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CSC wins $124 million in orders from EPA

December 15, 2010 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. said Wednesday that it has won four task order contracts worth an estimated $124 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during its fiscal 2011 second quarter.In the first and second orders, CSC will provide custom applications and off-the-shelf...

Research and industry heavyweights in partnership for the intelligent power grid of the future

December 15, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) An intelligent power grid -- smart grid -- that can handle fluctuating production from renewable energy is the research theme in a new platform called iPower with the aim to develop an intelligent and...

New Study Classifies and Analyzes Protein-Protein Interfaces

December 15, 2010 6:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A new study published this week suggests that there may be roughly a thousand structurally-distinct protein-protein interfaces -- and that their structures depend largely on the simple physics of the proteins.

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Officials complete GPS software upgrade ahead of schedule

December 15, 2010 6:12 am | Comments

Officials with the 2nd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever AFB, Colo., have completed their sustainment software release for the GPS operational control segment ground system ahead of schedule.

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Entertainment Matters Brings Hollywood to the 2011 CES

December 15, 2010 5:44 am | Comments

The 2011 International CES announced the launch of Entertainment Matters at CES, a new program designed for Hollywood’s film, television and digital communities. Entertainment Matters at the 2011 CES, sponsored by Variety and Cricket...

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Siemens sells IT services unit to Atos Origin

December 14, 2010 11:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Siemens AG says it is selling its information technology services division to Atos Origin of France for €850 million ($1.14 billion) in a deal meant to create a "European IT champion."Siemens announced the deal late Tuesday. It said the agreement foresees the German company taking a 15 percent...

STATS ChipPAC reports over 50% growth in flip chip business with more than 250 million units shipped in 2010

December 14, 2010 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

ChipPAC Ltd. ("STATS ChipPAC" or the "Company") (SGX-ST: STATSChP), a leading semiconductor test and advanced packaging service provider, today announced that its flip chip business has grown more than 50% in 2010 compared to 2009. During 2010, shipments of flip chip packages have...

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Autodesk's executive VP of sales, services resigns

December 14, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Engineering software maker Autodesk Inc. said Tuesday that it Ken Bado, its executive vice president of sales and services, will leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Bado has been with the company for eight years."Over this period, Ken has installed a strong and effective senior...

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Shrink Nanotechnologies Acquires Exclusive Worldwide License to Electronic Glue

December 14, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Shrink Nanotechnologies, Inc., a nanotechnology company developing products and licensing opportunities in the solar energy industry, medical diagnostics and sensors and biotechnology research and development tools businesses, announced that it had formed a wholly...

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Actuant Completes Acquisition of Mastervolt

December 14, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Actuant Corp. announced the completion of its acquisition of the stock of Mastervolt. Total consideration for the previously announced transaction was approximately $150 million which was funded from the company’s cash and revolving credit...

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CINT Nanotechnology Center Reveals Smallest Battery in the World

December 14, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

A benchtop version of the world’s smallest battery – its anode a single nanowire one seven-thousandth the thickness of a human hair – has been created by a team led by Sandia National Laboratories...

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Yahoo's holiday trimming cuts work force by 4 pct

December 14, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo is reducing its work force by 4 percent as it hands out 600 layoff notices for the holidays.The job cuts announced Tuesday follow weeks of speculation about whether a long-running financial funk would spur Yahoo to trim its payroll before the new year. Reports of Yahoo's layoff plans...

Buyers shrug off 3D, Internet TVs

December 14, 2010 11:51 am | Comments

Fancy new features like 3D screens and Internet connectivity have failed to inspire U.S. television shoppers, dashing a hoped-for recovery in the global consumer electronics industry. TV manufacturers such as Sony Corp, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Sharp Corp are learning that features such as razor-thin LED TVs are just not enough to stage a comeback in the United States.

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Industry Thought Leaders to Gather at CNET'S Supersession, ''After The Computer,'' at 2011 CES

December 14, 2010 11:38 am | Comments

CNET today announced the panelists for its Next Big Thing SuperSession, taking place Jan. 7 at the 2011 International CES, the world's largest tradeshow for consumer technology. One of the most popular events at CES, CNET's "Next Big Thing" brings CNET editors together with thought leaders from various industries...

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Tiny channels carry big information

December 14, 2010 10:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab researchers have been able to fabricate nanochannels that are only two nanometers in size, using standard semiconductor manufacturing processes. Already they've discovered that fluid mechanics for passages this small are...

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