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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, 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.


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,'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 and 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...

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...

General Dynamics gets $49M Air Force contract

June 21, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A unit of General Dynamics said on Monday that it has gotten a $49 million contract to do technology work for the U.S. Air Force.The contract runs for three years if all options are exercised. It calls for General Dynamics Information Technology to provide support for the Air Force's so-called...

Printed Graphene Tech Brings Promise for Better Displays

June 21, 2010 7:05 am | Comments

Researchers at Samsung and Sungkyunkwan University, in Korea, have produced a continuous layer of pure graphene the size of a large television.


SalesQuest Announces Bill Gosse as Chief Technology Officer

June 21, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SalesQuest ( , the industry leader in high tech sales intelligence CRUSH Reports ( on Fortune 1000 and Fortune Global 500 companies, welcomes Bill Gosse as Chief Technology Officer.Mr. Gosse will be responsible for...

China: Secretary-General Gurría welcomes increase in exchange rate flexibility

June 21, 2010 6:25 am | by OECD | Comments

“A combination of sustained fiscal expansion, continued structural reform and exchange rate flexibility, should provide a strong contribution from China to the achievement of a strong, sustained, and balanced growth of the world economy,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said in...



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