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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.


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...

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.

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...

Technology in the extreme

September 19, 2010 5:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Newcastle University) Engineers develop state-of-the-art technology that can withstand extremes of temperature and radiation.

Lawsuits seek to compensate college athletes

September 19, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

More than a dozen former student-athletes are suing the NCAA in an effort to compensate collegiate athletes.Former basketball star Ed O'Bannon and quarterback Sam Keller filed two of the eight lawsuits consolidated into one action in San Francisco federal court. Legal analysts say the lawsuits...

Epistar and Toyoda Gosei enter cross-licensing agreement

September 17, 2010 3:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Epistar of Hsinchu, Taiwan and Toyoda Gosei of Japan have entered into a cross licensing agreement concerning LED-related patents. Under the terms of the license agreement, the companies (including subsidiaries) will be allowed to use each other?s patents for specific technologies in...


Danfoss Solar Inverters to expand production capacity to 3.5GW in 2011

September 17, 2010 3:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Danfoss Solar Inverters states that it is experiencing extremely strong sales in the residential and commercial PV markets for grid-connected inverters.


Tech companies try to settle DOJ's hiring inquiry

September 17, 2010 2:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Several major Silicon Valley employers are trying to settle a government investigation into whether they broke antitrust laws by agreeing not to recruit each other's workers.Google, Apple, Intel, Adobe Systems, Intuit and Pixar Animation are among the companies seeking a truce with the...

UCLA's CNSI, Dutch institute sign agreement to collaborate on nanoscience, nanotechnology

September 17, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California -- Los Angeles) Through joint research projects and educational exchanges CNSI and MESA+ will apply nanotechnology to problems of global concern in health and the environment. Special attention will be given to nanoelectronics, medical diagnostic and therapeutic...



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