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Scientists hide gold with 3D invisibility cloak

March 22, 2010 7:35 am | News | Comments

German scientists have created a three-dimensional "invisibility cloak" that can hide objects by bending light waves. The findings, published in the journal Science on Thursday, could in the future make it possible to make large objects invisible, but for now the researchers said they were not keen to speculate on possible applications.


Microsoft's browser loses market share in Europe

March 22, 2010 7:32 am | News | Comments

Microsoft's Internet Explorer has lost market share in major European markets, such as France, Britain and Italy, after the U.S. software firm started to make it easier for European consumers to use competing browsers.


Web inventor to lead British research institute

March 22, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Britain's prime minister says the scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web will lead a new Internet research institute. Tim Berners Lee, who developed the Web in 1990, will head up Britain's Institute of Web Science.


General Dynamics wins UK armored vehicle contract

March 22, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Britain's Ministry of Defense on Monday announced that General Dynamics has been chosen as preferred bidder for a new generation of armored fighting vehicles.The first phase of the contract for production of some 600 vehicles is worth roughly 1 billion pounds ($1.5 billion), the ministry...

Novell Rejects Elliott, To Explore Options

March 22, 2010 7:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Novell essentially put itself up for sale after rejecting an unsolicited bid by hedge fund Elliott Associates to buy the software company for about $1.8 billion.

France obtains micro UAVs

March 22, 2010 6:43 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The French Special Forces Command is now equipped with an unspecified number of Skylark 1 and Wasp Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The French Armament Procurement Agency (Direction générale de l'armement, DGA) made the handoff on March 8th...


Debate Over Deutsche Telekom Quota

March 22, 2010 6:30 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Deutsche Telekom's decision to set a 30% female management quota has spurred a debate over the role women play in corporate Germany.

Developing Machines Virtually with SimulationX 3.3 in Record Time - ITI at the bauma and Hannover trade show 2010

March 22, 2010 6:30 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Dresden/Germany, 18 March 2010 - ITI, one of the leading software and engineering companies for system simulation, today announces its presence on the two leading German industry trade shows 2010 - bauma from 19 to 25 April 2010 in Munich and Hannover trade show from 19 to 23 April 2010.


The Society for Information Display and DisplaySearch Partner Again on Display Week 2010 Business Conference

March 22, 2010 6:29 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology, together with DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today announced

'AFib Educator' app and widget offers patient dialogue tool for complex cardiovascular disease

March 22, 2010 6:29 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Chandler Chicco Agency) AF Stat -- a collaboration of healthcare leaders and organizations working to improve the health and well-being of people affected by atrial fibrillation (AFib) -- today unveiled the "AFib Educator," a smartphone app and desktop widget to help healthcare...


Have You Tried the New Search?

March 22, 2010 6:24 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

The new search has been in Beta mode for a while and we have listened to your feedback. We have been making ongoing improvements to the search function and will go live with the new search on April 3rd. Have you tried the new search yet? Just click on the "Try Beta Search" link under the...

Chinese media chastise Google over threat to leave

March 22, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's state-controlled media intensified criticism of Google on Monday, accusing the U.S. company of playing politics by threatening to shut down its China-based search engine.Chinese news reports say Google Inc. is on the verge of making good on a threat to shutter its China site,,...

Five Phase Stepping Motor and Driver-Controller Systems

March 22, 2010 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

ORIENTAL MOTOR USA CORP. announces the release of the CRK Series of 5-Phase stepping motors and drivers with a built-in RS-485 compatible controller packages that offer motion that is smooth, quiet and accurate. The RS-485 based controller allows for up to 16 axes to be controlled from one RS-485 Master controller.


Yahoo's fourth-quarter lobbying expenses stay flat

March 22, 2010 4:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc.'s fourth-quarter lobbying expenses held steady at $520,000 even as the Internet company discussed a wider array of issues with lawmakers and regulators.The amount the company spent on lobbying during the final three months of last year was the same as it spent in the same period in...

Google's lobbying machine still cranking in 4Q

March 22, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc.'s fourth-quarter lobbying expenses climbed 45 percent, capping a year in which the Internet search leader's spending on political persuasion accelerated at a far faster pace than the company's revenue.Lobbying lawmakers, government regulators and the White House cost Google $1.12...


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