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Google acquires Canadian tech startup BumpTop, specializing in 3D software

May 2, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. has snatched one of Canada's hottest tech startups.The search engine company has acquired BumpTop, a Toronto-based firm specializing in software that turns a computer desktop into a 3D environment.The parties involved in the sale did not disclose the purchase price, but the Globe...

Computer-security event seeks to spur int'l talks

May 2, 2010 10:30 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

As governments around the world amass armies of hackers to protect their countries' computer networks and possibly attack others, the idea of getting officials together to discuss shared threats such as cybercrime is challenging."You just don't pick up the phone and call your counterparts in...

Antibiotics, Farming and Superbugs

May 2, 2010 6:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Antibiotics and farming – how superbugs happen Provocative new research from Boston University’s medical school and department of biomedical engineering now suggests, though, that multi-drug resistance can be acquired in one pass, through a different mutational process...

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Circuit Design ECOsystem

May 1, 2010 12:20 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Years and years ago, I was a product manager at In Focus, the projector manufacturer. It was a great time to be in the display industry. New technology was being invented left and right (and center and back, and some...

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Over-the-Counter Infants’ and Children’s Products: Recall

April 30, 2010 8:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Certain over-the-counter Children’s and Infants’ liquid products may not meet required quality standards.

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Integral Systems chief financial officer to resign

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

Integral Systems Inc. said Friday that Bill Bambarger plans to resign as chief financial officer at the end of July for personal and health reasons.The company, which provides satellite technology, said it has begun seeking a new chief financial officer.Bambarger will remain in his current job...

Arecibo tracks potentially dangerous asteroid

April 30, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

A near-Earth asteroid named 2005 YU55 - on the list of potentially dangerous asteroids - was observed by the Arecibo telescope April 19 as it passed about 1.5 million miles from the Earth.

HP names new strategy head for PC business

April 30, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Friday that it named a Sears Holding Corp. executive as head of strategy and global marketing for the personal computer business, taking over from Satjiv S. Chahil, who retired this year.HP said Richard Gerstein, who mostly served as president of marketing for Sears...

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ACS notifies Ky. workers of possible layoffs

April 30, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A company that provides outsourcing services for government agencies has given notice that as many as 286 employees could be laid off in central Kentucky.ACS Government Solutions spokesman Kevin Lightfoot says the employees given notice were at three sites, London, Monticello and Richmond, Ky....

Berkeley scientists discover inexpensive metal catalyst for generating hydrogen from water

April 30, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered an inexpensive metal that can generate hydrogen from neutral water, even if it is dirty, and can operate in sea water. Experts agree that hydrogen can play a key role in future renewable energy...

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Cell phone sales up 22 pct as economy recovers

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

The number of cell phones sold worldwide rose 22 percent in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, as both the economic recovery and an appetite for smart phones drove a rebound in sales, according to research firm IDC.Research in Motion Ltd., the Canadian maker of the BlackBerry smart...

RDM Corp. second-quarter loss up slightly to $908,000 as revenue drops

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

Electronic payment technology company RDM Corp. has cited the adverse effects of currency changes for a nine per cent drop in revenues and a slight increase in its second-quarter loss.Net loss for the three-month period ended March 31 totalled $908,000, up from a loss of $865,000 a year...

European innovation tackles power cuts

April 30, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(EUREKA) The new generation of automated fault-fixing technology developed by the partners of EUREKA Project E! 3452 DINAS remotely locates and isolates an electrical fault wherever it occurs in a power distribution network and restores the current in seconds, making lengthy and...

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Stroustrup promoted to Distinguished Professor

April 30, 2010 8:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup has earned promotion to the academic rank of Distinguished Professor in recognition of his contributions to computer science and software development at Texas A&M University. The promotion will take effect on Sept. 1. Stroustrup’s research interests include...

General Dynamics names Crown as lead director

April 30, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aviation and military equipment company General Dynamics Corp. said Friday that it named board member James Crown as its lead director.Crown, 56, will take on the position on Wednesday.Crown, president of Henry Crown and Co., has been a General Dynamics board member since 1987. He also serves...

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