensure long-term economic growth, according to the latest edition of the OECD’s annual Education at a Glance.


FLIR moves to acquire sensor company ICx

September 7, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Infrared imaging giant begins cash tender offer to purchase ICx Technologies for $274M.


Imaging IR weapon hits target from 4 km

September 7, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

System built by Raytheon and Boeing using uncooled infrared imager strikes armored vehicle, while test firings of the Airborne Laser are again delayed.


Flir awarded $27M for EOS system

September 7, 2010 12:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Flir Systems Inc. has received a $27,099,732 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery and indefinite-quantity contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division of Crane, Ind., for the procurement of electro-optic sensors (EOS) and required training, provision item order,...


AOL teaming up with Ellen DeGeneres online

September 6, 2010 10:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

AOL is adding talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to its family of Web properties as it looks for ways to draw more people to its sites....

The brain speaks

September 6, 2010 8:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Utah) In an early step toward letting severely paralyzed people speak with their thoughts, University of Utah researchers translated brain signals into words using two grids of 16 microelectrodes implanted beneath the skull but atop the brain. "We have been able to decode...

Mozambican radio: 9 who call for protests arrested

September 6, 2010 6:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mozambicans found Monday they could not send text messages, after some used the technology to call for protests in this impoverished country over increases in food, water and electricity prices....


Oracle names ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd co-president

September 6, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corp. has announced former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd is joining the database software maker as co-president.Oracle said in a statement Monday that Hurd will also serve as a member of the board of directors. He will report to CEO Larry Ellison.In the statement, Ellison praised...

Ritalin Improves Brain Function, Task Performance in Cocaine Abusers

September 6, 2010 12:21 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Brain-scanning study shows Ritalin improves impaired brain function in people addicted to cocaine, implying it could play a role in facilitating recovery from addiction.


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