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Monsanto Co. declares fiscal 1Q dividend

December 6, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Monsanto Co. is declaring a dividend.The world's biggest seed company said Monday that it will pay a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 28 cents per share. The dividend is payable on Jan. 28 to shareholders of record on Jan. 7.The dividend relates to the St. Louis company's fiscal 2011...

Optics Express focus issue on chalcogenide photonics: Fabrication, devices and applications

December 6, 2010 11:24 am | Comments

(Optical Society of America) Recent progress in chalcogenide glass photonics has been driven by scientific and technological challenges in a variety of areas. These range from increased demand for bandwidth in optical communications, to the emergence of bio-health hazards associated with...

Health care reform still divisive

December 6, 2010 10:22 am | Comments

While 40 percent of Americans want to repeal all or most of last year's health care reform bill, 31 percent want all or most of the reforms. In a Harris Interactive Poll conducted in partnership with Norwalk, Conn.-based HealthDay, the results indicate that people across the nation remain...

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Symposium on Counterfeit Electronics Featured NEDA Member Panel

December 6, 2010 9:34 am | Comments

NEDA Executive Vice President Robin B. Gray, Jr. was moderator of a distinguished panel of NEDA members at the recent 2010 Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Gift Guide: Winners for every kind of gamer

December 6, 2010 9:05 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Nearly three-quarters of American households own a device that's used specifically for video games, whether it's a console, a handheld device or a dedicated computer, according to Nielsen Co. Add to that all the people who play games on their smart phones or their home or work PCs, and no one's...

Miniature SMD Rotary Sensor Offers Size and Functionality Breakthroughs

December 6, 2010 8:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The MTS360 provides a true breakthrough in contactless sensor technology by combining a through-shaft design with 360° absolute position feedback in an ultra miniature size.

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Differential Pressure Sensor With Extended Range for Medical Ventilation

December 6, 2010 8:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The new differential pressure sensor in the popular SDPx108 family combines high speed and high accuracy with an extended measuring range of 0 to 3,500 Pa.

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All-In-One Mid-Power Green Q-Switched DPSS Laser

December 6, 2010 8:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Spectra-Physics announces the world’s first, 5 Watt, all-in-one green Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) laser that combines the laser head and electronics into a single, compact package that fits in the palm of your hand.

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Youku.com plans initial offering of 15 million ADS

December 6, 2010 8:06 am | Comments

Youku.com Inc. plans an initial public offering of approximately 15.4 million American Depositary Shares this week.The Chinese online television company said in a regulatory filing that the IPO is likely to be priced between $9 and $11 per ADS. Each ADS represents 18 Class A shares.The company...

Pure nanotube-type growth edges toward the possible

December 6, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) New research at Rice University could ultimately show scientists the way to make batches of nanotubes of a single type. A paper in the online journal Physical Review Letters unveils an elegant formula by Rice University physicist Boris Yakobson and his colleagues that...

IR-Enhanced CCD Image Sensor

December 6, 2010 6:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Hamamatsu Photonics introduces the S11510 series of Full Frame Transfer CCD (FFT-CCD) image sensors with ultra high sensitivity in the NIR region.

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“iPad Effect” Continues, As Apple Gains Market Share in Developed Regions

December 6, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

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Preventing gridlock -- developing next-generation Internet infrastructure

December 6, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Southampton) To keep pace with society's ever increasing data-transmission requirements, a new project funded under the EU 7th Framework Program, is set to develop the next-generation Internet infrastructure to enhance the capacity of broadband core networks providing...

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Ackman says he would finance Barnes & Noble bid

December 6, 2010 6:05 am | by MAE ANDERSON - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Activist investor William Ackman on Monday offered to finance a $16 per share Borders-led takeover bid for rival bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc.Ackman and his Pershing Square Capital Management in a regulatory filing that they would be willing to fund an offer of $16 per share in cash for Barnes...

Google opens e-book store in challenge to Amazon(3)

December 6, 2010 5:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is making the leap from digital librarian to merchant in a challenge to Amazon.com and its electronic reader, the Kindle.The long-awaited Internet book store opening Monday in the U.S. draws upon a portion of the 15 million printed books that Google has scanned into its computers during...

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