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Price Cuts Electrify E-Reader Market

June 21, 2010 5:27 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Two of the leading makers of electronic-book readers, threatened by the success of Apple's iPad, slashed prices in a move that could further drive e-readers into the mainstream.

Attorney: Mom in NYC tot-in-river case is bipolar

June 21, 2010 3:05 pm | by JENNIFER PELTZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A woman accused of tossing her toddler in the Hudson River before jumping in herself is a devoted mother and former math teacher derailed by mental illness, her lawyer said Monday."This was a very unfortunate, traumatic and completely out-of-character incident," Devi Silvia's lawyer, Seema...

States to Investigate Google Data COllection

June 21, 2010 2:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Connecticut’s attorney general will lead a multistate investigation into whether Google broke laws when it siphoned personal data off of wireless networks.

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Video Games: 3-D Without Glasses, New Entertainment Gadgets

June 21, 2010 2:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony demonstrated new technology at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the video-game industry’s annual showcase.

Amazon and Barnes & Noble Cut E-Reader Prices

June 21, 2010 2:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Barnes & Noble said it would drop the price of the Nook to $199. Responding rapidly, Amazon.com cut the price of its popular Kindle e-reader below the Nook, to $189.

Racing to the Fill Gaps Left by Google

June 21, 2010 2:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The competition to build a successor to Web search is heating up as a number of young companies seek to fill gaps they see with Google. One of the hopefuls, Quora, plans to announce its public launch after months of private testing.

Life of plastic solar cell jumps from hours to 8 months

June 21, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Alberta) A team of researchers from the U of A and NINT has extended the operating life of an unsealed plastic solar cell, from mere hours to eight months. The team developed a longer lasting, polymer coating for the electrode. Prior to the new coating the team's plastic...

Mylotarg (gemtuzumab ozogamicin): Market Withdrawal

June 21, 2010 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Drug failed to demonstrate clinical benefit to patients enrolled in trials.

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UCLA's James Liao receives Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from EPA

June 21, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Los Angeles) James C. Liao, Chancellor's Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UCLA Engineering, has been awarded the 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Liao, the first UCLA...

Synodon Builds Second realSens(TM) Instrument

June 21, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Synodon Inc. ("Synodon") (TSX VENTURE: SYD), announces that it has completed the testing and commissioning of its second realSens detector assembly. The manufacturing of this second Unit was funded from the proceeds of the private placement that Synodon closed in October 2009.Adrian Banica,...

Barnes & Noble cuts price for Nook

June 21, 2010 9:29 am | Comments

Barnes & Noble cut the price on its original Nook electronic reader, undercutting its chief competitor, Amazon.com's Kindle, and will also offer a lower-price Nook with a Wi-Fi connection. The bookseller said Monday the Nook Wi-Fi is available now for $149 online at nook.com and bestbuy.com. The company is lowering the price for its original Nook, which has both 3G and Wi-Fi, from $259 to $199.

iPad coming to church altars with daily missal app

June 21, 2010 9:27 am | Comments

An Italian priest has developed an application that will let priests celebrate Mass with an iPad on the altar instead of the regular Roman missal. The Rev. Paolo Padrini, a consultant with the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications, said Friday the free application will be launched in July in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Latin.

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute develop new method for mass-producing graphene

June 21, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a simple new method for producing large quantities of the promising nanomaterial graphene. The new technique works at room temperature, needs little processing, and paves the way for...

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FCC asks: Do media ownership limits make sense?

June 21, 2010 9:25 am | Comments

Even the news industry's free fall probably will not be enough to wipe out complicated federal rules designed to restrain the power of media companies. For decades, the Federal Communications Commission has imposed strict limits preventing any company from controlling too many media properties in the same market.

Electric Boat buying Pfizer site in Conn.

June 21, 2010 9:05 am | by STEPHEN SINGER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Submarine maker Electric Boat is acquiring a research and development site from drug manufacturer Pfizer in southeaster Connecticut for its own research and development and engineering operations.Electric Boat, a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corp., announced Monday it will spend $99 million...

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