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Apple's 99-cent TV show idea is no game changer

August 25, 2010 2:05 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc.'s iTunes store may have revolutionized the music business, but its recent push to let people rent TV shows for 99 cents won't amount to a game changer for how people watch TV.The idea to offer episodes of hit shows for rental a day after their broadcast may be great for people with...

Website linking Latin American scientists launches

August 25, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

A new website hopes to bring together scientists in Latin America and North America through exchange of ideas, information and equipment.

Dollar Chosen As One of “35 Young Innovators Under 35” for Work on Flexible Robotic Hands

August 25, 2010 1:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Designing a robotic hand that can both pick up and manipulate small objects, like pens or coins, and powerfully grasp larger objects, such as hammers and cups, is no easy task. But that's exactly what Aaron Dollar, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the...

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Review: Dell Streak is awkward phone, so-so tablet

August 25, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Lately I've been feeling very self-conscious when talking on the phone in public, and it's not because I'm worried about strangers listening in on my private conversations....

The ABCs of E-Reading

August 25, 2010 12:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Book lovers have long worried that technology would lead to the demise of long-form reading. But research shows that owners of e-readers may be reading more than ever before.

2008 Attack on Military Computers Is Confirmed

August 25, 2010 12:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A foreign intelligence agent infected computers in “the most significant breach of U.S. military computers ever.”

Apple Said to Seek Show-Rental Deal

August 25, 2010 12:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The News Corporation and the Walt Disney Company are said to be close to deals for iTunes rentals at 99 cents a TV episode.

Germany Plans to Limit Facebook Use in Hiring

August 25, 2010 12:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The German government proposed new restrictions on employers’ use of Facebook profiles when recruiting.

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Trouble with sputter? Blame giant nanoparticles

August 25, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Vermont) Sputter deposition is used to make many products from the lining of potato chip bags to the coatings on advanced X-ray lenses. But, for decades, scientists and manufacturers have been unable to explain why these thin films sometimes peel, bend or get too rough. Now...

Astronergy & Bosch Announce Major Solar Expansions

August 25, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Astronergy and Oerlikon Solar jointly announced a follow-up purchase agreement for Oerlikon Solar’s thin film equipment. With this order, Astronergy will increase its production capacity from 30MW to 75 MW by the end of...

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Flextronics Opens Power Facility in Ganzhou, Jiangxi China

August 25, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Flextronics announced that it has completed phase one of a two-phase build-out in Ganzhou, Jiangxi China to support its Power operations. Flextronics previously announced its plans to expand into this region in May 2010....

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AEG Power Solutions Signs Frame Agreement with Bombardier Transportation Gmbh

August 25, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

AEG Power Solutions signed a frame agreement with Bombardier Transportation GmbH for customized battery chargers. Bombardier is a manufacturer of transportation solutions. Its equipment, systems and services will be used in eighty three electric...

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Northrop Grumman cutting 642 at Pascagoula

August 25, 2010 12:05 pm | by ALAN SAYRE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Northrop Grumman Corp. plans to lay off 642 workers at its Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard by the end of the year, the company said Wednesday.The first 292 affected workers were notified under a federal law requiring 60 days notice of layoffs that affect 500 or more people.The company said that the...

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General Dynamics wins $48M Army contract for armor

August 25, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Wednesday it won a $48 million U.S. Army contract to supply armor tiles for the sides of Bradley fighting vehicles.The company said deliveries will begin next February and be completed in September 2011.The armor system is made of tiles that fasten to the outside of...

Google plugs free PC-to-phone calling into e-mail

August 25, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is adding a new e-mail feature that may persuade more people to cut the cords on their landline phones....

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