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Web portal Warrior Gateway helps digital-age vets

May 23, 2010 9:30 am | Comments

For young veterans returning from duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, the process of re-entering society can be daunting, especially if they have been injured or have struggled with mental health problems.A new, free Web portal wants to help these warriors find the services they need in an environment...

Treasury picks adviser for General Motors IPO

May 21, 2010 3:30 pm | Comments

The Treasury Department has hired Lazard Freres & Co. as its adviser to prepare for an initial public stock offering by General Motors Co.Treasury signed the agreement on Monday but did not reveal it until Friday. The agreement says that Lazard Freres will be paid $500,000 a month over the next...

Intuit completes $91M Medfusion acquisition

May 21, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Accounting, tax and personal finance software maker Intuit Inc. said Friday it completed its $91 million acquisition of privately held Medfusion, which makes products that help patients connect with doctors and other health care providers.The cash deal was first announced May 11.Intuit said its...


Sourcefire adds new board members

May 21, 2010 11:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cybersecurity company Sourcefire Inc. said Friday that its shareholders have elected two new members to its board of directors.The company's shareholders elected John Becker and Arnold Punara to serve on the board until the company's 2013 annual meeting.Shares of Sourcefire rose 17 cents to...

Hewlett-Packard recalling 54K laptop batteries

May 21, 2010 11:30 am | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. is recalling 54,000 lithium-ion batteries used in HP and Compaq computers after receiving reports of injuries from the batteries overheating and rupturing.The recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and expands an earlier recall of 70,000 of the...

UCLA engineer gets $4 million from Department of Energy to convert CO2 to liquid fuel using electricity

May 21, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Los Angeles) Due to the fundamental need of the country to change the way in which it uses and produces energy as well as the need to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in particular carbon dioxide, James C. Liao, Chancellor's Professor of Chemical...

Hewlett-Packard adds defendant to patent suit

May 21, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest PC maker, said it added a new defendant to an existing federal lawsuit over inkjet printer cartridge patent infringement and sale of products incorporating stolen components.HP said late Thursday it is now also suing Asia Pacific Microsystems Inc., an...

Electrical engineering professor, student win IEEE Best Paper Award

May 21, 2010 9:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Xi Zhang, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has won the prestigious Best Paper Award at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC) 2010. This is Zhang's second Best Paper Award within...


1.0, 0.8, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3...

May 21, 2010 9:20 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

As pitch gets smaller, things get more difficult. Did that blinding flash of the obvious hurt your eyes? Mine too. It's not always just more difficult though. Sometimes it's different as well. Like BGAs, for example. With 0.5mm and larger...

Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Environment, Business, Hardware, Politics

May 21, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Saskatchewan government and Japanese electronics and industrial giant Hitachi Ltd. say they have struck a deal to to develop energy and carbon capture environmental technologies.The two partners have signed an agreement to help commercialize low-carbon energy technologies that involve a...

Lexmark to buy Perceptive Software for $280M

May 21, 2010 7:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Printer and copier maker Lexmark International Inc. said Friday it agreed to buy business software company Perceptive Software for about $280 million in cash.Perceptive's "content management" software is used in higher education, health care and by government agencies. Lexmark said the deal...

Scientific Games receives contract from Norway

May 21, 2010 7:30 am | Comments

Scientific Games Corp., which provides equipment for the lottery and gaming industries, said Friday it received a contract for a new lottery system from Norway's state-owned lottery operator, Norsk Tipping.The company expects the contract to begin in 2011 and last for 12 years. Financial terms...

Chemical engineering students recognized

May 21, 2010 7:20 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Select students from the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University have been recognized as distinguished members of their Spring 2010 graduating class. At a reception honoring the department’s spring graduates, Mark Deimund of Oklahoma City was named...


Translation Guide

May 21, 2010 7:02 am | Comments

The Translation  Guide from Texas Instruments contains the latest updates on: -Dual Supply Level Translators for push-pull buffered and open drain applications -Application specific translators for memory card applications -New packaging options


Britain suspends home information pack data plan which helps MDA revenues

May 21, 2010 4:30 am | Comments

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA), a provider of specialized real estate data and other information, says the British government has announced the immediate suspension of the Home Information Pack, which had been required until now when a homeowner put his house up for sale in...


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