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Liberty Mutual delays unit's $1.2B IPO

September 29, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The insurer Liberty Mutual said that it is delaying the initial public offering of a subsidiary that could have been the largest U.S. IPO of the year.Liberty Mutual Group Inc., based in Boston, cited the weak economy, volatile stock market and "undervalued" prices for stocks of property and...

CSC awarded $118M in Army contract modifications

September 29, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. said Wednesday it received contract modifications valued at $118 million from the Army to boost simulator-based flight and aviation training.The Falls Church, Va., company will provide four virtual simulator flight training devices and upgrade some existing devices with...

Health: Ministers look to improve their healthcare systems

September 29, 2010 8:22 am | by OECD | Comments

Governments want to give their citizens the best possible healthcare but they also need to control public spending. When health ministers from OECD countries meet on 6-7 October in Paris, they will discuss how to meet urgent short-term fiscal concerns without sacrificing the long-term...

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US firm to pursue EU licensing of plague vaccine

September 29, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Defense contractor Computer Sciences Corp. says its DynPort Vaccine Co. unit in Frederick has won a contract to explore prospects for European Union licensing of a plague vaccine.CSC made the announcement Wednesday from its headquarters in Falls Church, Va.The company says the contract from the...

Quantum Signals Converted to Telecommunications Wavelengths

September 29, 2010 7:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Using ultra-cold clouds of rubidium atoms, researchers have made advances in three key elements needed for quantum information systems -- including a technique for converting photons carrying quantum data to wavelengths that can be transmitted long distances on optical fiber telecom networks.

NSF grants $109 million for accelerator physics

September 29, 2010 7:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

The grant will fund Cornell's continued operation of an X-ray synchrotron facility, as well as research and development for a new kind of X-ray source that promises to revolutionize the field.

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Google off'l: company's future in China uncertain

September 29, 2010 7:06 am | by MIN LEE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google's future in China is "very uncertain" after it pulled its search engine from the country in a dispute over restrictions on freedom of information, a company official said Wednesday.Google shut down its mainland Chinese search services in March, saying it no longer wanted to screen its...

Orlando-area sites added to Superfund list

September 29, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two business properties in Central Florida have been put on the federal government's list of the most dangerously polluted sites in the United States.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added to its Superfund list this week with an industrial property once used by General Dynamics Corp....

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Growing Nanowires horizontally yields new benefit: 'Nano-LEDs'

September 29, 2010 6:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an unexpected bonus?a new way to create nanowires that produce light similar to that from light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

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J. Patrick Looney Named Chair of Brookhaven Lab's Sustainable Energy Technologies Department

September 29, 2010 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

J. Patrick Looney has been named Chair of BNL’s Sustainable Energy Technologies Department, effective Oct. 1.

HP in $20M deal to help Florida education programs

September 29, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Wednesday that its business services division has won a $20 million contract from the state of Florida to help organize and run its early childhood education programs.The computer maker said it will design and implement a program called the Early Learning Information...

India issuing ID numbers to its 1.2 billion people

September 29, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

India on Wednesday began the massive task of issuing unique identification numbers to its 1.2 billion people, many of whom don't have documents establishing their identity.Ten people from India's remote tribal areas received the first identification numbers from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...

Nintendo 3-D Game Debut to Miss Holiday Season

September 29, 2010 5:22 am | by New York Times | Comments

Nintendo slashed its earnings forecast after disclosing that its 3DS game machine, packed with glasses-free 3-D technology, won't be ready for the critical holiday season.

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High-Speed Data Link to Accelerate Solid-State Storage Performance

September 29, 2010 4:41 am | Comments

OCZ Technology Group has unveiled a proprietary interface called "High-Speed Data Link" (HSDL) to accelerate the progression of solid-state storage.

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REACH register to ensure traceability of nanomaterials

September 29, 2010 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Ahead of a regulatory review next year, the Belgian EU Presidency is proposing to create a specific register for nanomaterials under the bloc's REACH chemicals regulation and wants to make it mandatory to label their presence in consumer products.

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