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Elkins to endow three scholarships at Texas A & M

July 13, 2010 2:21 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Valorie and Jeff Elkin of Houston will endow three scholarships totaling $75,000 at Texas A&M University. The scholarships, to be funded through multi-year pledges to the Texas A&M Foundation, will be awarded to junior- or senior-level students in computer science and engineering,...

Carnegie Mellon University to collaborate with Semiconductor Research Corporation to help bring more energy efficient systems and technologies to the marketplace

July 13, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University will host a new Smart Grid Research Center as part of a $5 million industry-academic partnership with the Semiconductor Research Corporation.

Poll: New Yorkers favor legalizing medical marijuana

July 13, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The newest Empire State Poll finds New York state residents support legalizing medical marijuana and are leery of gas drilling.

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Apple reputation challenged after iPhone 4 tests

July 13, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple has an iPhone problem it probably can't just fix with duct tape.Consumer Reports said this week that it won't endorse the iPhone 4 as "recommended" because tests show that simply holding the gadget can cause reception to fade.Bloggers and others have been speculating since then that the...

Trivector Services Validates Time Latencies for Ares I Rocket With Mathworks Products

July 13, 2010 12:50 pm | Comments

MathWorks today announced that TriVector Services used Model-Based Design to reduce the validation time on design of communication buses for NASA’s Ares I rocket by more than one year. TriVector used MathWorks products to create a system model to serve as an executable specification throughout development.

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Brookhaven Lab and BioSET, Inc., Patent Improved Growth Factor Technology

July 13, 2010 11:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Science Associates and Biosurface Engineering Technologies, Inc., have received a patent for a technology for designing synthetic peptides that are important for tissue regeneration.

Reminders and Stress

July 13, 2010 11:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Yesterday, I wrote about how much faster we can get things done in the prototype world than we could back when many of us were starting our careers. I mentioned that the decrease in time from weeks to days needed...

Arava (leflunomide): Boxed Warning - Risk of Severe Liver Injury

July 13, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Warning highlights the risk of severe liver injury and how this risk may be reduced.

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Analyst cuts McAfee, sees weak consumer sales

July 13, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Pacific Crest analyst downgraded McAfee Inc. on Tuesday, saying the computer-security software maker is seeing weakness in its low-end and consumer product segments that could weigh on its second-quarter results and its outlook.THE OPINION: Rob Owens said in a note to investors he expects...

ADP to create 400 new jobs in western Pa.

July 13, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Automatic Data Processing Inc. has opened its new facility in western Pennsylvania and announced plans to hire 400 people.The payroll company cut the ribbon Tuesday on its Coraopolis location, which is its second location in Allegheny County. The Roseland, N.J., based company also has a...

Ad exec named head of Activision Publishing

July 13, 2010 10:06 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Activision Blizzard Inc. has named Eric Hirshberg, an advertising executive with a background in video games, as the CEO of Activision Publishing effective Sept. 7.Hirshberg, 42, replaces Mike Griffith, who stepped down in April and became vice chairman of Activision Blizzard. Hirshberg has...

Accenture buys French industrial consultant

July 13, 2010 9:06 am | Comments

Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture PLC on Tuesday said it acquired French industrial consulting firm Acceria.Terms of the deal, which includes Acceria's staff and assets, were not disclosed. The deal is aimed at building up Accenture's services to automotive and industrial...

Munich and Singapore labs steer research toward affordable electric cars

July 13, 2010 8:23 am | Comments

(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) The Technische Universitaet Muenchen has rolled out a comprehensive initiative to accelerate development of electric vehicles as a greener means of mobility. TUM's Science Center for Electromobility plans to unveil a concept car at the next Frankfurt...

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Biodiversity: new report highlights win-win business practices that do more for the planet

July 13, 2010 6:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

A new report funded by the European Commission makes a strong case for integrating biodiversity into private sector business plans and core activities around the globe. The report reveals considerable recent growth in eco-certified products and services, growing consumer concerns for...

Cerner President Devanny to step down

July 13, 2010 6:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cerner Corp., a health care information technology provider, said Tuesday its longtime president, Trace Devanny, is leaving the company effective July 16.Devanny joined Cerner in 1994 as an executive and became president in 1999.Chairman and CEO Neal Patterson will replace him, adding president...

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