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SOLARWATT Starts New Production Line Doubling Capacity

October 1, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

SOLARWATT AG launched its new solar module production line and a new logistics center. The new, highly automated SOLARWATT assembly line, which covers an area of 3,800 square meters, utilizes 29 industrial robots that...

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Qlik Technologies added to Russell 2000 Index

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

Qlik Technologies Inc., a business software company, says it was added to the Russell 2000 Index as of Friday.Membership in the Russell 2000 remains in place for one year, the company noted. Russell indexes are used for index funds and as benchmarks for investment strategies.Qlik, based in...

Sleep can affect weight, memory, says book

October 1, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Professor James Maas has co-authored 'Sleep for Success! Everything You Must Know About Sleep but Are Too Tired to Ask,' which has many research findings and tips about getting a healthy night's sleep.

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Microsoft sues Motorola over smart phone patents

October 1, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is suing Motorola Inc. for infringing on its smart-phone patents.The software maker on Friday said Motorola phones that use Google Inc.'s Android software step on Microsoft technology. The functions in question include synchronizing e-mail, calendars and contacts.Microsoft filed...

New HP CEO gets $8.6M to show up, $1.2M salary

October 1, 2010 11:05 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's new CEO, Leo Apotheker, is getting $8.6 million to sign on and move to the U.S. to lead the world's largest technology company.That's addition to an annual salary of $1.2 million and performance-based bonuses, restricted shares and stock awards worth millions as the vest over...

Look College to host Discover Engineering Oct. 23

October 1, 2010 10:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The Dwight Look College of Engineering will be holding Discover Engineering, a free event that features hands-on activities and demonstrations, as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival on Oct. 23. The event, which is one of hundreds of satellite events being hosted across the...

To Lead or not to Lead. That is the question

October 1, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Back at the Embedded Systems Conference in September, I had a number of folks ask me about mixing leaded and lead-free components on a PCB. It's a difficult situation for some people - especially when using old and very new...

Microsoft taps tech leader to head Office division

October 1, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft has picked an insider with engineering expertise to head up its Office division. Kurt DelBene fills a spot left vacant when the most recent president left to become Nokia's CEO.DelBene is an 18-year Microsoft veteran. He led engineering and development for Microsoft's business...

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Texas A & M, UT to host electric vehicle workshop

October 1, 2010 8:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The electrical and computer engineering departments of at Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin will host a workshop on battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The workshop, Interfacing Electricity And Transportation...

MedQuist gets financing and will pay dividend

October 1, 2010 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

MedQuist Inc. said Friday it secured $310 million in financing, and will pay a special dividend of $4.70 in October.Shares of the medical transcription software and services company jumped to their highest price in almost three years during morning trading.MedQuist said it entered into an...

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JDA Software says court signs Dillard's judgment

October 1, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

JDA Software Group Inc. said Friday that a Texas court entered a $237.8 million judgment against its i2 Technologies business and in favor of department store chain Dillard's Inc.The Scottsdale, Ariz., company said a District Court of the State of Texas signed a final judgment awarding the...

Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Mann joins NSBRI’s Board of Directors

October 1, 2010 7:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Dr. Reinhold C. Mann has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). He is the associate laboratory director for environmental and life sciences at Brookhaven.

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Yale Receives Mellon Challenge Grant for New Conservation Center on West Campus

October 1, 2010 6:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Yale's comprehensive Conservation Center has been awarded an endowment challenge grant of $1.5 million from...

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New HP CEO to get $1.2M base salary, signing bonus

October 1, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's new CEO, Leo Apotheker, will get an annual salary of $1.2 million, a $4 million signing bonus and restricted shares in the technology company.Hewlett-Packard Co. said Friday that the 57-year-old Apotheker will also be eligible to receive cash incentives if the company meets...

Holiday hiring picture gets a bit merrier

October 1, 2010 2:06 am | by CHRISTOPHER LEONARD - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | Comments

The holiday hiring picture looks a bit merrier this year.Macy's, Toys R Us, Pier 1, American Eagle Outfitters and Borders all plan to hire more temporary holiday workers this year than last, emboldened by several months of sales gains and a slowly improving economy.The jobs probably won't be...

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