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China promises new support to solar development

December 2, 2010 7:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Beijing is promising new subsidies to develop China's solar power industry - policies already under fire from the United States as a possible trade violation....

Nissan rolls out Leaf electric car in Japan

December 2, 2010 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nissan showed off its Leaf electric car Friday, trumpeting its zero-emission technology and practicality with video of the hatchback zipping through snow and water....

Amazon invests $175M in Groupon competitor

December 2, 2010 5:05 pm | Comments Inc. said Thursday that it invested $175 million in social coupon service LivingSocial - the latest sign that the online retailer is delving into promising new methods of e-commerce.Similar to popular online coupon site Groupon, LivingSocial lets users sign up for daily discounts...


Changing Life as We Know It

December 2, 2010 3:24 pm | Comments

NASA has made a discovery that changes our understanding of the very makeup of life itself on earth. I think my favorite scientific discipline name is astrobiology. NASA pursues a great deal of this research not just out in space … Continue reading →

Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers fabricate more efficient polymer solar cells

December 2, 2010 2:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Iowa State University) Researchers from Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory have developed a process for fabricating more efficient polymer solar cells. They discovered a textured substrate pattern that allows deposition of a uniformly thin light-absorbing layer. The result is...

Loss of species is bad for your health

December 2, 2010 2:24 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

As the numbers of species declines due to habitat loss, pollution and climate change, the risk of catching infectious diseases may rise for humans, animals and plants.

Leaked Embassy cable: Argentina awash in drug $

December 2, 2010 2:21 pm | Comments

A secret U.S. Embassy cable sent from Buenos Aires a year ago bluntly describes Argentina as becoming awash in drug money due to lax prosecution of organized crime. The dispatch said the problem started with the president herself, who "stands to lose" by going after money launderers....

BlackBerry maker RIM buys Swedish software firm

December 2, 2010 1:05 pm | by DANA WOLLMAN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Research in Motion Ltd., maker of BlackBerry smart phones, said on its blog Thursday that it will buy Swedish software developer The Astonishing Tribe, which specializes in making phone software more attractive and easy to use. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.The Astonishing Tribe, dubbed...


NXP Unveils 30V MOSFET with Lowest RDSon

December 2, 2010 12:22 pm | by | Comments

NXP Semiconductors N.V. unveiled the first MOSFET in the NextPower range with a 30V Power-SO8 MOSFET, featuring what it says is the industry’s lowest RDSon of 1.4mΩ at 4.5V. The new MOSFET, PSMN1R0-30YLC, is...


Liberty Media gives up stake in Diller's IAC

December 2, 2010 12:06 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Barry Diller and John Malone, two media moguls whose partnerships over the past 17 years have been rocky at times, are cutting more of their business ties as Malone's Liberty Media sheds its voting stake in Diller's IAC/InteractiveCorp.Diller, 68, is also stepping down as CEO of...

Magma's fiscal 2Q results eclipse analyst views

December 2, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Magma Design Automation Inc., a software maker for computer chip manufacturers, slipped past analyst expectations for its fiscal second quarter despite suffering a loss for the period.The San Jose, Calif.-based company said Thursday that it lost $2.7 million, or 4 cents per share, for the three...

UCLA receives $8.4 million to lead research on ultra-low-power, non-volatile logic technologies

December 2, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Los Angeles) The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded an $8.4 million grant to the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science for research in non-volatile logic -- a technology that enables computers and electronic devices to...

Leviton Acquires Integrated Metering Systems

December 2, 2010 11:21 am | by | Comments

Leviton Manufacturing Company announced the acquisition of Integrated Metering Systems (IMS), a manufacturer of revenue-grade sub-metering solutions. Combined with Leviton’s worldwide distribution and sales channels, the acquisition will enable Leviton to offer its customers...


Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Acquires Agape Package Manufacturing

December 2, 2010 11:21 am | by | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced that it has entered into definitive share purchase agreements for the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Agape Package Manufacturing Ltd. (APM) that are not...


Saft Continues Expansion into Developing Markets with New Subsidiary in Brazil

December 2, 2010 11:20 am | by | Comments

Saft has officially opened its new subsidiary in Brazil. Based in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, Saft’s new company will provide sales and technical support for customers in the rail, telecom networks, utilities, renewable...



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