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From AT & T to Leap: How iPhone availability grows

May 31, 2012 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Since Verizon Wireless broke AT&T's exclusive grip on the iPhone last year, several other phone carriers now offer Apple's popular smartphone. Here's a look at how iPhone availability has expanded in the U.S.:— COMING TO NO. 1: AT&T Inc. was the only U.S. carrier offering the iPhone when the first...

JetBlue gets approval for to expand JFK terminal

May 31, 2012 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JetBlue Airways Corp. said Thursday that it received approval to add an international arrivals facility to its terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport.JetBlue said it will build three levels with a total of 145,000 square feet of space. Construction could start as early as this...

Microsoft releases final test version of Windows 8

May 31, 2012 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is nearly done with a much-anticipated overhaul of its Windows operating system.The software maker signaled the makeover is nearly complete with Thursday's release of the final test version of Windows 8.Windows 8 is considered to be the biggest change in decades to Microsoft's widely...

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El Paso Electric makes interim CEO permanent

May 31, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

El Paso Electric Co. said Thursday that Thomas Shockley, the utility's interim chief executive, was named as its permanent CEO.The company said separately that it is raising its quarterly dividend 14 percent, to 25 cents from 22 cents.Shockley has served as interim CEO since the resignation of...

Boeing Delivers 1st Space Launch System Hardware to NASA

May 31, 2012 11:40 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

SLS software test beds delivered to NASA ahead of schedule SLS capability will enable future human space exploration HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 31, 2012 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has delivered NASA three flight computer software test beds, the first critical element for flight software...

Hey Mom & Pop, Reinvest or Retire

May 31, 2012 11:25 am | by David Mantey, Editor, PD&D | Articles | Comments

Mom and Pop have some decisions to make. They can dump seven to ten million dollars back into their printed circuit board (PCB) shop in order to be competitive for the next five years, or they should retire, play golf, and regale with their tales from the PCB industry.

Clippard Releases New Full-Line Catalog

May 31, 2012 11:19 am | by Clippard Instrument Laboratory | News | Comments

Clippard Instrument Laboratory (Cincinnati, OH) has released the all-new 356-page catalog.

LA vote could spell end for bag of a thousand uses

May 31, 2012 10:50 am | by JOHN ROGERS - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Ah, the little plastic grocery bag, we hardly got to know you.Although it seems as if the single-use grocery bag, as it's formally known, has been around forever, it wasn't until 1977 that it was introduced to U.S. supermarkets, a move that prompted perhaps the most asked question of the...

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General Dynamics gets $117.8M pact modification

May 31, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. has received a $117.8 million contract modification from the Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies.The defense contractor said Thursday that its Electric Boat subsidiary will study the manufacturability, maintainability, survivability, hydrodynamics, acoustics...

Ciena Corp

May 31, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

2ndQtrYearAgoRevenue$477,600$417,900Net Loss$27,800d$62,700Per Shared$0.28d$0.66

United Airlines to cut 1,300 Houston jobs

May 31, 2012 9:50 am | by JOSHUA FREED - AP Airlines Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

United Airlines is cutting 1,300 jobs and reducing flying in Houston after it lost a fight to keep Southwest Airlines from adding international flights there.United had warned of the job cuts if the city council voted to allow Southwest to add international flights at Houston's Hobby airport. That...

SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth, ends historic trip

May 31, 2012 9:50 am | by MARCIA DUNN - AP Aerospace Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The SpaceX Dragon supply ship returned to Earth on Thursday, ending its revolutionary nine-day voyage to the International Space Station with an old-fashioned splashdown in the Pacific.The unmanned capsule parachuted into the ocean about 500 miles off Mexico's Baja California, bringing back...

Boeing Receives DARPA Airborne Satellite Launch Study Contract

May 31, 2012 9:40 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

ALASA evaluates more-affordable ways to launch small satellites Boeing to draw on expertise in aircraft operations, launch systems and rapid prototyping HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 31, 2012 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded an 18-month study contract from the Defense...

Mechanical Engineering’s Condiment-Bottle Coating Gives Waste the Slip

May 31, 2012 9:18 am | by MIT | News | Comments

The Varanasi Research Group, led by Associate Professor Kripa Varanasi, took a break from researching super slippery and super non-wetting coatings for equipment to present its newest invention: LiquiGlide, a nontoxic, nonstick, super slippery coating for the inside of condiment bottles.

New Type of Biosensor Is Fast, Super-Sensitive

May 31, 2012 9:12 am | by University of New South Wales | News | Comments

A whole new class of biosensor that can detect exceptionally small traces of contaminants in liquids in just 40 minutes has been developed by a UNSW-led team of researchers.  

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