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Secretary-General Gurría welcomes increase in Chinese exchange rate flexibility

June 23, 2010 6:28 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The OECD welcomes the announcement by the Chinese authorities of an increase in exchange rate flexibility. The OECD considers that a gradual appreciation of the exchange rate will help mitigate domestic inflationary pressures in China, while making monetary policy more effective. It will...


Travel and Tourism Satellite Accounts, 1st Quarter 2010

June 23, 2010 6:25 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

Real spending on travel and tourism increased at an annual rate of 3.9 percent in 2010:1, following a decrease of 1.5 percent (revised) in 2009:4. By comparison, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 3.0 percent (second estimate) in 2010:1 after increasing 5.6 percent in 2009:4....

Creaform HandyProbe Bridges Gap between CMM's and Laser Trackers

June 23, 2010 6:25 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

CMM's have long been considered the standard for 3D measurement. However their lack of portability has always hindered their usefulness outside the QC Department. The new HandyProbe system from Creaform takes the CMM out of the lab and onto the manufacturing floor.


May Large-Area TFT LCD Shipments and Revenues Reach Record Highs

June 23, 2010 6:25 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

May 2010 shipments of large-area TFT LCD panels were 58.8 million units, up 9% from April, and revenues were 7.5 billion, up 7% M/M, according to the DisplaySearch Monthly TFT LCD Shipment Database. [...]

Nanowires for the electronics and optoelectronics of the future

June 23, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA)) The tale begins with a feasibility study on the manufacture of colored fluorescing thin films for optical safety applications. An EU project on the development of novel gas sensors followed. In the meantime, Empa...

Niedzwecki named civil engineering department head

June 23, 2010 6:22 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. John Niedzwecki, professor and holder of the R.P. Gregory ’32 Chair in Civil Engineering, has been named head of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, announced the appointment June...

The F-35’s international flavour

June 23, 2010 6:14 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The United States’ “premier air superiority fighter,” the F-22 Raptor, is banned from export. The F-35 (and its fifth generation rival, the PAK-FA) is not. Thus, it’s no surprise that allies have climbed aboard the Joint Strike Fighter program. For all intents and purposes, the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act killed the F-22 Raptor.


Disposable Insulin Jewel Pump Showcases microfluidic MEMS Tech

June 23, 2010 6:05 am | News | Comments

Debiotech and STMicroelectronics today announced that they will showcase their novel insulin “Jewel Pump” at the Debiotech stand at the American Diabetes Association 70th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida.


New Tools for New Light Source at Brookhaven Lab

June 23, 2010 5:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

DOE has approved a new project to begin conceptual design of NSLS-II experimental tools, named NEXT.

Rapid Web Application Tool for Oracle Database Streamlines Development and Usability With Websheets and Dynamic Actions Features

June 23, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)News FactsNew Features in Oracle Application Express Release 4.0Supporting Quotes"Oracle Application Express is the primary custom development platform at General Healthcare Group (GHG)," said Marc Yaneza, Technology Director IT, General Healthcare Group. "Its speed of...

Technical Presentations From Ricoh, Renesas, Primegate, and Sony Highlight Agenda

June 22, 2010 11:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI), an independent non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing SystemC as an industry-standard language for electronic system-level (ESL) design, announces the first SystemC Japan will be held Friday, July 2 in...

Students Will Spend Year Doing Career-Changing Research Thanks to HHMI

June 22, 2010 6:23 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

This year, 116 medical, dental, and veterinary students from 47 schools across the country will take a break from memorizing molecular metabolism and studying drug interactions to spend a year in a lab doing hands-on research. The break from regular coursework, funded through a $4 million...


Medvedev lands in California, meets dignitaries

June 22, 2010 5:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is in the United States after touching down in San Francisco for the start of a U.S. tour.The 44-year-old Kremlin chief met California first lady Maria Shriver and former Secretary of State George Shultz. They are scheduled to attend a reception along with Gov....


RealNetworks eliminating 85 jobs in reorganization

June 22, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RealNetworks Inc. said it is eliminating about 85 positions, including about 25 percent of its executives, as part of a reorganization intended to create a more efficient organization with fewer layers of management.The company said it has consolidated its Technology Products and Solutions and...

Tibco Software buys Proginet for $19.6 million

June 22, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tibco Software Inc. said it has reached an agreement to acquire file transfer software maker Proginet Corp. for about $1.15 per share in cash.Based on the company's 17.1 million shares outstanding, the deal is worth $19.6 million.Tibco, based in Palo Alto, Calif., makes business process...


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