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Green Economy : Mayors, Ministers Call for Joint Action at OECD Roundtable

May 31, 2010 9:25 am | by OECD | Comments

The Third Annual Meeting of the OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers on “Cities and Green Growth” concluded that national and city leaders must work together to increase cities’ ability to promote green growth.


Statistics: Fourth consecutive quarter of GDP growth in the OECD area

May 31, 2010 9:25 am | by OECD | Comments

Gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area rose by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2010, the fourth consecutive quarter of growth for the area.


Fighting Corruption : US Attorney General Eric H. Holder on efforts to fight international corruption

May 31, 2010 9:24 am | by OECD | Comments

“For the global economy, corruption is dangerous,” he said at the OECD in Paris on 31 May. “The consequence is economic decay, not development. And that’s why corruption demands a truly global response – one that knows no limits on collaboration.”


When Companies Respond to Online Criticism With Lawsuits

May 31, 2010 7:29 am | by New York Times | Comments

Lawyers say that a growing number of businesses are suing individuals for posting critical comments online.

Static in Cellphone Study

May 31, 2010 7:29 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The confusing findings of a study on the link between cellphone use and cancer illustrate how hard it is to analyze the potential for a small elevated risk in a rare disease from a widespread activity.

Taiwan's AsusTek unveils tablet computer

May 31, 2010 3:30 am | Comments

Taiwan's AsusTek Computer Inc. unveiled Monday a portable tablet computer that runs on Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, joining a slew of manufacturers trying to tap demand for the sleek devices following Apple's launch of the iPad.AsusTek is among several Taiwanese computer makers to...

Press briefing: US Attorney General Eric H. Holder on efforts to fight international corruption

May 31, 2010 1:24 am | by OECD | Comments

The US Attorney General Eric H. Holder will give a keynote speech on the US efforts to fight international corruption, on 31 May at the OECD Conference Center.


Panasonic aims to be Japan No. 1 in solar business

May 30, 2010 10:30 pm | Comments

Panasonic Corp. is banking on the solar-panel business that it gained by acquiring domestic rival Sanyo, aiming for top market share of at least 35 percent in Japan by 2012.New solar generation products, being offered in Japan starting next month, combine Sanyo Electric Co.'s solar technology...


Liquid method: pure graphene production

May 30, 2010 10:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Researchers from Rice University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have unveiled a new method for producing bulk quantities of pure, one-atom-thick sheets of carbon called graphene. The research appears in the journal Nature Nanotechnology and could lead to...

USA Science And Engineering Kavli Video Contest

May 30, 2010 9:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Do you think Science is cool? Do you want to share your passion for science with others? Here is your chance to inspire thousands of people to be more curious, and to care about science & engineering the way you do: create a short video that explores the question “Why is...

American Samoa included in Microsoft program

May 30, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — American Samoa is being included in Microsoft Corp.'s free online technology training program.Elevate America was unveiled in February 2009 to offer job training to as many as 2 million Americans over three years.Gov. Togiola Tulafono said that Microsoft will work...

PediaCare Children's Products [Blacksmith Brand]: Recall of four products

May 29, 2010 8:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

The four products were manufactured at a plant cited by FDA for deficiencies in Good Manufacturing Practices. Posted 05/30/2010


Intravenous Medications Manufactured by Claris: Recall due to contamination of products

May 29, 2010 7:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Products sold under the Claris, Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, and West-Ward Pharmaceuticals labels. Reports of floating matter in intravenous bags of metronidazole and ondansetron. Foreign matter should not be present in a sterile injectable product.


Polaroid's Clunky Comeback

May 29, 2010 2:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Mary Pilon tests the new Polaroid, which spits out blurry instant photos - just like the Vintage Polaroids used to do. But is nostalgia enough for an $89.99 camera?

UCSD Fuels Clean Tech Cluster Through Innovation Challenge

May 28, 2010 4:22 pm | by Jacobs School Mechanical Aerospace Engineering | Comments

 Thirteen San Diego professors, students and research scientists who are developing technologies that will fuel the continued growth of the region's “clean tech cluster” presented their new ideas over two days to a panel of eighteen high-tech reviewers. 


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