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Dell’s Earnings Beat Forecasts

November 18, 2010 5:30 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The computer company said that revenue saw strong gains in every unit except consumer products.

Worm Was Perfect for Sabotaging Centrifuges

November 18, 2010 5:29 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The computer worm suspected of being aimed at Iran’s nuclear program was calibrated to send nuclear centrifuges wildly out of control, experts found.

Backyard Wildlife: Walking Leaf

November 18, 2010 2:23 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

See some more great photos of the hike on Penang Island in Malaysia, from the Capturing Penang blog. Related: Backyard Wildlife: Fox – Backyard Wildlife: Great Spreadwing Damselfly – Backyard Wildlife: Turtle

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Salesforce doubles earnings, grows sales in Q3

November 18, 2010 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Salesforce.com Inc., which helps businesses manage relationships with customers, said Thursday that its third-quarter earnings more than doubled as revenue hit a record and its paying customer base grew 31 percent from the same period a year earlier.The company's shares rose $9.60, or 8.3...

Autodesk 3Q matches views; outlook disappoints

November 18, 2010 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Engineering software maker Autodesk Inc. said Thursday that its net income rose 82 percent in the third quarter, thanks to strong demand from the manufacturing sector, but its outlook for the full year was below analysts' expectations. Shares fell.Net income in the three months to Oct. 31 rose...

Blue Coat fiscal 2Q profit rises 44 percent

November 18, 2010 2:05 pm | Comments

Security hardware and software company Blue Coat Systems Inc.'s fiscal second-quarter profit beat analyst estimates Thursday, rising 44 percent as revenue increased and the cost of revenue declined.Shares of the company dipped in after-hours trading, though, as it forecast third-quarter...

Computer science professors receive NSF grant for improving digital libraries

November 18, 2010 1:24 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Computer science and engineering professors Richard Furuta and Frank Shipman were recently awarded a National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education (NSF DUE) grant to develop tools that will allow for easier curation of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). Their...

Lawrence appointed Bruce Chair

November 18, 2010 12:22 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Barry Lawrence to the Leonard and Valerie Bruce Endowed Chair in Industrial Distribution. Lawrence is director of the Industrial Distribution Program and director of the Global Supply Chain Lab (GSCL) in the...

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Randy Wayne takes new look at relativity

November 18, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The viscous force that arises from Doppler-shifted photons prevents electrons from exceeding the speed of light, according to Randy Wayne, professor of plant biology.

Need a Reference for the Reference

November 18, 2010 11:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Not long ago, I wrote a short post about non-standard use of reference designators. After doing that, I've been looking at some of my own microcontroller and motor driver boards with an eye for how close to standards I am....

Altergy Increases Production Capacity

November 18, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Altergy Systems announced that it has expanded the capacity of its automated fuel-cell assembly line – which the company says is the first and only one in the world – to support its...

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Energy Industry Coalition (EPCE) Announces First of Three Online Courses for Smart Grid & Renewable Energy

November 18, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) has launched a new online course designed to provide important training for electric power industry workers in the areas of clean energy solutions and smart grid deployment Renewable...

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Plessey Semi Announces Collaboration with University of Sussex on Electric Potential Sensor Technology

November 18, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors and the University of Sussex announced a new, innovative and disruptive technology called the Electric Potential Sensor (EPS). This is a completely new area of sensor technology that measures changes in an...

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Once-mighty MySpace deepens Facebook integration

November 18, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

In a sign of the companies' divergent fortunes, MySpace says it will let its users log in to their Facebook accounts through their MySpace page....

Activision: 'Black Ops' grossed $650M in 5 days

November 18, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Activision Blizzard Inc. said Thursday its blockbuster shooter "Call of Duty: Black Ops" made $650 million in revenue in its first five days on sale, breaking the $550 million record set by its predecessor this time last year.The video game publisher also said, citing figures from Microsoft...

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