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MIT makes significant step toward lightweight batteries

April 2, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A team of researchers at MIT has made significant progress on a technology that could lead to batteries with up to three times the energy density of any battery that currently exists.

Infographics of 2009 Patent Activity

April 2, 2010 6:05 am | Comments

Here are some graphics that display overall patent activity in semiconductors and medical devices by technology area in 2009.

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Concept Electric Car Uses Exotic Materials

April 2, 2010 5:51 am | Comments

Capable of 60 km/hour and a cruising range of 100 km, a very lightweight electric concept car uses proprietary materials and technologies including carbon fiber composites, polycarbonate resins and bio-derived polyester.

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Web site of China-based journalist club attacked

April 1, 2010 9:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

An organization for foreign journalists based in China has become the latest victim of cyberattacks targeting the Web sites or e-mail accounts of human rights groups and reporters focused on China.Cyberattacks linked to China have gained more attention since Google Inc. accused Chinese hackers...

Yale Robots Dance, Gesture and, Hopefully, Spark Interest in Science

April 1, 2010 8:23 pm | by Yale University | Comments

There were robotic dinosaurs, a robot that danced and one that played rock-paper-scissors. But all of the robots on display at the robotics workshop on March 28 had something to teach us about ourselves.

Starbucks, Microsoft chip in for Seattle fireworks

April 1, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Starbucks Corp. and Microsoft Corp. have each chipped in $125,000 toward an effort to save the only remaining major July 4 fireworks show in Seattle.Restaurateur and chef Tom Douglas started the effort Thursday when he pledged $5,000 toward a fireworks display. He urged other business leaders...

Options Traders Go Bullish on Tech

April 1, 2010 6:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Options traders demonstrated confidence in Qualcomm, Micron Technology and Red Hat, selling "put" options in all three technology companies in hopes the stocks stay strong in coming weeks.

Amazon's Opening With iPad

April 1, 2010 4:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

With the iPad, Apple won't have its usual leg up for selling e-books, the way it does with content for the iPod or iPhone. That gives Amazon a chance to end up as a major e-book provider for the device.

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Bid for SkillSoft increased to $1.2 billion

April 1, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

An all-cash bid by private investor group SSI Investments III Ltd. to purchase Irish education software company SkillSoft PLC has been sweetened.SkillSoft said in February it had agreed to be purchased by SSI Investments III Ltd. for about $1.1 billion.Both sides said in a statement Wednesday...

Court Backs eBay in Tiffany Case

April 1, 2010 2:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Ebay won a legal victory Thursday, as a federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of trademark-infringement claims by jeweler Tiffany over the sale of counterfeit merchandise on the online auctioneer's Web site.

Cray in $45M contract with US nuclear agency

April 1, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cray Inc. said Thursday it has won a contract worth $45 million to build a supercomputer for the National Nuclear Security Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Energy.The company said it will create a new computer system that will help safeguard nuclear material and perform other...

i4i scores another win in U.S. courts against Microsoft

April 1, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Canadian software developer i4i announced Thursday it has won another victory in U.S. courts in its protracted patent infringement case against Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq:MSFT).In a brief news release, i4i said the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied a petition by Microsoft for...

Researchers discover weak link in Alzheimer's drug candidates

April 1, 2010 1:20 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) Some current therapies being investigated for Alzheimer's disease may cause further neural degeneration and cell death, according to a breakthrough discovery by UC San Diego researchers.

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PCS Edventures! COO Adopts 10b5-1 Plan

April 1, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. (OTCBB: PCSV), a leading provider of K-12 programs that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), today announced that Robert O. Grover, the company's COO, President and Chief Technology Officer, has adopted a prearranged trading plan in...

Philip Morris Int'l nominates Baidu CFO to board

April 1, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc. is nominating the finance chief of the largest Internet search engine in China for a seat on its board of directorsJennifer Li, 42, will be one of only a handful of Chinese-born executives ever to be appointed to the board of a Standard & Poor's...

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