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Electrical engineering graduate student wins third in IEEE poster contest

August 5, 2010 12:21 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Yingzhong Gu, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the third prize in the Graduate Student Poster Contest at the 2010 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society (PES) General...

Sonic Solutions stock jumps after 1Q beat

August 5, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The stock of Sonic Solutions Inc., which makes DVD-burning software under the Roxio brand, was on fire Thursday after it reported results for its latest quarter.Shares of the Novato-based company rose $1.28, or 16 percent, to $9.20 in afternoon trading.sLate Wednesday, Sonic said it lost $1.1...

Looking to leap forward on laser and photodetector technologies

August 5, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Arizona State University) ASU researchers' expertise in lasers and infrared photodetectors earns them a role in a project supported by the US Department of Defense to pursue advances in these technologies. Scientists and engineers at four leading universities will collaborate on work to...


YouTube's 'Life in a Day' project nets 80K entries

August 5, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

YouTube's "Life in a Day" project has logged 80,000 video submissions as it moves closer to the finished product: a documentary film.Director Kevin Macdonald said Thursday the 4,600 hours of footage will soon be distilled to 100 hours. A final, feature-length film will premiere in January at...

Mechanical engineering Ph.D. student receives Sandia fellowship

August 5, 2010 9:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Gregory Payette, a Ph.D. graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the Sandia National Laboratories/Texas A&M University Excellence in Engineering Graduate Research Fellowship. Payette’s research project will focus on...

Hhgregg profit, sales soar in 1Q

August 5, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Consumer electronics chain hhgregg Inc. said Thursday that its fiscal first-quarter net income soared more than 85 percent as sales climbed sharply and the company opened new stores.The results were well ahead of Wall Street forecasts and the company's shares climbed 10 percent in Thursday...

Hawaii's Omidyar signs pledge to donate wealth

August 5, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Honolulu businessman and eBay Inc. founder Pierre Omidyar's name is on the list of 40 billionaires pledging to donate at least half their wealth to charity.Pierre and Pam Omidyar are the only Hawaii residents on the list of people who have signed the promise. The list was released by Microsoft...

Google Added to Speaker Roster for Upcoming DisplaySearch TV Ecosystem Conference

August 5, 2010 6:24 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch announced the final agenda for its upcoming TV Ecosystem Conference: Managing the Innovation Cycle, to be held on August 18 in San Jose, California, as part of the company’s August Conference Series.


Power plant waste to be used to clean up Gulf oil spill

August 5, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Central Florida) Specially treated waste material from electric power plants will soon be used to clean up oil in the Gulf thanks to the ingenuity of a University of Central Florida professor.

Digi-Key Launches iPhone App for Asia-Pacific Region iPhone app now available in English/Digi-Key supported local currencies for countries in the Asia-Pacific Region

August 5, 2010 6:22 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA – Design engineers and purchasers in China, India, Japan and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region can now conduct business with Digi-Key Corporation wirelessly with the availability of Digi-Key’s application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users....

Maples Finance Leverages Geneva(R) to Diversify Business and Service Institutional Investors

August 5, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS) a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced that Maples Finance is using Geneva@, Advent's award-winning portfolio management and fund accounting solution, to capitalize on the growing...

Brookhaven Lab Physicist Simon Billinge Receives the J.D. Hanawalt Award from the International Centre for Powder Diffraction

August 5, 2010 5:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Brookhaven Lab physicist Simon Billinge has received the Centre for Powder Diffraction’s J.D. Hanawalt Award, along with Takeshi Egami of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Conn's 2Q key revenue metric declines 6.5 percent

August 5, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Consumer electronics and home goods chain Conn's Inc. said Thursday that revenue at stores open at least a year fell 6.5 percent in the second quarter.Revenue at stores open at least a year is a key indicator of retailer performance because it measures growth at existing stores rather than...


Ambow Education prices IPO at bottom of range

August 5, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ambow Education Holding Ltd., which provides educational services in China, priced shares of its initial public offering at the bottom of the expected range, raising $106.8 million, the company said Thursday.The Beijing company offered 7.5 million American depositary shares for $10, while...

DOE designates Center for Ocean Energy Technology a national center

August 4, 2010 9:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Florida Atlantic University) The US Department of Energy has designated FAU's Center for Ocean Energy Technology as a new national center for ocean energy research and development. The Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center joins centers in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.


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