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Etika wins TRFA Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award

August 12, 2010 8:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Krishna C. Etika was recently named the winner of the Thermoset Resin Formulators Association’s (TRFA) first Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award. Etika, a doctoral candidate in the materials science and engineering program, was honored for his paper, “Utilization of Clay-Carbon...

Broadridge Financial reports drop in 4Q earnings

August 12, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Technology outsourcing company Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. reported a 10 percent drop in quarterly net income Thursday, hurt by results from a discontinued securities clearing business.But the company said earnings from continuing operations edged higher on a 5 percent increase in...

Open software platform helps to save energy

August 12, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Starting 2011, energy suppliers will be obligated to offer variable power prices. A new energy management software platform will enable customers in future to opt for flexible electricity rates, so that they can purchase power at times when it is available more...

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Brookhaven Lab Physicist William Sampson Receives IEEE Award for Applied Superconductivity Research

August 12, 2010 7:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Brookhaven Lab physicist William Sampson received the IEEE Award for Applied Superconductivity Research

Dell shareholders reject union proposals

August 12, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc. shareholders voted Thursday to reject a union proposal that shareholders be given an "advisory" vote on pay for Dell executives, and re-elected CEO Michael Dell to the board.The executive compensation proposal was put forward by the AFL-CIO Reserve Fund. Several other companies have...

Wireless tire pressure monitoring systems in cars may compromise privacy, pose security threat

August 12, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rutgers University) New wireless technologies in cars may compromise a driver's privacy and pose a security threat, warn researchers at Rutgers University. Modern automobiles are increasingly equipped with wireless sensors and devices, such as systems that monitor air pressure inside...

German agency: security fix available for iPhone

August 12, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Germany's IT security agency has partially lifted its warning of a security hole concerning the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, saying Apple Inc. is now offering software to fix the problem in recent versions of its iOS operating system.But the Federal Office for Information Security also said...

RealPage prices cut IPO below expected range

August 12, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Real estate software maker RealPage Inc. priced shares of its scaled-back initial public offering sharply below the expected range, raising $135.3 million, the company said late Wednesday.The Carrollton, Texas, company offered 6 million shares, while stockholders sold 6.3 million, for $11...

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Minnesota backup Moats has hand in Madden design

August 12, 2010 4:05 am | by DAVE CAMPBELL - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The video game makers at EA Sports, naturally, hear from plenty of people with ideas and an eagerness to help develop their products.The offer from Ryan Moats, though, was too good to refuse.Moats has started his sixth year in the NFL, now with Minnesota after previously playing for...

Xinhua, China Mobile announce search venture

August 12, 2010 2:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The state-run Xinhua News Agency said Thursday it will launch a search venture, giving Google a new, well-financed rival following the closure of its China-based Web search engine.In a two-sentence dispatch, Xinhua said it signed a framework agreement Thursday with partner China Mobile Ltd.,...

Japan says will respond appropriately to yen surge

August 12, 2010 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Japan finance's chief said the government will "respond appropriately" to a surge in the yen after it hit a 15-year-high against the dollar amid a weakening U.S. economic recovery."We are closely monitoring a rapid rise in the yen," Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda told reporters Thursday. His...

Information tech firm SRA's 4Q net income rises

August 11, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

SRA International Inc., whose information technology business ranges from air traffic management to software for tracking gang activity, reported Wednesday that its fourth-quarter net income rose as its revenue rose.The company, based in Fairfax, Va., said it earned $20.9 million, or 36 cents...

Tinnitus study looks for cure to 'ringing in the ears'

August 11, 2010 2:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Texas at Dallas) The NIH has granted a University of Texas at Dallas researcher and a university-affiliated biomedical firm $1.7 million to investigate whether nerve stimulation offers a long-term cure for tinnitus. Described as a ringing in the ears, tinnitus affects 20...

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Cisco income up, but signs of slowing recovery

August 11, 2010 2:05 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. reported stronger earnings in the latest quarter as its customers continued to catch up on delayed purchases of networking gear, but its CEO said the company was seeing signs of the economic recovery slowing down.Shares in the world's largest maker of computer networking gear...

UH supercomputing expert goes green

August 11, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Houston) As with many "green" initiatives, "green computing" also is on the rise. Internationally renowned for his expertise in the field, University of Houston (UH) professor Lennart Johnsson will be giving the keynote address at the International Green Computing...

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