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Dolan Media amends shareholder rights plan

March 22, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Legal newspaper publisher Dolan Media said Monday it made several changes to its shareholder rights plan, which included raising the percentage of share ownership a person have before attempting a buyout."We designed this plan strictly as a precautionary measure to protect the company and our...

Rio Tinto exec admits to some bribery charges

March 22, 2010 8:30 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Four employees of mining giant Rio Tinto pleaded guilty Monday to taking bribes, lawyers and an Australian diplomat said, in an embarrassing case seen as part of a harsh new attitude toward foreign business in China.Rio Tinto is one of China's top providers of iron ore and a key industry...

ADI Offers Free Image Processing Software Modules

March 22, 2010 8:27 am | News | Comments

Responding to increased developer demand for low cost, fast and efficient video technology software tools, Analog Devices, Inc. is now offering a free comprehensive video primitives library for use in real time video analytics applications.

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A more sensitive sensor

March 22, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University's Prof. Yael Hanein, Dr. Slava Krylov and Assaf Ya'akobovitz have set out to make sensors for microelectromechanical systems significantly more sensitive and reliable than they are today, shrinking their work to nano-size to do it.

MIT Researches Self-assembling Computer Chips

March 22, 2010 7:52 am | News | Comments

Molecules that arrange themselves into predictable patterns on silicon chips could lead to microprocessors with much smaller circuit elements.

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ESA and Thales Alenia Space enter negotiations for MTG

March 22, 2010 7:37 am | News | Comments

The tendering process that will result in the supply of Europe's next series of meteorological satellites, Meteosat Third Generation, has reached an advanced stage as ESA invites Thales Alenia Space to enter formal contract negotiations.

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Scientists hide gold with 3D invisibility cloak

March 22, 2010 7:35 am | News | Comments

German scientists have created a three-dimensional "invisibility cloak" that can hide objects by bending light waves. The findings, published in the journal Science on Thursday, could in the future make it possible to make large objects invisible, but for now the researchers said they were not keen to speculate on possible applications.

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Microsoft's browser loses market share in Europe

March 22, 2010 7:32 am | News | Comments

Microsoft's Internet Explorer has lost market share in major European markets, such as France, Britain and Italy, after the U.S. software firm started to make it easier for European consumers to use competing browsers.

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Web inventor to lead British research institute

March 22, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Britain's prime minister says the scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web will lead a new Internet research institute. Tim Berners Lee, who developed the Web in 1990, will head up Britain's Institute of Web Science.

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General Dynamics wins UK armored vehicle contract

March 22, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Britain's Ministry of Defense on Monday announced that General Dynamics has been chosen as preferred bidder for a new generation of armored fighting vehicles.The first phase of the contract for production of some 600 vehicles is worth roughly 1 billion pounds ($1.5 billion), the ministry...

Novell Rejects Elliott, To Explore Options

March 22, 2010 7:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Novell essentially put itself up for sale after rejecting an unsolicited bid by hedge fund Elliott Associates to buy the software company for about $1.8 billion.

France obtains micro UAVs

March 22, 2010 6:43 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The French Special Forces Command is now equipped with an unspecified number of Skylark 1 and Wasp Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The French Armament Procurement Agency (Direction générale de l'armement, DGA) made the handoff on March 8th...

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Debate Over Deutsche Telekom Quota

March 22, 2010 6:30 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Deutsche Telekom's decision to set a 30% female management quota has spurred a debate over the role women play in corporate Germany.

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Developing Machines Virtually with SimulationX 3.3 in Record Time - ITI at the bauma and Hannover trade show 2010

March 22, 2010 6:30 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Dresden/Germany, 18 March 2010 - ITI, one of the leading software and engineering companies for system simulation, today announces its presence on the two leading German industry trade shows 2010 - bauma from 19 to 25 April 2010 in Munich and Hannover trade show from 19 to 23 April 2010.

The Society for Information Display and DisplaySearch Partner Again on Display Week 2010 Business Conference

March 22, 2010 6:29 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology, together with DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today announced

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