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Report: Generic drugs saved $193 billion in 2011

August 2, 2012 10:50 am | by LINDA A. JOHNSON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Growing use of generic medicines has reduced U.S. health care spending by more than $1 trillion over the past decade, according to an industry-funded study released Thursday.The fourth annual report, produced for the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, found use of generic prescription drugs in...

AutoNation July sales rise 14 percent

August 2, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AutoNation Inc., the country's largest automotive retailer, said Thursday that its new vehicles sales rose 14 percent in July, boosted by a surge in sales of imported vehicles.Sales of popular brands like Toyota and Honda had fallen at this point last year because of a lack of U.S. inventory...

User Friendly, My Foot!

August 2, 2012 10:07 am | by Ray Enger, USON Director of Engineering, www.uson.com | Blogs | Comments

When was the last time you bought software, equipment, or instruments that weren’t touted by the manufacturer as user-friendly? “Not in memory” would be my answer.

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HP Wins Ruling in Court battle with Oracle

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

Computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. said it won a "tremendous" victory in its court battle to force Oracle Corp. to continue making software for one of its server lines.A California state court on Wednesday proposed an order that would force Oracle to support HP's servers.Oracle, the maker of...

A Direct Look at Graphene

August 2, 2012 9:41 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Perhaps no other material is generating as much excitement in the electronics world as graphene, sheets of pure carbon just one atom thick through which electrons can race at nearly the speed of light – 100 times faster than they move through silicon.

Chemical Sensor Makes Finding Landmines and Buried IEDs Easier

August 2, 2012 9:36 am | by University of Connecticut | News | Comments

A chemical sensing system developed by engineers at the University of Connecticut is believed to be the first of its kind capable of detecting vapors from buried landmines and other explosive devices with the naked eye rather than advanced scientific instrumentation.  

Activists demand police brutality probe in W.Va.

August 2, 2012 8:50 am | by VICKI SMITH - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Environmental activists are demanding an investigation into the alleged beating of a mountaintop removal mining protester by West Virginia state troopers.Several groups issued a statement Thursday asking the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate a weekend incident involving mountaintop removal...

NBC: Archery becoming a phenomenon

August 2, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Archery is the new curling.NBC said Thursday that during the first few days of its Olympics coverage, archery was the most popular sport of any that it aired on its cable networks — bigger even than basketball. Archery averaged 1.5 million viewers when it came on TV.NBC Sports Group Chairman...

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Ford adding 225 jobs to build hybrid transmissions

August 2, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is hiring 225 workers and adding an assembly line at a Detroit-area plant to make a new hybrid-electric transmission.Ford says it's investing $220 million in the Van Dyke Transmission plant in Sterling Heights to make the new transmission. The new...

Bristol-Myers exec charged with insider trading

August 2, 2012 8:50 am | by SAMANTHA HENRY - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Bristol-Myers Squibb executive was arrested Thursday and accused of using nonpublic information on companies his employer was considering buying to make stock trades that netted him $310,000.In each case, federal authorities said, Robert Ramnarine was able to use inside knowledge to take...

Apple Designer: Samsung Theft Is 'Offensive'

August 2, 2012 8:22 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple designer Christopher Stringer spent many of his 17 years at the company developing the company's iconic iPhone and iPad.  

Bonus Photos of the Day: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

August 2, 2012 8:12 am | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

The SUAVe system developed by Vanderbilt and Aurora Flight Services should dramatically reduce the time it takes to map archaeological sites.

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Charlie: CIA's Robotic Fish

August 2, 2012 8:05 am | by ciagov | Videos | Comments

CIA-developed robotic catfish and water sampler "Charlie" swims via romote control.   

Convection Cooled DC-DC Converter

August 2, 2012 7:59 am | by PD&D Staff | Xp Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power (United Kingdom) has announced the JCK60 series of highly efficient metal cased 60 Watt DC-DC converters

80 dB Output Speaker

August 2, 2012 7:56 am | by PD&D Staff | Transducers Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Transducers USA (Elk Grove Village, IL) has introduced their new piezo ceramic MLCT (Multilayer Ceramic Transmitter) series.

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