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Competition hot for Texas lottery contract

June 24, 2010 10:05 am | by KELLEY SHANNON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

If you buy scratch-off lottery tickets or enter the statewide jackpot drawings or play any other games in the Texas lottery, you help put billions of dollars into the state's bank account.And big businesses want a piece of that action.Companies that run lotteries around the world are expected...

Trapeze Networks Helps University Become 100% Wireless

June 24, 2010 9:37 am | Comments

Trapeze Networks today announced Kean University, Union, New Jersey, the state’s fastest growing university, has standardized on Trapeze Networks wireless networking controllers, access points and management software solutions for a complete 100% wireless computing environment.

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Agriculture : Study rules out speculation as cause of agricultural price bubble

June 24, 2010 7:28 am | by OECD | Comments

Financial market speculation did not cause the price bubble in agricultural futures markets in 2007-08, according to a preliminary study prepared by two US academics for the OECD.

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Moms' favoritism tied to depression in grown children

June 24, 2010 7:25 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Whether mom's golden child or her black sheep, siblings who sense that their mother consistently favors or rejects one child over others are more likely to show depressive symptoms as adults.

Depth charge: Using atomic force microscopy to study subsurface structures

June 24, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have shown that under the right circumstances, surface science instruments such as the AFM can deliver valuable data about sub-surface conditions.

Tier Technologies replaces Rossetti as CEO

June 24, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Payment processing company Tier Technologies Inc. said Thursday it is changing CEOs earlier than expected, with director Charles Berger stepping in on an interim basis to replace Ronald Rossetti.Rossetti's term was scheduled to expire in April 2011. The company did not disclose why Rossetti has...

Extra Fine Pitch BGA pads

June 24, 2010 5:24 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

One of the annoyances of the world of trade secrets and proprietariness is that we can't all learn from each others' experiences. That is important and even generally necessary in a competitive world. If you put in some hard work,...

Lunar Mapping Mission Employs Advanced Thermal Technology

June 24, 2010 5:05 am | Comments

Advanced thermal technology design and fabrication capabilities  helped make the recent historic orbital flight of the Moon Mineralogy Mapper possible.

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Jobless claims drop but remain at elevated levels

June 24, 2010 5:05 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Initial claims for jobless benefits fell by the largest amount in two months last week, but remain above levels consistent with healthy job growth.Despite the drop of 19,000, claims are at about the same level they were at the beginning of the year. The stubbornly high level of requests for...

New iPhone selling briskly as hundreds line up

June 24, 2010 3:05 am | by MELISSA EDDY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc.'s newest iPhone was in hot demand Thursday as hundreds lined up outside stores in Tokyo, Berlin and elsewhere to become among the first to own the device.The iPhone 4's launch started at 7 a.m. in several regions across the globe, beginning in Japan and moving across France, Germany...

Medvedev: New technologies would open access

June 24, 2010 1:05 am | by BROOKE DONALD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev toured Silicon Valley to see "the origins of success," and came away expressing optimism that his country will also be able to adopt a high-tech economy that would give everyone a chance to get ahead.His visit Wednesday to the high-tech capital was bolstered by...

New iPhone in short supply at Japan launch

June 24, 2010 12:06 am | by JAY ALABASTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Apple's newest iPhone was in short supply just hours after its global launch began in Tokyo on Thursday morning as hundreds queued outside stores across the city to become among the first in the world to own the device.At the Apple store in the swanky Ginza shopping district, several hundred...

Judge rebuffs Viacom in YouTube copyright case

June 23, 2010 11:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

YouTube's actions spoke louder than its founders' words when it came down to deciding whether the Internet's most watched video site illegally exploited copyrighted clips owned by media company Viacom Inc.That was the rationale driving a pivotal ruling in a high-stakes legal battle pitting...

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Touch: How a Hard Chair Creates a Hard Heart

June 23, 2010 10:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Through textures, shapes, weights and temperatures, the sense of touch influences both our thoughts and behavior.

Google Wins Copyright Ruling

June 23, 2010 1:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

A federal judge sided with Google in a lawsuit filed by Viacom over YouTube's use of video taken from the media company's cable channels.

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