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Canada : Structural reforms key to boosting long-term growth

September 13, 2010 1:21 am | by OECD | Comments

Canada’s economic recovery is set to slow over the short term. Boosting jobs and competition and containing healthcare costs would help strengthen future growth, according to the OECD Economic Survey of Canada.

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Pushing ions through carbon nanotubes

September 13, 2010 12:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The tiny, multitalented carbon tubes can carry single molecules, one at a time.

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Long expected, YouTube wades into live streaming

September 13, 2010 12:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

YouTube is making its long expected foray into live streaming by launching an experimental trial with four new media partners....

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FCC to open up vacant TV airwaves for broadband

September 12, 2010 10:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new flavor of Wi-Fi, with longer range and wall-piercing power, could show up in wireless gadgets a year from now if the Federal Communications Commission works out the last details of new spectrum rules that have been long in the making....

Report: HP close to buying ArcSight for $1.5B

September 12, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. may be close to another major acquisition.The company is nearing a deal to buy security software provider ArcSight for about $1.5 billion, The Wall Street Journal said on its website Sunday. Based on ArcSight's 34.6 million shares outstanding at Sept. 1, that...

Engineers make artificial skin out of nanowires

September 12, 2010 12:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Berkeley) UC Berkeley engineers have developed a pressure-sensitive electronic material from semiconductor nanowires that could one day be used as an artificial skin for robots and prosthetic limbs.

3M begins tender offer for Cogent shares

September 10, 2010 5:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

3M Co., which makes Post-Its and various other products, said Friday it has begun a tender offer for all outstanding shares of security device developer Cogent Inc. at $10.50 a share.3M agreed to buy Cogent last month for about $943 million in a bid to expand into the security market.The board...

Appeals court ruling threatens used software sales

September 10, 2010 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A federal appeals court has sided with the computer software industry in its effort to squelch sales of second-hand programs covered by widely used licensing agreements....

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Incoming Nokia CEO Stephen Elop

September 10, 2010 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

NAME: Stephen Elop.AGE: 46, born Dec. 31, 1963, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in computer engineering and management, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.FAMILY: Wife Nancy. Five children, including triplets.CAREER: President of Microsoft's Business Division and member...

Appeals court rules some software can't be bought

September 10, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A federal appeals court has ruled computer software programs can't be resold under widely used licensing agreements that handcuff the program's original buyer.Some lawyers believe Friday's decision by U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will have a chilling effect on the used software...

Stackpole Develops Advanced ESD Solutions for Single & Multiple USB Port Protection

September 10, 2010 1:24 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Stackpole Electronics, Inc. announced its discrete (ESD Series) and array (ESA Series) suppression devices which are well suited for ESD protection of high speed communications ports such as USB 2.0. These products offer capacitance as...

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XP Power Small 45W Green Power Supply Has Medical & Industrial Safety Approvals

September 10, 2010 1:24 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

XP Power announced what the believes to be the world’s smallest open frame 45W ac-dc power supply. Setting a new benchmark at this power level, measuring just 2 x 3 x 1.05 inches (50.7...

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Digi-Key & austriamicrosystems Sign Global Distribution Agreement

September 10, 2010 1:24 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Digi-Key Corp. and austriamicrosystems announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute austriamicrosystems products to customers worldwide. Products from austriamicrosystems are now available for purchase on Digi-Key’s...

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Hospira Symbiq One-Channel and Two-Channel Infusers: Class I Recall

September 10, 2010 1:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Potential for the device to fail to detect air in line at the end of an infusion.

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DOE Announces $8.5 Million to Advance Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems

September 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that Sandia National Laboratories is investing $8.5 million for four projects that have reached Stage III of the Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems (SEGIS) program. These investments...

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