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An Award, Criticism and Perils for Comcast

October 4, 2010 11:22 am | by New York Times | Comments

As Comcast prepares its NBC takeover, it has a case study in awkward entanglements as an employee cries foul over his firing after criticizing a Fox News host.

Skype getting new CEO from Cisco

October 4, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Skype is replacing its CEO with a Cisco Systems executive. The change may indicate the Internet calling service is closer to announcing specific plans for an initial public offering.Skype S.A. says Tony Bates, formerly a Cisco Systems Inc. senior vice president, will take over for Josh...

Rensselaer professors Dordick and Interrante named ACS Fellows

October 4, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professors have been named 2010 fellows of the American Chemical Society. Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Howard P. Isermann '42 Professor of Chemical and Biological...


New Survey Shows Industrial Sector Surging Forward

October 4, 2010 10:21 am | Comments

ThomasNet’s newest Industry Market Barometer shows North America’s industrial/manufacturing sector surging forward, accelerating the momentum of its recovery with the promise of further expansion to come.

Cornell co-leads $3 million biodiversity study

October 4, 2010 10:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

A Cornell team will explore the consequences of rapid climate change on biodiversity and ecosystems, thanks to $3 million from the National Science Foundation.

President Obama proclaims Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 4, 2010 9:34 am | by Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service | Comments

Americans everywhere prosper because of the nation's digital infrastructure, and therefore all citizens must defend it, President Barack Obama said Oct. 4. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and in a proclamation released, President Obama said all Americans must understand they have a responsibility to secure cyber networks.


Report says BHP bid would cut government revenue

October 4, 2010 9:05 am | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

BHP Billiton's potential hostile takeover of Potash Corp. could reduce the provincial Saskatchewan government's revenues by at least $2 billion over the next 10 years, a Saskatchewan government-commissioned report released Monday said.Australia's BHP Billiton Ltd. launched a $39 billion...

A step toward lead-free electronics

October 4, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Leeds) Research published today by materials engineers from the University of Leeds could help pave the way toward 100 percent lead-free electronics.


William Horak Named Chair of Brookhaven Lab's Department of Nuclear Science and Technology

October 4, 2010 7:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

William Horak has been named chair of the new Department of Nuclear Science and Technology. For the past 10 years, Horak has served as chair of the Energy Sciences and Technology Department, where he supervised scientists and engineers developing and implementing technical projects in a...

Microsemi to Acquire Actel

October 4, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

Microsemi announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Actel for $20.88 per share through a cash tender offer.

Cable Technology Meets Requirements for High Data-Rate Applications

October 4, 2010 6:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

This technology consists of a new differential cable design with lower SCD21 (differential-to-common-mode conversion) and a very high level of signal fidelity.


40-65 Watt External Power Supplies Are Medical-Certified

October 4, 2010 6:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

These supplies are EISA and CEC Efficiency Level IV compliant. The DTM65-C series operate with a universal AC input of 90 to 264 VAC (47-63 Hz).


Eyak withdraws offer to buy GTSI

October 4, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Alaska's Eyak Technology LLC said Monday it has withdrawn is offer to buy GTSI Corp., sending GTSI's shares skidding 41 percent on pre-market trading.Eyak said it is withdrawing its offer of $7.50 per share in cash, after the U.S. Small Business Administration suspended GTSI from receiving any...


Verizon Wireless plans $30M-$90M customer refunds

October 4, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Verizon Wireless could pay out up to $90 million in refunds to cell phone customers who were improperly charged for inadvertent Web access or data usage over the past several years....

Iran: Nuclear delay due to leak, not computer worm

October 4, 2010 5:05 am | by ALI AKBAR DAREINI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A months-long delay in starting up Iran's first nuclear power plant is the result of a small leak, not a computer worm that was found on the laptops of several plant employees, the country's nuclear chief said Monday.The leak occurred in a storage pool where the plant's fuel is being held...



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