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Economics: Innovation central to boosting growth and jobs, says OECD

May 27, 2010 12:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

“Knowledge is the main driver of today’s global economy,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the launch of the OECD Innovation Strategy in Paris. “Countries need to harness innovation and entrepreneurship to boost growth and employment. This is the key to a sustainable rise in...

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Chinese court hears novelist's Google lawsuit(3)

May 26, 2010 9:33 pm | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chinese novelist's lawsuit against Google over its online library is going ahead in court after settlement talks failed.Mian Mian — known for lurid tales of sex, drugs and nightlife — filed suit in October after her latest book, "Acid House," was scanned into the library. Google says it...

Chinese court hears novelist's Google lawsuit(2)

May 26, 2010 9:31 pm | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chinese novelist's lawsuit against Google over its online library is going ahead in court after settlement talks failed.Mian Mian — known for lurid tales of sex, drugs and nightlife — filed suit in October after her latest book, "Acid House," was scanned into the library. Google says it...

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Mont. company carves reputation with water-cutting

May 26, 2010 8:31 pm | by CANDACE CHASEAssociated Press | News | Comments

At GlacierJet Technologies, owner Joshua Boyce harnesses the power of water and crushed garnets to precision-cut thick slabs metal or stone into works of art or industrial parts with no hazardous waste, toxic fumes or dust.From a small shop on Ash Road in Evergreen, Boyce serves clients from...

Telvent 1Q profit declines

May 26, 2010 2:30 pm | News | Comments

Spain's Telvent GIT SA said Wednesday that its first-quarter profit fell nearly 7 percent as the information technology company's revenue declined.For the quarter that ended March 31, Telvent earned 5.7 million euro ($7.7 million), or 0.17 euro (23 cents) per share, down from 6.1 million euro,...

NASA completes critical design review of one Landsat instrument

May 26, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA engineers have begun building hardware for a new Landsat satellite instrument that helps monitor water consumption -- an important capability in the US West where precipitation is sparse and water rights are allocated -- now that they have passed an...

Study finds bigger social networks earn more money

May 26, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

According to a new study, people who phone diverse acquaintances live in more affluent communities and have more economic opportunities than those who talk to people in their immediate vicinity.

Hylenex recombinant (hyaluronidase human injection): Recall

May 26, 2010 1:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Voluntary recall of all manufactured lots has been initiated as a precautionary measure due to instances of particulate matter observed in a limited number of vials during routine stability testing.

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Amazon and Penguin make e-book pricing deal

May 26, 2010 12:30 pm | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. and book publisher Penguin Group reached an agreement regarding the pricing of Penguin's electronic books, the online retailer and book publisher said Wednesday.With the new agreement, which both companies declined to detail, Penguin's newest e-books will begin selling through...

Don't Do It

May 26, 2010 12:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Friends don't let friends wire-wrap. Do people still do this? Do you still do this? When's the last time you did some wire-wrap? Digi-Key still sells an assortment of wire-wrap wire and wrapping tools, including the simple little hand tool...

Colorado State University student awarded top student prize in laser research

May 26, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Colorado State University) A Colorado State University electrical engineering graduate student has won the prestigious Theodore Maiman Student Paper Competition -- beating a pool of 944 candidates -- on the 50th anniversary of Maiman's invention of the laser.

What is a CNC Machining Company?

May 26, 2010 10:21 am | by Think Engineering | News | Comments

A CNC machining company is a company that provides CNC machining services. There are several CNC machining services that are provided in the market today. One of the most popular CNC machining services that are provided by a CNC machining company is the standard 3 axis CNC machining. The...

Mini-projectors – maximum performance

May 26, 2010 9:32 am | Blogs | Comments

The combination of a new kind of optical structure with high-performance LEDs enables completely new compact and brilliant lighting and projection systems.

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Rensselaer researcher wins $1.4 million NIH grant to enable faster cancer treatment planning

May 26, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Richard Radke is leading a new $1.4 million study to develop novel computer automation techniques that could reduce the prep time of a promising cancer-treatment technology from several hours to a few minutes....

ESD Protection Guide

May 26, 2010 9:11 am | News | Comments

TI’s System-Level ESD Protection Guide provides an overview of several types of our latest ESD protection devices for high-speed data rates and for diode array chips for ease of design. Application and end equipment devices are also listed.

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