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Laser-based missile defense for helicopters being developed

September 2, 2010 2:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Michigan) Protecting helicopters in combat from heat-seeking missiles is the goal of new laser technology created at the University of Michigan and Omni Sciences, Inc., which is a U-M spin-off company.

1 dead in plane crash off San Francisco Bay

September 2, 2010 2:06 pm | by JOHN S. MARSHALL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A 40-year-old woman was found dead next to the wreckage of a small plane that crashed Thursday in a lagoon off San Francisco Bay, officials said. Divers were searching for two more people who may have been on board.Redwood City Fire Battalion Chief Dave Pucci says the twin-engine Beechcraft...

Synopsys wraps $315M acquisition of Virage Logic

September 2, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Synopsys Inc. said Thursday it has completed its acquisition of rival chip design software provider Virage Logic Corp. for about $315 million in cash.Synopsys said it expects the transaction will have a roughly neutral impact on its adjusted and unadjusted earnings per share in its fiscal...

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Global Solar Enery Rolls Out Powerful Flexible Module for Roofing Industry

September 2, 2010 1:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Global Solar Energy, Inc., a manufacturer of high-efficiency Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS) solar material, unveiled its flexible building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) module: the PowerFLEX™ BIPV. Specially designed for commercial and industrial rooftops, the...

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DOE Announces Two Million Smart Grid Meters Installed Nationwide

September 2, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The Department of Energy announced that two million smart grid meters have been installed across the country, helping to reduce energy costs for families and businesses. As a result of funding from the Recovery...

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NESTIA Alliance Formed To Spur Electric Vehicle Advancement in China

September 2, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Eaton Corp. announced the formation of an alliance to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles in cities across China. NESTIA, the New Energy Sustainable Transportation International Alliance, includes Eaton, AECOM, IBM, vehicle manufacturer Beiqi...

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Energy Conversion Devices Reports Fourth Quarter & Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Results

September 2, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. Total consolidated revenues for the quarter were $86.2 million, compared to $51.4 million in the...

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Facebook's new security feature: remote logouts

September 2, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Facebook is rolling out a new security feature that lets users log out of their accounts remotely from another computer.To do this, go to "account settings" on your Facebook page and click on "change" next to "account security." There, you'll see where else your Facebook account is logged in,...

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$3.3 million in grants aims to improve farming in Africa

September 2, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Funding from the NSF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will partner advanced research expertise with the developing world to improve soil and plant breeding.

On the Rocks: Recent Yale Grad Blogs from a Geology Expedition in Wyoming

September 2, 2010 12:21 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

What do you get when you send an English major to study rocks in some of the most remote wilderness in the country? In the case of Laura Marris, the answer is a great read, illustrated with beautiful photos.

IDC cuts PC growth outlook for full year

September 2, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Research firm IDC on Thursday lowered its estimate for the growth of personal computer shipments for the year, as second-half shipments will be hurt by a "persistently bleak employment outlook" in the United States.IDC expects growth of 11.8 percent in the second half of the year, which...

Small plane crash in lagoon off San Francisco Bay

September 2, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Officials say a small plane has crashed in a lagoon off San Francisco Bay.San Carlos Airport project manager Theresa Yee says the plane took off from the airport around noon Thursday and went into the water near Oracle Corp. headquarters in Redwood City.She did not have further details.Federal...

Yale Develops New Animal Model for Hemophilia A

September 2, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have developed a new animal model for studying hemophilia A, with the...

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New AOL search deal with Google includes mobile

September 2, 2010 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. will continue to provide the search results on AOL Inc.'s websites under a new, five-year deal the companies signed this week....

AP Interview: UN telecoms chief urges data sharing

September 2, 2010 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry's Canadian manufacturer should give law enforcement agencies around the world access to its customer data, the U.N. telecommunications chief said, adding that governments have legitimate security concerns that should not be ignored....

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