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Commission launches EUR 35 million call for projects that turn environmental challenges into business opportunities

April 13, 2010 4:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission today launched a EUR 35 million call for eco-innovation. Funds are available for new projects in the area of materials recycling, sustainable building products, the food and drink sector and green business practices. Applications are particularly welcome from small...

Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free

April 13, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

What activity wastes gasoline, costs money, produces pollutants, and yet doesn't get you anywhere? Idling! And yet, every year, Americans waste 3 billion gallons of fuel by idling their vehicles.

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Critter Cam: Sea Lion versus Octopus

April 13, 2010 4:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Octopus vs. Sea Lion – First Ever Video Sea lions fitted with GPS trackers and a National Geographic Crittercam are taking scientists on amazing journeys to previously unknown marine ‘hot spots.’ These areas are important not only for providing the sea lions’ food, but also for...

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Statistics - Unemployment rate broadly stable at 8.6% in February

April 13, 2010 2:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The unemployment rate for the OECD area was broadly stable in February 2010 compared with January. The headline rate fell 0.1 percentage point but this reflected the partial unwinding of effects that led to a temporary increase in Korea's January rate.

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Telecom Italia Cuts Guidance

April 13, 2010 2:23 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Telecom Italia posted a 27% decline in full-year net profit and cut its already cautious revenue guidance for 2010-2012, as it struggles to cope with stiffening competition in its core markets and focuses on cutting costs.

Infosys says quarterly profit up 8.7 percent

April 12, 2010 11:30 pm | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Infosys Technologies Ltd., India's bellwether information technology outsourcing company, said Tuesday quarterly profit rose 8.7 percent in dollar terms as a revival in demand for services spread to European and manufacturing clients.The company said revenues this fiscal year would grow 16 to...

Twitter to Start Rolling Out Ads

April 12, 2010 11:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Twitter will roll out advertising to users, the four-year-old company's first significant attempt to turn its microblogging service into a profitable business.

Infosys says quarterly profit grew 8.7 pct

April 12, 2010 8:30 pm | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Infosys Technologies Ltd., India's bellwether information technology outsourcing company, said Tuesday that quarterly profit rose 8.7 percent in dollar terms as business from European and manufacturing clients picked up.Net profit for the January-March quarter was 16.0 billion rupees ($349...

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Avatar II: The Hospital

April 12, 2010 5:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Doctors, nurses and students are using online community Second Life to learn how to cope with crises, boost clinical skills and make their facilities more efficient.

Paramount tests frontier with 'Star Trek' drives

April 12, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Paramount Pictures is exploring a new frontier by participating in an offer to sell Seagate Technology hard drives with a copy of the latest "Star Trek" movie and 20 other films already on board.The one-month offer, which both companies on Monday called an industry first, would combine a...

Progress Software CFO to retire this year

April 12, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Progress Software Corp. said Monday that Chief Financial Officer Norman R. Robertson will retire this year.Progress, a maker of business software, didn't name a successor. The company said Robertson would remain in the position until a successor is in place.Robertson joined Progress as CFO in...

The Power of Sharing

April 12, 2010 2:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The electronic exchange of information about patients among doctors and hospitals is still rare, but it promises to lower costs for providers and improve health care.

Project looks to lift Latin American youth from poverty

April 12, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell researchers are partnering with Latin American institutions to explore how to enable impoverished youths to become productive workers, active citizens and nurturing family members.

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HP Labs Discovery Expands Memristor Promise

April 12, 2010 1:46 pm | News | Comments

HP Labs researchers have discovered that the “memristor“ has more capabilities than was previously thought.

Nova Scotia firefighters ask court to identify anonymous Internet critics

April 12, 2010 1:30 pm | by Michael Tutton-Associated Press | News | Comments

Two of Halifax's most senior firefighters are asking Nova Scotia's Supreme Court to reveal the names of people who posted anonymous comments on a weekly newspaper's website that they say defamed them.Fire Chief Bill Mosher and Deputy Chief Stephen Thurber will be in court on Wednesday in a bid...

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