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Small wires make big connections for microelectronics

July 15, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) University of Illinois engineers have developed a novel direct-writing method for manufacturing metal interconnects that could shrink integrated circuits and expand microelectronics. The technique produces tiny pure metal wires much smaller in...

Narcissists bring pluses, minuses to the workplace

July 15, 2010 1:20 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The ILR School's Jack Goncalo and colleagues find that having narcissists in the workplace has its pros and cons.

Website, Google Earth offer 3-D views of Hawaii

July 15, 2010 1:05 pm | by HERBERT A. SAMPLE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A new website backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar says it will offer potential visitors to Hawaii the ability to view hotels, shops and tourist attractions in three dimensions and from different angles in an interactive virtual tour.Team Vision Virtual launched 3DHawaii.com on Thursday,...

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Apple to Discuss iPhone

July 15, 2010 12:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple said it would hold a news conference Friday to discuss its iPhone 4 amid mounting criticism of the smartphone's reception problems.

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs): Ongoing Safety Review for Cancer Risk

July 15, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

A recently published study suggested use of ARBs may be associated with a small increased risk of cancer.

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Billionaire Paul Allen pledges to share his wealth

July 15, 2010 11:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Thursday that the majority of his wealth will go to philanthropy after his death.The Seattle billionaire says that has been his plan for years.A spokesman for the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Aaron Blank, said the announcement was a response to last...

Study finds power construction costs rising

July 15, 2010 11:06 am | Comments

The cost of constructing power-generation facilities is rising despite weak demand for new plants, according to a study released Thursday by IHS Inc. and Cambridge Energy Research Associates.The study showed power-industry construction costs rose from the third quarter of 2009 to the first...

'Broken symmetry' discovery in high-temperature superconductors opens new research path

July 15, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cornell University) In a major step toward understanding the mysterious "pseudogap" state in high-temperature cuprate superconductors, a team of scientists have found a "broken symmetry," where electrons act like molecules in a liquid crystal: Electrons between copper and oxygen atoms...

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General Dynamics wins $21M military contract

July 15, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Thursday it has won a $21 million contract to update telecommunications equipment at two U.S. Army bases.The two-year contract includes upgrades at Fort Carson, Colo., and Redstone Arsenal, Ala.General Dynamics shares slipped 61 cents to $61 in midday trading amid...

3D, Connected TV, LED Backlighting and Design Covered at Upcoming DisplaySearch TV Ecosystem Conference

July 15, 2010 7:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch today announced the preliminary agenda for its upcoming TV Ecosystems Conference: Managing the Innovation Cycle, taking place on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 in San Jose, California.

European cooperation ensures global leadership in microelectronics

July 15, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(EUREKA) Cooperation between semiconductor manufacturers, materials and equipment suppliers, and researchers has ensured that the European microelectronics industry can continue to maintain its global position in consumer electronics product design and manufacture. Development of...

Standard & Poor's makes changes to indexes

July 15, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's said Thursday that Interactive Brokers Group Inc. will replace CyberSource Corp. in the S&P SmallCap 600 after trading closes on July 20.CyberSource is being bought by Visa Inc. in a deal expected to close on or about that date.Additionally, Skyworks Solutions Inc. will...

e-con Systems Expands Operations - Opens New Sales Office In Brazil And Argentina

July 15, 2010 6:24 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

e-con Systems partnered with CKP Automacao to serve its customers in Latin American market.

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European Solar Photovoltaic Market Faces Instability for Next Five Years as PV Policy Outlook Tightens

July 15, 2010 6:24 am | by General Electric | Comments

The pace of the European solar photovoltaic (PV) market in the first half of 2010 was dominated by the impending mid-year incentive tariff reductions in Germany and conditioned by the lower module pricing that emerged through 2009.

Reports detail global investment and other trends in green energy

July 15, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(UNEP Division of Technology Industry and Economics) Investment in green energy in China, most notable in wind energy, leapt 53 per cent in 2009, bucking a trend during the recession that saw global investments dip 7 per cent overall from 2008 levels. However, if spending on solar water...

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