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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...

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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...

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...

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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.

Sustainable energy: a challenge nearly as great as global warming

March 19, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) The Latin American Convention of the Global Sustainable Bioenergy Project which will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 23-25. This is the third of a series of five conventions aiming to provide guidance on the feasibility of...

Computer Sciences gets 5-year pact extension

March 19, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. received a five-year extension on an outsourcing contract with United Technologies Corp., adding more than $1.5 billion to the deal.The information technology services company said late Thursday that the extension also allows it to expand into new regions with the...

Palm Shares Plunge as Concerns Mount

March 19, 2010 10:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Palm's shares tumbled more than 25% as some analysts said the company's latest lowered forecast and weak smart-phone sales raised serious concerns about Palm's viability.

Zocor (simvastatin): increased risk of muscle injury with high doses

March 19, 2010 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Ongoing review shows risk also increased when drug, especially at higher doses, is used with certain drugs.

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Boston Scientific Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: Recall

March 19, 2010 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Practitioners should not use these devices unless and until FDA reviews and approves changes made by the manufacturer.

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Indian Army develops chili grenade

March 19, 2010 10:06 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Now here’s some news tailor-made for a Friday: the Indian Army is developing a “chili grenade.” Packed with bhut jolokia peppers (aka the world’s hottest chili pepper), these special grenades will be used as non-lethal munition. Check your calendars, folks. It isn’t April 1st yet.

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