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New Quantum Encryption Method to Foil Hackers

April 2, 2012 10:14 am | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

A research team led by University of Toronto Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo has found a new quantum encryption method to foil even the most sophisticated hackers.

Global Payments Says Visa Drops It After Breach

April 2, 2012 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Visa Inc. has dropped the card processor involved in a massive data breach from its registry of providers that meet data security standards.    

Shedding New Light on Neural Imaging Research

April 2, 2012 10:02 am | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

Neural imaging—maps of brain functions—is a primary tool used by researchers hoping to transform the lives of people living with chronic neurological conditions such as epilepsy.

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MIT's Self-Sculpting Sand

April 2, 2012 9:56 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Imagine that you have a big box of sand in which you bury a tiny model of a footstool. A few seconds later, you reach into the box and pull out a full-size footstool: The sand has assembled itself into a large-scale replica of the model.

Winner Medical CEO offers to buy company

April 2, 2012 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Winner Medical Group Inc. said Monday that its chairman and CEO offered to buy the medical dressing and consumer product maker and take it private in a deal that values the company at about $104.8 million.The Shenzhen, China-based company said that Jianquan Li wants to buy all of the outstanding...

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Illinois Tool closes finishing equipment sale

April 2, 2012 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Illinois Tool Works Inc. said Monday it has completed the $650 million sale of its finishing businesses to Graco Inc.The businesses Graco bought include powder and liquid paint and finishing technologies for a variety of industrial uses. Key brands include Gema, Ransburg, DeVilbiss, BGK and...

RI to get $230M from $500M Google forfeiture

April 2, 2012 9:51 am | by LAURA CRIMALDI - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Rhode Island law enforcement agencies that participated in an investigation that resulted in Google Inc. forfeiting $500 million last year will receive $230 million of that money, federal officials said Monday.Google forfeited the sum last August to settle a U.S. government investigation into...

Under Armour hires Adidas executive Maurath

April 2, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Under Armour Inc., which develops and markets athletic apparel, footwear and accessories, said Monday that it has hired Adidas executive Karl-Heinz Maurath as president of its international division.Maurath helped establish and expand Adidas's presence in a number of countries around the globe....

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Boeing, TAAG Announce Order for Three 777-300ERs

April 2, 2012 9:40 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

Order includes purchase rights for three additional 777-300ERs LUANDA, Angola, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Angola flag carrier TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola (Angola Airlines) today finalized an order for three additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The...

Solutions Cubed Introduces the Synaptron Micro Motion Controller

April 2, 2012 9:29 am | by Solutions Cubed, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Solutions Cubed, LLC has introduced a new line of miniaturized motion controllers.

Dell to buy Wyse Technology for undisclosed sum

April 2, 2012 8:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dell has reached a deal to buy cloud computing company Wyse Technology for an undisclosed sum.Dell wants to expand its desktop virtualization capabilities and provide new vehicles for existing products.Wyse, based in San Jose, Calif., shipped more than 1 million units last year and over 200...

Colorado Springs unit gets $78M defense contract

April 2, 2012 8:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Lockheed Martin unit in Colorado Springs has been awarded a $78.2 million contract for work on a missile warning system.The contract was announced last week. The work is for the Shared Early Warning System, designed to alert the U.S. and its allies to missile launches. No other details have...

Suncor Energy fined for air quality violations

April 2, 2012 8:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Suncor Energy Inc. has agreed to pay more than $2 million in fines for air quality violations.Suncor Energy (USA) will pay for violations at its Commerce City, Colo. refinery after state inspectors discovered violations of state and federal requirements during an inspection nearly two years...

Heidenhain’s Linear Encoders with Ensured Precision

April 2, 2012 8:53 am | by HEIDENHAIN | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The new absolute LC 115 and LC 415 sealed linear encoders from HEIDENHAIN are now available for use on machines with measuring lengths up to 4,240 mm.

Permit sought to build La. gas export terminal

April 2, 2012 8:52 am | by ALAN SAYRE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Energy Transfer Equity LP said Monday that it has filed for permission from federal regulators to build its proposed natural gas export terminal at Lake Charles.Dallas-based Energy Transfer Equity said that if the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approves, construction will begin in 2014...

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