Boeing Next-Generation 737 Performance Improvement Package Delivers on Promise to Cut Fuel Burn

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Customers validate improvements on package’s first anniversary

RENTON, Wash., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Customers of Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] Next-Generation 737 are validating the benefits of the industry-leading Performance Improvement Package (PIP), one year after the first airplane PIP airplane was delivered. PIP combines aerodynamic and engine performance improvements to reduce fuel burn by up to 2 percent and is part of the continuous innovation on the world’s best-selling airplane. More than 420 Next-Generation 737s have now been delivered with PIP.

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Harris Corporation Reports Solid Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter Results

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MELBOURNE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) reported revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 of $1.44 billion compared with $1.52 billion in the prior-year quarter. GAAP income from continuing operations was $137 million, or $1.20 per diluted share, compared with $134 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, in the prior year. As previously announced, the company approved a plan during the quarter to divest Broadcast Communications, which is now reported as discontinued operations. Non-GAAP income from continuing operations was $162 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, compared with $156 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, in the prior year, representing an increase in non-GAAP earnings per share of 15 percent. Non-GAAP amounts in this release exclude acquisition-related costs, and a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is provided in Tables 5 through 8, along with accompanying notes. Orders in the fourth quarter were $1.48 billion compared with $1.21 billion in the prior year.

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Guardians of the antimatter hunter

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Guardians of the antimatter hunter

31 July 2012
A year ago, the largest and most complex scientific instrument on the International Space Station was delivered to the orbital outpost. Searching for antimatter and the origins of our Universe, it is working flawlessly thanks to the continuous support from its own ‘mission control’.

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Bell Helicopter and Cessna Aircraft Company Open Asia Pacific Service Facility in Singapore

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SINGAPORE, (July 31, 2012) – Bell Helicopter, in partnership with Cessna Aircraft Company, opened a new regional service center in Singapore at Seletar Aerospace Park. Bell Helicopter and Cessna are Textron companies (NYSE: TXT). The new state-of-the-art facility offers customers a one-stop shop for comprehensive repair, completion, fulfillment, maintenance and customization solutions.

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Biometrics 2012 – Track Focus 2

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Track: The rise of soft biometrics and the social network | 30 October 2012

Social media and biometrics – where next?

In a brand new conference track for 2012, get a complete insight into the new “soft” biometric genre, including challenges facing users and keepers of social media sites looking to integrate biometric data, and the use of biometrics in targeted ad campaigns. Our expert speakers will:

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William Shatner and Wil Wheaton Narrate New NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Video

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WASHINGTON — As NASA prepares for next week’s Curiosity rover landing on Mars, William Shatner and Wil Wheaton share this thrilling story of NASA’s hardest planetary science mission to date. The video titled, “Grand Entrance,” guides viewers from entry through descent, and after landing.

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NASA Ames Celebrates Curiosity Rover’s Landing on Mars

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MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA’s Ames Research Center will celebrate the upcoming landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars with a variety of activities. Included will be pre- and post-landing live televised broadcasts of NASA news briefings featuring local Mars experts, a huge public event expected to attract thousands of spectators, and the first ever multi-center NASA Social highlighting Ames’ role in the mission for social media.

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