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Yahoo 1Q Puts Spotlight on CEO

April 16, 2013 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The numbers, due out after the stock market closes Tuesday, are being released with Yahoo's stock price trading at some of its highest levels since the company squandered an opportunity to sell itself to Microsoft Corp. for $47.5 billion, or $33 per share, in May 2008.

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Robots Blaze New Path for Glaze

April 16, 2013 9:39 am | by NVision | News | Comments

NVision recently helped a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of bathroom fixtures produce the path for a robot to follow while spraying enamel on the exterior and bowl surfaces of a new product the company is introducing. Toilet bowls and tanks are made from vitreous china...

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Patenting Genes: Justices Tackle Big Health Issue

April 16, 2013 9:32 am | by Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court seemed worried Monday about the idea of companies patenting human genes in a case that could profoundly reshape the multibillion-dollar biomedical industry and U.S. research in the fight against diseases like breast and ovarian cancer.

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Google Clears Another Step in EU Antitrust Case

April 16, 2013 9:22 am | by Juergen Baetz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has taken another step toward settling a European antitrust investigation focusing on whether the Internet giant is abusing its dominant position of online search and advertising markets. Google Inc. has submitted a list of remedies in legally binding form to address the concerns voiced by the European Commission.

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Local Police Grapple with Response to Cybercrimes

April 16, 2013 9:17 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

If a purse with $900 is stolen, the victim probably would call the police. If a computer hacker steals $900 from that same person's bank account, what then? Call the police? Could they even help? As it is now, local police don't have widespread know-how to investigate cybercrimes.

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Focus on PCs in Microsoft's 3Q

April 16, 2013 6:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft's latest quarterly report will give the software maker another opportunity to persuade investors that its efforts to redesign its products for mobile devices are heading in the right direction, despite recent evidence that the attempted transformation isn't paying off.

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New Clamp Options for High Temperature Applications

April 15, 2013 4:55 pm | by PD&D Staff | Phd, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

PHD, Inc. has introduced the PHD Series GRM Clamps with the G11 option which are designed specifically for handling sheet metal in stamping/fabricating press applications. 

Manual Pin Inserter Capable of High Insertion Forces

April 15, 2013 4:33 pm | by PD&D Staff | Spirol International Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

SPIROL International Corporation is pleased to announce the release of a new highly versatile Pin Installation Machine.  The Model PMH is ideally suited for low to moderate volume levels of production that require high insertion force.

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BP Manager Testifies at Trial Over Gulf Oil Spill

April 15, 2013 3:15 pm | by Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | News | Comments

A BP team leader who supervised managers on the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 testified Monday that he was frustrated by last-minute changes to the drilling project, but didn't have any safety concerns before the deadly blast. 

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Fully Encapsulated, High-Efficiency AC-DC Power Modules

April 15, 2013 2:53 pm | by PD&D Staff | Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited has announced the new TML 100C Series of 85 to 100 Watt power modules. The TML 100C series is accompanied by an international safety approval package for worldwide markets and EMI meets EN 55022, class B.

18 V Boost Regulator

April 15, 2013 2:35 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG (Unterpremstaetten, Austria ) (SIX: AMS) has released the AS1345, a miniature step-up DC-DC regulator that maintains high efficiency in power supplies designed for small, medium-sized or large displays in mobile products.

PA State Websites, Recently Outsourced, Go Dark

April 15, 2013 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Many of Pennsylvania's state government websites are offline, and officials aren't providing details about the cause or its likely duration. A spokeswoman for the governor's office said Monday it was described to her as a network issue. The outage appears to cover many of the agencies under the...

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Better Batteries from Waste Sulfur

April 15, 2013 2:21 pm | by Mari N. Jensen, University of Arizona | News | Comments

A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars, reports a University of Arizona-led team. The new plastic has other potential uses, including optical uses. 

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A New Microfluidic Device for Detection of Non-spherical Bioparticles

April 15, 2013 2:17 pm | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

A bioengineering research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) team led by Associate Professor Zhang Yong has developed a novel microfluidic device for efficient, rapid separation and detection of non-spherical bioparticles.

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New 4kW High Voltage Power Supply Product Family

April 15, 2013 2:16 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Spellman High Voltage Electronics has announced the new STA Series of 4kW high voltage power supplies. The STA’s robust IGBT inverter is inherently fault tolerant and is ideal for demanding applications like semiconductor processing and vacuum deposition.

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