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Spirit rover becomes 'stationary research platform'

January 27, 2010 1:53 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

More than six (Earth) years after it parachuted onto Mars' Gusev crater, the long-lived rover Spirit is transitioning to a new role as a stationary craft.

The Next Industrial Revolution - Is Happening In 1910

January 27, 2010 1:53 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Matt, our product manager, sent me a couple of interesting links about the next Industrial Revolution. The first was an article in Wired Magazine by Chris Anderson. The second was a rebuttal in Gizmodo by Joel Johnson. Both had some...

Oracle CEO: about 1,000 layoffs planned for Sun

January 27, 2010 1:01 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison cheered the closing of his company's $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems on Wednesday, vowing that Sun will immediately add to Oracle's profits. He said layoffs won't be as severe as some industry analysts were predicting.Analysts had expected Sun to...

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Be the Smart Kid

January 27, 2010 12:53 pm | by An Engineering Mind | Comments

Kids: I know summer is a great time to heal the emotional scars that the Robert Johnsons of your generation left on you whilst beating you up and shoving you in lockers (believe, I've been there...lots), but suck it up. Don't let these months off erode the firm crust of knowledge you...

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Figs kill wasp larvae when wasps do not pollinate figs

January 27, 2010 12:52 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

When a species in a mutually beneficial relationship fails to hold up its end of the bargain, sanctions may be necessary to maintain the relationship, a Cornell study of figs and wasps finds.

USB Market Will Get SuperSpeed Boost After Slower 2009

January 27, 2010 11:56 am | by In-Stat | Comments

Although the global recession will prompt a slight decline in USB-enabled device shipments this year, next-generation “SuperSpeed” technology will fuel the market over the next several years.

Apple unveils $499 tablet, $629 with AT & T data

January 27, 2010 10:01 am | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writers - Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. will sell the newly unveiled tablet-style iPad starting at $499, a price tag far below the $1,000 that some analysts were expecting.The iPad, which is larger in size but similar in design to Apple's popular iPhone, was billed by CEO Steve Jobs on Wednesday as "so much more intimate...

NY AG calls Internet discount clubs 'deceptive'

January 27, 2010 9:56 am | Comments

The New York attorney general warned Internet retailers Wednesday that they should stop funneling unsuspecting customers into "deceptive" Web discount clubs that have been accused of slamming people with hidden fees.

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Apple’s iPad

January 27, 2010 9:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Steve Jobs introduces the Apple iPad. A touch screen tablet with wireless internet connectivity and a touch screen keyboard (when desired). Related: Freeware Wi-Fi app turns iPod into a Phone – Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard Using Wii Remote – Build Your Own Tabletop...

Apple unveils $499 tablet with AT & T data plans

January 27, 2010 9:33 am | Comments

Apple will sell its newly unveiled tablet-style iPad starting at $499. The iPad resembles an iPhone, but larger. Apple will sell some iPad models with data plans from AT&T, with no contract required.

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Several VITA Specifications Reach ANSI Recognition

January 27, 2010 9:16 am | Comments

VITA, the trade association dedicated to fostering American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited open system architectures in critical embedded system applications had several of its specifications reach ANSI recognition in the past year. A total of eight specifications completed the process and reached full recognition under the guidance of the VITA Standards Organization (VSO).

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Rochester Continues Manufacturing Intel's IXF1002

January 27, 2010 9:02 am | Comments

Rochester Electronics, the world's largest authorized manufacturer of discontinued semiconductors, is announcing that it will provide, under a license from Intel, continuing manufacturing and customer support for Intel's IXF1002 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Controller, which facilitates simple network management protocol and remote monitoring management in gigabit Ethernet server environments.

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Super Micro shares jump after solid 2Q results

January 27, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Super Micro Computer Inc. jumped Wednesday after the server maker posted solid fiscal second-quarter results amid a recovery in the technology sector.For the three months ended Dec. 31, the company earned $7.6 million, or 19 cents per share, up rose 42 percent from a profit of $5.3...

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New Speakers Announced for FAA Space Transportation Conference

January 27, 2010 8:21 am | Comments

The conference, co-sponsored by AIAA, is organized around the theme of “Igniting the Space Economy,” and will feature high-level speakers and panels examining all areas of the commercial space transportation sector, and how NASA and America’s commercial space firms can thrive within it.

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Tablet computer expected to debut at Apple event

January 27, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. is taking the wraps off its "latest creation," which analysts believe will be a tablet-style computer — somewhat like an iPhone, but larger.Apple CEO and showman Steve Jobs is expected to take the stage at a San Francisco event Wednesday.Although Apple has been silent publicly about...

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