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One Laptop Per Child's next move: the $100 tablet

May 28, 2010 7:37 am | Comments

The nonprofit organization that has tried to produce a $100 laptop for children in the world's poorest places is throwing in the towel on that idea -- and jumping on the tablet bandwagon.

Conclusions of the OECD Meeting of the Council at Ministerial Level, 27-28 May 2010

May 28, 2010 7:24 am | by OECD | Comments

Read the conclusions of the 2010 Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level and watch the webcast of the closing news conference.

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Time is money: SIM time network has far-reaching benefits

May 28, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Clocks in the Americas and the Caribbean Islands are now ticking in unison thanks to the work of the Sistema Interamericano de Metrologia (SIM), a regional metrology organization that works to promote accurate measurements throughout...

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Electrical Engineering’s Singh receives Power System Reliability Award

May 28, 2010 7:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Chanan Singh has been selected as the recipient of the Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Power & Energy (PES) Society. The award will be formally presented at the Power Engineering Society General...

Student Uses Pedal Power to Create Novel Machine

May 28, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Sheffield) An innovative bicycle-powered water pump, created by a student at the University of Sheffield, has proved a huge success and is now in regular production in Guatemala, transforming the lives of rural residents.Jon Leary, 24, a M.Eng. student in the University's...

Arrow Brand Medicated Oil and Embrocation: Consumer Warning, Product Considered Toxic

May 28, 2010 6:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Product contains substances which are poisonous when ingested or applied to large areas of the body.

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Long lines in Europe, Asia to buy Apple's iPad

May 28, 2010 5:30 am | Comments

Technophiles mobbed Apple Stores in Europe and Asia on Friday in a quest to snatch up the hottest gadget of the moment - the iPad.Long lines snaked down streets in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Tokyo as eager buyers vied to wield their credit cards. Screams and cheers rose from the crowd in...

Taiwan's Foxconn raising pay for workers(2)

May 28, 2010 1:32 am | by ANNIE HUANG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The Taiwanese electronics company buffeted by a spate of suicides at its China factories said Friday it will raise the pay of workers by an average of 20 percent.The pay raises at Foxconn Technology Group have been in the works for months to cope with a labor shortage following China's recovery...

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Violent video games touted as learning tool

May 27, 2010 11:30 pm | Comments

You're at the front lines shooting Nazis before they shoot you. Or you're a futuristic gladiator in a death match with robots.Either way, you're playing a video game - and you may be improving your vision and other brain functions, according to research being presented Thursday at a New York...

Ipad Makes Foreign Debut

May 27, 2010 11:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple's iPad debuted outside the U.S., drawing endless lines of eager consumers outside stores from Sydney to Tokyo.

Top Kill Effort to Stop Oil Leak Initially Working

May 27, 2010 10:22 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

‘Top kill’ stops gulf oil leak for now, official says Engineers have at least temporarily stopped the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing BP well, the federal government’s top oil-spill commander, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Thursday...

QAD fiscal 1Q loss narrows(3)

May 27, 2010 5:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software maker QAD Inc. said Thursday that its fiscal first-quarter loss narrowed, despite a drop in revenue, as expenses dipped.For the quarter that ended April 30, QAD reported a loss of $1.2 million, or 4 cents per share. This compares with a loss of $2.7 million, or 9 cents per...

QAD fiscal 1Q loss narrows(2)

May 27, 2010 5:31 pm | Comments

Business software maker QAD Inc. said Thursday that its fiscal first-quarter loss narrowed, despite a drop in revenue, as expenses dipped.For the quarter that ended April 30, QAD reported a loss of $1.2 million, or 4 cents per share. This compares with a loss of $2.7 million, or 9 cents per...

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Magma Design posts smaller 4Q loss(2)

May 27, 2010 3:31 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Magma Design Automation Inc., a provider of chip design software, posted a smaller net loss for its fiscal fourth quarter Thursday, with revenue and adjusted earnings above Wall Street's expectations thanks to strong performance in its main product groups.For the three months ended May 2, the...

Med school breaks ground for new research building

May 27, 2010 2:23 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Weill Cornell Medical College broke ground May 26 for its new Medical Research Building, a state-of-the-art facility that will more than double the institution's existing research space.

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