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University of Minnesota researchers clear major hurdle in road to high-efficiency solar cells

June 18, 2010 5:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Minnesota) A team of University of Minnesota-led researchers has cleared a major hurdle in the drive to build solar cells with potential efficiencies up to twice as high as current levels

Georgia Institute of Technology, NUI Galway and the University of Limerick Launch Joint Translational Research Institute

June 18, 2010 5:24 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The Georgia Institute of Technology, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) and the University of Limerick today announced a unique partnership to develop a joint translational research institute.

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Reinhold Mann Named Brookhaven Lab's Associate Laboratory Director for Environment and Life Sciences

June 18, 2010 5:24 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Reinhold Mann has been named Associate Laboratory Director for Brookhaven Lab’s Environment and Life Sciences Directorate.

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Wriggling Neutrinos Caught in the Act

June 18, 2010 5:00 am | News | Comments

The OPERA Collaboration based at the Gran Sasso underground laboratory in Italy announced a rare breakthrough in particle physics: the first direct observation of a muon neutrino turning into a tau neutrino.

'Dark' Laser Creates Pulses of Nearly Nothing

June 18, 2010 4:39 am | News | Comments

In an advance that sounds almost Zen, researchers at the NIST and JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado at Boulder, have demonstrated a new type of pulsed laser that excels at not producing light.

Nanotechnology Fabrication Moves Closer to Mass Production

June 18, 2010 4:32 am | by Michael Berger, Nanowerk.com | News | Comments

Researchers have successfully demonstrated a lithography-free, direct-write technique for fabricating discrete field-effect transistors and digital logic gates on a single nanowire.

US Lacks Ability to Protect Networks

June 18, 2010 4:10 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal agency in charge of securing the government's computer systems is unable to monitor the networks or analyze threats in real time, and it lacks the authority and staff it needs to do its job, according to an internal report.

Book Explores IP-based 'Internet of Things'

June 18, 2010 3:51 am | News | Comments

We are standing before the digital revolution of the 21st century: smart objects – the Internet of Things – that interconnect the digital world with the physical world. Industry predicts the number of smart objects to be counted in tens of billions within the next ten years

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Reliance Looks to Diversify

June 18, 2010 3:28 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Reliance Industries will enter the electricity and telecom sectors after the recent scrapping of a noncompete pact between Mukesh and Anil Ambani.

Sony CEO gets $8.8 million annual pay amid losses

June 17, 2010 11:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Corp., which has posted two consecutive annual losses, said Friday its chief executive has received around 800 million yen ($8.8 million) in annual pay.Nearly half of Welsh-born Howard Stringer's pay came from stock options, said Sony spokeswoman Mami Imada. Stringer's annual pay in the...

AOL Sells Bebo Site to Criterion Capital Partners

June 17, 2010 9:26 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The social networking site, which AOL bought about two years ago for $850 million, could not overcome competition from Facebook.

Fujitsu and Toshiba to Merge Mobile Phone Units

June 17, 2010 9:26 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Fujitsu will own a majority stake in the new venture, slated to begin operation in October.

F.C.C. Moves Toward Deeper Broadband Role

June 17, 2010 9:26 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The commission is looking to give itself the authority to regulate the transmission component of broadband Internet service.

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Sony CEO Received $4.5 Million

June 17, 2010 9:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Sony said Chief Executive Howard Stringer received compensation of about $4.5 million and stock options for 500,000 shares in the last fiscal year.

Tamiflu: Counterfeit Product Sold on Internet

June 17, 2010 4:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Potentially harmful product represented as “Generic Tamiflu”- tests revealed product does not contain oseltamivir, but cloxacillin, an antibiotic.

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