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Rat Race Choir to Perform at Brookhaven Lab August 6

July 22, 2010 12:21 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Legendary band Rat Race Choir (RRC) will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Friday, August 6, at 8 p.m. at Berkner Auditorium.

Some Internet porn sites in China now accessible

July 22, 2010 12:05 pm | by ANITA CHANG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Word leaked out slowly, spread by Web-savvy folks on Twitter: Internet porn that once was blocked by Chinese government censors was now openly available."Are they no longer cracking down on pornographic websites? A lot of porn sites and forums are accessible," technology blogger William Long...

An Overview of Micro Thermoelectric Technology

July 22, 2010 11:52 am | by Burkhard Habbe, Micropelt | Articles | Comments

Thermoelectricity has been known since the 1830s. Two functional principles are included under this term: The popular Peltier-Effect describes how electric current flowing through thermoelectric material transports heat, creating a cooling effect.

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Researchers receive $1.5M NSF grant for bee database

July 22, 2010 11:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The project will consolidate data from 10 natural history bee collections across the United States - including Cornell's estimated 250,000 specimen collection.

Joyful Slim Herb Supplement : Recall-Undeclared Drug Ingredient

July 22, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Product contains sibutramine; may increase blood pressure/pulse rate with risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, stroke.

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Senate plan puts off space shuttle retirement

July 22, 2010 10:35 am | News | Comments

A U.S. Senate oversight committee unanimously passed a plan on Thursday to postpone retirement of the space shuttle as part of a job-saving compromise to the Obama administration's wish to end NASA's program to return astronauts to the moon.

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Solar Inverter yields efficiency grade of 98.7%

July 22, 2010 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

A report jointly issued by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and Bureau Veritas shows that AEG Power Solutions’ Protect PV.250 solar inverter offers remarkable efficiency. Energy conversion efficiency testing conducted according to European Standard EN 50530 yielded a very high efficiency grade of 98.7%.

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Suit Challenges Huawei's Success

July 22, 2010 10:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Motorola's lawsuit against Huawei Technologies alleging a plot to steal the U.S. company's trade secrets could complicate years of largely successful efforts by the Chinese telecom-equipment giant to demonstrate itself as an innovator in the industry.

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Nokia Profit Falls Amid Tough Smartphone Competition

July 22, 2010 10:24 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

In releasing results, the company sidestepped persistent speculation about a possible change in top management.

Siemens Alerts Customers to Virus in Its Automation Software

July 22, 2010 10:24 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The German engineering company made virus scanning software available to its clients after learning of a computer bug designed to attack one of its best-selling industrial automation software systems.

AT & T Lifts Outlook as Profit Rises 26%

July 22, 2010 10:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The iPhone fueled a quarterly gain at the wireless unit as the company posted a decline in wired customers.

Arcade Fire, John Legend to stream concerts live

July 22, 2010 10:05 am | by JAKE COYLE - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Within hours of most any concert, shaky and distorted footage of the show can be found online from front row or the balcony.But online concert video has been steadily building toward live streaming, digital quality video and accompanying social media interaction. "Unstaged," a new online...

The Advantages of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

July 22, 2010 9:40 am | by Joshua Nelke, Siemens Industry, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Hydrogen fuel cells can be used in a wide range of environments such as use in homes, ships, cranes and vehicles. Still, current funding is directed mostly to the transportation sector to be reduce pollution. In this article, we will focus on one of the most exciting uses for fuel cells: a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV).

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More Numerical Functions for C & C++ Developers

July 22, 2010 9:24 am | News | Comments

The largest commercially available collection of numerical algorithms for C and C++---NAG C Library—widely used for electronics application development, has now been expanded by the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) with the addition of over 150 functions for a total of well over 1300 user-callable functions...

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How do cells die? Biophotonic tools reveal real-time dynamics in living color

July 22, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University at Buffalo) Apoptosis, programmed cell death, is essential to normal development, healthy immune system function, and cancer prevention. The process dramatically transforms cellular structures but the limitations of conventional microscopy methods have kept much about this...

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