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From pollutant to profit -- nanoscience turns carbon on its head

March 23, 2010 7:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Three new complementary research projects will turn carbon from a pollutant into useful products that could help both industry and the environment.

China - OECD head calls for more social spending, flexible exchange rate

March 23, 2010 5:29 am | by OECD | Comments

In a speech at the China Development Forum in Beijing, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría recommended that China boost public spending on social infrastructure, including education, health, pensions and social assistance, in order to reduce inequalities, and suggested a more flexible...

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HAPTIMAP targets sense(ible) solutions

March 23, 2010 5:28 am | by European Commission | Comments

Technological advances have done people a world of good, but they can also be nerve-wracking at times. Having to look at mobile device screens for information is not always a realistic or even safe thing to do, and poor eyesight can make it difficult for users to see key details. The...

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Walter G. Copan Named Brookhaven Lab's Technology Commercialization and Partnerships Manager

March 23, 2010 5:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Walter G. Copan, an internationally recognized leader in technology management and commercialization, has been named Office of Technology Commercialization and Partnerships manager at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective March 22.

Digi-Key Announces Availability of Kits for Popular Littelfuse TVS Diodes

March 23, 2010 5:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — March 23, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the availability of kits for a...

VSS Enterprise takes first captive test flight

March 23, 2010 5:20 am | Comments

Virgin Galactic announced that VSS Enterprise has completed her inaugural captive carry flight from Mojave Air and Spaceport.

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Google's action angers China, divides Web users

March 23, 2010 4:30 am | by ALEXA OLESEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc.'s partial withdrawal from the China market brought swift condemnation from the government Tuesday while leaving Chinese Web surfers to wonder whether they would be able to access a new offshore search engine site or be blocked by censors.Google's decision to move most of its...

Internet firm in China stops using Google services

March 23, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An Internet company run by one of Asia's richest men said Tuesday it has ended its affiliation with Google Inc. as the American search giant stopped censoring the Internet in violation of Chinese regulations.Making good on threats made more than two months ago, Google shifted its search engine...

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Bill Gates Start-Up in Talks on Reactor

March 23, 2010 12:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

An start-up backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is in talks with Toshiba on developing a small-scale nuclear reactor that would represent a long-term bet to make nuclear power safer and cheaper.

Alibaba and Softbank in Talks

March 22, 2010 8:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group and Japanese mobile operator Softbank are in talks to form a partnership to jointly promote e-commerce between China and Japan.

Automation Powers U.K. Grocer

March 22, 2010 5:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

In a sprawling warehouse north of London, Web grocer Ocado is making an expensive effort to bringing high-tech methods to Internet operations that are often low tech elsewhere.

Electronics group spent $490k lobbying in 4Q

March 22, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association trade group spent $490,000 in the fourth quarter to lobby the federal government on electronics recycling and other issues, according to a disclosure report.That was an increase of 26 percent from the $390,000 the trade group spent in the same quarter a year...

Sony spent $570,000 lobbying US government in 4Q

March 22, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp.'s two American subsidiaries, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Electronics Inc., together spent $570,000 lobbying the U.S. government on issues ranging from online piracy to a national broadband plan during the fourth quarter of 2009.That was more than 10 percent more than the...

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U.S. to Beef Up Cybersecurity Overseas

March 22, 2010 2:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The alleged Chinese cyber attacks on Google have spurred proposals at the State Department and on Capitol Hill to establish an ambassador-level cybersecurity post and to tie foreign aid to a country's ability to police cybercrime.

Science by the Seat of Their Pants

March 22, 2010 12:09 pm | Comments

Interactive exhibits make learning science fun. One such exhibit, “Under Pressure,” demonstrates how pressure between the body and a contacting object – such as a chair – can create pressure points and strain. Sensor Products Inc., an innovator in the field, donated their Tactilus Body Mapping Pressure System to The Leonardo Museum, which is showing the exhibit at schools and libraries until it opens next year.

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