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Private equity firm offers 18M Aspen Tech shares

September 23, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aspen Technology Inc. said Thursday that private equity firm Advent International Corp. is selling 18 million shares of Aspen's stock at $9 each.That's up from an original figure of 15 million.Aspen, which provides supply chain management software, said the offering's underwriters have a...

University of Nevada, Reno demonstrates successful sludge-to-power research

September 23, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Nevada, Reno) The University of Nevada, Reno experiment to transform wastewater sludge to electrical power, dwarfed by the million-gallon tanks, pipes and pumps at the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility, has successfully demonstrated a continuous feed low-cost...

New Aerosol-Observing Instruments Ready to Deploy

September 23, 2010 11:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Suite of Recovery Act-funded tools designed, assembled by Brookhaven and collaborators will help clarify role of aerosols in climate change.

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NY town enacts tough cell tower limits

September 23, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Long Island township has imposed restrictions on the placement of new cell towers that are among the toughest in the country, and one phone company says it effectively bans new construction....

Microsoft raising $4.75 billion with bond sale

September 23, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. plans to raise $4.75 billion with a new bond offering.The software giant said that the new notes will come in four different groups: $1 billion worth of three-year notes with an interest rate of 0.875, $1.75 billion of five-year notes at 1.625 percent, $1 billion of 10-year...

Cisco wraps acquisition of ExtendMedia

September 23, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. said Thursday it has completed its acquisition of privately held ExtendMedia Corp., which makes software to help companies manage and earn money from video delivered to computers, televisions and mobile devices.Financial terms were not disclosed.Cisco, best known for...

Caltech researchers design a new nanomesh material

September 23, 2010 10:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(California Institute of Technology) Computers, light bulbs and even people generate heat -- energy that ends up being wasted. Thermoelectric devices, which convert heat to electricity and vice versa, harness that energy. But they're not efficient enough for widespread commercial use or...

Amazon updates Kindle app for Android gadgets

September 23, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon Inc. said Thursday it has added new features to its free Kindle application for cell phones and other mobile gadgets powered by Google Inc.'s Android software.While Amazon offers a stand-alone Kindle e-reader for reading books, newspapers and magazines, it is also trying to win market...

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Contact System Has Integrated Isolation Seals

September 23, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Bal Seal Engineering Inc., a global provider of custom-engineered sealing, connecting, and conducting solutions, has announced plans to launch the world’s first integrated seal and electrical contact system for active implantable devices.

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Coin Cell Batteries Feature Extended Battery Life Breakthroughs

September 23, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Contour Energy Systems Inc., an innovative portable power company commercializing next-generation battery systems, is releasing its first line of coin cell batteries with availability starting in the fourth quarter 2010.

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Record Attendance at Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House

September 23, 2010 8:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Record Attendance at Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House Event held at IBB

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Sesame Street pulls Katy Perry from show

September 23, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Katy Perry's cleavage is fine for Russell Brand — not so for Elmo and Sesame Street.The children's show says it won't air a taped segment featuring the "California Gurls" singer and Elmo. The pop star — who is known for her risque outfits — wore a gold bustier top as she sang a version of her...

Technical Sessions Cover the Latest in Motor Control and Drive Solutions

September 23, 2010 7:37 am | Comments

Avnet Electronics announced the launch of a new On-Ramp Technical Session featuring motor control and drive solutions  featuring live presentations and demonstrations of motor types and control techniques.

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Genetic switch underlies noisy cell division

September 23, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Duke University) While scientists have spent the past 40 years describing the intricate series of events that occur when one mammalian cell divides into two, they still haven't agreed on how the process begins. Two seemingly contradictory theories may now be reconciled by a third theory...

OCI Materials Introduces a new web site

September 23, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

OCI Materials Inc. announces the release of a new website www.dispensetips.com. The site differs from most web sites in a number of ways: www.dispensetips.com is two sites in one. It is an informational site designed to help customers learn about the technical aspects of dispensing and fluids.

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