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The biomechanics of information

June 3, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Northwestern University) The hunting strategy of a slender fish from the Amazon is giving researchers more insight into how to balance the metabolic cost of information with the metabolic cost of moving around to get that information.


Google-owned DoubleClick buys ad tech startup

June 3, 2010 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

DoubleClick Inc., an Internet ad service owned by Google Inc., said Thursday that it bought online ad technology startup Invite Media.Invite Media, which is based in New York and Philadelphia, makes tools to help marketers bid on online advertising space.Financial terms of the acquisition were...

SeaChange settles with investor, expands board

June 3, 2010 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Video-on-demand technology company SeaChange International Inc. said Thursday it has settled a dispute with a major investor and is expanding its board of directors to eight members from six.The company reached the settlement with Ramius LLC, an investment adviser that owns 7.2 percent of the...


Ingram Micro names new exec, oversees distribution(2)

June 3, 2010 1:31 pm | Comments

Ingram Micro Inc. on Thursday announced that it has filled a new position that's in charge of the company's supplier relationships and 103 distribution centers.The company, a wholesale distributor of computers, said that Robert Gifford will start his new job as the company's executive vice...

Researcher finds diary entries are akin to tweets

June 3, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Lee Humphreys, assistant professor of communication, is studying the stunning similarities between 18th- and 19th-century diary entries and Twitter tweets.

Cogo to make navigation, other software for Geely

June 3, 2010 11:31 am | Comments

Chinese industrial software provider Cogo Group Inc. said Thursday it will design GPS navigation systems and other advanced technology for Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.Cogo said it will make several applications, including in-car personal computers and automotive black boxes....

SID Reveals Winners of 15th Annual Display of the Year Awards

June 3, 2010 9:36 am | Comments

The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology, today revealed the 2010 winners of the 15th annual Display of the Year Awards, presented to the products deemed to have most significantly advanced the state of the art in display technology during the preceding calendar year.


General Dynamics wins $92 million contract

June 3, 2010 9:30 am | Comments

General Dynamics Land Systems has won a $92 million contract to provide weapons stations for the U.S. Army.The military supplies company, which is a unit of General Dynamics, said it will supply high-performance weapon stations to the Army's TACOM Lifecycle Management Command of Warren, Mich....



June 3, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I remember back in the olden days when we didn't have any space and everything needed to be abbreviated or put into obscure symbols. We had eight characters for file names, plus a reserved extension. So, for example, on disk,...

Digi-Key Corporation Receives Distributor of the Year Award from Vishay Intertechnology

June 3, 2010 7:20 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota (USA) — June 3, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it received the Distributor of...

Yale’s Rothman Wins 2010 Kavli Prize for Neuroscience

June 3, 2010 6:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Yale cell biologist James E. Rothman today has been named one of three recipients awarded the 2010 Kavli...


Scientists Decipher Structure of Nature’s ‘Light Switch’

June 3, 2010 6:18 am | Comments

When the first warm rays of springtime sunshine trigger a burst of new plant growth, it’s almost as if someone flicked a switch to turn on the greenery and unleash a floral profusion of color. Opening a window into this process, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory...


OpenADR's Steps Toward a National Smart Grid Standard

June 3, 2010 6:11 am | Comments

The marketplace for Smart Grid technology products is expanding thanks in part to an open-source communications specification developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and its research partners.


Global Leaders Meet To Collaborate on Energy Efficiency Goals

June 3, 2010 5:53 am | Comments

Assistant Secretary Cathy Zoi of the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy joined leaders from 15 countries and the European Commission today at the first Policy Committee meeting of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) to promote global collaboration on energy-saving programs and policies.


EU greenhouse gas emissions: more than half way to the '20 % target by 2020'

June 3, 2010 5:22 am | by European Environment Agency | Comments

The European Union's greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA), shows that emissions have not only continued their downward trend in 2008, but have also picked up pace. The EU-27's emissions stood 11.3 % below their 1990 levels, while EU-15...



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