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JILA frequency comb system detects gas impurities to aid semiconductor manufacturing

August 4, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) In a step toward solving a long-standing problem in semiconductor manufacturing, scientists at JILA have used their unique version of a "fine-toothed comb" to detect minute traces of contaminant molecules in the arsine gas used to...

German authorities warn of Apple security problem

August 4, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A German government agency has issued an official warning of potential security problems with some versions of Apple Inc.'s iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.The Federal Office for Information Security said Wednesday Apple's iOS operating system has "two critical weak points for which no patch...

Xiotech and OBT Team Up to Tap Power of ISE Storage, Solve VDI and Other Storage-Related Problems

August 4, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Xiotech Corporation ( , a leader in Intelligent Application Storage ( , today announced a partnership with OBT, a pioneer in the delivery of application hosting for small to medium-sized businesses in Australia. Under the...


Solar-Powered Plane Breaks Endurance Records

August 4, 2010 5:47 am | Comments

QinetiQ will today bring Zephyr , its solar powered high-altitude long endurance (HALE) Unmanned Air System (UAS) back to earth after two weeks in the air.


New Findings Imply Exercise in Adolescence May Help Prevent Drug Abuse

August 4, 2010 5:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Daily physical exercise during adolescence decreases cocaine-seeking behavior in young adult rats, implying that exercise may protect against cocaine abuse later in life.


LRAD Corporation Awarded $6.2 Million LRAD-RX(R) Systems and Services Order From U.S. Navy

August 4, 2010 5:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the global leader in acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), announced today it has been awarded a multi-year $6.2 million integrated LRAD-RX@ systems and services order from the U.S. Navy. Per the U.S. Navy's schedule, the initial delivery from this order is...

Company Enhances Hybrid Security Offering and Expands Cloud-Based Service Platform

August 4, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

St. Bernard Software, Inc. (OTCBB: SBSW), a leader in Web security appliances, today announced the acquisition of substantially all assets of Red Condor Inc., the award-winning provider of fully managed email security solutions ( .The acquisition builds upon the...

TeleTech to Deliver 100 Percent Cloud-Based VoIP Infrastructure -- Companies of All Sizes Can Benefit

August 4, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

TeleTech Services Corporation, a subsidiary of TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), one of the largest global providers of technology-enabled business process outsourcing ("BPO"), revenue generation and on-demand solutions, today announced that it is hosting Cisco telephony and portal...


Cubic Corporation Approves Semiannual Dividend

August 4, 2010 3:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) Board of Directors today approved a regular semiannual dividend of 9 cents per share, payable on September 14, 2010, to shareholders of record on August 26, 2010. Cubic has paid uninterrupted semiannual dividends for 38 years.Cubic Corporation is the...

Singapore orders biggest bank to beef up IT

August 4, 2010 3:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Singapore ordered DBS Group Holdings Ltd., Southeast Asia's largest bank, to improve its computer systems after its automatic teller machines shutdown for seven hours last month during maintenance by IBM Corp.The island's central bank, known as the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said...

Cubic to Present at Jefferies 6th Annual Global Industrial and A & D Conference

August 4, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), a global provider of systems, services and advanced technologies for automated fare collection and defense markets, today announced the company's participation in the Jefferies 6th Annual Global Industrial and A&D Conference in New York City.John D. Thomas,...

Taiwan's Acer posts 54 percent jump in 2Q profit

August 4, 2010 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Acer Inc., the world's third largest computer vendor, said Wednesday its second quarter profit surged 54 percent year-on-year to New Taiwan dollars 3.6 billion ($111 million) amid increased demand.Revenue for the April-to-June period rose 26 percent to NT$150.2 billion ($4.7 billion), the...

On Web's Cutting Edge, Anonymity in Name Only

August 4, 2010 1:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Websites are gaining the ability to decide whether or not you'd be a good customer, before you tell them a single thing about yourself. Third in a series.


A list of some fatal shootings at US workplaces

August 4, 2010 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Some fatal shootings at U.S. workplaces:— Aug. 3, 2010: Warehouse driver Omar Thornton shot and killed eight people before apparently committing suicide at a Manchester, Conn., beer distributorship.Feb. 12, 2010: Three biology professors were shot and killed and three other employees injured at the...

Does Angle Matter

August 3, 2010 2:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

It's standard practice to avoid joining small PCB traces at 90 degrees, but instead to join them at an angle. But, does it matter for thick traces? Here's some 20 or 24 mil traces. Is it really going to matter,...


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