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Canada to examine possible foreign Potash buyout

September 20, 2010 12:05 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Canada's prime minister said Monday concerns surrounding a possible foreign takeover of Canada's Potash of Saskatchewan will be examined and said foreign takeovers are not automatically approved.Australia's BHP Billiton Ltd. launched a hostile $130-per-share takeover bid last month after Potash...

Regulator Delivers 50% More Power Without Sacrificing Board Area

September 20, 2010 11:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM4627, a 15A DC/DC uModule regulator with onboard inductors, MOSFETs, and supporting components in a 2.6 g, 15 x 15 mm LGA (land grid array) package.

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Hurd shows new Oracle machine; silent on scandal

September 20, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mark Hurd showed off a new Oracle data-storage computer Monday in one of his first major public acts as an Oracle employee....

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How safe is your swipe?

September 20, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Prof. Avishai Wool and his Ph.D. student Yossi Oren of Tel Aviv University have developed an innovative way of extracting information from chip technology. By combining modern cryptology methods with constraint programming -- an area of computer...

Mahowald tapped as lead author on IPCC Report

September 20, 2010 10:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Natalie Mahowald, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, will help develop the chapter on the physical science basis for climate change.

Scientists Using Lasers to Cool and Control Molecules

September 20, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Ever since audiences heard Goldfinger utter the famous line, “No, Mr. Bond; I expect you to die,” as a laser beam inched its way toward James Bond and threatened to cut him in half, lasers have been thought of as white-hot beams of intensely focused energy capable of burning...

Nano antenna concentrates light

September 20, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice researchers have made a nanoscale optical antenna that amplifies light a thousand-fold. Getting an accurate measurement of the plasmonic effect is a first.

Germany seeks Internet data protection code

September 20, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Germany's government is urging the Internet industry to produce a voluntary data protection code to cover services like Google Inc.'s "Street View" mapping service.Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere met Monday with representatives of Google and Apple Inc. among others after Google's plans to...

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Low Current Drive for Can Stack Linear Actuators

September 20, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc. offers the Haydon RoHS compliant PCM4806 IDEA programmable linear actuator drive. The PCM4806 is the most recent addition to the IDEA Drive family of products.

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COM Express Computer-on-Modules Portfolio Supports COM.0 R 2.0

September 20, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Kontron offers full support of the recently launched PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) COM Express COM.0 R 2.0 specification.

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Magnetic attraction for fish, crabs?

September 20, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) PNNL scientists are examining how aquatic animals behave around electromagnetic fields similar to those created by marine power devices.

US : Efficient spending key to strengthening public finances, says OECD survey

September 20, 2010 6:22 am | by OECD | Comments

Supported by substantial stimulus measures, the US economy has started to grow again after one of the most severe economic crises it has faced since the Great Depression, according to the OECD’s latest US Economic Survey.

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IBM buying Netezza for about $1.7 billion

September 20, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM says it has agreed to buy data storage company Netezza for about $1.7 billion in cash.IBM Corp. says it is offering $27 per share for Netezza Corp. That's a 10 percent premium over the company's last closing share price of $24.60.Netezza helps sort through data housed on corporate servers...

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Safran to buy US biometrics firm for $1.1 bln

September 20, 2010 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Safran SA says it will pay $1.1 billion to buy Stamford, Connecticut-based security firm L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. to bolster its presence in the U.S. homeland security market.Paris-based Safran says the combination of L-1's biometric and enterprise access businesses with its existing U.S....

Google defends shrinking China market share

September 20, 2010 1:05 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google is hiring dozens of marketing and technical employees in China to defend a shrinking market share against local rivals after closing its Chinese search engine six months ago this Wednesday in a dispute over censorship.Mainland users usually can reach Google's Chinese-language site in...

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