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Pitt-led researchers to build foundation for quantum supercomputers with $7.5 million federal grant

August 3, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh) A Pitt professor will lead a team of researchers in tackling the most significant challenges facing the creation of quantum computers.

Computer Vision graduate student at University of California, San Diego, receives Google Fellowship

August 3, 2010 9:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) Congratulations to University of California, San Diego computer science Ph.D. student Boris Babenko, winner of the 2010 Google Fellowship in Computer Vision. The fellowship will enable Babenko to focus on his computer vision research while he...

Nanowick at Heart of Novel System to Cool Electronics

August 3, 2010 8:49 am | Comments

An advanced cooling technology being developed for high-power electronics in military and automotive systems is capable of handling roughly 10 times the heat generated by conventional computer chips.

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Emerson Electric fiscal 3Q profit surges

August 3, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Emerson Electric Co. said Tuesday its fiscal third-quarter profit grew 51 percent, as U.S. and European sales climbed and the company received a boost from acquisition of network equipment and software maker Avocent Corp.The St. Louis company said it earned $585 million, or 77 cents per share,...

Energy Conversion Process Could Revamp Solar-Power Production

August 3, 2010 5:08 am | by BY LOUIS BERGERON | Comments

A new process that simultaneously combines the light and heat of solar radiation to generate electricity could offer more than double the efficiency of existing solar cell technology.

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Mindbloom Launches Enterprise Version of Its Innovative Social Media Life Game(R), Announces Partnership With California State University, Sacramento

August 3, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mindbloom, Inc. today announced a strategic partnership with Sacramento State 's health and wellness facility, also known as The WELL (Wellness, Education, Leisure, Lifestyle), that will leverage Mindbloom technology to enhance the effectiveness of the campus' 7 Dimensions of Wellness...

Taleo to Present at Oppenheimer Annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference

August 3, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, announced today that it will be participating in the Oppenheimer Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, being held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA. Katy Murray, Taleo's...

Tough Indian telecom rules spark foreign backlash

August 3, 2010 4:05 am | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Telecom companies and trade groups are urging India to soften tough new security regulations on foreign telecommunications companies — believed to be aimed at China — which they say could set a troubling global precedent for onerous security norms.India's telecom infrastructure is being built...

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Statistics: Annual inflation in OECD area falls to 1.5% in June 2010

August 3, 2010 2:27 am | by OECD | Comments

Annual inflation in the OECD area fell to 1.5 % in the year to June 2010 compared with 2.0% in May amid a slowdown in energy price rises. Annual energy inflation slowed to 4.7% in June compared with 11.0% in May.

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Google's China answer page inaccessible

August 2, 2010 10:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Google question-and-answer page for Chinese users was inaccessible from mainland China on Tuesday less than a month after the search giant's Internet license was renewed amid a dispute over online censorship.The company found no technical problems with the Hong Kong-based service, said a...

The Media Equation: Buzz Bissinger’s Full Conversion to Digital

August 2, 2010 6:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

After a savage televised rant against blogs two years ago, Buzz Bissinger today is a habitual Twitter user.

HP reaches settlement with DOJ in kickbacks case

August 2, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday that it has agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit by the Department of Justice, which alleged that HP and other technology companies paid kickbacks to Accenture PLC in exchange for recommendations for government work.HP denied "engaging in any illegal conduct."...

Restocking the Snack Machine

August 2, 2010 4:28 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Vending-machine operators, under pressure to lift sales, have begun to deploy credit-card readers and wireless sales-tracking devices to machines that dispense candy bars, potato chips and soda pop.

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Ping: In School Systems, Slow Progress for Open-Source Textbooks

August 2, 2010 4:28 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Two founders of Sun Microsystems have created two nonprofits to bring open-source textbooks to kindergarten through high school classes.

Emirates BlackBerry Case Reflects Wider Tension

August 2, 2010 4:27 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Communications companies and governments are struggling to balance privacy with national security.

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