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3U CompactPCI Serial Board

July 13, 2012 7:09 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro (Ambler, PA) now offers the G201, a 3U CompactPCI Serial peripheral board that incorporates four front-end USB 3.0 host interfaces

Ericsson Unveils New High-Density Digital Power Module

July 13, 2012 7:01 am | by PD&D Staff | Ericsson Power Modules | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson has unveiled the second model in its 32-bit processor-based FRIDA II 3E* digital Advanced Bus Converter (ABC) family: the BMR457 .

AMR fires back at US Airways over court filing

July 13, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

US Airways has deepened its involvement in American Airlines' bankruptcy case, but American says it's a publicity stunt.On Thursday, US Airways told the bankruptcy court that it supported American' request for more time to draft a restructuring plan.US Airways has been pursuing a merger with...


Ford says Europe sales off 10 pct in 1st half

July 13, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford says its first-half sales in Europe fell 10 percent as auto sales in the region dropped in a slowing economy.The company says first-half sales by all automakers hit their lowest level in Europe since 1994.Sales grew even worse for Ford in June, dropping 16 percent as the economy continued...

Watson will market generic morning after pill

July 13, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Friday that it is preparing to sell a generic version of the "morning after" pill.Watson said the Food and Drug Administration approved its generic version of Plan B One-Step, an emergency contraceptive made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.The company said...

'Lego Batman 2' tops video games titles in June

July 13, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories fell 29 percent in June, marking the seventh consecutive month of decline.Sales totaled $700 million. Sales of console and portable software — the video games themselves — fell 29 percent from a year earlier to $329 million....

Smart Headlights Make Raindrops Disappear

July 13, 2012 6:35 am | by | Videos | Comments

This week in engineering: Higgs boson discovered; Diamond qubits; Robot struts like a person; Ultrasound tweezers; Graphene sheets for desalination; and Smart headlights.  

UMD Creates New Tech for Complex Micro Structures for Use in Sensors & Other Apps

July 13, 2012 6:09 am | by University of Maryland | News | Comments

University of Maryland Chemistry Professor John Fourkas and his research group have developed new materials and nanofabrication techniques for building miniaturized versions of components needed for medical diagnostics, sensors and other applications. These miniaturized components – many impossible to make with conventional techniques – would allow for rapid analysis at lower cost and with small sample volumes.


SF Considering Ways to Curb Plastic Water Bottles

July 13, 2012 5:50 am | by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press | News | Comments

San Francisco, the city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags, has a new target in its health-conscious, eco-friendly crosshairs: plastic water bottles.

Guns of Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde to be Auctioned

July 13, 2012 5:43 am | by BRIDGET MURPHY, Associated Press | News | Comments

She kept a Colt .38-caliber revolver close, while he preferred a .45-caliber pistol from the same maker.

Photo of the Day: Rotor Rooter

July 13, 2012 5:23 am | by U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

Staff Sgt. Casey Spang inspects one of the tilt-rotors on a CV-22 Osprey prior to takeoff on the flightline at Cannon Air Force Base, NM.

2 MD State Senators Urge Big Fines for Pepco, BGE

July 13, 2012 4:50 am | by BRIAN WITTE - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Maryland state senators urged state regulators on Thursday to fine Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric more than $100 million each for the long power outages residents suffered during and after a powerful summer storm that swept across the state in late June.Sen. Brian Frosh, D-Montgomery,...

Vivus: Consensus Calls For FDA Approval, But Watch For Label Restrictions

July 13, 2012 3:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) or FDA 'Action' date for Vivus' (NASDAQ:VVUS) obesity drug, Qnexa, is July 17th - an event that's been widely anticipated by Wall Street and Main Street alike. While the consensus among analysts is that the drug will be approved next week, Vivus shares are...

No Explosives Found on NY Plane Returned to Gate

July 12, 2012 9:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A jetliner bound for Madrid was returned to Kennedy International Airport as a precaution Thursday evening after a passenger reported strange wiring in the bathroom, but no explosive device was found, law enforcement officials said.Delta Flight 126 left the gate at about 8 p.m. and returned...

US insurer won't cover gas drill fracking exposure

July 12, 2012 4:50 pm | by MARY ESCH - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has become the first major insurance company to say it won't cover damage related to a gas drilling process that blasts chemical-laden water deep into the ground.The Columbus, Ohio-based company's personal and commercial policies "were not designed to cover" risk...


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