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Woman in HP scandal "surprised and saddened"

August 8, 2010 3:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The woman at the center of the sexual harassment claim that forced the resignation of Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd revealed her identity Sunday and said she is "surprised and saddened" that Hurd lost his job.The woman, Jodie Fisher, 50, knew Hurd through her job as a greeter and organizer...

Help from the dark side

August 8, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) By using X-ray absorption spectroscopy, researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energie have observed the moving of electric charges from solute to solvent (electron transfer). They can even make assertions on the...

Hewlett-Packard CEO brought company to turnpoint

August 8, 2010 12:05 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Ousted Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd has settled allegations of sexual harassment lodged against him by a female contract worker for HP, a person with intimate knowledge of the case told The Associated Press late Saturday.The harassment accusations set off a chain of events that led to the...

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HP CEO ouster leaves leadership hole

August 7, 2010 6:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The ouster of Hewlett-Packard Co.'s CEO leaves a hole in the world's largest technology company.Mark Hurd engineered a stunning turnaround of the Silicon Valley stalwart. Under Hurd, HP has spent more than $20 billion on acquisitions to transform itself from a computer and printer maker...

NREL Scholarship Gives Columbine Grads a Boost

August 7, 2010 4:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

Ten years ago, in the wake of tragedy, NREL set up a fund to help students at Columbine High School. The investment still pays dividends.

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NREL Solar Technology Will Warm Air at 'Home'

August 7, 2010 4:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

Transpired solar collector technology developed at NREL boosts the efficiency of the new Research Support Facility on the Lab's campus.

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Renewable Energy at Work in War Zones

August 7, 2010 4:23 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

Participant in NREL's executive leadership class aims to bring solar and wind energy to Afghan farms; researchers advise military on powering bases.

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Lawyer: Finance firms' suit not free-speech attack

August 6, 2010 5:05 pm | by LARRY NEUMEISTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A ruling forcing a website to delay releasing the research findings of financial firms is not an attack on free speech and would not lead to widespread attacks on the media, a lawyer for financial companies that sued the website told federal appeals court judges Friday.Attorney Bruce Rich told...

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Kaiser-Francis executive endows petroleum engineering scholarship at Texas A & M(3)

August 6, 2010 4:24 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Kaiser-Francis Oil Co. president and chief executive officer H.G. “Buddy” Kleemeier and his wife, Dottie, have endowed a scholarship for petroleum engineering undergraduates at Texas A&M University. “My education at Texas A&M allowed me to commence my career as a petroleum...

HP CEO Hurd resigns after sexual-harassment probe

August 6, 2010 1:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writers - Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said CEO Mark Hurd is stepping down following a sexual-harassment probe that found other violations of company standards.HP said Friday that Hurd decided to leave after the investigation into a sexual-harassment claim made against him and the company by a former HP...

Professor wins top political science prize for paper

August 6, 2010 12:23 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Thomas Pepinsky, assistant professor of government, won the American Political Science Association's 2010 Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award.

Washington Post shares off, Kaplan faces scrutiny

August 6, 2010 11:05 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Proposed federal rules that could hurt The Washington Post Co.'s biggest revenue and profit driver, the Kaplan education business, overshadowed a nearly eight-fold surge in the company's quarterly earnings reported Friday. The company's shares plunged.The Post Co. said that proposed changes in...

Turning down the noise in graphene

August 6, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Working with the unique nanoscience capabilities of Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry, a multi-institutional team of researchers has developed the first model of signal-to-noise-ratios for low frequency noises in graphene on silica. Their results...

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NY official claims LCD suppliers fixed prices

August 6, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has sued several major suppliers of liquid crystal display screens used in computers, televisions and cell phones, claiming consumers paid extra because of price fixing.The suit filed Friday in state court in Manhattan seeks damages, restitution and civil...

NetSuite shares up after 2Q results, forecast

August 6, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of business software maker NetSuite Inc. climbed Friday after its second-quarter results topped expectations and the company raised its full-year profit forecast.NetSuite reported after the close of trading Thursday that its second quarter loss grew to $7.2 million, or 11 cents per...

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