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Report forecasts shortages of 14 critical mineral raw materials

June 17, 2010 7:24 am | by European Commission | Comments

Raw materials are an essential part of both high tech products and every-day consumer products. But their availability is increasingly under pressure according to a report published today by an expert group chaired by the European Commission. The experts label a selection of 14 raw...

One Bright Day Virtual LED Conference Features Webinars from Top LED Suppliers

June 17, 2010 7:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota (USA) — June 17, 2010 — The One Bright Day online conference, sponsored by Digi-Key Corporation, will feature a series of five webinars in a single day presented by industry experts. The One Bright Day online...

NYU Chemist Seeman Wins Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

June 17, 2010 6:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

The following news release about Kavli Prize award winner Ned Seeman was distributed by New York University. Seeman, a pioneer in the field of DNA nanotechnology, is a longtime visiting scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. At Brookhaven, he uses...

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Internet sleuths get new way to report stolen data

June 17, 2010 6:05 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A new program being spearheaded by Microsoft Corp. is designed to provide a trusted way for researchers to report stolen data they've found in the dark corners of the Internet.Establishing that link is important because when a researcher finds stolen data, it can be hard to convince a bank or...

Report lists 14 critical mineral raw materials

June 17, 2010 3:23 am | by European Commission | Comments

This report analyses a selection of 41 minerals and metals. In line with other studies, the report puts forward a relative concept of criticality. This means that raw material is labelled “critical” when the risks for supply shortage and their impacts on the economy are higher compared...

FCC set to reconsider broadband regulations

June 16, 2010 8:05 pm | by JOELLE TESSLER - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Federal regulators are reconsidering the rules that govern high-speed Internet connections — wading into a bitter policy dispute that could be tied up in court for years.The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday to begin taking public comments on three different paths...

Fort Worth approves tax breaks for RadioShack

June 16, 2010 7:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Fort Worth City Council has approved $10.7 million in tax rebates to keep electronics retailer RadioShack Corp. from relocating.The vote Tuesday came eight years after Fort Worth city leaders approved a RadioShack incentive package worth as much as $96 million.RadioShack, with 1,100...

Sony spent $730,000 lobbying US government in 1Q

June 16, 2010 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp.'s two American subsidiaries, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Electronics Inc., together spent $730,000 in the first quarter to lobby the federal government on digital piracy and other issues, according to disclosure reports.That's down slightly from the $740,000 that Sony spent in...

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Boehner added BP stock, others dropped oil company

June 16, 2010 3:05 pm | by JIM ABRAMS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

House Republican leader John Boehner bought BP and other oil company stock last year while other lawmakers were a little more fortunate, getting rid of BP stock before the oil spill caused the environmental disaster in the Gulf.Annual financial disclosure reports released Wednesday revealed...

Borden joins Engineering Development Office

June 16, 2010 2:23 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Brittany Borden, Texas A&M Class of 2006, has been named assistant director of development for the Texas A&M Engineering Development Office. Borden will work with the departments of computer science and engineering, and electrical and computer engineering. Her responsibilities are...

Contractor NCI names strategic initiatives exec

June 16, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Government contractor NCI Inc. said Wednesday that John Woloski has joined the company as senior vice president of strategic initiatives.Woloski was previously vice president of Army northeast operations at Computer Sciences Corp. where he managed a portfolio of projects with annual revenue of...

Late-onset Pompe patients in US begin receiving new therapy

June 16, 2010 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Florida) The first commercially available treatment in the United States for a rare form of muscular dystrophy called late-onset Pompe disease was administered at the University of Florida Health Science Center on Wednesday. People with Pompe disease lack an enzyme to...

China's free enterprise economy works from bottom up

June 16, 2010 1:24 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Private enterprises, with little help from the government, and capitalism are fueling China's huge economy, a Cornell study reports.

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JDA Software may have to pay Dillard's $246M

June 16, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

JDA Software Group Inc. may have to pay department store operator Dillard's Inc. $246 million in a dispute over a software licensing agreement, the software company said Wednesday. Its shares tumbled almost 20 percent.JDA, which makes which makes software that helps retailers manage inventory,...

Dean of the UM College of Engineering to receive 2010 IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award

June 16, 2010 12:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Miami) James M. Tien, distinguished professor, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Miami and world-renowned researcher and educator, is being honored with the 2010 IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award. IEEE is the world's largest professional association...

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