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US reluctant to spark trade disputes with China

March 26, 2010 9:30 am | by AOIFE WHITE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk said Friday that he is reluctant to wade into long-running trade disputes with China as the United States tries to double its exports to emerging markets over the next five years.U.S. politicians and businesses have complained about the Chinese government's...

DOE, DOI and Army Corps of Engineers Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Hydropower

March 26, 2010 9:28 am | Comments

US Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and US Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today that the two agencies, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, will cooperate more closely and align priorities to support the development of environmentally sustainable hydropower.

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Meko and DisplaySearch Announce DisplayForum 2010 Call for Speakers

March 26, 2010 9:26 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting, and Meko, the European display specialist, are pleased to announce a “Call for Speakers” for the DisplayForum 2010 conference.

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Space firms relaunch commercial rocket program

March 26, 2010 9:26 am | Comments

Lockheed Martin and Alliant Techsystems Inc said on Thursday they were teaming up to build and sell a booster rocket known as Athena, hoping to tap into a growing market for small satellites. The joint venture restructures and re-introduces for commercial sale a booster that flew seven times between 1995 and 2001 with five successful missions...

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Comprehensive Reference Book Provides Engineering Fundamentals

March 26, 2010 9:15 am | Comments

Core Engineering Concepts for Students and Professionals provides information for engineers during college and afterwards in their careers.

Nokia buys mobile browser firm Novarra

March 26, 2010 9:11 am | Comments

Top mobile phone maker Nokia has agreed to buy privately-held U.S. mobile browser firm Novarra to improve Web surfing on a wide range of its low-end and mid-range phones. Wireless Internet usage is set to surge in 2010 and beyond as operators and phone makers continue to play catchup with Apple's iPhone, with many handset vendors are pinning their faith on their own browsers.

NASA pays sky-high $66 a person for seminar snacks

March 26, 2010 9:09 am | Comments

The nation's space agency paid the out-of-this-world price of $66 a person a day for bagels, cookies and juice at a conference, a new report found. The subject of the NASA conference? It was a training session for its procurement officials - the people who do the buying with taxpayer funds.

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Verizon winds down expensive FiOS expansion

March 26, 2010 9:07 am | Comments

If Verizon Communications Inc. hasn't already started wiring your city or town with its FiOS fiber-optic TV and broadband service, chances are you won't get it. Where it's available, FiOS usually provides the only competition for cable TV apart from satellite service.

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Faster, cheaper chips from space technology

March 26, 2010 9:05 am | Comments

Our world is full of integrated semiconductor circuits, commonly known as microchips. Today you find them in computers, cars, mobile phones and in almost every electrical device. Technology from ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope will make these chips much smaller, faster and cheaper.

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High ride with Maxus-8

March 26, 2010 9:03 am | Comments

ESA’s Maxus-8 sounding rocket was launched today from Kiruna in northern Sweden carrying four microgravity research modules on a hectic 12-minute space voyage. The ultimate results may include improved turbine blades for aircraft engines.

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Collaboration to Accelerate Development of 3D Stacked-IC Tech

March 26, 2010 8:53 am | Comments

Synopsys, a leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, and the Belgian nanoelectronics research center, imec, announced they have entered into a collaboration to use Synopsys TCAD (Technology Computer-Aided Design) finite-element method tools for characterizing and optimizing the reliability and electrical performance of through-silicon vias (TSVs).

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Study on fasting suggests why diets fail

March 26, 2010 8:23 am | by Cornell University | Comments

A study finds that after fasting or dieting one day, people do not overeat to compensate but gain any lost weight back. The findings have implications for why diets fail and how weekly fasting might work.

Sensata buys $95.8M in senior notes in offering

March 26, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sensata Technologies BV said Friday it bought back $95.8 million in senior notes due 2014 and 2016.Sensata is buying notes using some of the proceeds from the initial public offering of its parent company, Sensata Technologies Holding NV. The holding company was the sensors and controls unit of...

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Best Buy to issue quarterly dividend

March 26, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Best Buy Co. Inc.'s board of directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of 14 cents per share, the consumer electronics chain said Friday.The dividend will be payable on May 6 to shareholders of record by the end of business on April 15. The retailer is based in suburban Minneapolis.Best Buy...

Digi-Key Corporation and SANYO Semiconductor Corporation Sign Global Distribution Deal

March 26, 2010 6:22 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota and Saddle Brook, New Jersey, USA — March 26, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced...

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