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Magical BEANs: New nano-sized particles could provide mega-sized data storage

September 17, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered an entire new class of phase-change materials that could be applied to PCM and optical data storage technologies. The new materials, alloys of a metal and semiconductor, are called "BEANs," for binary...

Xie receives NSF grant for fesearch on alternative methods of integrating renewable energy sources

September 17, 2010 6:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

With the rising cost and push for more “green" energy, an assistant professor from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University is researching alternative, more cost-effective methods of integrating variable renewable energy sources. Dr. Le Xie,...

Microsoft wraps up tools for mobile app developers

September 17, 2010 5:06 am | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is still marching toward a holiday release for the next generation of its smart phones.The software maker isn't giving an exact date for the arrival of the first batch of Windows Phone 7 devices, but Microsoft said Thursday it has finalized the software tools programmers will...

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Dell to boost China spend to $100B over a decade

September 17, 2010 5:05 am | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc. is making a $100 billion bet that China will remain one of the fastest-growing markets for personal computers over the next decade.Dell said Thursday it plans to open a manufacturing, sales and service center in Chengdu in 2011 that could eventually employ more than 3,000 workers. The...

3DIC memory with wide I/O interface is coming by 2013 says NOKIA

September 17, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Kauppi Kujala from NOKIA announced at Semicon Taiwan show last week the high volume adoption of through silicon vias (TSV) for « wide IO » DRAM and logic integration in 2013.

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E.U. Challenges Chinese State Subsidies for Modems

September 16, 2010 8:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The European Commission has opened an investigation into Chinese subsidies for wireless modems after a complaint brought by the Belgian producer Option.

R.I.M. Tops Expectations As Sales Rise

September 16, 2010 7:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Research In Motion said it shipped 12.1 million BlackBerry smartphones in the second quarter, exceeding analysts’ expectations.

Oracle Profit Rises 20%, Higher Than Forecast

September 16, 2010 7:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Revenue rose 48 percent as the company, which just hired the former chief of Hewlett-Packard, topped forecasts.

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Dell to Expand in Western China

September 16, 2010 7:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

In response to rapid growth in Western China, the PC maker is planning a manufacturing, sales and service center in Chengdu in 2011.

Warner Bros. exec dislikes Apple's 99-cent TV plan

September 16, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chief Executive Barry Meyer says Warner Bros. didn't participate in Apple Inc.'s plan to offer TV show rentals for 99 cents because the price was too low and would have hurt sales of full seasons.Meyer made the comments Thursday at an investor conference hosted by Merrill Lynch in Newport...

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September 16, 2010 2:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I've been pretty occupied with the upcoming Embedded Systems Conference in Boston. The exhibition is next week on Tuesday, the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd. Screaming Circuits will be in booth 809. Stop by if you happen to be at...

Study: Molecule can starve cancer cells

September 16, 2010 2:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell researchers have discovered a molecule that can essentially starve cancer cells of an animo acid they need for growth. The finding may lead to a new class of cancer-fighting drugs.

CEO optimistic on resolving BlackBerry disputes

September 16, 2010 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. believes it will successfully resolve disputes with India, the United Arab Emirates and other countries over data security and avert their threats to ban services, the company's co-CEO said Thursday....

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'Nanosprings' offer improved performance in biomedicine, electronics

September 16, 2010 1:20 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Oregon State University) Researchers at Oregon State University have reported the successful loading of biological molecules onto "nanosprings" -- a type of nanostructure that has gained significant interest in recent years for its ability to maximize surface area in microreactors.

Oracle's net swells 20 pct amid Hurd hiring hubbub

September 16, 2010 1:06 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corp.'s net income swelled 20 percent in the latest quarter as the world's biggest maker of database software prospered from freer technology spending by corporations.Oracle's results, reported Thursday, came as the company finds itself in a starring role in Silicon Valley's latest soap...

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