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Extreme darkness: Carbon nanotube forest covers NIST's ultra-dark detector

August 18, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Harnessing darkness for practical use, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a laser power detector coated with the world's darkest material -- a forest of carbon nanotubes that reflects...

Brookhaven Lab's Small Business Program Receives Hauppauge Industrial Organization-Long Island Business Achievement Award

August 18, 2010 10:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

BNL’s Small Business Program has won the Hauppauge Industrial Association-LI (HIA-LI) Business Achievement Award in the “Special Innovation” category.

Ancient Chinese Herbal Recipe Eases Side Effects of Chemotherapy

August 18, 2010 10:20 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

A combination of Chinese herbs in use for more than 1,800 years reduced the gastrointestinal side effects of chemotherapy in mice, while actually enhancing the effects of the cancer treatment, Yale University researchers report.


iPhone-maker rallies workers after China suicides

August 18, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Young workers who normally spend their days assembling iPhones and other high-tech gadgets packed a stadium at their massive campus Wednesday, waving pompoms and shouting slogans at a rally to raise morale following a string of suicides at the company's heavily regimented factories....

WikiLeaks: Pentagon ready to discuss Afghan files

August 18, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wednesday the Pentagon has expressed willingness to discuss the online whistleblower's request for help in reviewing classified documents from the Afghan war and removing information that could harm civilians....

UTS Slotless Direct Drive Frameless Motors Offer Thin Radial Length

August 18, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Applimotion’s UTS Series direct drive slotless motors now cover 29 to 240 mm diameters with thin radial length, prefect for direct drive positioning or high speed spindle applications.


Innovative imaging system may boost speed and accuracy in treatment of heart rhythm disorder

August 18, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Maryland Medical Center) Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have developed a novel 3-D imaging approach that may improve the accuracy of treatment for ventricular tachycardia, a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorder that...


Founder of Indian outsourcing giant granted bail

August 18, 2010 7:05 am | by OMER FAROOQ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A court granted bail Wednesday to the founder of one of India's largest software services companies, his lawyer said, nearly 19 months after he was arrested for allegedly stealing millions of dollars.High Court Justice Raja Elango ordered Satyam Computer Services Ltd. founder B. Ramalinga Raju...


Cool! Researchers find way to use HVAC ducts for wireless monitoring technology

August 18, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(North Carolina State University) A new study by a team including a professor from North Carolina State University has found a way to implement wireless monitoring technology -- with uses ranging from climate control to health and safety applications -- by tapping into a building's...

German gov't considers 'Street View' concerns

August 18, 2010 6:05 am | by GEIR MOULSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The German government will consider new rules to address the privacy implications of Internet services such as Google's "Street View," and plans a meeting next month with the California-based company and others, officials said Wednesday.Google said earlier this month that it will introduce its...

iPhone-maker Foxconn holds rallies after suicides

August 18, 2010 5:05 am | by GILLIAN WONG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Following a string of suicides at its Chinese factories, Foxconn Technology Group raised workers' wages and installed safety nets on buildings to catch would-be jumpers. Now the often secretive manufacturer of the iPhone and other electronics is holding rallies for its workers to raise morale...

BlackBerry users mull effect as service curbs loom

August 18, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Udoay Ghosh sat sipping coffee before an early morning flight from Dubai International Airport, looking with affection at his two - yes, two - BlackBerry smart phones laid out in front of him....

Statistics: Germany and the United Kingdom drive stronger GDP growth in the European Union but, growth slows in Japan and the United States

August 18, 2010 3:22 am | by OECD | Comments

Gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area rose by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2010, the same rate as in the previous quarter.


Nidec to Buy Emerson Unit

August 17, 2010 11:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Nidec signed a pact to buy U.S.-based Emerson Electric's motors and controls division, as the Japanese precision motor maker broadens its product scope and geographical reach.

India May Be Near Resolution of BlackBerry Dispute

August 17, 2010 11:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Wireless phone companies, government officials and Research in Motion, have been figuring out details of how monitoring encrypted e-mail would work.


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