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Solving art's mysteries

July 12, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Northwestern University) Henri Matisse was a painter of vivid colors. From 1913 to 1917, however, he radically changed his style and palette. Collaborators from Northwestern University and the Art Institute of Chicago bring this home with a fascinating scientific deconstruction of...

Microsoft, PC makers to offer Azure cloud services

July 12, 2010 9:15 am | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is teaming up with computer makers to try to make its Windows Azure cloud computing system attractive to government and big corporate customers. In recent years, companies have started to use technology called virtualization, which can let one

General Dynamics gets $30 million defense contract

July 12, 2010 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Monday a subsidiary won a $30 million Army contract to begin making hulls for infantry combat vehicles.The hulls will be made in Anniston, Ala., and London, Ontario by General Dynamics Land Systems and installed on eight-wheel Stryker combat vehicles.Deliveries are...

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Quest Software acquires Volcker Informatik

July 12, 2010 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quest Software Inc., which makes technology systems management software, said Monday it has acquired Volcker Informatik AG, a privately held German software company.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Volcker Informatik's products help companies manage user identities, access...

ExlService names new global client services exec

July 12, 2010 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

ExlService Holdings Inc. said Monday it has named Bill Bloom to the newly created post of executive vice president of global client services, effective immediately.Bloom will join lead sales and marketing, account management and other client-oriented functions for the outsourcing company.Most...

CEO steps down at Golisano's Paychex Inc.

July 12, 2010 9:05 am | Comments

The chief executive of Paychex Inc., Jonathan Judge, is stepping down after nearly six years at the helm of billionaire B. Thomas Golisano's payroll processing firm in upstate New York."Jon resigned his position as CEO to pursue other interests - it's as straightforward and simple as that,"...

DSP delivers high performance for processing intensive applications

July 12, 2010 8:49 am | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) announces the introduction of a new development platform and a new speed grade option for the TMS320C6457 digital signal processor (DSP). TI’s simplified development platform coupled with the TMS320C6457 - 850MHz device will allow customers in markets such as defense, networking, test, imaging and industrial to quickly ramp up their development efforts...

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MIT researchers create fibers that can detect and produce sound

July 12, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) In the August issue of Nature Materials, MIT Professor Yoel Fink, and his collaborators, announce a new milestone on the path to functional fibers: fibers that can detect and produce sound. Applications could include clothes that are themselves...

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Gameworld: Motion games broaden uses beyond exercise

July 12, 2010 7:56 am | Comments

Ever since Nintendo launched the Wii, gamers have been interacting with characters and working out with virtual trainers in titles like Electronic Arts' "EA Sports Active" or Ubisoft's "Your Shape."

Microsoft CEO touts new Windows tablets vs iPad

July 12, 2010 7:50 am | Comments

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer touted new tablet-style devices running the Windows 7 operating system from about 20 manufacturers at a conference on Monday, underlining the giant software company's eagerness to counter the explosion of interest in Apple Inc's iPad.

For Speediest Athletes, It's All in the Center of Gravity

July 12, 2010 7:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. – In the record books, the swiftest sprinters tend to be of West African ancestry and the faster swimmers tend to be white.

IPVEA and EU PVSEC Organize PV Production Forum 2010

July 12, 2010 7:09 am | Comments

The International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA), an independent, non-profit organization of manufacturers and suppliers of photovoltaic (PV) fabrication equipment and related raw materials, announces that it is working with the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition...

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TCS receives $25.4M from Army for satellite gear

July 12, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. said it has received an additional $25.4 million in funding from the U.S. Army for satellite communications equipment.The funding comes from orders announced in August 2008 and Sept. 2009, and will help pay for hardware and maintenance for TCS's SwiftLink...

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Nissan suspending output in Japan over parts delay

July 12, 2010 5:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nissan Motor Co. says it will suspend production at four assembly plants in Japan due to a delay in getting supplies of engine parts from Hitachi Ltd.Nissan spokesman Koji Okuda said the suspension will begin Wednesday and last three days. The move will affect around 15,000 vehicles.Japan's...

Alliance Data isses $450M in securities

July 12, 2010 5:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Alliance Data Systems Corp., which provides private-label credit card services to retailers and wholesalers, said Monday it issued $450 million in asset-backed securities.The securities were issued as part of the securitization program for Alliance Data's private label credit card banking...

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