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Jury orders Apple to pay $625.5M in patent suit

October 5, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $625.5 million for violating patents owned by a firm founded by a computer science professor.Apple Inc. is challenging Friday's verdict from the federal court in Tyler, Texas, saying the court has not yet looked at some of its counterclaims.If upheld,...

Statistics : OECD annual inflation rate steady at 1.6% in August 2010

October 5, 2010 5:24 am | by OECD | Comments

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.6% in the year to August 2010, the same inflation rate as in July. Growth in energy prices slowed down to 4.8% in August compared with 6.2% in July, while consumer prices for food rose by 1.4% compared with 1.1% in July.

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Personal Income and Outlays, August 2010

October 5, 2010 5:21 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Personal income increased $59.3 billion, or 0.5 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $52.0 billion, or 0.5 percent, in August, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $41.3 billion, or 0.4 percent. In July,...

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Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC Receives Furnace Order from IBM

October 5, 2010 5:21 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC today announced that the company has received a purchase order for its HSH Infrared Fast Fire Furnace from IBM Corporation, the largest information technology company in the world.

Touch Screens for Mini-Note/Slate PCs Forecast to Reach 122M by 2016

October 5, 2010 5:21 am | by General Electric | Comments

In the first quarterly update to its Touch Panel Market Analysis-, DisplaySearch has increased the forecast of projected capacitive touch screens for mini-note and slate PCs.

Quantum computing research edges toward practicality in UCSB physics laboratory

October 5, 2010 5:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California -- Santa Barbara) An important step -- one that is essential to the ultimate construction of a quantum computer -- was taken for the first time by physicists at UC Santa Barbara. The discovery is published in the current issue of the journal Nature.

The Stellaris Robotic Evaluation Board

October 5, 2010 4:56 am | Comments

This video covers the Stellaris Robotic Evaluation Board and the Micrium µC/OS-III: The Real-Time Kernel book by Jean J. Labrosse.

Nobel physics prize for ultrathin carbon discovery

October 5, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two Russian-born scientists shared the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for "groundbreaking experiments" with the thinnest, strongest material known to mankind - a carbon vital for the creation of faster computers and transparent touch screens....

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Iran claims computer worm is Western plot

October 5, 2010 4:05 am | by ALI AKBAR DAREINI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Iran claimed Tuesday that a computer worm found on the laptops of several employees at the country's nuclear power plant is part of a covert Western plot to derail its nuclear program.Iranian officials have suggested in recent days that the Stuxnet worm that has affected computers of employees...

UNL gains grant to expand laser research

October 4, 2010 10:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has received nearly $2 million in federal stimulus funds from the National Science Foundation for renovations to expand its high-power laser research capabilities. The grant from NSF's Academic Research Infrastructure Program is funded through the...

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Genzyme’s suitor Sanofi goes hostile with $18.5B offer

October 4, 2010 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Genzyme Corp. has become the target of a hostile takeover bid by suitor Sanofi-aventis, the French pharmaceutical giant that so far has been rejected in its attempts purchase Genzyme for approximately $18.5 billion.

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NIH Awards $14.6M Translational Cardiovascular Nanomedicine Center

October 4, 2010 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Georgia Tech and Emory University have received a five-year $14.6 million contract from NIH to continue the development of nanotechnology and biomolecular engineering tools and methodologies for detecting and treating atherosclerosis.

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Documents the Center for Devices and Radiological Health is Considering for Development (FY11)

October 4, 2010 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

This is the list of guidance documents CDRH is considering for development this year (2011). CDRH plans to update this list every year. CDRH invites interested persons to submit comments on any or all of the guidance documents on the list to docket...

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Development of 2010 Models of MURATA BOY and MURATA GIRL

October 4, 2010 10:20 pm | by Murata Manufacturing | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed the 2010 models of its bicycle-riding robot MURATA BOY and its unicycle-riding robot MURATA GIRL. MURATA BOY and MURATA GIRL will be displayed in Murataâ??s booth at CEATEC Japan 2010, to be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture from...

Murata Commercializes Ultra-Small Micro DC-DC Converters with Low EMI Noise

October 4, 2010 5:21 pm | by Murata Manufacturing | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., has successfully commercialized the â??micro DC-DC converters,â? a series of ultra-small DC-DC converters with low EMI noise levels, which are targeted at mobile phones and other mobile devices.

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