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Google gives Gmail users more control over inboxes

September 29, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. is addressing one of the biggest complaints about its free e-mail service by giving people more control over how their inboxes are organized....

News startup Ongo gets $12M from publishers

September 29, 2010 11:05 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Some of the country's most prominent newspaper companies are investing in a Silicon Valley online news venture called Ongo Inc., but are offering few details about the company.Ongo said Wednesday that the corporate parents of The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today have invested...

Three Tiny Qubits, Another Big Step Toward Quantum Computing

September 29, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

The rules that govern the world of the very small, quantum mechanics, are known for being bizarre. One of the strangest tenets is something called quantum entanglement, in which two or more objects (such as particles of light, called photons) become inextricably linked, so that measuring...

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Liberty Mutual delays unit's $1.2B IPO

September 29, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The insurer Liberty Mutual said that it is delaying the initial public offering of a subsidiary that could have been the largest U.S. IPO of the year.Liberty Mutual Group Inc., based in Boston, cited the weak economy, volatile stock market and "undervalued" prices for stocks of property and...

CSC awarded $118M in Army contract modifications

September 29, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. said Wednesday it received contract modifications valued at $118 million from the Army to boost simulator-based flight and aviation training.The Falls Church, Va., company will provide four virtual simulator flight training devices and upgrade some existing devices with...

Health: Ministers look to improve their healthcare systems

September 29, 2010 8:22 am | by OECD | Comments

Governments want to give their citizens the best possible healthcare but they also need to control public spending. When health ministers from OECD countries meet on 6-7 October in Paris, they will discuss how to meet urgent short-term fiscal concerns without sacrificing the long-term...

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US firm to pursue EU licensing of plague vaccine

September 29, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Defense contractor Computer Sciences Corp. says its DynPort Vaccine Co. unit in Frederick has won a contract to explore prospects for European Union licensing of a plague vaccine.CSC made the announcement Wednesday from its headquarters in Falls Church, Va.The company says the contract from the...

Quantum Signals Converted to Telecommunications Wavelengths

September 29, 2010 7:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Using ultra-cold clouds of rubidium atoms, researchers have made advances in three key elements needed for quantum information systems -- including a technique for converting photons carrying quantum data to wavelengths that can be transmitted long distances on optical fiber telecom networks.

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NSF grants $109 million for accelerator physics

September 29, 2010 7:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

The grant will fund Cornell's continued operation of an X-ray synchrotron facility, as well as research and development for a new kind of X-ray source that promises to revolutionize the field.

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Google off'l: company's future in China uncertain

September 29, 2010 7:06 am | by MIN LEE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google's future in China is "very uncertain" after it pulled its search engine from the country in a dispute over restrictions on freedom of information, a company official said Wednesday.Google shut down its mainland Chinese search services in March, saying it no longer wanted to screen its...

Orlando-area sites added to Superfund list

September 29, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two business properties in Central Florida have been put on the federal government's list of the most dangerously polluted sites in the United States.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added to its Superfund list this week with an industrial property once used by General Dynamics Corp....

Growing Nanowires horizontally yields new benefit: 'Nano-LEDs'

September 29, 2010 6:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an unexpected bonus?a new way to create nanowires that produce light similar to that from light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

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J. Patrick Looney Named Chair of Brookhaven Lab's Sustainable Energy Technologies Department

September 29, 2010 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

J. Patrick Looney has been named Chair of BNL’s Sustainable Energy Technologies Department, effective Oct. 1.

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HP in $20M deal to help Florida education programs

September 29, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Wednesday that its business services division has won a $20 million contract from the state of Florida to help organize and run its early childhood education programs.The computer maker said it will design and implement a program called the Early Learning Information...

India issuing ID numbers to its 1.2 billion people

September 29, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

India on Wednesday began the massive task of issuing unique identification numbers to its 1.2 billion people, many of whom don't have documents establishing their identity.Ten people from India's remote tribal areas received the first identification numbers from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...

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