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Morningstar to buy data analysis firm for $51.5M

December 11, 2009 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Morningstar Inc., a provider of investment research, said Friday it has agreed to buy Logical Information Machines Inc. for $51.5 million.Logical Information, founded in 1989, provides data and analysis to the energy, financial and agricultural sectors. It has about 80 employees in Austin,...

Murphy, Amato elected IEEE Fellows

December 11, 2009 6:54 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Nancy Amato and Dr. Robin Murphy, faculty members in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been elected Fellows of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Amato is a professor and co-director of the Parasol...

‘Climate-Gate’ and COP15: Yale Scientists Clarify Current Understanding of Climate Change

December 11, 2009 6:53 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

In the wake of the University of East Anglia email controversy and the start of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, there has been even more focus on climate change-and a need to clarify the science behind it-than ever. To help explain what current science tells us...

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Apple countersues Nokia over phone patents

December 11, 2009 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. on Friday said it is suing cell phone maker Nokia Corp. for patent infringement, a countermove to Nokia's suit against technologies used in Apple's iPhone.Apple's lawsuit claims Nokia is infringing on 13 of Apple's patents, and says the Finland-based company chose to "copy the...

2W DC-DC converters designed for space critical applications

December 11, 2009 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the G200MHI series is a family of 2W DC/DC converters specifically designed for space critical applications requiring very high input/output isolation, international safety approvals, high reliability and small size.  

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Canadian Solar Industries Association names First Light Solar PV Project of the Year

December 11, 2009 4:52 am | News | Comments

The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) has awarded the First Light solar energy park as the "Solar PV (photovoltaic) Project of the Year" during its annual Solar Conference in Toronto on Tuesday. First Light - a joint venture of SkyPower, Canada's leading solar energy developer, and SunEdison - delivers more than 11 million kilowatts of power annually.

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Evaluation Kits Supports Coin-cell Battery Apps

December 11, 2009 4:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD is offering evaluation kits for its new line of lithium battery retainers. “Gliders” are a hybrid type combining the low cost of retainers with special plastic trays that snap lock into the housing.

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India industrial output up 10.3 pct in October

December 11, 2009 12:00 am | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

India's factory output rose 10.3 percent in October from a year earlier as stimulus measures and domestic demand pushed Asia's third-largest economy into its 10th straight month of industrial expansion.Manufacturing output grew 11.1 percent, rebounding from a 0.6 percent contraction last...

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The Digital Set Top Box Market: Global Demand Remains High

December 10, 2009 8:05 pm | by In-Stat Research | News | Comments

Worldwide digital set top box unit shipments are on track to reach 191 million in 2009, a total that highlights the importance of the set top box in today's consumer electronics industry.

Surgery on beating heart thanks to robotic helping hand

December 10, 2009 8:05 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(SAGE Publications UK) If you've been waiting for the day to arrive when computers actually start performing surgery, that moment might soon be upon us. A French team has developed a computerized 3-D model that allows surgeons to use robotics to operate on a beating heart, according to a...

Alanna Schepartz To Deliver First Chemical Biology Lecture

December 10, 2009 7:58 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

Alanna Schepartz, the Milton Harris '29 Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry, has been chosen to present the inaugural Chemical Biology Lectureship by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Man agrees to plead guilty in ESPN reporter case

December 10, 2009 6:00 pm | by GREG RISLING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

An Illinois insurance executive agreed to plead guilty to interstate stalking after secretly making nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, according to court documents filed Thursday and first obtained by The Associated Press.Michael Barrett, 48, of Westmont, Ill., will plead guilty in U.S....

Alaska official says oil future stable

December 10, 2009 4:00 pm | by RACHEL D'ORO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Prices for Alaska's main money source — oil — have stabilized following a volatile year, and a state official on Thursday predicted a smaller drop in revenues than expected."What a difference a year makes," said Revenue Commissioner Pat Galvin, who released the 110-page revenue forecast.Galvin...

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For Judges on Facebook, Friendship Has Limits

December 10, 2009 3:57 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

A Florida ethics panel rules that to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, judges and lawyers can’t “friend” one another.

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November US video game retail sales slide

December 10, 2009 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A market researcher says Americans spent 8 percent less on video games in November than in the same month last year.Retail sales of video game systems, software and accessories totaled $2.7 billion during the month, the NPD Group said Thursday.Hardware sales fell 13 percent to $1.05...

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