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Barnes & Noble introduces color Nook

October 26, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Barnes & Noble is introducing a new Nook e-reader with a color touch screen for $249 as competition among e-reader makers heats up ahead of the holidays.The Nookcolor can be used for reading digital books, magazines, newspapers and children's books. It runs on Google Inc.'s Android operating...

Plug Power Licenses Stationary Power Technology to IdaTech

October 26, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Plug Power Inc. announced that it has licensed the intellectual property (IP) relating to its stationary power products, GenCore® and GenSys®, to IdaTech plc on a non-exclusive basis. As part of the transaction, Plug...

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Vicor Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter

October 26, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Vicor Corp. reported its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010. Revenues for the third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2010, increased to $68,672,000, compared to $47,746,000 for...

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Underwriters Lab Named Accredited Third-Party Certification Body for ENERGY STAR

October 26, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. announced that the organization has earned approval as a third-party certification body for the federal ENERGY STAR® energy efficiency program. Effective January 1, 2011, ENERGY STAR will require that any product...

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CACI to buy small technical intelligence firm

October 26, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Government information technology contractor CACI International Inc. on Tuesday said that it had agreed to buy Applied Systems Research Inc., which provides the military with analysis services for satellite imagery and other data.Arlington-based CACI expects the deal to close Nov. 1. The terms...

Online travel coalition fights Google's ITA deal

October 26, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Several leading Internet travel agencies and search engines are urging U.S. government regulators to block Google from buying a technology supplier that plays an instrumental role in finding the best airline fares....

Google Inc. awards grant to Knight Foundation

October 26, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is awarding $2 million to the Knight Foundation to support its media innovation projects.The grant will be used on projects including the Knight News Challenge, a media innovation contest; and on ways of informing people through such tools as online news sites and mobile technology. It...

2009 global research outlays down, but not China

October 26, 2010 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The economic crisis cut corporate research and development spending 1.9 percent worldwide in 2009 but China defied the trend, increasing its research investments by a whopping 40 percent....

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Water could hold answer to graphene nanoelectronics

October 26, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a new method for using water to tune the band gap of the nanomaterial graphene, opening the door to new graphene-based transistors and nanoelectronics. By exposing a graphene film to humidity,...

Digi-Key Corporation and Microchip Technology to Host Virtual Event

October 26, 2010 9:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and Chandler, Arizona - Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Microchip Technology, Inc. announced today...

Africa to launch mass polio vaccination campaign

October 26, 2010 9:06 am | by GODFREY OLUKYA - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

The World Health Organization on Tuesday announced a mass polio vaccination campaign in Africa, the same day Ugandan health officials announced an outbreak of the highly infectious disease.WHO officials in Geneva said the 15-country campaign would start as early as next week in Angola and...

Abu Ghraib contractors seek civil immunity

October 26, 2010 9:06 am | by LARRY O'DELL - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

The same principles that protect U.S. soldiers from being sued by enemy combatants apply to private contractors hired to help conduct a war, attorneys for two companies that provided interrogators at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq told a federal appeals court Tuesday.Attorneys for...

Lexmark 3Q profit soars, CEO steps down

October 26, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Printer and copier maker Lexmark International Inc. said Tuesday its third-quarter profit grew more than sevenfold, boosted by higher revenue from its printing products and services coupled with lower operating costs.But the company also announced its chairman and CEO, Paul Curlander, has...

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Event: Regulatory Policy at the Crossroads conference, 28-29 October

October 26, 2010 7:25 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will open the first OECD conference on regulatory policy on Thursday 28 October. “Regulatory and structural reforms are urgent not only to restore sustained and sustainable growth, but also to better adapt policies and institutions to the challenges of...

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DC-DC Converters Enable New Level of Miniaturization

October 26, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The introduction of its high performance MTU1 series marks a step-change in the miniaturization of power modules, setting new standards for footprint, load regulation, and efficiency.

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