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Kaiser-Francis executive endows petroleum engineering scholarship at Texas A & M(3)

August 6, 2010 4:24 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Kaiser-Francis Oil Co. president and chief executive officer H.G. “Buddy” Kleemeier and his wife, Dottie, have endowed a scholarship for petroleum engineering undergraduates at Texas A&M University. “My education at Texas A&M allowed me to commence my career as a petroleum...

HP CEO Hurd resigns after sexual-harassment probe

August 6, 2010 1:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said CEO Mark Hurd is stepping down following a sexual-harassment probe that found other violations of company standards.HP said Friday that Hurd decided to leave after the investigation into a sexual-harassment claim made against him and the company by a former HP...

Professor wins top political science prize for paper

August 6, 2010 12:23 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Thomas Pepinsky, assistant professor of government, won the American Political Science Association's 2010 Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award.

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Linear LED Drivers Conserve Space in Portables

August 6, 2010 11:11 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5622/24/26 linear LED drivers tout a design that reduces overall component count by eliminating additional passive components used in charge pumps and series boost LED drivers. They feature an

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Washington Post shares off, Kaplan faces scrutiny

August 6, 2010 11:05 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Proposed federal rules that could hurt The Washington Post Co.'s biggest revenue and profit driver, the Kaplan education business, overshadowed a nearly eight-fold surge in the company's quarterly earnings reported Friday. The company's shares plunged.The Post Co. said that proposed changes in...

Turning down the noise in graphene

August 6, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Working with the unique nanoscience capabilities of Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry, a multi-institutional team of researchers has developed the first model of signal-to-noise-ratios for low frequency noises in graphene on silica. Their results...

NY official claims LCD suppliers fixed prices

August 6, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has sued several major suppliers of liquid crystal display screens used in computers, televisions and cell phones, claiming consumers paid extra because of price fixing.The suit filed Friday in state court in Manhattan seeks damages, restitution and civil...

NetSuite shares up after 2Q results, forecast

August 6, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of business software maker NetSuite Inc. climbed Friday after its second-quarter results topped expectations and the company raised its full-year profit forecast.NetSuite reported after the close of trading Thursday that its second quarter loss grew to $7.2 million, or 11 cents per...

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Emdeon 2Q profit drops 66 percent to $4.2 million

August 6, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Emdeon Inc., a health care payment technology company, said its second-quarter profit fell 66 percent, largely due to an income tax expense fluctuation.The Nashville company said it earned $4.2 million, or 5 cents per share in the three months that ended June 30. That compares to net income of...

British patients click online to see doctor

August 6, 2010 8:50 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

In Britain, an increasing number of websites are pushing the boundaries of online medicine, with at least a dozen sites offering consultations and medication most countries only allow during in-person visits...

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Brain's reward system helps drive placebo effect

August 6, 2010 8:44 am | by Anne Harding, Reuters | News | Comments

Want to maximize the placebo effect? A good way to do this, according to a new study, is to tell someone they have a decent chance of getting the real treatment instead of a fake pill, but keep them guessing.

Apple ordered to publicize iPod fix in Japan

August 6, 2010 8:40 am | News | Comments

Japan's trade ministry has ordered Apple Inc's Japan unit to state on its website that users who are concerned about their iPod nano portable music player catching fire can receive a replacement battery.

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Facebook and other social media cost UK billions

August 6, 2010 8:34 am | by Paul Casciato, Reuters | News | Comments

Employees who fritter time away on Facebook, Twitter and other social media Web sites are costing British businesses billions, new research suggests.

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Calif court clears way for Google age bias trial

August 6, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The California Supreme Court says a former Google Inc. manager can sue the search engine on claims he was fired because of his age.The court ruled Thursday that Brian Reid's discrimination suit could go to trial, rejecting a lower court's decision that there wasn't enough evidence.Reid, a...

Thermoelectric Assemblies Achieve High Cooling Capacities

August 6, 2010 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies, Inc. announced the release of its enhanced Cascade Series Thermoelectric Assemblies (TEAs). These custom designed cooling assemblies use multistage Thermoelectric Modules (TEMs) to

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