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Smart Spending: When to grab best holiday deals

November 11, 2010 7:05 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Before you head into the final stretch before the holiday rush, when stores lose all subtlety in the ways they push gift-buying, you may wonder whether to pass up November bargains in the hope that some prices will keep falling.Last year, most customers who waited until the final days before...

TO-8 VCO Are Hermetically Sealed

November 11, 2010 6:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Crystek Corp. has introduced a new series of TO-8 VCOs (Voltage Controlled Oscillators) to provide high-performance frequency control in harsh, demanding environments.


Sugar and slice make graphene real nice

November 11, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice researchers have learned to make pristine sheets of graphene, the one-atom-thick form of carbon, from plain table sugar and other carbon-based substances. They do so in a one-step process at temperatures low enough to make graphene easy to manufacture.


High School students turn cafeteria food scraps into gasoline using Holtzapple’s MixAlco process

November 11, 2010 6:23 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The search for alternative fuels is an ongoing quest, and a group of Houston high school students has taken the first steps toward turning cafeteria food scraps into gasoline using the MixAlco process developed by Texas A&M chemical engineering professor Mark Holtzapple. The students,...

Bellevue College gets jobs grant to help veterans

November 11, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Bellevue College is one of six organizations nationally to receive grants from Microsoft Corp. to help pay for a program that helps veterans get jobs.The college announced the $200,000 two-year grant on Wednesday. The company is also providing software and training materials for a special...

Best Buy cutting prices to draw holiday shoppers

November 11, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Best Buy Co. is discounting a number of its electronics items this Friday and Saturday, hoping to snag holiday shoppers early as the competition heats up among retailers.The chain said Thursday that it will cut prices both in-store and online for brands including BlackBerry, HP, Verizon,...

DeVry picks new director, raises dividend

November 11, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

For-profit education company DeVry Inc. said Thursday it elected Gary Butler, the president and CEO of Automatic Data Processing Inc., to DeVry's board of directors.DeVry said Butler, 64, becomes the twelfth member of the company's board. He will serve a term ending in 2011. Automatic Data...

Google errs _ twice _ over status of disputed isle

November 11, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. says its mapping service erred by attributing a disputed islet off North Africa first to Morocco, then Spain, when it currently belongs to neither.The countries inched toward military confrontation in 2002 after the outcropping inhabited by goats was occupied by Moroccan troops....


G20 : OECD’s Gurría at Seoul Summit 11-12 November

November 11, 2010 12:24 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will take part in the talks at the G20 Summit in Seoul later this week, paving the way for future sustainable and balanced growth.


JDSU upbeat on comms and laser development

November 10, 2010 10:25 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Strong demand for optical components used in communications and new games consoles pushes quarterly revenue up to $411.3 million.


Motorola fires back at Microsoft with patent suit

November 10, 2010 9:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Motorola is returning fire in a legal battle with Microsoft, suing the software maker for infringing on 16 of its patents.Motorola said Wednesday that Microsoft's PC and server software, Windows mobile software and Xbox products infringe on its patents. The complaints were filed by its Motorola...

New forms of highly efficient, flexible nanogenerator technology

November 10, 2010 8:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) Professor Keon Jae Lee was involved in the first co-invention of "High Performance Flexible Single Crystal Electronics" during his Ph.D. course at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This nanogenerator...


Google pours another $3.2M into genetics startup

November 10, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc.'s venture capital arm, Google Ventures, invested $3.2 million in a genetics startup run by Google CEO Sergey Brin's wife in November, bringing the Web search leader's total investments in 23andMe Inc. to $10.2 million.In a Securities and Exchange filing, Google said it participated...


Rosetta Stone reports 3Q net loss, drop in revenue

November 10, 2010 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Rosetta Stone Inc., which makes software for learning new languages, said Wednesday that its third-quarter earnings dwindled to a loss as its revenue fell.The company reported a net loss of $400,000, or 2 cents per share, compared with net income of $5.3 million, or 25 cents per share, a year...

Next Generation Power Packages for Implantables

November 10, 2010 1:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

When it comes to implantable medical devices, space savings is one of the most critical design concerns. This article reviews packaging concepts available to reduce the space required by electronic power components so that the overall implant can shrink and/or more features can be...



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