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Education: Governments should expand tertiary studies to boost jobs and tax revenues

September 7, 2010 2:22 am | by OECD | Comments

Governments need to go for world-class quality in their education systems to ensure long-term economic growth, according to the latest edition of the OECD’s annual Education at a Glance.

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FLIR moves to acquire sensor company ICx

September 7, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Infrared imaging giant begins cash tender offer to purchase ICx Technologies for $274M.

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Imaging IR weapon hits target from 4 km

September 7, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

System built by Raytheon and Boeing using uncooled infrared imager strikes armored vehicle, while test firings of the Airborne Laser are again delayed.

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Flir awarded $27M for EOS system

September 7, 2010 12:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Flir Systems Inc. has received a $27,099,732 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery and indefinite-quantity contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division of Crane, Ind., for the procurement of electro-optic sensors (EOS) and required training, provision item order,...

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AOL teaming up with Ellen DeGeneres online

September 6, 2010 10:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

AOL is adding talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to its family of Web properties as it looks for ways to draw more people to its sites....

The brain speaks

September 6, 2010 8:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Utah) In an early step toward letting severely paralyzed people speak with their thoughts, University of Utah researchers translated brain signals into words using two grids of 16 microelectrodes implanted beneath the skull but atop the brain. "We have been able to decode...

Mozambican radio: 9 who call for protests arrested

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

Mozambicans found Monday they could not send text messages, after some used the technology to call for protests in this impoverished country over increases in food, water and electricity prices....

Oracle names ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd co-president

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

Oracle Corp. has announced former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd is joining the database software maker as co-president.Oracle said in a statement Monday that Hurd will also serve as a member of the board of directors. He will report to CEO Larry Ellison.In the statement, Ellison praised...

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Ritalin Improves Brain Function, Task Performance in Cocaine Abusers

September 6, 2010 12:21 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Brain-scanning study shows Ritalin improves impaired brain function in people addicted to cocaine, implying it could play a role in facilitating recovery from addiction.

Vaughan joins Texas A & M Engineering Development

September 6, 2010 9:20 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Ryan W. Vaughan has been named assistant director of development for the Engineering Development Office at Texas A&M University. Vaughan will work with two of the 12 departments in the Dwight Look College of Engineering: engineering technology and industrial distribution, and...

Report: Oracle, ex-HP CEO Hurd in talks over job

September 5, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd, who resigned from the company last month in the wake of a sexual harassment investigation, is in talks about a position with Oracle Corp., according to published reports.Hurd could join Oracle in an executive role, though he is not expected to replace...

'Slow light' on a chip holds promise for optical communications

September 5, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Santa Cruz) A tiny optical device built into a silicon chip has achieved the slowest light propagation on a chip to date, reducing the speed of light by a factor of 1,200 in a study reported in Nature Photonics.

Taiwan's HTC: iPhone's `quiet' challenger

September 5, 2010 2:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

East Asia is the world's electronics factory, yet unless they are Japanese, producers are largely anonymous. Now HTC Corp., a Taiwanese maker of smart phones, is moving out of the shadows and trying to establish its own brand name as it competes with Apple's iPhone....

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Craigslist removes adult services section

September 4, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD 2010-09-04T19:01:17Z Craigslist closed the adult services section of its website Saturday, replacing it with a black bar that says "censored," just over a week after a group of state attorneys general said there weren't enough protections against blocking...

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Kinect's Israeli partner sees a remoteless world

September 4, 2010 7:05 am | by TIA GOLDENBERG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Inon Beracha envisions a world where your movements control the gadgets and devices around you. There's no remote control to lose, no buttons to push. The air conditioner senses your presence and changes the temperature to your liking.Controlling your surroundings with the wave of a hand sounds...

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