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Duke, NCSU Launch National K-12 Engineering Program

March 9, 2010 4:23 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

A new program designed to stimulate interest in science and technology in students from kindergarten to 12th grade was announced by the engineering deans at Duke University and North Carolina State University during last week's National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges Summit in Ral

The “Greenest Fans on Earth” Go Solar

March 9, 2010 4:09 am | News | Comments

Solar energy has been called the wave of the future. MacroAir Technologies, a company founded on the very principal of innovation, is surfing that wave with the introduction of the MacroVoltaic fan. Receiving the highest certified rating, the MacroVoltaic fan is the only solar high volume low speed (HVLS) industrial fan on the market.

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Searching for the Next Top Product

March 9, 2010 3:34 am | by by Aashish Mehta, National Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Ideas can come and go quickly. To harness the potential of new ideas it’s essential to follow the basics to select ideas for further refinement to suite the market.

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Lexmark CEO gets 2009 pay of $2.2M, down 36 pct.

March 9, 2010 3:30 am | by MARLEY SEAMAN - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The chairman and CEO of printer and copier maker Lexmark International Inc. received compensation worth $2.2 million in 2009, down 36 percent from the year before, according to an Associated Press calculation of figures filed with regulators.Paul Curlander, 57, drew a salary of $1 million in...

New Dimension of Service Offered as Broadridge Enters Stock Transfer Agency Business

March 9, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR), a leading provider of technology services to public companies and the financial services industry, today announced the acquisition of StockTrans, a leading provider of registrar, stock transfer and record keeping services with over 35 years of...

Tourism: upbeat prospects for 2010 season

March 9, 2010 3:24 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Some 80% of Europeans continue to travel for their holidays according to a new Eurobarometer survey on ‘The attitudes of Europeans towards tourism 2010’. Only 20% of over 30,000 randomly selected citizens were almost certain that they will not travel in 2010, which is significantly below...

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round...

March 9, 2010 3:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I have a love/hate relationship with buses. I love that they save me gasoline, are more efficient than driving a car, and reduce my greenhouse gas emissions. However, I hate them when they're running late! But there is one category of buses that I'm particularly fond of – those that...

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Politics and retail a no-win mix

March 9, 2010 2:30 am | by EMILY FREDRIX - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Guns. Religion. Abortion. These are the no-win arguments that spoil family gatherings — and the stuff of retailers' nightmares.Starbucks has found itself in the middle of just such an argument as its stores became forums for demonstrations by both pro-gun and gun-control advocates. All for a...

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Sony to start selling 3-D TVs in June

March 8, 2010 10:30 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Corp. said Tuesday it will start selling 3-D televisions in June, joining a competitive industrywide push to convince consumers to embrace the technology for their living rooms.The Japanese electronics giant, known for its PlayStation 3 game consoles and Bravia flat-screen TVs, will offer...

Life sciences gets push from Mo. policymakers

March 8, 2010 3:30 pm | by MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

State and regional economies can benefit from Missouri's push into biotechnology and the life sciences, Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday."There is no sector of our economy riper for opportunity than the life sciences," the Democratic governor said, speaking to about 300 scientists and businesspeople...

H & R Block 3Q profit rises despite fewer returns

March 8, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

H&R Block Inc. on Monday said its fiscal third quarter profit rose 7 percent, as lower costs offset a revenue drop that stemmed from handling fewer returns.For the three months ended Jan. 31, the nation's largest tax preparer earned $50.6 million, or 15 cents per share, compared with $47.4...

Discovery likely to produce abundant adult stem cells

March 8, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a way to grow copious amounts of adult stem cells that will likely revolutionize bone marrow transplants, organ regeneration, and therapies for organs.

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Enghouse Systems increases quarterly dividend, reports Q1 profit of $1.9M

March 8, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Enghouse Systems Ltd. increased its quarterly dividend by a penny to four cents per share Monday as it reported its first-quarter profit more than doubled compared with a year ago.The business software company (TSX:ESL) said it earned $1.9 million or eight cents per share for the three months...

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Mama always said "Feed Your Guests." Thanks Michelle, I will.

March 8, 2010 12:22 pm | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

When I was first considering starting a SolidWorks User Group in Central Texas, I turned to Michelle Pillers of the Seattle Area SolidWorks Power Users Group (SASPUG) for advice.  Michelle was kind enough to send me a wonderfull email full of great ideas.  One...

Canadian firm wins U.S. Marine Corps parts contract worth US$41.5M

March 8, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada has won a US$41.5-million contract to supply spare parts to the U.S. Marines Corps for their RG-31 Mk5E vehicles, the company said Monday.The Canadian unit of U.S. defence contractor General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD) won a contract last month to build 250...

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