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Plastic electronics could slash the cost of solar panels

April 2, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Princeton University, Engineering School) By producing plastics that are translucent, malleable and able to conduct electricity, researchers have opened the door to broader use of the materials in a wide range of electrical devices.


Do Engineers Go to Parties?

April 2, 2010 7:23 am | by An Engineering Mind | Comments

Of course we go to parties. We’re party animals. You just don’t know that because we don’t go to YOUR parties.


Bettati named director of information security center

April 2, 2010 7:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Riccardo Bettati, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been appointed director of the Center for Information Assurance and Security (CIAS). CIAS has been designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research by...


MIT makes significant step toward lightweight batteries

April 2, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A team of researchers at MIT has made significant progress on a technology that could lead to batteries with up to three times the energy density of any battery that currently exists.

Infographics of 2009 Patent Activity

April 2, 2010 6:05 am | Comments

Here are some graphics that display overall patent activity in semiconductors and medical devices by technology area in 2009.


Concept Electric Car Uses Exotic Materials

April 2, 2010 5:51 am | Comments

Capable of 60 km/hour and a cruising range of 100 km, a very lightweight electric concept car uses proprietary materials and technologies including carbon fiber composites, polycarbonate resins and bio-derived polyester.


Sharp shows 3-D displays for mobile devices

April 1, 2010 11:30 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Sharp's latest 3-D displays deliver bright, clear imagery without the cumbersome glasses usually required for such technology. Now the bad news: They only work on a 3-inch (7.5-centimeter) screen held one foot (30 centimeters) from the viewer's face.Sharp Corp. demonstrated liquid crystal...

Web site of China-based journalist club attacked

April 1, 2010 9:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

An organization for foreign journalists based in China has become the latest victim of cyberattacks targeting the Web sites or e-mail accounts of human rights groups and reporters focused on China.Cyberattacks linked to China have gained more attention since Google Inc. accused Chinese hackers...


Yale Robots Dance, Gesture and, Hopefully, Spark Interest in Science

April 1, 2010 8:23 pm | by Yale University | Comments

There were robotic dinosaurs, a robot that danced and one that played rock-paper-scissors. But all of the robots on display at the robotics workshop on March 28 had something to teach us about ourselves.

Starbucks, Microsoft chip in for Seattle fireworks

April 1, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Starbucks Corp. and Microsoft Corp. have each chipped in $125,000 toward an effort to save the only remaining major July 4 fireworks show in Seattle.Restaurateur and chef Tom Douglas started the effort Thursday when he pledged $5,000 toward a fireworks display. He urged other business leaders...

Options Traders Go Bullish on Tech

April 1, 2010 6:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Options traders demonstrated confidence in Qualcomm, Micron Technology and Red Hat, selling "put" options in all three technology companies in hopes the stocks stay strong in coming weeks.

Amazon's Opening With iPad

April 1, 2010 4:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

With the iPad, Apple won't have its usual leg up for selling e-books, the way it does with content for the iPod or iPhone. That gives Amazon a chance to end up as a major e-book provider for the device.

Microsoft request for patent suit review is nixed

April 1, 2010 2:30 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Microsoft Corp.'s request to review a $290 million patent ruling involving the software maker's popular word processing program.Microsoft had asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for a review by its full roster of judges. In...


Bid for SkillSoft increased to $1.2 billion

April 1, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

An all-cash bid by private investor group SSI Investments III Ltd. to purchase Irish education software company SkillSoft PLC has been sweetened.SkillSoft said in February it had agreed to be purchased by SSI Investments III Ltd. for about $1.1 billion.Both sides said in a statement Wednesday...

Court Backs eBay in Tiffany Case

April 1, 2010 2:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Ebay won a legal victory Thursday, as a federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of trademark-infringement claims by jeweler Tiffany over the sale of counterfeit merchandise on the online auctioneer's Web site.


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