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Pitt researchers lead $2 million effort to revamp scientific method behind green construction

September 22, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh) Pitt researchers will lead a four-year, $2 million federally funded project to improve sustainable construction by redesigning the scientific method that guides sustainable construction. The researchers will then integrate their work into a digital simulator...

Honeybee democracies offer insights, says new book

September 22, 2010 9:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

When honeybees seek a new home, they choose the best site through a democratic process that humans might do well to emulate, says a Cornell biologist in his new book, 'Honeybee Democracy.'

Brush-Commutated DC Motors Deliver Smooth-Running Performance and Quiet Operation

September 22, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

This family of iron core DC motors incorporates bonded neodymium iron boron magnets, providing economical alternatives to coreless products.

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Light Guides Provide Backlighting Solution for Touch Enabled Display Graphics

September 22, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Ultra-thin light guides from Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) utilize the company’s unique LED-based edge-lighting technology to provide an ideal solution for backlighting touch-enabled display graphics...

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60 Watt Open Frame AC LED Driver Series Is Ultra Compact

September 22, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

RECOM has added a new series of 60 Watt open frame AC input LED drivers to its range of LightLine constant current LED drivers. The new products are approx. half the size of their competitors.

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UN promotes health campaign for women, children

September 22, 2010 7:05 am | by ANITA SNOW - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A global campaign that aims to save the lives of 16 million mothers and children over the next five years was being launched by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday with as much as $40 billion in commitments from world governments and private aid groups.The so-called Global Strategy...

Scientific Games gets early tenders for 2012 notes

September 22, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Scientific Games, which provides technology used in state lotteries, said Wednesday that it has received tenders and consents from the holders of $107.5 million in senior notes.That amounted to more than 57 percent of the outstanding 6.25 percent notes due in 2012. Those who met the early...

Stony Brook University Student Ping Cao Wins Dr. Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship

September 22, 2010 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Ping Cao, a chemistry graduate student at Stony Brook University has won the sixth annual Dr. Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship.

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Charlotte to build world's largest video board

September 22, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Charlotte Motor Speedway plans to install the world's largest HD video board in time for next year's Coca-Cola 600.The screen will be 200 feet wide, 80 feet tall and weigh more than 165,000 pounds. That size will make it larger than the $40 million screen at Cowboys Stadium in Texas, which is...

Czechs halt Google's 'Street View,' cite privacy

September 22, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Czech Republic has refused to grant Google permission to expand its "Street View" because the mapping feature invades peoples' privacy, the government's privacy watchdog said Wednesday....

Google's 'Street View' banned for privacy invasion

September 22, 2010 2:05 am | Comments

The Czech Republic's privacy watchdog says Google has not been granted permission to expand its mapping feature "Street View" because it invades peoples' privacy.The Office for Personal Data Protection last week refused Google Inc. the necessary registration for "Street View" in the eastern...

Top eBay e-commerce executive steps down

September 21, 2010 4:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

One of eBay's top executives is stepping down, leaving a void in the e-commerce company's largest division, which includes the namesake auction website....

Microsoft raises dividend 23 percent to 16 cents

September 21, 2010 4:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft is raising its quarterly dividend for the first time in two years in a move that will return more of the software maker's cash to its shareholders....

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Adobe 3Q net income soars, outlook disappoints

September 21, 2010 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Adobe Systems Inc.'s shares tumbled in after-hours trading Tuesday after the company issued disappointing guidance, but analysts cautioned investors not to read too much about the broader economy into the results, saying the company's niche software for creative professionals doesn't make...

Researchers tap into cell power to create building 'skins' that adapt to heat/light of environment

September 21, 2010 3:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Pennsylvania) Engineers, design architects and cell biologists from the University of Pennsylvania will use a National Science Foundation grant to utilize the flexibility and sensitivity of human cells as the models for next-generation building "skins" that will adapt to...

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