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Phoenix spies probable Martian water ice

NASA's Phoenix Mars lander has spotted the sublimation of probable water ice in a trench excavated by its robotic arm by comparing two photos taken on the 21st and 25th days of the mission, aka Sols 20 and 24 (15 and 19 June): Phoenix images showing disappearance of probable water ice The images, captured by the lander's …
Lester Haines, 23 Jun 2008
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MoD proposes Salisbury Plain spy-plane droid playground

The UK Ministry of Defence wants to expand the airspace it uses for training flying-robot surveillance operators from the British Army. Drone aircraft formerly flew mainly above traditional army exercise areas on Salisbury Plain, but next-gen kit will need to be higher up and further away from the ground action if training is to …
Lewis Page, 17 Jun 2008
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Phoenix eats dirt

The Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA) aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars lander finally has an ovenful of dirt for anlaysis, following various attempts to shake the "clumpy" Martian soil into the instrument. The "high-temperature furnace and mass spectrometer" TEGA packs eight miniature ovens, each protected by a filter screen …
Lester Haines, 12 Jun 2008
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Phoenix hijacks Windows boot with instant-on

If Phoenix Technologies gets its way, we may lose the precious time spent while Windows leisurely ambles from slumber at startup. Those countless minutes, perhaps, we didn't realize we counted on to: wash the dog, mow the lawn, check tire pressure, reject the idea that the most certain and primary reality is rational …
Austin Modine, 6 Nov 2007
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Phoenix shareholders say yes to ICM bid

Phoenix shareholders have given the proposed acquisition of ICM Computer Group an enthusiastic thumbs up. All resolutions were passed by the firm's shareholders. The total number of votes cast was 45,478,689 on three resolutions, of which less than one per cent objected to the take-over of the business continuity firm. …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 May 2007
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Phoenix maintains gentle ascent

The disaster recovery business has been keeping Phoenix IT Group heading skyward. Revenues were up overall by 16.3 per cent to £126.7m, which included five months of sales from Servo Computer Services, the SME IT services and product sales business that Phoenix acquired in November 2006. Excluding the Servo figures, "the …
Mark Ballard, 21 May 2007
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Phoenix closes in on ICM

Managed services firm Phoenix IT said it has given the nod of approval to the ICM's recommendation for an increased offer with a new figure which smashes the £100m mark. A bidding war had kicked off for the business continuity firm after Fawkes threw a tantalising offer into the mix a few weeks ago. But last week Fawkes …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 May 2007
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Phoenix flies higher with ICM bid

Phoenix IT has jacked up its offer for business continuity firm ICM from 415 pence to 441.5 pence, further fuelling the bidding war for the firm. The offer, comprising 342.5 pence and 0.6176 of a new Phoenix share for each ICM share, values ICM at £94.3m in total. Phoenix’s bid come a day after Fawkes, which is partly a …
Joe Fay, 28 Mar 2007
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Phoenix makes tentative offer for ICM

Phoenix IT Group, a publicly-listed managed services company, has tabled a conditional offer to buy business continuity firm ICM Computer Group. The firms announced in January that they were chatting. Phoenix has put in an offer equating to 415 pence per share. At the time this article went to press, ICM last closed trading …
Mark Ballard, 16 Mar 2007

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