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Japan's Venus probe fails to enter orbit

December 7, 2010 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Japanese probe sent on a two-year mission to Venus failed to enter orbit and may have flown passed the planet, space agency officials said Wednesday....

Palm CEO says turnaround thwarted by swifter peers

December 7, 2010 4:06 pm | Comments

The head of smart-phone maker Palm said the company's attempt at a turnaround - which ended earlier this year when it was bought by Hewlett Packard for $1.8 billion in cash - was thwarted by competitors that simply moved too quickly.Speaking at a tech conference Tuesday, Jon Rubinstein said...

Unipower Completes Acquisition of Technipower & Deltron

December 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Unipower LLC announced the acquisition of Technipower and Deltron, two established and respected names in the Power Supply Industry. Unipower says these acquisitions double the sales volume of UNIPOWER and allow for its entry...

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GE Demonstrates Electric Bus of the Future

December 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The hybrid systems research team at GE Global Research, the company’s central technology development arm, announced a significant breakthrough that could help accelerate the electrification of bus fleets, delivery trucks and other larger, heavy-duty...

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Microsoft unveils new privacy feature for IE

December 7, 2010 11:05 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

An upcoming feature in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser will let users add lists of sites that they do and don't want tracking them.The announcement Tuesday comes amid uproar over the sneaky ways websites watch their users as they bounce around the Internet. The Federal Trade Commission is...

Google delays market debut of Chrome OS computers

December 7, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. is postponing the market debut of the first computers running on its highly anticipated operating system by about six months to give its engineers more time to fine-tune the software.Under a new timetable announced Tuesday, Google expects the first machines powered by the operating...

Education : Korea and Finland top OECD’s latest PISA survey of education performance

December 7, 2010 10:22 am | by OECD | Comments

Korea and Finland top the OECD’s latest PISA survey of reading literacy among 15-year olds. Asia-Pacific economies made up six of the leading education systems, thanks to strong performances from Hong Kong-China, Singapore, New Zealand and Japan. Canada was the only other country outside...

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Blockbuster kiosks to test early rentals for $2.99

December 7, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company that runs Blockbuster Express kiosks is testing whether people will pay more to rent DVDs and Blu-ray discs of new movies 28 days before they are available from other vending machines.On Tuesday, NCR Corp. began charging $2.99 for one night's rental of a DVD of Warner Bros.'...

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New York's discount theater booth goes high-tech

December 7, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

New York City's TKTS booth just got really, really small.The nonprofit Theater Development Fund, which runs the theater district's famed discount-ticket booths, has unveiled an iPhone app that tells users what shows are available in real time.The app, which through March 1 will be available...

Developing robots for the hospital emergency room

December 7, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Vanderbilt University) A group of computer engineers at Vanderbilt University is convinced that the basic technology is now available to create robot assistants that can perform effectively in the often-chaotic environment of the emergency room. The specialists in emergency medicine at...

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Via Caps

December 7, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

The best way of dealing with via-in-pad requirements is to have the vias filled and plated over at the board house. There can still be some issues with that technique, but if done right, is very reliable and the best...

Winners of inaugural defense fellowships to further research at NTU

December 7, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Nanyang Technological University) Two recipients of the inaugural defense fellowships granted by Singapore's Ministry of Defence have chosen to further their research at Nanyang Technological University. The inaugural Temasek Research Fellowship will be awarded to Dr. Oleg Vasylkiv, a...

ICL buys division of Scotts Miracle-Gro for $270M

December 7, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., maker of lawn care products, said Tuesday that it will sell its global professional business to Israeli Chemicals Ltd. for $270 million in cash, a move that will help Scotts pay down debt and focus on its consumer products.ICL already makes products such as fertilizers....

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Using new materials to make more reliable nanoelectromechanical systems

December 7, 2010 5:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Northwestern University) Researchers at Northwestern University, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories and Binghamton University have found a way to dramatically improve the reliability of carbon nanotube-based nanoelectromechanical systems.

Yale’s Strobel to Oversee Next Phase of West Campus Growth

December 7, 2010 5:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Yale President Richard C. Levin Tuesday named biochemist and innovative educator Scott Strobel as...

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