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DOD funds tiny cave camera and iris recognition technology for military, homeland security

April 14, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Southern Methodist University) Miniature camera technology will allow soldiers to track combatants in dark caves or urban alleys, and allow security officials to unobtrusively identify subjects from iris scans. The new apps build on "Panoptes" platform technology from Southern Methodist...

Hybridyne Imaging Technologies Receives FDA Clearance for New Medical Imaging System

April 14, 2010 9:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Hybridyne Imaging Technologies, Inc., a developer of compact, high-resolution gamma cameras for the detection of cancer and other abnormalities in the body, announces FDA clearance of ProxiScan™.

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General Dynamics unit gets $10.2M deal

April 14, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A unit of defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. has received a contract worth at least $10.2 million to perform maintenance and other work for the Navy, the company said Wednesday.General Dynamics Electric Boat will perform the work on the USS Miami, an attack submarine.The work — including...

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Accenture, Hanwha S & C to offer software, services

April 14, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Management consulting firm Accenture PLC and South Korean network services provider Hanwha S&C said Wednesday they have signed an eight-year agreement to jointly market information technology products and services to insurers, securities firms and banks in South Korea.The two companies also agreed...

Fujitsu Says Nozoe Resigned on Fund Ties

April 14, 2010 8:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Fujitsu said its former president who stepped down in September had ignored a warning that an investment fund he was working with on a potential deal involving a subsidiary might have ties to organized crime.

UH Energy receives $2.5 million DOE award for workforce training

April 14, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Houston) The UH Energy program, through a coalition led by the University of Houston's College of Technology, has received a $2.5 million stimulus award from the Department of Energy to develop a smart grid workforce training program to prepare the next generation of...

Sizing up the competition: Researchers compare body composition measurement techniques

April 14, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Measuring body composition -- the amount of fatty tissue, muscle tissue and bone present in the body -- can provide valuable information for determining an individual's overall health status. However, obtaining accurate measurements can be difficult and...

Damn the Calculus, Full Speed Ahead

April 14, 2010 6:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

Calculus may not be easy and it certainly isn’t fun, but it shouldn’t dissuade young people eager to make a difference in the world from becoming an engineer or pursuing another technical calling.

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Can Nuclear Risk Be Reduced to Zero?

April 14, 2010 6:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

Within weeks of the terrorist attack on the U.S. in 2001, thousands of Americans volunteered for some sort of military service. Blood donations surged.

Youth Ready for the Challenges Ahead

April 14, 2010 6:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

If the future opportunities for engineers-to-be was a long buffet table groaning under the weight of tempting delicacies from around the world, today’s students should be able to load their plates with whatever they like.

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Apple delays international iPad launch again

April 14, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. buyers have been snapping up the iPad so quickly that Apple Inc. is delaying the tablet computer's overseas debut a second time, the company said Wednesday.Apple said it will now start taking orders for the iPad from international buyers on May 10.In January, it said the iPad would be sold...

IPad Launch Delayed Outside U.S.

April 14, 2010 5:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple said it has made the "difficult decision" to postpone the international launch of the iPad by one month until the end of May, citing strong U.S. demand.

Getting Close and Personal

April 14, 2010 5:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

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A new strategic vision for the EU's Tourism Policy

April 14, 2010 4:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

The European Tourism Stakeholders Conference, being held in Madrid today and tomorrow, will explore ways and means to strengthen the visibility of tourism at a European level and to verify how the actions to promote a competitive EU tourism industry and a sustainable growth of European...

Earnings Preview: Surging growth seen in Google 1Q

April 14, 2010 3:30 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Internet search leader Google Inc. is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings after the stock market closes Thursday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: At least a 20 percent gain in Google's net revenue, the amount remaining after the company pays its advertising partners. Anything falling below that...

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