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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.

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...

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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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HP's interim chief says Oracle alliance 'strained'

September 8, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's interim chief says the company's 25-year alliance with Oracle has been "strained" by the dispute over Oracle's hiring of ousted HP CEO Mark Hurd.Cathie Lesjak says Hurd needs to be "reminded" that he signed agreements to keep HP's trade secrets and other confidential...

AngioSculpt "EX" PTCA Scoring Balloon Catheter by AngioScore, Inc.: Recall - Risk of Catheter Separation

September 8, 2010 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Fragments of the catheter may become lodged in coronary arteries, resulting in serious injury or death.

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Amazon buys online music retailer Amie Street

September 8, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com Inc., seeking to expand its position in the music download market against rivals like Apple Inc.'s iTunes Store, has purchased online music retailer Amie Street for an undisclosed amount.In an e-mail to users Wednesday, Amie Street said it has found "a great home" for its site...

Shafting Is Ultra Light

September 8, 2010 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

At 65% lighter than typical linear shafting, it delivers smoother and easier linear motion positioning, making it an attractive and cost effective shafting option in any number of plain bearing applications.

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Google search accelerates with 'instant' results

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

Google is accelerating its search engine by displaying the results as soon as users begin to type in their requests....

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Oracle plans to give Hurd $950,000 annual salary

September 8, 2010 9:05 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corp. plans to pay newly appointed co-President Mark Hurd a base salary of $950,000 annually and said the ousted Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO is eligible for a target bonus of $5 million in the current fiscal year.Oracle released the details of Hurd's pay package in a filing with the...

Economy : OECD Interim Economic Assessment to be released on 9 September

September 8, 2010 8:21 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD Chief economist Pier Carlo Padoan will present an interim assessment of the economic situation in Europe, the United States and Japan at a news briefing, including live webcast, at 11.00 a.m. on Thursday 9 September 2010 at OECD headquarters.

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