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Western Digital names CFO as new COO

August 17, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hard drive maker Western Digital Corp. said Tuesday that it has named Tim Leyden, its chief financial officer, as its chief operating officer.Wolfgang Nickl will become chief financial officer and a senior vice president, the company said.Leyden has spent more than 20 years at Western Digital,...

ARPA-E Supports Development of Carbon Capture Technology

August 17, 2010 12:20 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are using funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy -- also known as ARPA-E -- to pursue two different, but related, approaches for removing carbon dioxide from the flue gases of coal-burning power plants.

Dynamic Student to Dynamicist

August 17, 2010 12:20 pm | by Duke University | Comments

Having a father as a welder and farmer as well as several uncles in construction as superintendents, contractors, brick masons and carpenters, math and science were made practical to Howard Conyers. Even as a small child who didn’t know what an engineer was, he experienced both fields...

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Survey of viewers shows extent of TV time shifting

August 17, 2010 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

If you've never time-shifted a prime-time television series - watched it later on a DVR, over the Internet or ordered it on demand - you're now in the minority....

EU loses case over taxes on US, Asian tech goods

August 17, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The European Union is weighing whether to appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that condemned the bloc for illegally collecting tariffs on billions of dollars worth of high-tech goods from the U.S., Japan and Taiwan....

Feds: No charges in Pa. school laptop-spying case

August 17, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Federal prosecutors will not file charges against a school district or its employees over the use of software to remotely monitor students....

THQ hopes to draw in artists with tablet for Wii

August 17, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Video game publisher THQ Inc. hopes to draw in artistically inclined fans when its uDraw GameTablet is available for the Wii this year....

Spain becomes latest country to take on Google

August 17, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Spain is investigating Google over its "Street View" mapping feature, becoming the latest country to tangle with the Internet search giant over concerns it violated people's privacy while taking shots of city streets....

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Fitch says Dell rating unaffected by 3Par buyout

August 17, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fitch Ratings said Tuesday Dell Inc.'s ratings are unaffected by the company's proposed acquisition of 3Par Inc.Dell is buying the data storage provider for $1.13 billion. Fitch expects the acquisition to be funded entirely with cash on hand.The ratings agency said the planned acquisition,...

Over 150,000 MegaPhase Cables Help Allied Forces Defeat IEDs

August 17, 2010 10:05 am | Comments

The critical systems our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines use to jam radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs) rely on the RF cables designed and manufactured at the MegaPhase facility in Stroudsburg, PA.

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Google's search share slips while Yahoo creeps up

August 17, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc.'s share of the Internet search market in the U.S. slipped last month as its closest rival, Yahoo Inc., picked up more traffic, according to the latest figures from the research firm comScore Inc.But the minor erosion left Google with a huge advantage over both Yahoo and Microsoft...

Online Prototype Ordering Offers 24 Hour Shipment

August 17, 2010 8:47 am | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. introduces the Haydon Kerk Engineering Development Center, offering customers the ability to order online from a standard listing of prototype parts available for 24 hour shipment. The online ordering system allows an engineer to quickly obtain off-the-shelf linear motion components...

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New System Developed to Test and Evaluate High-Energy Laser Weapons

August 17, 2010 8:20 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers at GTRI have developed a system that will accelerate high-energy laser development and reduce the time required to make them operational for national security purposes.

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A test center for wind turbines in northwestern Jutland

August 17, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) A test center for wind turbines at Østerild in north-western Jutland will ensure Denmark's leading position within wind energyWith its distinct wind conditions, 250-meter-high meteorological masts,...

HP buying cyber security firm Fortify Software

August 17, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. says it is buying Fortify Software to beef up its cyber security offerings.The company did not disclose financial terms of the buyout Tuesday.Fortify is a privately held company based in San Mateo, Calif. It helps businesses identify and fix security weaknesses in their...

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