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French technology upstart challenges Google

December 17, 2009 6:00 am | by GREG KELLER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

France's efforts to digitize its culture, from Marcel Proust's manuscripts to the first films of the legendary Lumiere brothers, long have been bogged down by the country's reluctance to rely on help from American internet giant Google Inc.A new startup launched Thursday says it may be the...

Six Brookhaven Lab Scientists Named American Physical Society Fellows

December 17, 2009 5:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Six scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have been named Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS), a professional organization with more than 47,000 members.

E.On to reduce gas stores to avoid EU fines

December 17, 2009 5:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German utility E.On has promised to free up its long-term gas storage capacity to resolve European Union antitrust concerns, the European Commission said Thursday.EU regulators said E.On AG will make a binding commitment to "a significant, structural reduction of its long-term gas capacity" to...

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Alentus Corporation Announces Debt Restructuring

December 17, 2009 5:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alentus Corporation (PINKSHEETS: ALNS), a leading provider of web hosting solutions including managed services, sharepoint hosting, dedicated servers, Windows and Linux web hosting, and Microsoft exchange email services, today announced that the Company and its senior lender have entered into a...

Blast Rips through Pakistani Market; Guantanamo Terror

December 17, 2009 5:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Suspects; Snag over Medicare; $5 Billion in Business Loans; Explosion in Kabul; Surviving the Recession; Weather Worsens Search for 2 Missing Climbers; Golden Globe Nominations Announced - Part 1xfdiw CNN-NEWSROOM-01

What Kind of Mobile Sites or Applications Would Help with Your Energy Savings?

December 17, 2009 4:52 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This week, you read about an application that helps you find E85 fueling stations using popular GPS navigation units. G

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Analysis: Climate talks a halting step toward goal

December 17, 2009 4:27 am | News | Comments

The Copenhagen climate conference "failed" long before it even opened. It may not "succeed" until long after it ends. For the moment, then, negotiators must satisfy themselves with something in between, an "outcome," one whose shape Thursday was in the hands of the United States and China.

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Wolfson launches lowest pin count consumer stereo ADC

December 17, 2009 4:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics plc (LSE: WLF.L), today announces a new addition to its Pure Sound audio portfolio with the introduction of the WM8783, an ultra low pin count, low power stereo ADC designed to offer high quality line input audio performance in recordable media applications, including LCD TVs, set top boxes and DVD recorders.

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LDRA Tool Suite Integrated into Microchip Technologys PIC Family

December 17, 2009 4:11 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, has integrated the LDRA tool suite and Microchip Technology’s MPLAB PIC18, PIC24 and dsPIC32/33 tool chains. Leveraging the scalability of its components, LDRA can scale the LDRA tool suite down to run application code on small processor footprints.

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Analog Devices Launches Highest Dynamic Range IF Gain Block Amplifiers

December 17, 2009 3:49 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications and RF integrated circuits, today announced two new intermediate frequency (IF) gain block amplifiers.

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2010 International CES Renews Commitment to be Worlds Largest Environmentally-Friendly Tradeshow

December 17, 2009 3:43 am | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced major plans to reduce the carbon footprint of the 2010 International CES® through a partnership with EarthEra and the implementation of sustainable and energy efficient solutions.

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Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones

December 17, 2009 3:31 am | by SIOBHAN GORMAN, YOCHI J. DREAZEN and AUGUST COLE | News | Comments

Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to intercept live video feeds from U.S. Predator drones, potentially providing them with information they need to evade or monitor U.S. military operations.

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Investigation Of Web ‘X-Men’ Leads to Arrest Of Bronx Man

December 16, 2009 7:56 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The government said it was seeking the source of the leak, which resulted in the movie being uploaded to the Web before its release in theaters.

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Water droplets shape graphene nanostructures

December 16, 2009 7:56 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Illinois at Chicago) A team of University of Illinois at Chicago chemists, lead by assistant professor Petr Král report the ability to bend and reshape graphene, opening up the possibility of forming new and novel devices in the nanoscale. They use an everyday household...

Judge dismisses lawsuit in Fox River cleanup case

December 16, 2009 4:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge in Green Bay has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to make 20 companies and governmental units share in the massive costs of cleaning up the lower Fox River.U.S. District Judge William Griesbach ruled Wednesday that Appleton Papers Inc. and NCR Corp. were the parties most...

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