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Transformation optics make a U-turn for the better

July 6, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley researchers have combined the scientific fields of transformation optics and plasmonics to demonstrate that with only moderate modifications of the dielectric component of a metamaterial, the physical space through which light travels...

Laser pioneer Federico Capasso awarded Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis

July 6, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Harvard University) Federico Capasso, Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been awarded the 2010 Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis, an international...

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Gross Domestic Product for the U.S. Virgin Islands

July 6, 2010 7:23 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (July 6, 2010) - Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is releasing its first set of estimates of the major components of gross domestic product (GDP) for the U.S. Virgin Islands. The estimates for the U.S. Virgin Islands showed that from 2002...

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American Microsemi Signs Global Distribution Agreement With Solid State Inc

July 6, 2010 7:23 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

American Microsemiconductor has signed a global distribution agreement with Solid State Inc, Bloomingdale, New Jersey. The electronics distributor currently has over 1 million semiconductors in stock, available for sale and ready to ship.

China FPD TV Market on Track to Surpass 50M by 2012

July 6, 2010 7:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

Driven by rapid urbanization, GDP growth rates are rising by 10%. In connection, an expected wave of investments in LCD panel manufacturing, the market for flat panel TVs (including LCD and plasma), in China is also expected to enjoy strong growth.

Infrared camera provides a better view

July 6, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Infrared cameras see more than the naked eye and can make road traffic safer. Cameras for the long-wave infrared range, however, have the disadvantage that the sensor requires constant cooling, which adds to the cost and complexity of the device. Now a new type...

CSC inks $580 million contract with UBS

July 6, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Information technology provider Computer Sciences Corp. said Tuesday it signed a contract worth up to $580 million over five years with Swiss bank UBS AG to provide voice and data network, security and telecommunication services.The contract is subject to regulatory and other approvals.Shares...

Fidelity National to sell debt, buy back shares

July 6, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. said Tuesday it will sell $1.2 billion in new debt as part of a plan to buy back up to $2.5 billion worth of its common stock.The company, which provides banking and payment technology to financial institutions and government agencies, also reaffirmed...

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Lenovo says Apple losing out in China: report

July 6, 2010 6:57 am | Comments

Apple is missing out on an opportunity to further expand in China

Fujitsu to let developers test software for free

July 6, 2010 6:52 am | Comments

Fujitsu Ltd, Japan's biggest IT services firm, said on Tuesday that it would allow software developers to run their programs on its hardware free of charge so that they can examine performance.

Global chip sales up 4.5 percent in May versus April: SIA

July 6, 2010 6:47 am | Comments

SIA expects unit sales of personal computers to grow by 20 percent and sales of cell phones to grow by 10 percent to 12 percent this year.

Department of Energy Announces $24 Million for Algal Biofuels Research

July 6, 2010 6:47 am | Comments

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced awards totaling more than $76 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support advanced energy-efficient building technology projects and the development of training programs for commercial building equipment technicians, building operators, and energy auditors.

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Digital upstarts still see potential in downloads

July 6, 2010 6:38 am | Comments

Much of the buzz around digital music is focused on Spotify's plans for the United States, Rdio's new subscription service, and what Apple's anticipated cloud-based music service will look like.

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Supply ship fails to dock with space station

July 6, 2010 6:29 am | Comments

An unmanned Russian space capsule carrying supplies to the International Space Station failed in a docking attempt, Russian Mission Control and NASA said Friday.

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Spy suspects allegedly used regular consumer tech

July 6, 2010 6:23 am | Comments

Life wasn't so dashing for the suspected Russian spies arrested this week: They allegedly relied heavily on off-the-shelf consumer electronics.

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