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Optical Legos: Building nanoshell structures

May 27, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Scientists from four US universities have created a way to use Rice University's light-activated nanoshells as building blocks for 2-D and 3-D structures that could be useful for making chemical sensors, nanolasers and bizarre light-absorbing metamaterials. Much as a...

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hhgregg 4th-quarter profit falls, sales up

May 27, 2010 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Electronics store hhgregg Inc. said Thursday that its fourth quarter net income fell nearly 28 percent, even though its sales increased as it opened more stores.The retailer had net income of $10 million, or 25 cents per share, for the three-month quarter that ended March 31. That's down from...

Investor steps up fight for Blockbuster board seat

May 27, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An activist investor stepped up his fight Thursday to get on the board of Blockbuster Inc. — and influence the struggling company's turnaround — by targeting a second director up for re-election whose seat he is seeking to take.Gregory S. Meyer, who founded a DVD rental kiosk company in 2001...

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Accession : The OECD Council at Ministerial level welcomes its new members Israël, Estonia and Slovenia

May 27, 2010 10:24 am | by OECD | Comments

A ceremony to celebrate the accession of Estonia, Israel and Slovenia was organised during the OECD Ministerial meeting. Watch the webcasts of the accession ceremony and press conference with the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi - Chair of this...

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Pequot, Samberg paying $28M to settle SEC case

May 27, 2010 9:30 am | Comments

An investment firm and its founder and chairman, Arthur Samberg, have agreed to pay a total of $28 million to settle regulators' charges of insider trading in shares of Microsoft Corp., in a long-running case that prompted scrutiny by Congress.The Securities and Exchange Commission announced...

Tyco Electronics Launches "around the circuit" Blog

May 27, 2010 9:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- May 27, 2010 -- Tyco Electronics introduced today the launch of a new blog. Hosted by some of the passive component industry's leading engineering and marketing professionals, around the circuit (blog.circuitprotection.com) is intended to provide insights and...

Pequot, Samberg paying $28M in SEC case

May 27, 2010 8:30 am | Comments

An investment firm and its founder and chairman, Arthur Samberg, have agreed to pay a total of $28 million to settle regulators' charges of insider trading in shares of Microsoft Corp.The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement with Pequot Capital Management Inc., whose core...

USAF Vehicle Breaks Record for Hypersonic Flight

May 27, 2010 6:57 am | Comments

An experimental aircraft has set a record for hypersonic flight, flying more than 3 minutes at Mach 6 — six times the speed of sound.

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13th Foxconn worker reportedly attempts suicide

May 27, 2010 6:30 am | Comments

A Foxconn Technology worker tried to kill himself Thursday, becoming the 13th person to commit suicide or attempt to do so this year at a massive factory that makes high-tech products for industry giants such as Apple, Dell and Hewlett-Packard, state media said.Police said the man survived...

Risoe to take part in huge EU project aimed at significantly increasing the use of wind power

May 27, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) The EU is now launching the TWENTIES Project. The project is to advance the development and implementation of new technologies that will make it possible to increase the use of wind power in Europe significantly.

Rambus Acquires Uni-Pixel Display and Backlighting IP

May 27, 2010 5:04 am | Comments

Uni-Pixel announced that Rambus, a leading technology licensing companies, has acquired a portion of Uni-Pixel’s intellectual property portfolio relating to dynamic backlighting, field sequential color displays, and Time Multiplexed Optical Shutter (TMOS) display technology. 

Economics: Innovation central to boosting growth and jobs, says OECD

May 27, 2010 12:24 am | by OECD | Comments

“Knowledge is the main driver of today’s global economy,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the launch of the OECD Innovation Strategy in Paris. “Countries need to harness innovation and entrepreneurship to boost growth and employment. This is the key to a sustainable rise in...

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Chinese court hears novelist's Google lawsuit(3)

May 26, 2010 9:33 pm | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A Chinese novelist's lawsuit against Google over its online library is going ahead in court after settlement talks failed.Mian Mian — known for lurid tales of sex, drugs and nightlife — filed suit in October after her latest book, "Acid House," was scanned into the library. Google says it...

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Chinese court hears novelist's Google lawsuit(2)

May 26, 2010 9:31 pm | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A Chinese novelist's lawsuit against Google over its online library is going ahead in court after settlement talks failed.Mian Mian — known for lurid tales of sex, drugs and nightlife — filed suit in October after her latest book, "Acid House," was scanned into the library. Google says it...

Mont. company carves reputation with water-cutting

May 26, 2010 8:31 pm | by CANDACE CHASEAssociated Press | Comments

At GlacierJet Technologies, owner Joshua Boyce harnesses the power of water and crushed garnets to precision-cut thick slabs metal or stone into works of art or industrial parts with no hazardous waste, toxic fumes or dust.From a small shop on Ash Road in Evergreen, Boyce serves clients from...

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