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Large Binocular Telescope Achieves Major Breakthrough

August 2, 2010 5:38 am | Comments

The next generation of adaptive optics has arrived at the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona, providing astronomers with a new level of image sharpness never before seen.

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New Executive Team Member Brings Expertise in Global Brand and IT Marketing Leadership

August 2, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

http://www.plantronics.com () —Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) today announced that Ingrid Van Den Hoogen has joined the company as chief marketing officer, responsible for leading Plantronics' global brand, communication and marketing initiatives."Ingrid is an exceptional marketing...

1962 glass could be Corning's next bonanza seller

August 1, 2010 11:05 am | by BEN DOBBIN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

An ultra-strong glass that has been looking for a purpose since its invention in 1962 is poised to become a multibillion-dollar bonanza for Corning Inc.The 159-year-old glass pioneer is ramping up production of what it calls Gorilla glass, expecting it to be the hot new face of touch-screen...

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Purple light means go, ultraviolet light means stop

July 31, 2010 9:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Rochester) A new membrane developed at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics blocks gas from flowing through it when one color of light is shined on its surface, and permits gas to flow through when another color of light is used. It is the first...

The Web's New Gold Mine: Your Secrets

July 31, 2010 2:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

A Wall Street Journal investigation finds that one of the fastest growing businesses on the Internet is the business of spying on American consumers. First in a series.

Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS): Product as consumed produces a potent bleach

July 30, 2010 3:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Product sold online as a dietary supplement. When consumed as instructed, produces an industrial bleach that can cause serious harm to health.

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Google's 2010 shopping spree has cost $1.1B so far

July 30, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. has spent $1.1 billion during the first half of the year buying up 22 companies, with more than half of the amount going toward its recently completed acquisition of mobile ad service AdMob.The financial breakdown was part of a second-quarter report the Internet search leader filed...

Syniverse ends 'poison pill' amendment

July 30, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Syniverse Holdings Inc., which provides services to telecommunications companies, is eliminating the "poison pill" element of its share structure.The company added the amendment in 2008 because of its depressed share price — which was trading below $9 at the time. It's a step generally adopted...

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Cuomo Probing MetLife, Prudential Financial

July 30, 2010 1:27 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Cuomo launched a fraud investigation into the life-insurance industry for practices that allegedly denied families of deceased military personnel and others from collecting cash from their policies.

White House Seeks to Clarify F.B.I. Powers vis-à-vis E-Mail

July 30, 2010 1:27 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The administration asked Congress to give the F.B.I. clear authority to obtain records related to the context of Internet-based communications without first getting a warrant.

Gates Assails WikiLeaks Over Release of Reports

July 30, 2010 1:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The defense secretary said the breach had endangered lives and damaged the ability of others to trust the U.S.

Justice Joins Suit Accusing Oracle of Fraud

July 30, 2010 1:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

In a civil suit, the department said Oracle failed its contractual duty to give the government the same discounts it gave commercial customers.

Some like it hot: How to heat a 'nano bathtub' the JILA way

July 30, 2010 12:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Researchers at JILA have demonstrated the use of infrared laser light to quickly and precisely heat the water in "nano bathtubs" -- tiny sample containers -- for microscopy studies of the biochemistry of single molecules and nanoparticles.

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Dolby fiscal 3rd-quarter profit rises 24 percent

July 30, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Dolby Laboratories Inc. fell Friday after the company's latest quarter failed to satisfy investors, even though results beat Wall Street expectations.Late Thursday, the developer of audio technologies reported quarterly income of $63.5 million, or 55 cents per share, compared with...

Breaking the language barrier: NIST tests language translation devices for US troops

July 30, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) In recent tests evoking visions of the universal translator on "Star Trek," NIST evaluated three two-way, real-time, voice-translation devices designed to improve communications between the US military and non-English speakers in...

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