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STMicrolectronics disappoints investors despite profits
July 24, 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: French-Italian microchip manufacturer STMicroelectronics reported a switch into profit in its second quarter, but its outlook disappointed investors as the company's shares fell.

Owning a dog may make older adults fitter
July 24, 2014
"Want to appear 10 years younger? Just buy a dog," is the dubious claim on the Mail Online. A study has found a link between dog ownership and increased physical activity in older adults, but how this is linked to looking younger is unclear. Contrary to the headline, the study did not measure or mention physical appearance. The study actually measured physical activity levels of 547 older adults in Tayside, Scotland. After taking factors such as weather, environment, medical illnesses and socioeconomic status into account, dog owners were 12% more physically active than people who did not own a dog. The authors say that this difference was equivalent to the activity level of someone 10 years younger.

2014/07/24 Beyond GPS: 5 Next-Generation Technologies for Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT)
July 24, 2014
July 24, 2014 Penny-sized inertial sensors, pulsed lasers and tracked lightning strikes are among novel approaches to provide precise location-based insights in GPS-denied areas It is difficult to imagine the modern world without the Global Positioning System (GPS), which provides real-time positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) data for countless military and civilian uses. Thanks in part to early investments that DARPA made to miniaturize GPS technology, GPS today is ubiquitous. It's in cars, boats, planes, trains, smartphones and wristwatches, and has enabled advances as wide-ranging as driverless cars, precision munitions, and automated supply chain management. As revolutionary as GPS has been, however, it has its limitations. GPS signals cannot be received underground or underwater and can be significantly degraded or unavailable during solar storms. More worrisome is that adversaries can jam signals. GPS continues to be vital, but its limitations in some environments could make it an Achilles' heel if warfighters rely on it as their sole source of PNT information. To address this problem, several DARPA programs are exploring innovative technologies and approaches that could eventually provide reliable, highly accurate PNT capabilities when GPS capabilities are degraded or unavailable.

New Jersey PR and Digital Marketing Agency lotus823 Welcomes New Client, Healbe™.
July 23, 2014
  Eatontown, NJ (PRWEB) July 23, 2014         Award-winning New Jersey PR and digital marketing agency, lotus823, is pleased to announce the addition of its new client, Healbe™, an innovative leader in whole body health management. In partnering with Healbe™, lotus823 will implement a comprehensive public relations strategy to further increase brand awareness and visibility of The Original 100% Automatic Body Manager, GoBe™.           Healbe™ International Company is a pioneer of FLOW Technology and brands dedicated to making people's lives happier, healthier, and easier. GoBe™, the company's flagship product, provides 100% automatic, continuous insights into all the key parameters of whole-body health, including calorie intake, calories burned, activity, hydration, stress, sleep, heart rate, and blood pressure. The first of its kind, GoBe™ will prove to be a game-changer in the wearable fitness device industry.             "lotus823 could not be happier to have partnered with Healbe™, a company we admire for their evolving, innovative technologies," said David Hernandez, Managing Partner at lotus823. "We look forward to implementing our public relations strategy to increase Healbe™'s brand awareness and to achieve the maximum exposure of GoBe™."           lotus823 was founded in 2010 as a full-service PR and digital marketing agency.

Transparency Market Research: Global Physical Vapor Deposition Market to be Worth USD 20.45 Billion by 2019
July 23, 2014
Transparency Market Research published a new market report that says the global PVD market was valued at USD 10.94 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 20.45 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 9.5 percent over the forecast period from 2013 to 2019.

Water rescue of a different kind
July 23, 2014
RITTMAN -- An 89-year-old woman typically does not use 10,000 gallons of water in a month, let alone a weekend, but one might be alive today because she did.

Panasonic Toughpad 4K Performance (UT-MA6)
July 21, 2014
When Panasonic first showed off the Toughpad 4K at CES, we were gobsmacked. Incredible 4K resolution on a huge screen! A portable tablet design! It was exciting because the Panasonic Toughpad 4K was unlike anything else we had seen: a large-screen tablet, with rugged business utility built in. Fast forward to today, and we find ourselves a bit stymied for many of the same reasons. The Panasonic Toughpad 4K Performance (UT-MA6) ($6,999 as tested) is ostensibly made for professionals, but it's anodd product that doesn't fit neatly into any oneproduct category.

PRWeb Newswire
July 21, 2014
  CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) July 21, 2014         The Board of Directors of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc announced today that Dr. Kaigham (Ken) J. Gabriel, a Google executive and former senior DARPA official, has been selected as its next President and Chief Executive Officer.             Gabriel will assume his position on October 9 when James D. Shields, Draper's current President and CEO, will retire after eight years of leadership that has strengthened the Laboratory's reputation for delivering outstanding results for existing sponsors and positioned the organization for expansion into important new areas of national importance.       "Ken Gabriel is a distinguished technology executive with a record of accomplishment in both government and the private sector," said Franklin Miller, Chairman of the Draper Board of Directors. "His selection ensures that Draper will have the decisive leadership, informed by technical knowledge, that is required to continue the Laboratory's 80-year record of success."         Gabriel is currently deputy director of the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group at Google, which he helped establish when he joined the organization in 2012 as Corporate Vice President at Google/Motorola Mobility.

Acer C205
July 18, 2014
The Acer C205 ($349) is designed for businesspeople who need to give presentations in small rooms. This modestly priced, palmtop-size projector is highly portable, but its connection choices are limited to HDMI and MHL. Although it's brighter than the Editors' Choice AAXA P4-X Pico Projector, the AAXA has better image quality for both data and video, and more connection choices including the ability to project from microSD cards and USB thumb drives. The C205 is an LED-based DLP projector with a rated brightness of 200 lumens and native WVGA (854-by-480) resolution. Acer claims a lamp life of up to 20,000 hours in Standard mode and 30,000 hours in Eco mode, so the light source should last the lifetime of the projector.

Education Realty Trust to join S&P SmallCap 600
July 18, 2014
Education Realty Trust Inc. will replace Hittite Microwave Corp. in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading July 21, according to a July 16 news release. S&P 500 constituent Analog Devices Inc. is acquiring Hittite Microwave in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date, pending final conditions.


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