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Automation Powers U.K. Grocer

March 22, 2010 5:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

In a sprawling warehouse north of London, Web grocer Ocado is making an expensive effort to bringing high-tech methods to Internet operations that are often low tech elsewhere.

Electronics group spent $490k lobbying in 4Q

March 22, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association trade group spent $490,000 in the fourth quarter to lobby the federal government on electronics recycling and other issues, according to a disclosure report.That was an increase of 26 percent from the $390,000 the trade group spent in the same quarter a year...

Sony spent $570,000 lobbying US government in 4Q

March 22, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp.'s two American subsidiaries, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Electronics Inc., together spent $570,000 lobbying the U.S. government on issues ranging from online piracy to a national broadband plan during the fourth quarter of 2009.That was more than 10 percent more than the...

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U.S. to Beef Up Cybersecurity Overseas

March 22, 2010 2:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The alleged Chinese cyber attacks on Google have spurred proposals at the State Department and on Capitol Hill to establish an ambassador-level cybersecurity post and to tie foreign aid to a country's ability to police cybercrime.

Science by the Seat of Their Pants

March 22, 2010 12:09 pm | Comments

Interactive exhibits make learning science fun. One such exhibit, “Under Pressure,” demonstrates how pressure between the body and a contacting object – such as a chair – can create pressure points and strain. Sensor Products Inc., an innovator in the field, donated their Tactilus Body Mapping Pressure System to The Leonardo Museum, which is showing the exhibit at schools and libraries until it opens next year.

CSG Systems to buy back $120M of senior debt

March 22, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CSG Systems International Inc., which provides software and services that manage customer service for cable and satellite TV companies, said Monday it has agreed to spend about $125 million to buy back about $120 million in outstanding senior debt in an effort to reduce interest payments.The...

Google Stops Censoring in China

March 22, 2010 11:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Google has stopped censoring its search results in China and redirecting visitors to the company's Chinese-language service based in Hong Kong.

Seeing a bionic eye on medicine's horizon

March 22, 2010 11:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Professor Yael Hanein of Tel Aviv University's School of Electrical Engineering has foundational research that may give sight to blind eyes, merging retinal nerves with electrodes to stimulate cell growth. Successful so far in animal models, this...

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Rotarix Vaccine: Update to Clinicians and Public Health Professionals

March 22, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Recommendation to suspend use is a precaution while FDA learns more about the situation. No known safety risk at this time.

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ZigBee Alliance Looks to Europe

March 22, 2010 11:06 am | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance today announced its intention to expand its participation in the European Union’s various standardization efforts.

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MaxLinear aims to raise about $42.7 million in IPO

March 22, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

MaxLinear Inc., a maker semiconductors used in products including TVs, cable boxes and PCs, is expected to raise about $42.7 million in an initial public offering this week.The Carlsbad, Calif. company is selling 5.4 million Class A shares, of which 1.3 million will come from selling...

'Spider' John Koerner to Perform at Brookhaven Lab April 16

March 22, 2010 10:24 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Legendary folk musician "Spider" John Koerner will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Friday, April 16, at 8 p.m. at the Brookhaven Center. Sponsored by the BNL Music Club, the concert is open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and...

Dolan Media amends shareholder rights plan

March 22, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Legal newspaper publisher Dolan Media said Monday it made several changes to its shareholder rights plan, which included raising the percentage of share ownership a person have before attempting a buyout."We designed this plan strictly as a precautionary measure to protect the company and our...

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ADI Offers Free Image Processing Software Modules

March 22, 2010 8:27 am | Comments

Responding to increased developer demand for low cost, fast and efficient video technology software tools, Analog Devices, Inc. is now offering a free comprehensive video primitives library for use in real time video analytics applications.

A more sensitive sensor

March 22, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University's Prof. Yael Hanein, Dr. Slava Krylov and Assaf Ya'akobovitz have set out to make sensors for microelectromechanical systems significantly more sensitive and reliable than they are today, shrinking their work to nano-size to do it.

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