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Last 2 shuttle flights delayed, final trip in 2011

July 1, 2010 9:54 am | Comments

NASA's space shuttle program will keep going until next year. The space agency made it official Thursday after weeks of hints of launch delays: More time is needed to get the cargo ready for the final two shuttle flights.

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Calling all antenna engineers: Apple needs you

July 1, 2010 9:39 am | Comments

Wanted: Three geniuses to improve iPhone antennas. According to job postings spotted by a reader of technology blog Slashdot, Apple Inc. is hiring engineers to refine iPhone and iPad antennas.

Woot there it is: Amazon buys deal-a-day website

July 1, 2010 9:34 am | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. has purchased deal-a-day website Woot.com. In a joke-laden message on the company blog, Woot CEO Matt Rutledge said the deal won't change how the site is run...

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We were family: Microsoft halts Kin phone rollout

July 1, 2010 9:26 am | Comments

For Microsoft, there will be no next of Kin. The company said Wednesday it will halt the planned rollout of Kin One and Kin Two phones beyond the U.S., less than two months after Verizon Wireless started selling them.

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Amazon.com offers new lower-priced Kindle DX

July 1, 2010 9:21 am | Comments

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday it is introducing a new version of its higher-end Kindle at a lower price as competition among electronic-book readers intensifies.

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Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory July 2010

July 1, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) People recovering from injuries could from a gait analysis technology being developed by a team at ORNL. A National Academies Keck Futures Initiative award of $100,000 will help researchers from ORNL and State University NY to produce biofuels. Visiting...

IBM acquiring security software maker BigFix

July 1, 2010 8:05 am | Comments

IBM Corp. said Thursday it is adding to its network security business with the acquisition of a privately held company called BigFix Inc.IBM did not say how much it is paying for the company.BigFix, based in Emeryville, Calif., provides software that monitors company computers to make sure they...

Solid oxide fuel cells getting closer to the market

July 1, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) The Danish company Topsoe Fuel Cell A/S and Risoe DTU have received a grant of 54.5 million DKK from the Danish Energy Agency's Programme for Energy Technology Development and Demonstration. This will...

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Research and Development Satellite Account, 2010

July 1, 2010 6:24 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would have been, on average, 2.7 percent, or $301.5 billion higher between 1998 and 2007 if research and development (R&D) spending was treated as investment in the U.S. national income and product accounts, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced...

NeoMetrix Signs With Creaform To Distribute HandyProbe Portable CMM

July 1, 2010 6:23 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

NeoMetrix Technologies, Inc, a leader in 3D scanning and reverse engineering has signed a distribution agreement with Creaform, Inc. to distribute the HandyProbe portable CMM system in the Southeastern U.S.

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Touch Screen Module Revenue Forecast to Reach $14B by 2016

July 1, 2010 6:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

In its recently released 2010 Touch Panel Market Analysis, DisplaySearch reported that total touch screen module revenue will grow from $4.3 billion in 2009 to nearly $14 billion by 2016, a compound annual growth rate of 18%.

Graphene 2.0: A new approach to making a unique material

July 1, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Arizona State University) Since its discovery, graphene -- an unusual and versatile substance composed of a single-layer crystal lattice of carbon atoms -- has caused much excitement in the scientific community. Now, Nongjian Tao, a researcher at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State...

Yahoo board approves up to $3 billion of buybacks

July 1, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The board of Yahoo Inc. has approved plans to repurchase up to $3 billion in stock over the next three years.The Internet company bought back $385 million in stock in the first quarter. That's more than Yahoo spent on share buybacks in 2008 and 2009 combined.The new buybacks, disclosed in a...

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Silicon Breakthrough Brings Quantum Computing Closer

July 1, 2010 5:23 am | Comments

The remarkable ability of an electron to exist in two places at once has been controlled in the most common electronic material – silicon – for the first time.

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Agriculture: Government support to farmers rises slightly in OECD countries

July 1, 2010 3:24 am | by OECD | Comments

The share of farm receipts provided by government programmes rose slightly in OECD countries last year, reversing a declining trend in state support since 2004, according to a new OECD report.

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