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NaviSite navigates to narrower fiscal 4Q loss

October 7, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

NaviSite Inc.'s fiscal fourth-quarter loss narrowed, helped by the Web and software service provider's recent efforts to shake up its operations and reduce its debt.The Andover, Md.-based company Thursday posted a loss of $1.4 million, or 4 cents per share, for the three months ended July 31....

Synopsys buys software firm Optical Research

October 7, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Synopsys Inc. on Thursday said it has acquired Optical Research Associates, a privately held optical design software and optical engineering services company.It is the third acquisition this year for Synopsys, which makes chip testing and development software. Financial terms were not...

Phihong Introduces ENERGY STAR-compliant USB Adapter for Portable & Mobile Applications

October 7, 2010 1:23 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Phihong, a global leader in power solutions, has developed the smallest low-cost USB charger available, at just 42 x 43 x 21mm and weighing 80 grams. Designated the PSM03K, the 2.75W adapter is...

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Brain changes found in football players thought to be concussion-free

October 7, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) A study by researchers at Purdue University suggests that some high school football players suffer undiagnosed changes in brain function and continue playing even though they are impaired.

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Single-crystal films could advance solar cells

October 7, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell researchers have developed a new method to create a patterned single-crystal thin film of semiconductor material that could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells and batteries.

Berkeley Lab awarded $12.5 million to lead a US-China clean energy research center

October 7, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) The US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been chosen to lead a consortium for a US-China Clean Energy Research Center on Building Energy Efficiency. The center will develop technologies for low-energy residential...

TOKO Demonstrate Wireless Power Supply

October 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

TOKO, Inc., a developer/manufacturer of electronic components focused on coil-based products, is demonstrating a self-developed wireless power supply system. According to the company, wireless power supplies offer many advantages, including convenience, reliability, waterproofing property and...

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New York Stock Exchange Commences Suspension Procedures for C & D Technologies

October 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

C&D Technologies, Inc. announced that the New York Stock Exchange has commenced suspension procedures for the company. The New York Stock Exchange in its October 4, 2010 press release stated, "The decision to suspend the...

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Azuray Technologies Announces Collaboration to Develop Smart Panel Technology and Junction Box

October 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Azuray Technologies, which has been in stealth mode, announced that it is collaborating with Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. to explore "smart panel" solutions aimed at bringing greater solar energy generation to new solar...

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Global Education hopes to raise $60.6M in IPO

October 7, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Global Education & Technology Group Ltd., a Chinese test preparation company, expects to raise about $60.6 million in an initial public offering this week, as it hopes investors will bet that Chinese families' rising incomes drives them to increasingly send their children overseas for...

Structure of plastic solar cells impedes their efficiency

October 7, 2010 10:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(North Carolina State University) A team of researchers from North Carolina State University and the UK has found that the low rate of energy conversion in all-polymer solar-cell technology is caused by the structure of the solar cells themselves.

Scientists Trick Bacteria with Small Molecules

October 7, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

A team of Yale University scientists has engineered the cell wall of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, tricking it into incorporating foreign small molecules and embedding them within the cell wall.

Microsoft's Bing gains access to France's archives

October 7, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. says it has signed an deal that will give its Bing search engine access to the digital archives of France's National Library.The agreement signed Thursday will permit Bing to index and search the library's Gallica online archive of 1.25 million books and documents, from Moliere...

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Air Force officials kick-off energy awareness month

October 7, 2010 9:44 am | by 2nd Lt. Meredith Kirchoff, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs | Comments

The undersecretary of the Air Force helped launch the federal government's energy awareness month at the U.S. Air Force Academy here Oct. 1. Erin C. Conaton, accompanied by Terry Yonkers, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, chose the Academy as the location to highlight the Air Force's energy efforts...

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Equinix says core business strong despite guidance

October 7, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Equinix Inc. regained a fraction of their losses Thursday after the data center service provider said its "core business" is solid and it has not seen big changes in demand.The company's shares sank 33 percent on Wednesday after Equinix lowered its third-quarter and full-year revenue...

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