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AT & T to sell satellite-enabled smart phone

September 20, 2010 9:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

AT&T has weathered plenty of complaints about spotty cell phone coverage. On Tuesday, it will start selling its first phone that includes a backstop for AT&T's own network, over a satellite. That means blanket coverage of the U.S., even in the wilderness or hundreds of miles offshore....

Code That Tracks Users’ Browsing Prompts Lawsuits

September 20, 2010 8:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Computer code placed on hard drives known as Flash cookies is prompting consumers to file lawsuits against media and technology companies over privacy.

Internet Service Upgrade Coming to Poor and Rural Schools

September 20, 2010 8:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The change in the E-Rate program is intended to provide more Internet options and faster connections for public schools and libraries on local lines.

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Safran to Buy Most of L-1 in Cash Deal

September 20, 2010 8:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Safran’s chief executive said that the acquisition would increase revenue from its security businesses closer to the company’s 20 percent goal.

New Oak Ridge homes are laboratories for energy efficiency

September 20, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Four East Tennessee homes completed this month showcase how scientific research can make dramatic changes in the cost of heating and cooling our homes.

Dr. Yi Guo synchronizes semiconductor laser arrays at Stevens with NSF grant

September 20, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stevens Institute of Technology) The National Science Foundation has announced funding for Dr. Yi Guo's research at Stevens Institute of Technology into a rigorous mathematical approach to the analysis and control of coupled semiconductor laser systems.

Nissan & Sumitomo Establish Joint Research Company

September 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Sumitomo Corp. announced that a new joint-venture company was established on September 14th. The company will conduct research on the second-life use of lithium-ion batteries that have been used...

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Microsemi Acquires VT Silicon

September 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Microsemi Corp. announced that it has acquired all of the assets of VT Silicon. VT Silicon, located in Atlanta, Georgia, designs and manufactures multi-band radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) solutions for the mobile wireless...

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TSMC Begins Building Solar R & D Center and Fab in Central Taiwan

September 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC) broke ground in Taichung’s Central Taiwan Science Park on the company’s first Thin Film Solar R&D Center and Fab, laying the foundation for the company’s entry into...

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Canada to examine possible foreign Potash buyout

September 20, 2010 12:05 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Canada's prime minister said Monday concerns surrounding a possible foreign takeover of Canada's Potash of Saskatchewan will be examined and said foreign takeovers are not automatically approved.Australia's BHP Billiton Ltd. launched a hostile $130-per-share takeover bid last month after Potash...

Regulator Delivers 50% More Power Without Sacrificing Board Area

September 20, 2010 11:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM4627, a 15A DC/DC uModule regulator with onboard inductors, MOSFETs, and supporting components in a 2.6 g, 15 x 15 mm LGA (land grid array) package.

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Hurd shows new Oracle machine; silent on scandal

September 20, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mark Hurd showed off a new Oracle data-storage computer Monday in one of his first major public acts as an Oracle employee....

How safe is your swipe?

September 20, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Prof. Avishai Wool and his Ph.D. student Yossi Oren of Tel Aviv University have developed an innovative way of extracting information from chip technology. By combining modern cryptology methods with constraint programming -- an area of computer...

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Mahowald tapped as lead author on IPCC Report

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

Natalie Mahowald, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, will help develop the chapter on the physical science basis for climate change.

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...

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