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New York's discount theater booth goes high-tech

December 7, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

New York City's TKTS booth just got really, really small.The nonprofit Theater Development Fund, which runs the theater district's famed discount-ticket booths, has unveiled an iPhone app that tells users what shows are available in real time.The app, which through March 1 will be available...

Developing robots for the hospital emergency room

December 7, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Vanderbilt University) A group of computer engineers at Vanderbilt University is convinced that the basic technology is now available to create robot assistants that can perform effectively in the often-chaotic environment of the emergency room. The specialists in emergency medicine at...

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Via Caps

December 7, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

The best way of dealing with via-in-pad requirements is to have the vias filled and plated over at the board house. There can still be some issues with that technique, but if done right, is very reliable and the best...

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Winners of inaugural defense fellowships to further research at NTU

December 7, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Nanyang Technological University) Two recipients of the inaugural defense fellowships granted by Singapore's Ministry of Defence have chosen to further their research at Nanyang Technological University. The inaugural Temasek Research Fellowship will be awarded to Dr. Oleg Vasylkiv, a...

ICL buys division of Scotts Miracle-Gro for $270M

December 7, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., maker of lawn care products, said Tuesday that it will sell its global professional business to Israeli Chemicals Ltd. for $270 million in cash, a move that will help Scotts pay down debt and focus on its consumer products.ICL already makes products such as fertilizers....

Using new materials to make more reliable nanoelectromechanical systems

December 7, 2010 5:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Northwestern University) Researchers at Northwestern University, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories and Binghamton University have found a way to dramatically improve the reliability of carbon nanotube-based nanoelectromechanical systems.

Yale’s Strobel to Oversee Next Phase of West Campus Growth

December 7, 2010 5:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Yale President Richard C. Levin Tuesday named biochemist and innovative educator Scott Strobel as...

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RealPage to get $97.7M in proceeds from offering

December 7, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

RealPage Inc. will receive about $97.7 million in net proceeds from a stock offering.The offering of 9 million shares of its common stock was priced at $25.75 per share, the on-demand software provider for the rental housing sector said Tuesday.The offering includes 4 million shares sold by...

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Korea and Finland top OECD’s latest PISA survey of education performance

December 7, 2010 3:23 am | by OECD | Comments

07/12/2010 - Korea and Finland top the OECD’s latest PISA survey of reading literacy among 15-year olds, which for the first time tested students’ ability to manage digital information.

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NATO plans to defend Baltics from Russia

December 7, 2010 3:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NATO has drawn up plans to defend its member states in the Baltics against Russian attack, although the alliance says it no longer regards Russia as a foe, according to diplomatic memos posted on the Wikileaks secret-sharing site....

Google mobile head says Nexus One too ambitious

December 6, 2010 9:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The head of Google's Android mobile operating software says the search company "bit off a little more than we could chew" with the sale of the Nexus One, a smart phone Google began selling online early this year but then stopped offering after similar devices powered by Android hit the market....

Google mobile exec says Nexus One too ambitious

December 6, 2010 9:06 pm | Comments

The head of Google's Android mobile software says the company bit off a little more than it could chew with the Nexus One phone. Google began selling it online early this year but then stopped offering it after similar Android devices hit the market.Speaking at the D: Dive Into Mobile...

Friend or foe? Google, indie book sellers team up

December 6, 2010 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Struggling neighborhood books stores now have a new way to ring up sales, courtesy of a formidable new rival - Google. But it still may not be enough to help them keep their doors open....

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Harman gets $1.2 billion contract from Volkswagen

December 6, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

High-end speaker and headphone maker Harman International Industries Inc. said Monday it received a six-year, $1.2 billion contract from automaker Volkswagen AG to provide multimedia systems for its newest cars.The systems will include navigation, Internet access, a DVD drive and audio turner...

Researchers create new high-performance fiber

December 6, 2010 1:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Researchers at Northwestern University have nanoengineered a new kind of fiber that could be tougher than Kevlar.

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