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IBM acquiring security software maker BigFix

July 1, 2010 8:05 am | Comments

IBM Corp. said Thursday it is adding to its network security business with the acquisition of a privately held company called BigFix Inc.IBM did not say how much it is paying for the company.BigFix, based in Emeryville, Calif., provides software that monitors company computers to make sure they...

Solid oxide fuel cells getting closer to the market

July 1, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) The Danish company Topsoe Fuel Cell A/S and Risoe DTU have received a grant of 54.5 million DKK from the Danish Energy Agency's Programme for Energy Technology Development and Demonstration. This will...

Research and Development Satellite Account, 2010

July 1, 2010 6:24 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would have been, on average, 2.7 percent, or $301.5 billion higher between 1998 and 2007 if research and development (R&D) spending was treated as investment in the U.S. national income and product accounts, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced...

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NeoMetrix Signs With Creaform To Distribute HandyProbe Portable CMM

July 1, 2010 6:23 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

NeoMetrix Technologies, Inc, a leader in 3D scanning and reverse engineering has signed a distribution agreement with Creaform, Inc. to distribute the HandyProbe portable CMM system in the Southeastern U.S.

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Touch Screen Module Revenue Forecast to Reach $14B by 2016

July 1, 2010 6:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

In its recently released 2010 Touch Panel Market Analysis, DisplaySearch reported that total touch screen module revenue will grow from $4.3 billion in 2009 to nearly $14 billion by 2016, a compound annual growth rate of 18%.

Graphene 2.0: A new approach to making a unique material

July 1, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Arizona State University) Since its discovery, graphene -- an unusual and versatile substance composed of a single-layer crystal lattice of carbon atoms -- has caused much excitement in the scientific community. Now, Nongjian Tao, a researcher at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State...

Yahoo board approves up to $3 billion of buybacks

July 1, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The board of Yahoo Inc. has approved plans to repurchase up to $3 billion in stock over the next three years.The Internet company bought back $385 million in stock in the first quarter. That's more than Yahoo spent on share buybacks in 2008 and 2009 combined.The new buybacks, disclosed in a...

Silicon Breakthrough Brings Quantum Computing Closer

July 1, 2010 5:23 am | Comments

The remarkable ability of an electron to exist in two places at once has been controlled in the most common electronic material – silicon – for the first time.

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Agriculture: Government support to farmers rises slightly in OECD countries

July 1, 2010 3:24 am | by OECD | Comments

The share of farm receipts provided by government programmes rose slightly in OECD countries last year, reversing a declining trend in state support since 2004, according to a new OECD report.

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Google says China partially blocks search service

June 30, 2010 9:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. said one of its Web search features was blocked in China on Thursday as the company awaited Beijing's verdict on whether to renew its operating license amid tensions over censorship.Mainland users were unable to use the search giant's "suggest" feature, which offers suggestions for...

Xyratex 2Q results beat Wall Street estimates

June 30, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Xyratex Ltd. beat Wall Street's earnings and revenue estimates for its fiscal second quarter.The company late Wednesday reported earnings of $43.7 million, or $1.39 per share, on $455.9 million in revenue for the quarter ended May 31. That compares with a loss of $9.6 million, or 33 cents per...

Obama Reverses Bush’s Space Policy

June 30, 2010 1:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A new space policy renounces the unilateral stance of the Bush administration, emphasizing global cooperation.

Google Searches Partly Blocked in China

June 30, 2010 1:21 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Google said its Web search service in China was partially blocked Wednesday, the deadline for the company to extend its Internet operating license there.

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Google adds a personal touch to its news section

June 30, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is giving its users the chance to tailor the news to fit their interests.As part of a new look unveiled Wednesday, the English-language version of Google's online news section is offering tools that will enable readers to specify what kind of stories interest them.For instance, a reader...

Analyst says THQ 'inexpensive stock to watch'

June 30, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Video game publisher THQ Inc. is an "inexpensive stock to watch" following a 36 percent decline through the second quarter due to lower-than-expected sales of "UFC Undisputed 2010," says Kaufman Bros. analyst Todd Mitchell.THE OPINION: Mitchell noted that THQ's shares were off 36 percent in its...

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