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MIT researchers create fibers that can detect and produce sound

July 12, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) In the August issue of Nature Materials, MIT Professor Yoel Fink, and his collaborators, announce a new milestone on the path to functional fibers: fibers that can detect and produce sound. Applications could include clothes that are themselves...

Gameworld: Motion games broaden uses beyond exercise

July 12, 2010 7:56 am | Comments

Ever since Nintendo launched the Wii, gamers have been interacting with characters and working out with virtual trainers in titles like Electronic Arts' "EA Sports Active" or Ubisoft's "Your Shape."

Microsoft CEO touts new Windows tablets vs iPad

July 12, 2010 7:50 am | Comments

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer touted new tablet-style devices running the Windows 7 operating system from about 20 manufacturers at a conference on Monday, underlining the giant software company's eagerness to counter the explosion of interest in Apple Inc's iPad.

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For Speediest Athletes, It's All in the Center of Gravity

July 12, 2010 7:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. – In the record books, the swiftest sprinters tend to be of West African ancestry and the faster swimmers tend to be white.

IPVEA and EU PVSEC Organize PV Production Forum 2010

July 12, 2010 7:09 am | Comments

The International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA), an independent, non-profit organization of manufacturers and suppliers of photovoltaic (PV) fabrication equipment and related raw materials, announces that it is working with the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition...

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TCS receives $25.4M from Army for satellite gear

July 12, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. said it has received an additional $25.4 million in funding from the U.S. Army for satellite communications equipment.The funding comes from orders announced in August 2008 and Sept. 2009, and will help pay for hardware and maintenance for TCS's SwiftLink...

Nissan suspending output in Japan over parts delay

July 12, 2010 5:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nissan Motor Co. says it will suspend production at four assembly plants in Japan due to a delay in getting supplies of engine parts from Hitachi Ltd.Nissan spokesman Koji Okuda said the suspension will begin Wednesday and last three days. The move will affect around 15,000 vehicles.Japan's...

Alliance Data isses $450M in securities

July 12, 2010 5:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Alliance Data Systems Corp., which provides private-label credit card services to retailers and wholesalers, said Monday it issued $450 million in asset-backed securities.The securities were issued as part of the securitization program for Alliance Data's private label credit card banking...

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Economy: migration key to long-term economic growth, says OECD

July 12, 2010 1:22 am | by OECD | Comments

International migration has fallen during the economic crisis, but as the recovery moves into gear migrants will once again be needed to fill labour and skill shortages, according to a new OECD report.

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Luxury Fashion Brands Open Web Stores

July 12, 2010 12:24 am | by New York Times | Comments

Luxury brands were slow to embrace the Web, but the recession has changed their thinking.

Apple Opens Shanghai Store

July 12, 2010 12:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple's second store in China launches a major retail expansion in a huge market where it has so far had a relatively meager presence.

Link by Link: At Wikimania Conference, Wondering How Wikipedia Can Grow

July 11, 2010 10:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Contributors to and supporters of the online encyclopedia are collaborating with experts to improve the site, and dabbling in languages like Swahili to expand it.

Google’s Do-It-Yourself App Tool

July 11, 2010 10:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company is offering a free software tool to make it easier for people to write applications for Android smartphones.

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Technology Butts Up Against Germany’s Privacy Laws

July 11, 2010 10:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The country has strict privacy laws, but consumers are still flocking to social networking and downloading the latest smartphone apps.

Turner Chases ESPN Online

July 11, 2010 10:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Turner networks will take over corporate sibling Sports Illustrated's Web business to better compete with ESPN.

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