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Taste Cells in the Stomach and Intestine

March 21, 2010 6:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Stomach’s Sweet Tooth Taste, scientists are discovering, is a whole-body sensation. There are taste cells in the stomach, intestine and, evidence suggests, the pancreas, colon and esophagus. These sensory cells are part of an ancient battalion tasked with guiding food...

Chinese media say Google is politicizing dispute

March 21, 2010 4:30 am | by GILLIAN WONG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

State media lashed out at Google over the weekend with editorials accusing the search giant of helping forces abroad attack China and its laws, while calling efforts to pressure the country over its Internet censorship "ridiculous."The critical editorials and op-ed columns came amid signs...

Michigan State urges community to woo Google

March 21, 2010 12:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Add Michigan State University and the surrounding area to the cast of thousands of communities competing for Google's experimental, high-speed broadband network.Officials with the university in East Lansing are encouraging students and residents to support the effort. It promises to be more...

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High-Speed Pipeline Revs Up Biomass Analysis

March 20, 2010 3:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

High throughput system can analyze enzymes, poplars, switch grass, thousands at a time to help determine which plants are best suited for biofuels.

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Tool That Tracks Solar Installations is Open to All

March 20, 2010 3:23 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

NREL's new Open PV Web site lets users download information about installations, explore trends in photovoltaic markets.

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Engineering Mosquitoes to be Flying Vaccinators

March 20, 2010 7:24 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Mosquitoes Engineered Into Flying Vaccinators by Emily Singer Researchers in Japan have transformed mosquitoes into vaccine-carrying syringes by genetically engineering the insects to express the vaccine for leishmaniasis–a parasitic disease transmitted by the sandfly–in their...

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Designer nanomaterials on-demand

March 19, 2010 3:25 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab researchers at the Molecular Foundry have developed a universal method by which designer nanomaterials can be created on-demand. This scheme can be used to create materials for battery electrodes, photovoltaics and electronic data...

VIQ Solutions Secures Bridge Loan

March 19, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ Solutions" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE: VQS) announced that it has secured an $875,000 secured bridge loan. The bridge loan bears interest at a rate of 12%, payable semi-annually, for a term of one year and is subordinate to the Corporation's existing $500,000...

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Morningstar to acquire Realpoint for $52M

March 19, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Morningstar Inc. said Friday it agreed to buy credit ratings agency Realpoint LLC in a cash and stock deal worth $52 million.The acquisition, which includes $42 million in cash and $10 million in restricted stock, would boost Morningstar's position in the credit ratings market.Morningstar, an...

A 'Traditional' Radio for the Internet Age

March 19, 2010 2:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Marisa Taylor reviews the Allegro Wi-Fi Radio, a portable radio that will stream thousands of Internet radio stations wherever there's a Wi-Fi signal.

Many Faces of the QFN

March 19, 2010 2:23 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

When I first started using a CAD package for circuit design, I couldn't understand why the software didn't come with all of the standard footprints and why that wouldn't be good enough. That level of ignorance was hopefully pretty short-lived....

Earnings schedule for week of 03/22/10

March 19, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayNEW YORK — Tiffany & Co. releases quarterly financial results.TuesdaySAN JOSE, Calif. — Adobe Systems Inc. releases quarterly financial results.DORAL, Fla. — Carnival Corp. releases quarterly financial results.LOS...

Alanco Technologies appealing Nasdaq decision

March 19, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Security monitoring systems company Alanco Technologies Inc. is appealing a Nasdaq decision that could mean company shares would no longer be listed on the exchange.Alanco Technologies said Friday it received a letter from Nasdaq indicating that the company does not comply with the minimum bid...

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Best Buy spent $200,000 lobbying in 4th quarter

March 19, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Best Buy Co. spent $200,000 in the fourth quarter to lobby the federal government on bills relating to labor, electronics waste recycling and other issues, according to a disclosure report.That's down 35 percent from the $130,000 that Best Buy spent in same period a year earlier, and 44 percent...

China Mobile Mulls Deals

March 19, 2010 12:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator by subscribers, is looking at acquisition and investment targets in Asia and Africa as profit growth slows at home, its chairman said.

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