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austriamicrosystems introduces ?More Than Silicon? initiative

October 11, 2010 6:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Foundry customers benefit from compelling package including technology add-ons, services and dedicated support

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AGC and Tenesol create joint venture for custom-made building integrated photovoltaic glass modules

October 11, 2010 6:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

AGC Glass Europe, a leading glass manufacturer, and Tenesol, a global solar power provider, have created a joint venture for the production of BIPV crystalline SI modules that answer exact customer requirements

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Private Spacecraft Completes First Manned Glide Flight

October 11, 2010 5:47 am | Comments

Virgin Galactic, a US company developing commercial manned space flight system and tourism, announced the successful completion today of the first piloted free flight of SpaceShipTwo, named the VSS Enterprise.

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Statistics : OECD composite leading indicator shows stronger sign of peak in expansion

October 11, 2010 5:21 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for August 2010 reinforce signals of slowing economic expansion already seen last month. The CLI for the OECD area decreased by 0.1 point in August 2010, marking the fourth month in a row that the index has shown negligible or negative growth.

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Japan, Taiwan chip deals unlikey to unseat SKorea

October 11, 2010 4:06 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The global dominance of South Korean chipmakers is unlikely to be toppled anytime soon, even as Japanese and Taiwanese rivals consider forging stronger ties, a ratings agency said Monday.The report by Moody's Investors Services follows reports last week that Elpida Memory Inc., Japan's biggest...

Cognizant Technology in multiyear deal with 3M

October 11, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cognizant Technology signed a multiyear deal with Post-it maker 3M Co., the company said Monday.The contract is a multi-million dollar agreement, though no other details have been released.The deal includes a range of application development and related services.Cognizant Technology Solutions...

Schwarzenegger leads trade mission to Russia

October 11, 2010 2:05 am | by MANSUR MIROVALEV - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger praised Russia on Monday as a "gold mine" for foreign investors, during a trade mission intended to help expansion of Silicon Valley companies.Schwarzenegger has taken a delegation of Silicon Valley business leaders and venture capitalists in his tow to...

Maturing MEMS sector moves towards common testing protocols

October 11, 2010 1:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

By Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets

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Half the productivity, twice the carbon

October 10, 2010 10:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Unless the IT industry adopts new energy-efficient technologies in the coming decade, it runs a serious risk of being unable to contribute to growing the global economy if limits are placed on carbon emissions. The findings come from an 18-month investigation by scholars...

Oral Delivery System Developed to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

October 10, 2010 4:22 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers have developed a novel approach for delivering genetic material into the body to improve the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases.

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Google tests cars that can steer without drivers

October 10, 2010 2:05 pm | by DANIEL WAGNER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. is road-testing cars that steer, stop and start without a human driver, the company says.The goal is to "help prevent traffic accidents, free up people's time and reduce carbon emissions," project leader Sebastian Thrun wrote Saturday on Google's corporate blog.The cars are never...

Rutgers discovery paves way for development of efficient, inexpensive plastic solar cells

October 10, 2010 10:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rutgers University) Rutgers physicists have discovered new properties in a material that could result in efficient and inexpensive plastic solar cells. The discovery, posted online by the journal Nature Materials, reveals that excitons, or energy-carrying particles generated by photons,...

Report: Google test cars steer without drivers

October 10, 2010 10:05 am | by DANIEL WAGNER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. is road-testing cars that steer, stop and start without a human driver, according to a published report.The technology giant has sent seven test cars a total of 1,000 miles without a human touching the controls, the report said. It said the cars have traveled 140,000 miles with only...

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Jordan's king: Conflict preventing tech boom

October 10, 2010 7:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Jordan's monarch says his country is making gains in the technology sector but that the Mideast conflict is preventing the region from seeing more progress.King Abdullah II says Jordan's high tech information and communication field saw investments of $2.2 billion in recent years with expanding...

Schwarzenegger heads to Russia with tech leaders

October 9, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

With California's long overdue budget finally signed, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was departing Saturday on a trade mission to Russia with a delegation of Silicon Valley business leaders and venture capitalists in tow.Schwarzenegger's office said the five-day trip is meant to connect Silicon...

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