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Google to unveil improvements to digital maps

June 6, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is expected to unveil the latest improvements to its digital maps amid reports that the navigation service is about to lose its prized perch on Apple's iPhone and iPad.The upgrades are scheduled to be shown off Wednesday at a San Francisco event that Google is billing as "the next...

IOC to offer YouTube coverage in 64 countries

June 6, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The IOC will provide live coverage of the London Olympics to 64 countries in Asia and Africa on YouTube.The International Olympic Committee says it will live stream 2,200 hours of coverage on its YouTube channel.The free coverage will include live sports events and highlights and can be...

Shaw Group to develop new power technology

June 6, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Shaw Group Inc. is teaming up with NET Power LLC and Exelon to develop a new technology for gas-fired power generation that could result in major benefits for electricity producers and consumers, energy security and the environment.The new technology, called NET Power, is based on a...

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Wesco International names Parks as new CFO

June 6, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wesco International Inc. said Wednesday that it hired United Technologies Corp. executive Kenneth Parks as its new chief financial officer.Wesco manufactures electrical and industrial maintenance supplies and construction materials.The company said Parks, 48, was in charge of finance at the...

3,200 Houston janitors vote to strike

June 6, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 3,200 union-affiliated Houston janitors have voted to strike over what they say are threats and other misconduct by janitorial contractors for some of the city's biggest corporations.A statement from the Service Employees International Union says 80 to 100 janitors at the nine-building...

LinkedIn Investigating Reports of Stolen Passwords

June 6, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business social network LinkedIn says it is investigating reports that more than six million passwords have been stolen and leaked onto the Internet.Graham Cluley, a consultant with U.K. web security company Sophos, said in a blog post that a file containing more than six million encrypted...

Stiffer Chassis With Less Weight

June 6, 2012 7:26 am | by Engineering.com | Videos | Comments

Al lison and Vince discuss how Ram Racing redesigned their Formula SAE car to increase stiffness by 100% and reduce weight by 10 lbs, leading to big reductions in lap time.

China Hints Nuclear Building Boom About to Resume

June 6, 2012 7:19 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's main developer of nuclear power plants says it plans to raise money with an initial public offering, suggesting an industry building boom is resuming after being suspended following Japan's nuclear disaster last year.  

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Calumet buying Royal Purple for about $335M

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

Petroleum refiner Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP is buying high performance lubricants maker Royal Purple Inc. for about $335 million.Calumet shares climbed 5 percent in morning trading on word of the deal.Royal Purple makes lubricants mostly for automotive, industrial, marine,...

Antares transfers listing to Nasdaq from NYSE Amex

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

Antares Pharma Inc. said Wednesday that it will transfer its stock exchange listing to the Nasdaq Stock Market from the NYSE Amex Exchange.Antares said it will change its ticker symbol to "ATRS" from "AIS" when its listing is transferred. The changes will take effect June 15.Antares makes...

American announces codeshare with Air Tahiti Nui

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

American Airlines has reached a codeshare agreement with Air Tahiti Nui.The deal was announced Wednesday by Fort Worth-based American and the international airline of Tahiti. The plan still requires U.S. Department of Transportation approval.The agreement would let American place its code on...

Simplify Resource Planning and Get More Output

June 6, 2012 6:48 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Most of us have learned that cross-shared, maximally loaded production resources are less efficient than dedicated resources running at 80% capacity, or so.   Move the same standard into the office for even more output.  

ROMER Portable CMM

June 6, 2012 6:41 am | by Hexagon Metrology | Product Releases | Comments

Hexagon Metrology (North Kingstown, RI) has announced the North American debut of its new ROMER Absolute Arm series.

EMI-RFI Shielding Tape and Flat Conductor Windings

June 6, 2012 6:36 am | by Bridgeport Magnetics | Product Releases | Comments

Bridgeport Magnetics Group (Shelton, CT) has developed a unique manufacturing process for its Laminax product line of partially and fully enclosed EMI/RFI Shielding Tapes and Flat Conductor Windings.

SpaceX Capsule Back on Solid Ground after Flight

June 6, 2012 6:34 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The history-making Dragon spacecraft is back on solid ground.

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