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Study shows how pathogens infect coral in warm waters

March 30, 2010 1:26 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Mathematical models reveal the dynamics of bacterial communities behind afflictions that bleach and kill coral.

Xerox turnaround leader retiring; CEO adds role

March 30, 2010 12:30 pm | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Xerox Corp.'s chief executive will try to copy the success of her predecessor now that it's her company to run.CEO Ursula M. Burns — the first black woman to lead a company as big as Xerox — will add the role of chairman when Anne M. Mulcahy, 57, retires May 20.That will leave Xerox without the...

Utah jury decides Unix battle in favor of Novell

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

A jury has decided in favor of Novell Inc. in an ownership battle over Unix computer server operating systems following a three-week trial in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City.The jury ruled that Waltham, Mass.-based Novell owns copyrights to Unix, even though it sold licensing rights for...

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Eric Schmidt and Ivan Seidenberg: Unleashing American Broadband

March 30, 2010 12:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Google and Verizon support a policy of minimal government involvement.

GSE Systems gets $8M in contracts

March 30, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GSE Systems, which makes training simulators for the energy industry, said Tuesday it received contracts worth $8 million for U.S. and European upgrades in the nuclear sector.GSE will update environment and modeling software for nine U.S. simulators and update its electrical system models for...

Scavenging Energy Waste to turn Water into Hydrogen Fuel

March 30, 2010 10:17 am | by by Jill Sakai, www.news.wisc.edu | Comments

Materials scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have designed a way to harvest small amounts of waste energy and harness them to turn water into usable hydrogen fuel.

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Bharti to Buy Zain for $10.7 billion

March 30, 2010 9:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

India's Bharti Airtel agreed to buy most of the African assets of Kuwait's Mobile Telecommunications Co., known as Zain, for $10.7 billion.

U of M Researcher discovers how electricity moves through cells

March 30, 2010 8:50 am | Comments

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a molecular image of a system that moves electrons between proteins in cells.

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Journalists in China say Yahoo accounts hacked

March 30, 2010 8:30 am | by ANITA CHANG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo e-mail accounts belonging to foreign journalists appeared to have been hacked and Google's Chinese search engine was intermittently blocked Tuesday, the latest troubles in China's heavily censored Internet market.The Yahoo Inc. accounts of at least three journalists and an analyst became...

Global economy: OECD to present interim assessment of Europe, US, and Japan

March 30, 2010 8:26 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD chief economist Pier Carlo Padoan will present an assessment of the economic situation in the G7 countries and euro area at a news conference at 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday 7 April at OECD headquarters.

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South East Europe: OECD urges policy reforms to support inward investment

March 30, 2010 8:26 am | by OECD | Comments

South East Europe (SEE) needs to attract more and better inward investment to pull out of the economic downturn and build the basis for long-term sustainable growth. Achieving this will require further major policy reforms, according to a new OECD analysis.

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Chinese Users Report New Google Blocks

March 30, 2010 8:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

China's government appeared to block almost all searches by Chinese users on Google sites Tuesday, sharply escalating the battle with the U.S. Internet giant.

Aberdeen business lays off 2 dozen

March 30, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An Aberdeen business has laid off two dozen employees.Affiliated Computer Services Inc. spokesman Chris Gilligan says the 24 workers were let go because of a diminishing workload.Dallas-based ACS opened a student loan servicing center in Aberdeen in 2008 inside the Student Loan Finance Corp....

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Secretary Chu Announces $37.5 Million Available for Joint U.S.-Chinese Clean Energy Research

March 30, 2010 7:22 am | Comments

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the availability of $37.5 million in U.S. funding over the next five years to support the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center. Funding from the Department of Energy will be matched by the grantees to support $75 million in total U.S. research that will focus on advancing technologies for building energy efficiency, clean coal including carbon capture and storage, and clean vehicles.

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AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Models

March 30, 2010 7:19 am | Comments

Today, the Department of Energy announced that it is requiring AeroSys, Inc. to stop distributing two product models – one air conditioner and one heat pump - that DOE testing found to consume more energy than allowed under federal efficiency standards.

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