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Google invests in ND wind farms

May 7, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. is investing nearly $40 million in two North Dakota wind farms.One of the farms is in Griggs and Steele counties and the other is in Burleigh County.Google spokesman Jamie Yood says the Internet search engine firm is interested in the wind projects as an investment that will provide...

Cornell's regional 'sun grant' energy conference is May 24-26

May 7, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cornell University) National and regional biofuel, biopower and bioproducts experts will convene in Syracuse for the Northeast Sun Grant 2010 Regional Conference, at Renaissance Syracuse Hotel, on May 24-26, 2010. The conference is hosted by Cornell University.

New catalyst could move fuel cell technology closer to mainstream

May 7, 2010 6:23 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Long hampered by high manufacturing costs and durability issues, fuel cell technology could overcome those obstacles and take a significant step towards mainstream adoption thanks to a finding by a Texas A&M University chemical engineering professor. Investigating the use of...

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Myers Takes Leadership Role at the Duke Translational Research Institute

May 7, 2010 6:22 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

DURHAM, NC – Biomedical engineering Professor Barry Myers has been named director of emerging programs at Duke’s Translational Research Institute (DTRI).

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R.C. Murphy Junior High School Takes Fifth Place in the National Science Bowl

May 7, 2010 6:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Students from R.C. Murphy Junior High School placed fifth in the National Science Bowl, taking home $1,000 for their school's science department.

Facebook privacy snafu exposed user chats

May 7, 2010 5:35 am | News | Comments

Private chats between some Facebook users were briefly viewable by other users on Wednesday, an embarrassing technical glitch for a company facing growing criticism over "sloppy" privacy protection. Techcrunch, a blog, first reported a bug related to a feature on the fast-growing social network site that allows a user to see how their profile will appear to other users.

FCC chief promises light broadband touch

May 7, 2010 5:33 am | News | Comments

The top communications regulator sought to calm fears his agency would heavily regulate Internet services, but shares in major cable companies fell and industry insiders predicted a prolonged legal battle. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission issued a statement on Thursday pledging to retain a light touch with Internet regulation...

Apple launches iPad in 9 more countries May 28

May 7, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. said Friday its iPad tablet computer will be available in nine more countries, including Germany and the U.K., on May 28 — with pre-orders starting Monday.Apple delayed the international launch of the device last month, saying sales in the U.S. were unexpectedly strong. The iPad went...

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CGI Group to buy Stanley Inc. for $903 million to expand its US federal business

May 7, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology company CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) is buying American IT firm Stanley Inc. for $903 million in cash in a deal it says will give a big boost to its U.S. operations and expand its access to lucrative U.S. government contracts in the defence and intelligence markets.The...

NASA catapults new Orion capsule into NM desert

May 7, 2010 5:28 am | News | Comments

NASA engineers successfully catapulted the new Orion crew capsule about a mile into the air Thursday morning as part of a test of a launch-abort system. The launch-abort system hurtled the capsule from a desert launch pad at 7 a.m. and reached speeds of about 450 mph in just 2.5 seconds.

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CGI Group to buy Stanley Inc. for $903 million

May 7, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology company CGI Group Inc. said Friday it will buy Stanley Inc. for $903 million cash, or $37.50 per share.The Canadian company is offering a premium of 29 percent from Stanley's Thursday closing price of $29. The companies said their boards have approved the sale and Stanley...

Panasonic trims quarterly loss to $971 million

May 6, 2010 11:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic says it has reduced its losses for the January-March quarter to just under $1 billion amid a recovery in global sales.The Osaka-based maker of home electronics like Viera TVs said Friday its loss for the fiscal fourth quarter was 88.9 billion yen ($971...

Mitchell Smooke Is Chosen a SIAM Fellow in Recognition of His Work on Combustion

May 6, 2010 8:21 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Mitchell D. Smooke, the Strathcona Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics, has been named a 2010 fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

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Scientific Games posts 1Q profit

May 6, 2010 5:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientific Games Corp. on Thursday posted a first-quarter profit as the company had lower expenses, helping offset a decline in revenue.The numbers were below Wall Street's forecasts and the company's shares fell 22 cents to $13.34 in extended trading after rising 8 cents, or 0.6 percent, to...

Correction: Earns-Edgewater Technology

May 6, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a story May 5 about financial results for consultancy Edgewater Technology Inc., The Associated Press erroneously said the company lost $639 million, compared with a loss of $454 million a year earlier. The company posted a loss of $639,000, compared with a loss of $454,000 a year earlier.

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