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Scientists Using Lasers to Cool and Control Molecules

September 20, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Ever since audiences heard Goldfinger utter the famous line, “No, Mr. Bond; I expect you to die,” as a laser beam inched its way toward James Bond and threatened to cut him in half, lasers have been thought of as white-hot beams of intensely focused energy capable of burning...

Nano antenna concentrates light

September 20, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice researchers have made a nanoscale optical antenna that amplifies light a thousand-fold. Getting an accurate measurement of the plasmonic effect is a first.

Germany seeks Internet data protection code

September 20, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Germany's government is urging the Internet industry to produce a voluntary data protection code to cover services like Google Inc.'s "Street View" mapping service.Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere met Monday with representatives of Google and Apple Inc. among others after Google's plans to...

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Low Current Drive for Can Stack Linear Actuators

September 20, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc. offers the Haydon RoHS compliant PCM4806 IDEA programmable linear actuator drive. The PCM4806 is the most recent addition to the IDEA Drive family of products.

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COM Express Computer-on-Modules Portfolio Supports COM.0 R 2.0

September 20, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Kontron offers full support of the recently launched PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) COM Express COM.0 R 2.0 specification.

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Magnetic attraction for fish, crabs?

September 20, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) PNNL scientists are examining how aquatic animals behave around electromagnetic fields similar to those created by marine power devices.

US : Efficient spending key to strengthening public finances, says OECD survey

September 20, 2010 6:22 am | by OECD | Comments

Supported by substantial stimulus measures, the US economy has started to grow again after one of the most severe economic crises it has faced since the Great Depression, according to the OECD’s latest US Economic Survey.

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IBM buying Netezza for about $1.7 billion

September 20, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM says it has agreed to buy data storage company Netezza for about $1.7 billion in cash.IBM Corp. says it is offering $27 per share for Netezza Corp. That's a 10 percent premium over the company's last closing share price of $24.60.Netezza helps sort through data housed on corporate servers...

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Safran to buy US biometrics firm for $1.1 bln

September 20, 2010 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Safran SA says it will pay $1.1 billion to buy Stamford, Connecticut-based security firm L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. to bolster its presence in the U.S. homeland security market.Paris-based Safran says the combination of L-1's biometric and enterprise access businesses with its existing U.S....

Google defends shrinking China market share

September 20, 2010 1:05 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google is hiring dozens of marketing and technical employees in China to defend a shrinking market share against local rivals after closing its Chinese search engine six months ago this Wednesday in a dispute over censorship.Mainland users usually can reach Google's Chinese-language site in...

Simulation and Training Industry Embraces 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

September 20, 2010 12:21 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

In order to produce the most realistic training experience possible, many manufacturers have embraced 3D scanning to quickly capture complex 3D shapes, and 3D printing to quickly reproduce high fidelity, low cost reproductions of expensive parts.

Global Solar Photovoltaic Demand Up 54% Second Quarter and Expected to Double in 2010

September 20, 2010 12:21 am | by General Electric | Comments

After a weak start in 2010, Q2’10 global photovoltaic (PV) demand soared to 3.82 GW, up 54% Q/Q, according to a report issued today by Solarbuzz®, an international solar energy market research and consulting company.

Lightweight true random number generators a step closer

September 20, 2010 12:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Queen's University Belfast) The widespread use of true random number generators has taken a step closer following the creation of the most lightweight designs to date by researchers at Queen's University Belfast's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology.

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BAE Systems buys US intelligence services unit

September 20, 2010 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

British defense contractor BAE Systems says it is buying a U.S. intelligence services business in a $296 million deal.BAE said Monday that it has an agreement to buy the Intelligence Services Group of L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc.BAE says the group is a provider of security and counter-threat...

Ellison sidesteps Hurd spat, shows servers instead

September 19, 2010 8:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison steered clear Sunday of the brouhaha surrounding his most contentious new employee — Mark Hurd — but turned up the heat in his other latest troublemaking tactic: upsetting the long-standing order of the technology world with a plunge into selling computer...

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