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Snyder brings outsider's outlook to governor race

July 17, 2010 6:05 am | by KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Rick Snyder is a workaholic, a man who considers a four-hour round of golf a waste of time and who crammed nine years' worth of college degrees into just over six.But get the silver-haired Snyder near his power boat on Gun Lake, and the intensity the 51-year-old Republican gubernatorial...

Rep. Djou maintains money advantage over Hanabusa

July 16, 2010 8:05 pm | by HERBERT A. SAMPLE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Djou has begun the summer with a solid advantage in campaign contributions over his likely Democratic general election foe, state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa.In reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, Djou said he had more than $379,000...

The Billion-Bug Highway In the Sky

July 16, 2010 2:20 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Listen to Bug Highway In The Sky there are 3 billion insects passing over your head in a summer month, he was talking about his survey in Great Britain. Closer to the equator, he says, the numbers should rise. He wouldn’t be surprised, for example, that in the sky over Houston or...

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Former Koss exec charged in theft takes a plea

July 16, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A former Koss Corp. finance executive accused of embezzlement has agreed to plead guilty to all six felony fraud counts against her and pay $34 million in restitution.The Journal Sentinel reports the plea deal for Sujata "Sue" Sachdeva does not include a specific recommendation for the length...

Google buys Metaweb to 'improve search'

July 16, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Search giant Google Inc. says it has bought Metaweb Inc., a company that helps connect Internet search words to real-world things.Terms were not disclosed.Google director of product management, Jack Menzel, said in a blog post Friday that the acquisition will help "improve search and make the...

Gannett's stock dives after 2Q results disappoint

July 16, 2010 1:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, moved closer to ending a 3 ½-year slump in print advertising during the second quarter. But it still isn't feeling confident enough to predict when the biggest part of its business will begin to grow again.The progress contained in earnings results...

Novel microfluidic HIV test is quick and cheap

July 16, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Davis - Health System) UC Davis biomedical engineer Alexander Revzin has developed a "lab on a chip" device for HIV testing. The test integrates an antibody microarray with a lensfree holographic imaging device that takes only seconds to count the number of...

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Texas gives IBM 30-day warning

July 16, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM Corp.'s big data center consolidation contract with Texas is close to collapsing.State officials warned IBM on Friday that it has 30 days to fix problems with its effort to merge the data centers of 28 state agencies into two facilities.If it doesn't, the $863-million contract could be...

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Advances in Seismic Safety and NextGen NanoSensors

July 16, 2010 11:22 am | by Jacobs School Mechanical Aerospace Engineering | Comments

In between spring and fall quarters, engineering professors at  UC San Diego are working to keep society safe, healthy and on the leading edge of smart technologies through a variety of research projects – from keeping buildings earthquake safe to enhancing heart surgery for...

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Earnings schedule for week of July 19

July 16, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayATLANTA — Delta Air Lines Inc. releases financial results.HOUSTON — Halliburton Co. releases financial results.PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro Inc. releases financial results.ARMONK, N.Y. — International Business Machines...

Strong tech company IPOs revive hope in market

July 16, 2010 10:07 am | by TALI ARBEL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The strong performance of two technology IPOs Friday, which came despite a big tumble in the stock market, is rekindling hope that the capital markets can fund the growth of companies.Shares of business analytics software company Qlik Technologies Inc., based in Radnor, Pa., rose 29 percent to...

IOC officially announces Dow sponsorship deal

July 16, 2010 10:05 am | Comments

Dow Chemical signed on as a global Olympic sponsor Friday with a 10-year deal that gives a financial boost to the international and U.S. Olympic bodies.The International Olympic Committee announced the American giant became a top-tier sponsor through 2020 and will be the official "chemistry...

Engineering, business colleges partner to help improve health care in rural communities

July 16, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Mays Business School are partnering with The Rural and Community Health Institute at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, which has received a grant award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to form a Health...

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Discovery in High-Temperature Superconductors Opens NewResearch Path

July 16, 2010 6:16 am | by Bill Steele, Cornell University News | Comments

In a major step toward understanding the mysterious "pseudogap" state in high-temperature cuprate superconductors, a team of scientists have found a "broken symmetry," where electrons act like molecules in a liquid crystal.

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Apple faces music on iPhone flaw but recall unlikely

July 16, 2010 6:16 am | Comments

Apple Inc is likely to announce a fix for the iPhone 4's reception problems on Friday rather than recall the device, hoping to stem a growing chorus of complaints and avert any lasting damage to its carefully earned reputation for quality products.

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