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Environment: Cities central to climate change response

December 1, 2010 2:26 am | by OECD | Comments

Cities and metropolitan regional governments should play a more prominent role in defining the wider response to climate change, according to a new report from the OECD.

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Soitec and Sumitomo Electric announce collaboration on development of engineered GaN substrates

November 30, 2010 11:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Applications include high brightness LEDs as well as electric power devices designed for hybrid and full electric vehicles.

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FCC preparing to vote on network neutrality rules

November 30, 2010 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Federal regulators are moving ahead with a plan to prohibit phone and cable companies from blocking or discriminating against Internet traffic flowing over their broadband networks....

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WikiLeaks website blocked behind Chinese firewall

November 30, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Links to the WikiLeaks website were blocked within China on Wednesday amid potentially embarrassing claims made in leaked U.S. diplomatic cables posted to the site.Attempts to access wikileaks.org and cablegate.wikileaks.org were met with a notice saying the connection had been reset. That's...

CACI wins $29M border protection contract

November 30, 2010 5:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Defense contractor CACI International Inc. said Tuesday that it has won a $29 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to support the government's customs and border-protection agency.Under the agreement with the passenger system program office, CACI will provide computer...

AOL hires Mike DeLuca to lead local ad sales

November 30, 2010 5:06 pm | Comments

AOL Inc. said Tuesday that it named Mike DeLuca as head of sales for its collection of local properties, which includes its Patch network of community news sites and mapping service MapQuest.AOL said that DeLuca will work with AOL Advertising to build up a regional and local ad sales group...

Sony Open to be aired live in 3-D

November 30, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp. has extended title sponsorship of the Sony Open in Hawaii through 2014 and will broadcast the PGA Tour event in January live in 3-D.The company and tour said Tuesday that the upcoming Sony Open will be the first PGA Tour co-sponsored event televised live in 3-D.Last year's Masters...

Project pioneers use of silicon-germanium for space electronics applications

November 30, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology Research News) A five-year project led by the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a novel approach to space electronics that could change how space vehicles and instruments are designed. The new capabilities are based on silicon-germanium technology.

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Monsters Under the Bed

November 30, 2010 12:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Monsters, metaphorically speaking, that is. Take a look at this little land pattern for a TO-263 part. Can you tell me the two main things wrong with this land pattern? I'll give you a hint. One of the problems is...

B. Braun addEASE Binary Connector: Class I Recall -Stopper Fragments May Enter Bag

November 30, 2010 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

The particles in the solution can potentially enter a patient’s body and lead to serious adverse health consequences.

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SIN Holdings Inc. Completes Acquisition, Effects Forward Stock Split and Changes Name to Legend Oil and Gas, Ltd.

November 30, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Legend Oil and Gas, Ltd. (OTCBB: LOGL) ( the "Company") President Marshall Diamond-Goldberg is pleased to announce the closing of the Company's first acquisition of oil and gas assets in the state of Kansas, the forward split of shares on the basis of 20 to 1 and the change of the Company's...

RTI International validates Alchimer?s electrografting technology for 3D TSV applications

November 30, 2010 11:28 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Electrografting film strengths include ?excellent? interface trap densities.

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Cellix limited launches two new branching microchannel biochips; the Vena4Y and the Vena4Y2 for thrombosis and atherosclerosis studies

November 30, 2010 11:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Cellix?s microfluidic based biochips have revolutionised drug discovery through their unique biochip designs which mimic human capillaries.

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Columbia engineering team discovers graphene's weakness

November 30, 2010 11:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Columbia University) Using quantum theory and supercomputers, Chris Marianetti, assistant professor in Columbia Engineering's Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, has revealed the mechanisms of mechanical failure of pure graphene under tensile stress. In a paper...

Einaudi Center announces 2010 seed grants

November 30, 2010 11:24 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Ten projects received seed grants from Cornell's Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies in 2010.

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