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Model aims to reduce disaster toll on city's social, economic fabric

September 28, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) Researchers have created a computer model that predicts how a disaster's impact on critical infrastructure would affect a city's social and economic fabric, a potential tool to help reduce the severity of impacts, manage the aftermath of catastrophe and fortify...

Minister: 'What country' app offends Italy

September 28, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Italy's tourism minister has taken offense with how Apple's "What country" app describes her nation.Minister Michela Vittoria Brambilla is complaining that a description of Italy as "mafia, pizza, pasta and scooter" is both "offensive and unacceptable."A ministry spokesman, Andrea Bianchi, said...

Nanostructuring technology creates energy efficient and ultra-small displays

September 28, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Air Force Office of Scientific Research) University of Michigan scientists using AFOSR-funding have created the smallest pixels available that will enable LED, projected and wearable displays to be more energy efficient with more light manipulation possible and all on a display that may...


Sneaking Spies into a Cell’s Nucleus

September 28, 2010 9:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University bioengineers have not only figured out a way to sneak molecular spies through the walls of individual cells, they can now slip them into the command center -- or nucleus -- of those cells, where they can report back important information or drop off payloads.


High court enters legal fight over Navy plane

September 28, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Supreme Court is getting involved in the longstanding dispute between the Pentagon and two contractors contesting the government's demand for $3 billion over the Navy's ill-fated A-12 Avenger attack plane.The justices on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal from the Boeing Co. and General...

Lighting Science Group Receives Industry's First Energy Star Label for an LED Bulb

September 28, 2010 6:06 am | Comments

Lighting Science Group has received the industry’s first ENERGY STAR label for an LED light bulb. ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed symbol that makes it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products...


QLogic To Support FCIA 16-Gb Fibre Channel Standard

September 28, 2010 5:58 am | Comments

QLogic announced its full support for the 16Gb Fibre Channel standard which was ratified by the ANSI INCITS T11.2 Technical Committee and announced today by the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA).


Keeping Manufacturing Onshore By Design

September 28, 2010 5:54 am | Comments

As more and more U.S. manufacturers are learning, chasing low-cost overseas labor as a competitive strategy isn’t always the answer. As distance from the home office and domestic markets increases, so do hidden costs: lower quality, extended lead times, shipping difficulties, larger inventories...


S & P makes changes to MidCap and SmallCap indices

September 28, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's announced several changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and SmallCap 600 Indices because of a spate of recent acquisitions.Rackspace Hosting Inc. will replace AmeriCredit Corp. on the MidCap 400 after the close of trading Thursday, with AmeriCredit being taken over by General Motors...

Verisk secondary offering of 19M shares priced

September 28, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Verisk Analytics Inc., an insurance data specialist, said Tuesday that a secondary public offering of about 19 million shares was priced at $27.25 per share.Selling stockholders' proceeds are approximately $26.36 per share, Verisk said. Verisk will not receive any proceeds from the sale.The...

Purchase program Melexis NV shares

September 28, 2010 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Intermediate declaration by the Board of Directors.


FluimediX closes financing round

September 28, 2010 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Funding Supports Continued Development of the NanoCycler? Platform to Include a Warfarin? Diagnostic Test


Power MOSFETs pack dual chips in small package

September 28, 2010 3:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corp. presents the RJK0222DNS and RJK0223DNS, two power semiconductor devices with ultra-compact packages for use in DC/DC converters that provide power to the CPU, memory, and other circuit blocks of products such as servers and notebook PCs.


Ore Pharmaceutical drops SEC report filing

September 28, 2010 3:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

In an effort to cut costs, Ore Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. has filed to terminate its common stock registration and free the Cambridge pharmaceuticals asset management company from obligations to file reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


Striding towards a new dawn for electronics

September 27, 2010 9:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(McGill University) Conductive polymers are plastic materials with high electrical conductivity that promise to revolutionize a wide range of products including TV displays, solar cells and biomedical sensors. A team of McGill University researchers have now reported how to visualize and...



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