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Global economy: OECD contributes to G20 efforts to bring public finances under control

March 22, 2010 3:28 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The OECD has produced a set of recommendations for G20 governments to help them rein in escalating – and some cases unprecedented - levels of public debt. The recommendations focus on strategy, timing and action and looks at reforms that can strengthen public finances over the longer term.

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China Telecom Profit Rises

March 22, 2010 1:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The country's largest fixed-line operator by subscribers said it will increase capital spending this year on its broadband and value-added mobile service segments as competition increases.

New alloys key to efficient energy and lighting

March 21, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Arizona State University) Researchers at Arizona State University are making improvements to semiconductor alloys that will help overcome some of the technical roadblocks to producing more effective photovoltaic cells for generating solar energy and will enable light-emitting diodes to...

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Failed Brands Get New Life

March 21, 2010 8:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Systemax is trying to profit after buying the names of two deceased store chains, CompUSA and Circuit City.

Google to Disclose China Plans

March 21, 2010 2:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Google is expected to announce this week its next steps in China, where it has said its plans to stop censoring search results may force it to close down its site.

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.

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