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Toyota, Daihatsu team up on light cars, EV/HEV business

September 29, 2010 1:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp and Daihatsu Motor Co Ltd announced Sept 28, 2010, that Daihatsu will supply its light cars to Toyota, which will sell them under the Toyota brand in the Japanese market.

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Sony releases 400mW-output blue-violet laser diode for blu-ray disc

September 29, 2010 1:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Sony Corp released the "SLD3237VF," a new blue-violet laser diode expected to be used for recording and playing Blu-ray discs.

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NIST 'Vision Science Facility' aims for lighting revolution

September 29, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) A new lab at NIST is helping to bring these tiny but brilliant devices into your home, to help save both energy costs and the environment.

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TPL EnerPak Energy Harvesting Power Management System Completes Two-Year Performance in Wireless Sensor Network Trial for Utility

September 29, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

TPL, Inc. announced that the patented EnerPak™ energy harvesting power management systems have successfully completed two years of field-testing. Several EnerPak systems are powering a network of wireless measurement sensors that monitor the performance...

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ENER1 Receives Additional $20 Million Equity from Principal Shareholder

September 29, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

ENER1, Inc. announced that it has executed a securities purchase agreement with its principal shareholder, Ener1 Group, for the purchase of common stock and warrants for $20 million. Ener1 has raised in excess of...

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Sensata Announces Appointment of Martha Sullivan as President & CEO

September 29, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. announced the promotion and appointment of Martha Sullivan as President in addition to her current role as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Sullivan has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating...

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One-dimensional window on superconductivity, magnetism

September 29, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) A Rice University-led team of physicists is reporting the first success from a three-year effort to emulate superconductors with ultracold atoms trapped in grids of laser beams. A study this week in Nature describes how the group trapped atoms in a one-dimensional tube...

Google gives Gmail users more control over inboxes

September 29, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. is addressing one of the biggest complaints about its free e-mail service by giving people more control over how their inboxes are organized....

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News startup Ongo gets $12M from publishers

September 29, 2010 11:05 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Some of the country's most prominent newspaper companies are investing in a Silicon Valley online news venture called Ongo Inc., but are offering few details about the company.Ongo said Wednesday that the corporate parents of The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today have invested...

Three Tiny Qubits, Another Big Step Toward Quantum Computing

September 29, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

The rules that govern the world of the very small, quantum mechanics, are known for being bizarre. One of the strangest tenets is something called quantum entanglement, in which two or more objects (such as particles of light, called photons) become inextricably linked, so that measuring...

Liberty Mutual delays unit's $1.2B IPO

September 29, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The insurer Liberty Mutual said that it is delaying the initial public offering of a subsidiary that could have been the largest U.S. IPO of the year.Liberty Mutual Group Inc., based in Boston, cited the weak economy, volatile stock market and "undervalued" prices for stocks of property and...

CSC awarded $118M in Army contract modifications

September 29, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. said Wednesday it received contract modifications valued at $118 million from the Army to boost simulator-based flight and aviation training.The Falls Church, Va., company will provide four virtual simulator flight training devices and upgrade some existing devices with...

Health: Ministers look to improve their healthcare systems

September 29, 2010 8:22 am | by OECD | Comments

Governments want to give their citizens the best possible healthcare but they also need to control public spending. When health ministers from OECD countries meet on 6-7 October in Paris, they will discuss how to meet urgent short-term fiscal concerns without sacrificing the long-term...

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US firm to pursue EU licensing of plague vaccine

September 29, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Defense contractor Computer Sciences Corp. says its DynPort Vaccine Co. unit in Frederick has won a contract to explore prospects for European Union licensing of a plague vaccine.CSC made the announcement Wednesday from its headquarters in Falls Church, Va.The company says the contract from the...

Quantum Signals Converted to Telecommunications Wavelengths

September 29, 2010 7:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Using ultra-cold clouds of rubidium atoms, researchers have made advances in three key elements needed for quantum information systems -- including a technique for converting photons carrying quantum data to wavelengths that can be transmitted long distances on optical fiber telecom networks.

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