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An electrifying discovery: New material to harvest electricity from body movements

February 24, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Scientists are reporting an advance toward scavenging energy from walking, breathing, and other natural body movements to power electronic devices like cell phones and heart pacemakers. In a study in ACS' monthly journal, Nano Letters, they describe development...

Damper Inspection Company Launches New Website

February 24, 2010 6:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Life Safety Services (LSS), the National leader in fire and smoke damper and fire door inspection services, formally launched a new version of their website on February 14, 2010.

Global LCD TV Shipments Reached 146M Units in 2009, Faster Growth Than 2008

February 24, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

At the end of 2008, the outlook for 2009 TV sales worldwide was radically scaled back after the global economy suffered a massive setback. [...]

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Global Broadband Subs Approach 600 Million

February 24, 2010 6:22 am | by In-Stat Research | Comments

Global broadband subscribers continue to grow at a dizzying pace.

German government is advised to tune up the innovation engine

February 24, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) Germany's legendary innovation engine is faltering, according to a report delivered to Chancellor Angela Merkel today, but could -- with a major tune-up -- help propel the economy from crisis to sustainable growth. This package of sobering analysis and...

"Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs” to boost creation of small enterprises

February 24, 2010 6:20 am | by European Commission | Comments

Are you thinking about setting up your own business or are you already a successful entrepreneur? The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs exchange scheme offers an excellent opportunity for new entrepreneurs to acquire relevant skills for managing a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). The...

Italy convicts 3 Google execs in abuse video case

February 24, 2010 5:30 am | by COLLEEN BARRY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

An Italian court convicted three Google executives of privacy violations Wednesday because they did not act quickly enough to remove an online video that showed sadistic teen bullies pummeling and mocking an autistic boy.The case was being closely watched around the world due to its...

Italian court convicts 3 Google execs for not removing abuse video of autistic boy soon enough

February 24, 2010 5:30 am | by Colleen Barry@ - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS@ - Associated Press | Comments

An Italian court convicted three Google executives of privacy violations Wednesday because they did not act quickly enough to remove an online video that showed sadistic teen bullies pummeling and mocking an autistic boy.The case was being closely watched around the world due to its...

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Scientists Glimpse Nanobubbles on Super Non-Stick Surfaces

February 24, 2010 5:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

The first glimpse of miniscule air bubbles that keep water from wetting a super non-stick surface could lead to new super-slick materials with applications in energy, medicine, and more.

ADP Continuum Presents Former Associates With Social Networking Opportunities

February 24, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

ADP (http://www.adp.com/) @, a leading provider of HR (http://www.adp.com/solutions/employer-services/human-resources. spx ) , payroll and benefits administration services, announced today that it launched a unique opportunity for former associates to interact online at ADP Continuum, the...

Under Desktop Virtualization Partnership With Microsoft, NComputing Will Make Its Full Line Compatible With New Shared-Computing Operating System

February 24, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NComputing (http://www.ncomputing.com/) , the global leader in virtual desktops with over 15 million daily users, today announced that the company's full product line will support the new Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 operating system from Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT). NComputing virtual...

Sharp(R) Debuts New Large-Format LCD Monitor Line-Up

February 24, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

DIGITAL SIGNAGE EXPO 2010 - LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER - BOOTH 1423-- Four screen class sizes from 42- (42 1/16" diagonal) to 60-inch (601/16" diagonal) with full 1080p resolution from analog and digital RGBsources and HD video -- Optional input/output interface expansion board along with an...

2010 DOE INCITE projects allocated at ORNL

February 24, 2010 4:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers will lead projects that have been awarded a total of 251 million processor hours of computing time on supercomputers located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory.

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EU weighs Google rivals' complaints

February 24, 2010 2:30 am | by ROBERT WIELAARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The European Commission said Wednesday it has asked Google to comment on allegations by rivals it demotes their sites in its search rankings.EU spokeswoman Amelia Torres said the EU antitrust office has received complaints from three Google rivals, but had not "opened a formal investigation,...

Scientists boost solar cell efficiency

February 24, 2010 1:21 am | by European Commission | Comments

A German team of scientists has developed a technique to treat nanoparticle surfaces. This treatment boosts the efficiency of organic solar cells. Presented in the journal Applied Physics Letters, the work shows how 2% efficiency was obtained by using so-called quantum dots made up of...

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