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Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Mann joins NSBRI’s Board of Directors

October 1, 2010 7:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Dr. Reinhold C. Mann has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). He is the associate laboratory director for environmental and life sciences at Brookhaven.

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Yale Receives Mellon Challenge Grant for New Conservation Center on West Campus

October 1, 2010 6:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Yale's comprehensive Conservation Center has been awarded an endowment challenge grant of $1.5 million from...

New HP CEO to get $1.2M base salary, signing bonus

October 1, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's new CEO, Leo Apotheker, will get an annual salary of $1.2 million, a $4 million signing bonus and restricted shares in the technology company.Hewlett-Packard Co. said Friday that the 57-year-old Apotheker will also be eligible to receive cash incentives if the company meets...

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Holiday hiring picture gets a bit merrier

October 1, 2010 2:06 am | by CHRISTOPHER LEONARD - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | Comments

The holiday hiring picture looks a bit merrier this year.Macy's, Toys R Us, Pier 1, American Eagle Outfitters and Borders all plan to hire more temporary holiday workers this year than last, emboldened by several months of sales gains and a slowly improving economy.The jobs probably won't be...

Satcon expands partnership with GCL Solar to include strategic manufacturing agreement

September 30, 2010 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Additional 500 megawatts in expected annual production capacity beginning in March 2011 increases worldwide manufacturing capacity to over 2 gigawatts

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New microfluidic device helps identify and capture breast cancer cells

September 30, 2010 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Researchers have developed a new disposable device that could help identify patients with advanced breast cancer awaiting drug therapy with trastuzumab, and capture cancer cells that have an abnormal amount of the protein HER2 (typically found in aggressive breast cancers).

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HP board's selection of new CEO raises new doubts

September 30, 2010 10:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board upset many investors when it forced out Mark Hurd as CEO nearly two months ago. Now, those directors appear to have baffled Wall Street with its selection of HP's new leader — Leo Apotheker, who lost his job running German business software maker SAP earlier this...

SPAWAR looks to smart system technology & commercialization center for MEMS sensor technology

September 30, 2010 9:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Military sensors specialists at the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego are looking to microelectronics experts at the Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center in Canandaigua, N.Y., to fabricate micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for military...

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SiTime introduces interactive, online design support tools

September 30, 2010 9:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

New tools accelerate deployment of MEMS-based silicon timing solutions

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Analog Devices? MEMS digital gyroscope offers higher rate sensing accuracy where extreme shock and vibration are present

September 30, 2010 9:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

ADI?s ADXRS453 digital iMEMS® gyroscope achieves 0.01°/sec/g sensitivity during linear acceleration,16°/hr null offset stability, and is the industry?s most stable, vibration-immune MEMS gyro.

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Quantum signals converted to Telecom wavelengths

September 30, 2010 8:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Using optically dense, ultracold clouds of rubidium atoms, three key elements needed for quantum information systems have been advanced ? 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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New IBM offerings aim to make buildings greener

September 30, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM Corp. is rolling out new software and services that can help companies make their buildings more energy efficient.IBM said Thursday that with its sustainability management system, building-management systems from companies like Schneider Electric and Honeywell/Tridium can gather real-time...

Microsoft CEO's compensation up 6 percent in 2010

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

A regulatory filing shows Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer's compensation package was worth 6 percent more in fiscal 2010 than the year before.Ballmer was granted a pay package valued at $1.3 million for the year that ended in June, according to an Associated Press calculation of figures...

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Accenture profit rises; lifts dividend, outlook

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

Management consulting firm Accenture PLC on Thursday reported a 75 percent jump in quarterly earnings, raised its outlook for the coming year and boosted its dividend by 20 percent, sending shares higher in aftermarket trading.The firm said customers are boosting demand for its consulting and...

HP picks ex-software exec Leo Apotheker as new CEO

September 30, 2010 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. has hired recently discarded software executive Leo Apotheker to steer the world's largest technology company as it tries to prove it can thrive without its previous leader, Mark Hurd....

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