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Quantum Signals Converted to Telecommunications Wavelengths

September 29, 2010 7:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Using ultra-cold clouds of rubidium atoms, researchers have made advances in three key elements needed for quantum information systems -- including a technique for converting photons carrying quantum data to wavelengths that can be transmitted long distances on optical fiber telecom networks.

NSF grants $109 million for accelerator physics

September 29, 2010 7:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

The grant will fund Cornell's continued operation of an X-ray synchrotron facility, as well as research and development for a new kind of X-ray source that promises to revolutionize the field.

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Google off'l: company's future in China uncertain

September 29, 2010 7:06 am | by MIN LEE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google's future in China is "very uncertain" after it pulled its search engine from the country in a dispute over restrictions on freedom of information, a company official said Wednesday.Google shut down its mainland Chinese search services in March, saying it no longer wanted to screen its...

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Orlando-area sites added to Superfund list

September 29, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two business properties in Central Florida have been put on the federal government's list of the most dangerously polluted sites in the United States.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added to its Superfund list this week with an industrial property once used by General Dynamics Corp....

Growing Nanowires horizontally yields new benefit: 'Nano-LEDs'

September 29, 2010 6:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an unexpected bonus?a new way to create nanowires that produce light similar to that from light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

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J. Patrick Looney Named Chair of Brookhaven Lab's Sustainable Energy Technologies Department

September 29, 2010 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

J. Patrick Looney has been named Chair of BNL’s Sustainable Energy Technologies Department, effective Oct. 1.

HP in $20M deal to help Florida education programs

September 29, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Wednesday that its business services division has won a $20 million contract from the state of Florida to help organize and run its early childhood education programs.The computer maker said it will design and implement a program called the Early Learning Information...

India issuing ID numbers to its 1.2 billion people

September 29, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

India on Wednesday began the massive task of issuing unique identification numbers to its 1.2 billion people, many of whom don't have documents establishing their identity.Ten people from India's remote tribal areas received the first identification numbers from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...

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Nintendo 3-D Game Debut to Miss Holiday Season

September 29, 2010 5:22 am | by New York Times | Comments

Nintendo slashed its earnings forecast after disclosing that its 3DS game machine, packed with glasses-free 3-D technology, won't be ready for the critical holiday season.

High-Speed Data Link to Accelerate Solid-State Storage Performance

September 29, 2010 4:41 am | Comments

OCZ Technology Group has unveiled a proprietary interface called "High-Speed Data Link" (HSDL) to accelerate the progression of solid-state storage.

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REACH register to ensure traceability of nanomaterials

September 29, 2010 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Ahead of a regulatory review next year, the Belgian EU Presidency is proposing to create a specific register for nanomaterials under the bloc's REACH chemicals regulation and wants to make it mandatory to label their presence in consumer products.

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ItN Nanovation announces partnership with ThyssenKrupp Xervon Energy covering Nanocomp PP

September 29, 2010 3:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Exclusive cooperation agreement for advanced nanoceramic technology used in power plants

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Gates, Buffett set to dine with China's rich

September 29, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett are set to meet China's super rich Wednesday to sell the art of giving over a dinner that has sparked some soul searching among the world's second-largest number of billionaires.Although the two have said they will...

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In Study, Children Cite Appeal of Digital Reading

September 29, 2010 2:23 am | by New York Times | Comments

Many children want to read books on digital devices, while parents worry that technology will distract young bookworms, according to a survey by the publisher Scholastic.

Advertising: Financial Advice Made for the Internet Age

September 29, 2010 2:22 am | by New York Times | Comments

TD Ameritrade’s campaign shows that marketers continue to be fond of original Web series.

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