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Digital helpers for the hearing impaired

August 16, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Every fifth German is hearing impaired. In their private and in their work lives, they are restricted -- such as when making a telephone call. Researchers are now ready with a digital solution, one that can partially compensate for the hearing loss. Soon, the...

NSF Awards $3M Stem Cell Bio-Manufacturing Program to Georgia Tech

August 16, 2010 9:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

The NSF has awarded $3 million to Georgia Tech to fund a unique research program on stem cell bio-manufacturing. The effort is focused on developing engineering methods for stem cell production to meet the anticipated demand for stem cells.

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High definition diagnostic ultrasonics on the nanoscale

August 16, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Nottingham) Scientists and Engineers at the University of Nottingham have built the world's smallest ultrasonic transducers capable of generating and detecting ultrasound.

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Flir to buy weapons sensor maker ICx for $274M

August 16, 2010 7:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Flir Systems Inc., which makes thermal imaging and infrared camera systems, on Monday said it had agreed to buy ICx Technologies Inc., a maker of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives detectors, for $274 million in cash.Portland-based Flir is offering $7.55 per share in...

QHR Technologies has record revenue of $5.1M in Q2; profit at $308,166

August 16, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

QHR Technologies Inc. has reported record revenue of $5.1 million for its second quarter, up 90 per cent for the same period last year.Profit was $308,166 or one cent a share in the quarter ended June 30, compared with a loss of $205,983, or one cent a share, in the same period in 2009, the...

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Apple manager charged with taking kickbacks

August 16, 2010 6:23 am | Comments

A manager at Apple Inc has been charged in California with taking kickbacks he received after leaking corporate secrets to Asian companies that supplied iPhone and iPod accessories, court documents showed.

A robot that identifies doors from their handles

August 16, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) The intelligent robots that appear in the movies have little relation to real life, although the tendency in current robotics to create machines that are as independent as possible is a fact. "The robot has to be aware of what it is doing and, more and more, be capable...

U.S. video viewing site Hulu plans an IPO: report

August 16, 2010 6:16 am | Comments

Hulu is planning an initial public offering which could value the U.S. video viewing site at more than $2 billion, the New York Times said.

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Intel to buy TI's cable modem unit

August 16, 2010 6:11 am | Comments

Intel Corp said on Monday that it would buy the cable modem product line of chip maker Texas Instruments Inc in order to expand its consumer electronics chip business.

Home computers aid in discovery of neutron star

August 16, 2010 6:04 am | Comments

Ordinary computers like those folks use to send e-mail or surf the Internet are being credited with finding a previously unknown neutron star.

Spacewalking astronauts plug in new cooling pump

August 16, 2010 5:58 am | Comments

Spacewalking astronauts installed a new ammonia pump to the International Space Station on Monday, accomplishing the urgent cooling-system repairs after more than two weeks of impaired operations in orbit.

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MagicJack banishes calling costs

August 16, 2010 5:45 am | Comments

The company behind the magicJack, the Internet phone gadget heavily advertised on television, has another trick up its sleeve: free phone calls from computers, smart phones and iPads.

FarmVille maker Zynga hires ex-MySpace CEO

August 16, 2010 5:38 am | Comments

Zynga, the maker of popular social networking game "FarmVille," has hired former MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta as its executive vice president of business operations.

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Satellite images to peek at pools and additions

August 16, 2010 5:30 am | Comments

High-tech eyes in the sky - from satellite imagery to sophisticated aerial photography that maps entire communities - are being employed in creative new ways by government officials, a trend that civil libertarians and others fear are eroding privacy rights.

HP awarded $200 M contract to work with Medicare

August 16, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

HP Enterprise Services has been awarded a contract worth up to $200 million to work with Medicare Part B coverage, the company said Monday.HP Enterprise, part of Hewlett-Packard Co. in Palo Alto, Calif., said the contract requires it to improve claims processing and also the delivery of health...

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