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Georgia Tech Awarded a $20M Center for Chemical Innovation

August 2, 2010 6:23 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A team of institutions led by Georgia Tech has been awarded $20 million from the National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration to pursue research that could lead to a better understanding of how life started on Earth.

Space station cooling system suddenly shuts down

August 2, 2010 6:21 am | Comments

Half of the International Space Station's cooling system suddenly shut down during the weekend, forcing the astronauts to power down equipment and face the likelihood of urgent spacewalking repairs.

Digi International Announces Completion of Investigation

August 2, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | Comments

DOJ and SEC will not be initiating any enforcement proceedings against Digi

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Twitter down for hours of 'planned maintenance'

August 2, 2010 6:15 am | Comments

The microblogging site Twitter Inc. was out of commission for a couple of hours early Sunday for some of the roughly 100 million users around the world.

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...

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.

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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...

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.

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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.

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