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EMThe New New Internet unveiled a number of timely and important news items this week geared toward the government contracting executive.
The GovCon technology website unveiled two stories this week with important industry news.
DARPA has awarded two contracts to Northeastern University to develop technology to find improvised explosive devices in dead animals, meat and mud.
The technology that the University is working on uses the same methods doctors use to detect breast cancer.
The method will try to utilize acoustics, x-rays, electromagnetic indicators and non-ionizing detection methods.
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Chinese PC Maker Lenovo is in preliminary discussions to buy IBM’s server unit for between $5 and $6 billion.
Lenovo would add a business unit that saw increased revenue in the last quarter of 2012.
The company intends for the acquisition to bolster its enterprise hardware business and shift its strategy to mobile devices.
The company acquired IBM’s PC unit in 2005 for $1.25 billion in stock and cash.
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