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Facebook joins drive to get UK voters to polls

April 9, 2010 9:19 am | Comments

British election officials will for the first time use Facebook to encourage more people to register to vote on May 6 after turnout fell to historic lows in the last two ballots, a watchdog said on Friday. The Electoral Commission said every visitor to the social networking site on Saturday will be asked if they have already signed up to vote.

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Inkjet-like device ''prints'' cells right over burns

April 9, 2010 9:17 am | Comments

Inspired by a standard office inkjet printer, U.S. researchers have rigged up a device that can spray skin cells directly onto burn victims, quickly protecting and healing their wounds as an alternative to skin grafts. They have mounted the device, which has so far only been tested on mice, in a frame that can be wheeled over a patient in a hospital bed, they reported Wednesday.

KOHLER’S first 30-year touchless commercial faucet powered by Tadiran

April 9, 2010 9:03 am | Comments

KOHLER Co., 2008 and 2009 WaterSense Partner of the Year, recently announced the introduction of the KOHLER Hybrid energy system, the world’s first no-maintenance, water-saving solution that has been tested to last a minimum of 30 years.

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Earnings schedule for week of 04/12/10

April 9, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayNEW YORK — Alcoa Inc. releases quarterly financial results.TuesdayJACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Corp. releases quarterly financial results.SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Corp. releases quarterly financial...

Texas A & M Engineering honors two outstanding alumni

April 9, 2010 8:23 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored two former students with the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Honor Award April 8. Mark W. Albers ’79 and Dr. Stephen A. Holditch ’69 were recognized and presented their awards at a banquet at the Miramont Country Club in...

Nexsan IPO postponed due to 'market conditions'

April 9, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Digital storage company Nexsan Corp. postponed its $55 million initial public offering, according to its underwriter Thomas Weisel Friday, because of "market conditions."While the IPO market hit some bumps earlier this year because of turbulent stock markets, there have recently been some...

Closing in on a carbon-based solar cell

April 9, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Indiana University) To make large sheets of carbon available for light collection, Indiana University Bloomington chemists have devised an unusual solution -- attach what amounts to a 3-D bramble patch to each side of the carbon sheet. Using that method, the scientists say they were able...

Murphy to give keynote talk at inaugural robotics conference

April 9, 2010 7:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR), will present the keynote address for the inaugural Robotics Summit Virtual Conference & Exposition. The conference,...

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Intel Unveils Brain-Scan Interface Technology

April 9, 2010 6:52 am | Comments

Mind reading may no longer be the domain of psychics and fortune tellers – now some computers can do it, too.

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Online ad revenue up 2.6 pct in 4Q to $6.3 bln

April 9, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

Online advertising revenue grew by 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter, the first year-over-year increase in more than 12 months as companies became more comfortable with spending on marketing, according to report issued Wednesday.

Arkansas teen accuses mom of Facebook harassment

April 9, 2010 6:20 am | Comments

The mother of a 16-year-old boy said she was only being a good mom when she locked him out of his Facebook account after reading he had driven home at 95 mph one night because he was mad at a girl. His response: a harassment complaint at the local courthouse.

France Télécom Probe Escalated

April 9, 2010 5:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

French prosecutors have ordered a preliminary criminal investigation into allegations that management practices at France Télécom led several employees to commit suicide.

ICTV Reports Financial Results for 2008

April 9, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

International Commercial Television, Inc. (OTCBB: ICTL) ("ICTV" or "The Company") a premier company employing the strength of prominently profiled infomercial campaigns to market and brand unique products to the global consumer through multi-channels of distribution, is announcing the following:The...

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Nokia Offers Free Music in China

April 9, 2010 4:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Nokia began offering an unrestricted free music-downloading service in China—the company's latest move to attract users amid increasing competition in the smartphone market.

How Barbie Got Her Geek On

April 8, 2010 8:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

When Mattel asked girls visiting the Barbie.com Web site to vote on the doll's next career, they overwhelmingly cast votes for anchorwoman. But a flood of adult votes for computer engineer Barbie trumped the popular choice.

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