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IBM to open Columbia service center, add 800 jobs

May 17, 2010 12:30 pm | by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Big Blue is coming to the land of black and gold.Global technology company IBM announced Monday that it is opening a technology service delivery center in a Columbia office park that could create as many as 800 new jobs in central Missouri.Gov. Jay Nixon and other state and local officials...

3 Louisiana Tech University students receive national engineering scholarships

May 17, 2010 12:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Louisiana Tech University) Three students from Louisiana Tech University's College of Engineering and Science have been awarded 2010-2011 academic scholarships from Tau Beta Pi, one of the nation's leading engineering honor societies.

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SEC Looks Into Bets Against Municipal Bonds; EADS First Quarter

May 17, 2010 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Profit Tumbles on Airbus Challenges; Interview with Mike Lupica; Senate Passes Measures to Cut Debit Card Fees; Small Businesses Join Suit Against Health Care Law; Interview With Congressman Anthony Weiner - Part 3

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VeriFone to acquire Korea's Orange Logic

May 17, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

VeriFone Holdings Inc. has agreed to acquire South Korean payment systems provider Orange Logic Ltd., the company said Monday.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Orange Logic, founded in 2004, supplies electronic payment devices to customers in the South Korean retail and banking...

Stripes offer clues to superconductivity

May 17, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Physical Society) Magnetic stripes hint at the origin of superconductivity in ceramics.

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HCL AXON Accelerates Value and Benefit Realization for Customers Using SAP Solutions

May 17, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

(http://www.hcltech.com)HCL AXON, a division of HCL Technologies and a provider of business transformation consulting services through the innovative implementation and support of SAP@ applications, announced today that it has successfully completed the SAP@ Education training and certification...

National Oceanography Centre turns to the sea to save energy

May 17, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK)) The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton is conserving energy and reducing its carbon footprint -- by harnessing the cooling power of seawater.

Berkeley Researchers Unravel Quantum Entanglement in Plant Photosynthesis

May 17, 2010 5:27 am | Comments

The future of clean green solar power may well hinge on scientists being able to unravel the mysteries of photosynthesis, the process by which green plants convert sunlight into electrochemical energy.

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New Logic Selection Guide

May 17, 2010 5:11 am | Comments

Find the latest Logic devices that meet your design requirements in TI’s New Logic Selection Guide.

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Beauty products offer Japan women rare promotions

May 17, 2010 4:30 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

It shouldn't be surprising that Panasonic's star manager for developing appliances for women is a woman herself — except that this is Japan, a nation notorious for holding back females in the workplace.The beauty products Shiori Yamada has developed and runs marketing campaigns for have turned...

Samsung to triple capital, R & D spending this year

May 17, 2010 3:30 am | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Samsung Electronics said Monday it will more than triple investment in capital spending and research and development this year to a record 26 trillion won ($22.7 billion), betting on future growth despite questions about the global economic outlook.Samsung said the investment in new production...

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Retailers prepare for consumer comeback

May 16, 2010 10:30 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Retailers are priming for a consumer comeback.Shoppers have started to show they're willing and able to spend more, and stores are tweaking their merchandise to accommodate them. Cashmere is making a comeback and sellers of everything from wine to toys are seeing shoppers move away from the...

Scientists home in on lithium battery safety flaws

May 16, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Cambridge) Scientists at Cambridge have developed a simple, accurate way of "seeing" chemistry in action inside a lithium-ion battery.

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Weekend Wondering - is anything really new?

May 16, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Last year, Screaming Circuits started closely following the Ti OMAP processor and it's package on package (POP) form factor. The OMAP 35XX processors are very nice on their own, being a very hi-performance ARM jobby, but the package on package...

Why Does the Moon Appear Larger on the Horizon?

May 16, 2010 2:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Why does the Moon look so huge on the horizon? If you’ve ever seen the Moon rising over the horizon, looking so fat and looming that you felt like you could fall right into it, then you’ve been a victim of the famous Moon Illusion. And it is an illusion, a pervasive and...

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