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Todd McDevitt, PhD, Appears on "Major Decision" Television Show

November 8, 2010 7:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Todd McDevitt, PhD, Appears on "Major Decision" Television Show


Future wind turbines go offshore -- deep and floating

November 8, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) Floating wind turbines producing at least 20 MW each: this is the vision that is to be explored in an exciting new collaboration between DTU and international partners from both industry and the...

Georgia Tech Engaged in $100 Million Next-Generation Computing Initiative

November 8, 2010 6:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Georgia Tech researchers are engaged in a $100 million DARPA program to fit a high performance petaflop computer into a single rack just 24 inches wide and power it with a fraction of the electricity consumed by comparable current machines.


Report: AOL hires financial adviser

November 8, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A newspaper report says AOL has hired financial advisers to look into strategic options that could include a combination with Yahoo.The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that AOL's advisers have been presenting various scenarios to the company about possible ways the two could combine...

Electronics Shelf Life

November 8, 2010 5:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Do parts and PCBs have a shelf life? Well, yes and no. I have some 7400 series logic chips in DIP form that I bought back in 1980. Every now and then, I pull one out and put it into...

Amazon to buy owner Quidsi for $500M

November 8, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments says it is buying Quidsi, the owner of and, for $500 million in cash in a move to expand its online retail empire....

TTI: The Big Job- ''Robotti Campaign Speech''

November 8, 2010 4:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Robotti gives his campaign speech for the position of TTI's spokesperson.


Shrink Serving Sizes

November 8, 2010 3:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Helping Wally Eat Less When I was a boy, we were admonished to “clean your plate” because “children are starving.” Many of my friends’ mothers were concerned about the children in China. Since my father had organized food relief to German families after WW...


Statistics : Composite leading indicators point to diverging growth patterns in major economies

November 8, 2010 1:23 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for September 2010 point to diverging patterns of economic growth across major economies.


Vacuum arcs spark new interest

November 8, 2010 1:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Physical Society) Whenever two pieces of metal at different voltages are brought near each other, as when an appliance is plugged into a live socket, there is a chance there will be an arc between them.

Amazon Has a Reported Deal to Buy Parent of

November 7, 2010 8:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The acquisition suggests how intent Amazon is to maintain its edge in many corners of e-commerce.

Chinese Animator Seeks a Global Role

November 7, 2010 8:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Xing Xing, a Chinese animation and computer special effects company, aims to develop original content for the international market.

Spain and Portugal Aim to Eliminate Mobile Phone Roaming Charges

November 7, 2010 7:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

After early talks, the roaming issue is set to be on the agenda of a summit meeting next month in Portugal between the two countries’ prime ministers.


Broadband usage growing even as gaps persist

November 7, 2010 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks down along incomes, education levels and other socio-economic factors, even as subscriptions among American households overall grew sevenfold between 2001 and 2009....

Web Browsing Takes a Social Turn

November 7, 2010 3:34 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A new browser from RockMelt integrates sites like Twitter and Facebook and makes it simple to keep in touch with friends also logged in.


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