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Timeline: Microsoft, Yahoo's road to partnership

August 24, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A chronology of key events leading to Microsoft Corp.'s deal with rival Yahoo Inc.:Feb. 1, 2008: After more than two years of talks and speculation, Microsoft makes unsolicited offer to buy Yahoo for $31 per share, or $44.6 billion.Feb. 3: Google Inc.'s top lawyer says the buyout could hurt Web...

General Dynamics receives $61.8M Army contract

August 24, 2010 11:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Defense contractor General Dynamics said Tuesday its information technology unit received a $61.8 million contract to support the Army's operational intelligence force.The company will provide help-desk management, network administration, and software and network maintenance, among other tasks,...

Microsoft now fueling Yahoo's search engine

August 24, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft is now powering the search engine on Yahoo's website in the U.S. and Canada.Yahoo Inc.'s shift to Microsoft Corp.'s technology is part of a partnership aimed at undercutting Google Inc.'s dominance of the search market. The two companies completed the transition Tuesday, 13 months...

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Best Buy names new design leader

August 24, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Best Buy Co. Inc. has named Aura Oslapas senior vice president and chief design officer to lead the retailer's design and brand identity worldwide.Oslapas, 53, will assume her new role on Sept. 15, the company said Tuesday.She comes to Best Buy from A+O Design methods, a boutique design agency...

LEDs promise brighter future, not necessarily greener

August 24, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Solid-state lighting pioneers long have held that replacing the inefficient Edison light bulb with more efficient solid-state light-emitting devices (LEDs) would lower electrical usage worldwide, not only "greenly" decreasing the need for new power...

Yale Researcher Joins Vice President Joseph Biden to Unveil Report on Recovery Act

August 24, 2010 10:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Nenad Sestan, associate professor of neurobiology at Yale, was at the White House on Tuesday, August 24 to...

RadioShack announces $300M accelerated buyback

August 24, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

RadioShack Corp. said Tuesday that it will buy back $300 million of its common stock as part of an accelerated share repurchase agreement.The retailer said the agreement, with Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank, is being made under a previous $500 million share repurchase program.The company...

System Enables Quick, Easy Flat Cable Mounting

August 24, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The StripMount design makes it quick and easy to mount cables to any surface without the need for cable carriers, conduit, or other cable management hardware.

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PVC Filter Monitors Designed for Water and Corrosive Liquids

August 24, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

PVC filter monitors from Orange Research measure differential pressure to check the health of filter media in filtration equipment for water and corrosive liquids.

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Power Inductors Designed for DC-DC Converter Applications

August 24, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s BRL2515 and BRFL2518 wire-wound power inductors offer industry-leading DC bias characteristics in a thinner, smaller size.

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'Spintronics' breakthrough holds promise for next-generation computers

August 24, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Kansas) The discovery made at KU's Ultrafast Laser Lab clears a major hurdle for spintronics researchers worldwide: the difficulty in detecting the flow of spinning electrons in real time.

Air Force filling holes in communication during drawdown

August 24, 2010 7:45 am | by Staff Sgt. Sanjay Allen, Air Component Coordination Element-Iraq Public Affairs | Comments

While convoys are operating in areas where ground communications are limited, joint airborne battle staff crews are stepping in to bridge the gap during the responsible drawdown of forces where communication is critical to ensure U.S. Forces redeploy safely.

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Visualizing viruses: new research pinpoints tiny invaders

August 24, 2010 7:21 am | by Richard Harth, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University | Comments

(Arizona State University) In the war against infectious disease, identifying the culprit is half the battle. Now, research professor Shaopeng Wang and his colleagues at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute describe a new method for visualizing individual virus particles. Their...

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Driverless vehicles go manual in Moscow

August 24, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A pair of fender-benders, two technology-loving hitchhikers and 22 hours blocked at the Russian border. That's the balance sheet so far for a team of driverless vehicles on a 13,000-kilometer (8,000-mile) roadtrip from Europe to China....

Air Force Research Lab conducts second successful robot refueler test

August 24, 2010 6:15 am | Comments

The test of a robotic refueling system by researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate in late July 2010 marks the second successful test of technology that could dramatically change the way the U.S. military services its aircraft.

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