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Laursen Named President of Khalifa University in United Arab Emirates

May 3, 2010 8:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Board of Trustees at Khalifa University of Science, Research and Technology (KUSTAR) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, announced the appointment of Duke University mechanical engineering professor Tod Laursen as its new president on May 3, 2010.

Vita Breath Dietary Supplement

May 3, 2010 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Consumers warned not to use product because it may contain hazardous levels of lead.

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Nanodots Breakthrough Promises 'Library On A Chip’

May 3, 2010 7:52 am | by Matt Shipman | Comments

A researcher at North Carolina State University has developed a computer chip that can store enough to hold an entire library’s worth of information on a single chip.

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Tibco Software to buy back $300 million shares

May 3, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software maker Tibco Software Inc. said Monday it plans to buy back up to $300 million of its common stock.The Palo Alto, Calif., company said the board-approved share repurchasing program will replace the company's previous $300 million program, which had about $27 million remaining....

Sunlight with cooling factor

May 3, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Although it sounds like a contradiction in terms, using the power of the sun for refrigeration is proving to be an original energy concept. In Tunisia and Morocco, Fraunhofer research scientists are using solar energy to keep perishable foodstuffs such as milk,...

Envisat monitoring changes in oil spill

May 3, 2010 6:53 am | Comments

ESA’s Envisat has captured the changes in direction of the rapidly-growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as strong winds over the weekend pushed it around and hampered clean-up efforts. In these latest images, the oil spill is visible due east of the Delta National Wildlife Refuge extending into the Gulf.

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New ZigBee Smart Energy Draft Now Available for Comment

May 3, 2010 5:57 am | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance announced it has made the draft 0.7 document of ZigBee Smart Energy version 2.0 available for public download and comment.

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Apple sells 1 million iPads, outdoing first iPhone

May 3, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple says it has sold 1 million of its new iPad tablet computers in the month after its launch, meaning it's been selling more than twice as fast as the iPhone did when it was new.Apple Inc. of Cupertino, Calif., says it reached the milestone on Friday, when the new 3G model of the iPad was...

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China targets 'foreign forces' in Web crackdown

May 2, 2010 9:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

China will target online information from "overseas hostile forces" in its next crackdown to tighten Internet controls, a government spokesman said in comments reported Monday.The announcement gave no details about which groups might be targeted but Beijing sometimes accuses political, human...

Google acquires Canadian tech startup BumpTop, specializing in 3D software

May 2, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. has snatched one of Canada's hottest tech startups.The search engine company has acquired BumpTop, a Toronto-based firm specializing in software that turns a computer desktop into a 3D environment.The parties involved in the sale did not disclose the purchase price, but the Globe...

Computer-security event seeks to spur int'l talks

May 2, 2010 10:30 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

As governments around the world amass armies of hackers to protect their countries' computer networks and possibly attack others, the idea of getting officials together to discuss shared threats such as cybercrime is challenging."You just don't pick up the phone and call your counterparts in...

Antibiotics, Farming and Superbugs

May 2, 2010 6:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Antibiotics and farming – how superbugs happen Provocative new research from Boston University’s medical school and department of biomedical engineering now suggests, though, that multi-drug resistance can be acquired in one pass, through a different mutational process...

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Circuit Design ECOsystem

May 1, 2010 12:20 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Years and years ago, I was a product manager at In Focus, the projector manufacturer. It was a great time to be in the display industry. New technology was being invented left and right (and center and back, and some...

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McNeil Consumer Healthcare Over-the-Counter Infants’ and Children’s Products: Recall

April 30, 2010 8:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Certain over-the-counter Children’s and Infants’ liquid products may not meet required quality standards.

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Integral Systems chief financial officer to resign

April 30, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Integral Systems Inc. said Friday that Bill Bambarger plans to resign as chief financial officer at the end of July for personal and health reasons.The company, which provides satellite technology, said it has begun seeking a new chief financial officer.Bambarger will remain in his current job...

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