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E-book Popularity Drives Electronic Paper Display (EPD) Shipments to 417% Y/Y Growth

April 13, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

The popularity of e-books, particularly Amazon’s Kindle, drove electronic paper display (EPD) shipments to 5 million units in 2009, up 417% from 950 thousand in 2008, according to the DisplaySearch Q1‘10 Quarterly Small/Medium Shipment and Forecast Report

New patented technology for improving cardiac CTs receives NIH support

April 13, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Virginia Tech) Researchers from Virginia Tech and GE Global Research Center are developing novel cardiac computed tomography (CT) architectures and methods, including a newly patented approach to a long-standing challenge in local CT image reconstruction. Better image quality at lower...

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Digi Wirelessly Enables Control Solutions' Building Automation Controller

April 13, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

New ZigBee gateway allows BACnet based systems to go wireless

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Expansion Modules Make Light Work of Customized Device Design

April 13, 2010 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced a range of Em-ITX I/O expansion modules that make it easy to create highly customized device designs for a range of applications including digital signage, POI, gaming, kiosk, industrial automation and fleet management.

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Route1 Releases TruOFFICE(TM) 2.8 With Strengthened Security

April 13, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Route1 Inc. (TSX VENTURE: ROI), a security and identity management company, today announced the release of TruOFFICE 2.8 with strengthened security and Windows 7 support.TruOFFICE users can now connect to Microsoft@ Windows 7 desktops from anywhere, at any time. This version also supports 64-bit...

NC county saving cash reclaimed from Dell breaks

April 13, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A North Carolina county is putting aside the money it recovered when Dell Inc. decided to close its computer assembly plant.The Winston-Salem Journal reported Tuesday that Forsyth County commissioners decided to keep Dell's refund of the county's financial incentives in a special fund. The...

$100 Million Allocated for Smart Grid Workforce Training and Development

April 13, 2010 5:22 am | News | Comments

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy is announcing award selections for nearly $100 million for 54 smart grid workforce training programs that will help prepare the next generation of workers in the utility and electrical manufacturing industries.

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Nokia launches cheaper smart phones

April 13, 2010 4:30 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Corp. on Tuesday launched three less-expensive smart phones, including its first model expected to sell for under euro100 ($135) — in a strong move to grab new customers in emerging markets.The world's largest mobile phone maker said it wants "to put better messaging and social networking...

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Stamps.com Extends Offer of Free Service to eBay Sellers

April 13, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stamps.com@ (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of postage online (http://www.stamps.com/postage-online/how-it-works/) and shipping software (http://www.stamps.com/shipping/) solutions to approximately 400,000 customers, today announced that it will continue to enable unlimited batch shipping from...

India 3G Price Hits $976 million

April 13, 2010 4:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The bidding for radio bandwidth to offer third-generation mobile-telephony services across India reached 43.24 billion rupees ($976 million) for one slot, the Department of Telecommunications said on its Web site.

Could EU-funded study herald the dawn of a new transport era?

April 13, 2010 4:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Are cooperative systems in transport a thing of the future? Researchers from the CVIS ('Cooperative vehicle-infrastructure systems') project say they are. CVIS received nearly EUR 22 million in EU funding to develop, demonstrate and evaluate selected reference applications of cooperative...

Commission launches EUR 35 million call for projects that turn environmental challenges into business opportunities

April 13, 2010 4:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission today launched a EUR 35 million call for eco-innovation. Funds are available for new projects in the area of materials recycling, sustainable building products, the food and drink sector and green business practices. Applications are particularly welcome from small...

Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free

April 13, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

What activity wastes gasoline, costs money, produces pollutants, and yet doesn't get you anywhere? Idling! And yet, every year, Americans waste 3 billion gallons of fuel by idling their vehicles.

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Critter Cam: Sea Lion versus Octopus

April 13, 2010 4:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Octopus vs. Sea Lion – First Ever Video Sea lions fitted with GPS trackers and a National Geographic Crittercam are taking scientists on amazing journeys to previously unknown marine ‘hot spots.’ These areas are important not only for providing the sea lions’ food, but also for...

Statistics - Unemployment rate broadly stable at 8.6% in February

April 13, 2010 2:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The unemployment rate for the OECD area was broadly stable in February 2010 compared with January. The headline rate fell 0.1 percentage point but this reflected the partial unwinding of effects that led to a temporary increase in Korea's January rate.

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