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Lawmaker seeks cooperation from Google, Facebook(3)

May 28, 2010 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The head of the House Judiciary Committee is asking Google and Facebook to cooperate with government inquiries into privacy practices at both companies.Michigan Democrat John Conyers sent letters to Google Inc. and Facebook on Friday amid mounting concern in Congress that the two online...

Lawmaker seeks cooperation from Google, Facebook(2)

May 28, 2010 12:31 pm | Comments

The head of the House Judiciary Committee is asking Google and Facebook to cooperate with government inquiries into privacy practices at both companies.Michigan Democrat John Conyers sent letters to Google Inc. and Facebook on Friday amid mounting concern in Congress that the two online...

Oak Ridge National Lab to lead Reactor Simulation Innovation Hub

May 28, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory has received $122 million and access to the world's most powerful computers to speed the development of the next generation of nuclear reactors. The award from the Department of Energy creates the first energy...

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Zeroing in on quantum effects

May 28, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) US and Chinese physicists are zeroing in on critical effects at the heart of the newest high-temperature superconductors, the family of iron-based compounds called "pnictides." Research in this week's Physical Review Letters describes a Rice University-led study that...

Nasr-El-Din appointed holder of the John Edgar Holt Chair in Petroleum Engineering

May 28, 2010 9:23 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Hisham Nasr-El-Din holder of the John Edgar Holt Chair in Petroleum Engineering. Nasr-El-Din is a professor and Holder of the Stephen Holditch Faculty Fellowship in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M...

Opera browser user growth boosted by iPhone access

May 28, 2010 8:07 am | Comments

Opera Software said its Internet browser for Apple's iPhone was downloaded more than 2.6 million times in April after the Norwegian company got access to iPhone as the first rival browser.

Nokia and Opera support Adobe's Flash in Apple spat

May 28, 2010 8:03 am | Comments

Cellphone maker Nokia and browser firm Opera Software pledged on Thursday to support Adobe Systems' Flash software in its bitter row with Apple.

Restructured NEDA Group to Address Industry Issues

May 28, 2010 7:51 am | Comments

The National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA) announces the restructure of its long standing components roundtable, a group representing member distributors and suppliers formed in the 1980’s to address industry issues.

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Delta 4 rocket blasts off on GPS mission

May 28, 2010 7:47 am | Comments

After a delay of several days because of technical issues, a Delta 4 rocket has rumbled into the sky from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying a GPS satellite.

Apple passes Microsoft as world's biggest tech co.

May 28, 2010 7:44 am | Comments

Apple has surpassed Microsoft as the largest technology company in the world by market capitalization. Apple's move comes as the company's iPhone, and now its iPad tablet computer, have taken on more of the personal computing tasks...

One Laptop Per Child's next move: the $100 tablet

May 28, 2010 7:37 am | Comments

The nonprofit organization that has tried to produce a $100 laptop for children in the world's poorest places is throwing in the towel on that idea -- and jumping on the tablet bandwagon.

Conclusions of the OECD Meeting of the Council at Ministerial Level, 27-28 May 2010

May 28, 2010 7:24 am | by OECD | Comments

Read the conclusions of the 2010 Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level and watch the webcast of the closing news conference.

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Time is money: SIM time network has far-reaching benefits

May 28, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Clocks in the Americas and the Caribbean Islands are now ticking in unison thanks to the work of the Sistema Interamericano de Metrologia (SIM), a regional metrology organization that works to promote accurate measurements throughout...

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Electrical Engineering’s Singh receives Power System Reliability Award

May 28, 2010 7:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Chanan Singh has been selected as the recipient of the Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Power & Energy (PES) Society. The award will be formally presented at the Power Engineering Society General...

Student Uses Pedal Power to Create Novel Machine

May 28, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Sheffield) An innovative bicycle-powered water pump, created by a student at the University of Sheffield, has proved a huge success and is now in regular production in Guatemala, transforming the lives of rural residents.Jon Leary, 24, a M.Eng. student in the University's...

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