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3 big companies bid to run lucrative Texas Lottery

June 29, 2010 3:06 pm | by KELLEY SHANNON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Three major gambling companies entered the competition by Tuesday to run Texas' lottery — a massive operation that could pay $100 million per year to the winning bidder.Scientific Games Corp., Intralot Inc. and GTECH Corp., which holds the current Texas operations contract, submitted cost...

Study shows stability and utility of floating wind turbines

June 29, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) While offshore wind turbines have already have been constructed as a renewable energy solution, they've traditionally been situated in shallow waters, where the tower extends directly into the seabed. Now a group of researchers in California have studied...

$1 million grant goes to study Qatar dunes

June 29, 2010 2:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Scientists at Cornell in Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar have received $1 million from the Qatar National Research Fund for a study to help reduce desert expansion.

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Top Computational Neuroscientists Visit Yale

June 29, 2010 2:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

About 135 scientists have gathered in New Haven to discuss the latest advances in computational neuroscience...

SEC paying $755K to settle with fired lawyer

June 29, 2010 2:06 pm | by MARCY GORDON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The Securities and Exchange Commission is paying $755,000 to settle a lawsuit with a former staff lawyer who accused the agency of blocking his investigation of a prominent hedge fund.The SEC settlement of Gary Aguirre's wrongful termination claim resolved a long-running controversy that...

Bentek Solar Supplies Schneider Electric with Solar Re-combiners

June 29, 2010 12:52 pm | Comments

Bentek Solar, a leader in manufacturing and engineering solutions for complex electro-mechanical and power distribution systems for the semiconductor and solar industries, announces that it will provide Schneider Electric with solar re-combiners for a 60MW solar project in Ontario, Canada.

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Glitter-Sized Solar Photovoltaics Promise Improved Performance

June 29, 2010 12:34 pm | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories scientists have developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used.

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Digi-Key Corporation Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Rose+Bopla Enclosures

June 29, 2010 12:20 pm | by Digi-Key | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA — Tuesday, June 29, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has entered into a...

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LibreDigital buys HarperCollins e-commerce unit

June 29, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

LibreDigital Inc. said Tuesday that it has acquired Symtio, a unit of HarperCollins Publishers that lets clients build their own online marketplace for books.LibreDigital, a privately held firm in Austin, Texas that delivers e-books to marketplaces such as Amazon.com Inc., did not disclose the...

Hulu launches $10 video subscription service

June 29, 2010 10:05 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Online video site Hulu has launched a $9.99-per-month paid section, under pressure from its media company parents to generate a profit.A new tab opened up on the site directing users to Hulu Plus, a section that shows current season episodes of "Glee," ''The Office," ''House," and other shows...

Divorce lawyers: Facebook tops in online evidence

June 29, 2010 9:08 am | Comments

Forgot to de-friend your wife on Facebook while posting vacation shots of your mistress? Her divorce lawyer will be thrilled. Oversharing on social networks has led to an overabundance of evidence in divorce cases.

Personal Income and Outlays, May 2010

June 29, 2010 8:25 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Personal income increased $53.7 billion, or 0.4 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $49.0 billion, or 0.4 percent, in May, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $24.4 billion, or 0.2 percent. In April,...

Rajeev Industries Announces The Launch Of Their Business Website

June 29, 2010 8:24 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Electrical Porcelain Insulators are essential requirement for the smooth transmission and distribution of Electrical Power.

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Total LCD TV Shipments to Grow to 188M Units in 2010, to Surpass 260M Units by 2014

June 29, 2010 8:24 am | by General Electric | Comments

Total TV shipments in 2010 will pass 242 million units, a remarkable 15% increase from an anemic 2% level of growth in 2009.

Molecules typically found in blue jean and ink dyes may lead to more efficient solar cells

June 29, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cornell University) Making better solar cells: Cornell University researchers have discovered a simple process -- employing molecules typically used in blue jean and ink dyes -- for building an organic framework that could lead to economical, flexible and versatile solar cells.

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