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Texas opens inquiry into Google search rankings

September 3, 2010 5:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc.'s methods for recommending websites are being reviewed by Texas' attorney general in an investigation spurred by complaints that the company has abused its power as the Internet's dominant search engine.The antitrust inquiry disclosed by Google late Friday is just the latest sign of...

Backer of NYC mosque gave to Hamas-linked charity

September 3, 2010 3:06 pm | by DAVID B. CARUSO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

One of the investors in a proposed Islamic center near ground zero is a Long Island medical clinic owner whose expressions of sympathy for Palestinians included a donation to a charity later shut down for links to Hamas.The developer leading the project confirmed Friday that Hisham Elzanaty,...

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German court rules against YouTube over copyright

September 3, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A German court ruled Friday that Google Inc.'s subsidiary YouTube LLC must pay compensation after users uploaded several videos of performances by singer Sarah Brightman in violation of copyright laws.The Hamburg state court said the standardized question to users about whether they have the...

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Digi-Key Corporation is Now a Billion-Dollar Company

September 3, 2010 1:22 pm | by Digi-Key | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - Digi-Key Corporation is officially a billion-dollar company. The electronic components distributor, recognized for having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it surpassed $1...

Ford Uses Liquid-Cooled Battery System to Help Focus Electric Owners Maximize Range

September 3, 2010 1:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Ford announced that the all-new Ford Focus Electric, which debuts in late 2011 in the U.S. and 2012 in Europe, will be powered by a lithium-ion battery system that utilizes cooled and heated liquid...

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Cisco and Itron Join Forces to Deliver Next-Generation Smart Grid Platform

September 3, 2010 1:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Itron Inc. and Cisco announced a strategic alliance that they say will advance the transformation of the world’s energy infrastructure. Together, the two companies state that they will deliver a definitive 21st century Internet...

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DelSolar Submits IPO Application to TWSE

September 3, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

DelSolar Co., Ltd., a Taiwanese solar energy firm, announced that its Initial Public Offering (IPO) application has been delivered to the Taiwan Stock Exchange. DelSolar is convinced that the IPO will benefit current and...

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Texas opens inquiry into Google search results

September 3, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google says Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is investigating whether its Web search rankings are fair....

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Searcy appointed interim head of biological and agricultural engineering

September 3, 2010 12:21 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Stephen W. Searcy, professor and associate department head, has been named interim head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University. As associate head, Searcy has provided leadership on a wide range of projects, including strategic...

Polymer carpets - a new class of nanomaterials for NEMS and MEMS

September 3, 2010 10:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Unlike most biological membranes, polymeric, nanometer-thin membranes are very stable and can withstand considerable pressure. This is an essential requirements for separation processes such as in water purification and desalination. Because their ...

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TI expects shipments of DLP 3D Ready chips to reach 2-3 million units in 2011

September 3, 2010 10:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

According an article from Digitimes, Texas Instruments (TI) vice president of DLP business Kent Novak at a conference has commented that the company's shipments of DLP 3D Ready chips will increase to 2-3 million units in 2011, and the company already shipped over 300,000 from the fourth...

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Mitsumi Prototypes MEMS Mirror With 10mW Power Consumption

September 3, 2010 10:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

According to Nikkei Electronics, Mitsumi Electric Co Ltd prototyped a MEMS mirror for laser projectors. The mirror is driven by using piezoelectric devices (PZTs), and a laser light is scanned to project an image.

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Pfizer ends brain cancer vaccine deal with Celldex

September 3, 2010 10:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Celldex Therapeutics Inc. has said Pfizer Vaccines LLC terminated its agreement with the Needham-based biotechnology firm to develop a potential brain cancer vaccine.

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Aggies to compete in PetroBowl in Italy in September

September 3, 2010 10:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Students from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University will compete in the PetroBowl at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Florence, Italy, in Septembe. Senior Steven Young, Kyle Pulliam,...

German Court rules against YouTube

September 3, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A German court says it has ruled against Google Inc.'s subsidiary YouTube LLC in a copyright dispute over uploaded videos from singer Sarah Brightman.The Hamburg state court on Friday said in a statement that YouTube must pay compensation as several videos uploaded by its users violated...

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