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Scientists Begin 5-month Study of Cloud Life Cycles

December 9, 2010 8:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

For the next five months, a dense collection of remote-sensing instruments will gather data from the clouds at four different elevations on Mount Werner in the Steamboat Springs ski area. Scientists will use these data to study how clouds — especially those that produce rain and snow —...

Procter & Gamble moves from soap operas to tweets

December 9, 2010 8:05 am | by DAN SEWELL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Goodbye, "Guiding Light." Hello, YouTube.Procter & Gamble Co., whose sponsorship and production of daytime TV dramas helped coin the term "soap operas," has pulled the plug after 77 years. Instead, the maker of Tide detergent, Ivory soap and Olay skincare is following its customers online with...

Alnylam elects Fanucci to board

December 9, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

RNAi-focused therapeutics firm Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. has elected Marsha H. Fanucci, former chief financial officer of fellow Cambridge-based biotechnology company Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc., to its board of directors.

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West Midlands Bolt Tensioning Company Celebrates Record Year

December 9, 2010 7:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Tentec, the UK's leading supplier of bolt tightening solutions is celebrating a record year of sales. Orders for equipment and customised engineering skills are all on the up.

LG Electronics Captures Top Share of Flat Panel TV Shipments in India

December 9, 2010 7:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

LG Electronics increased its unit share of flat panel TV shipments to 22.7% in Q3’10, taking the top market share position in the Indian TV market.

Better batteries from the bottom up

December 9, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice University researchers have moved a step closer to creating robust, three-dimensional microbatteries that would charge faster and hold other advantages over conventional lithium-ion batteries. They could power new generations of remote sensors, display screens,...

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States Now Fund Majority of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

December 9, 2010 7:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

States Now Fund Majority of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

CUI Releases Efficient 1.5 A Switching Regulator

December 9, 2010 7:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

CUI Inc's power line, V-Infinity, and their distributor Digi-Key Corporation, announced the addition of a 1.5 A model to their V78XX switching regulator series. With this latest addition, CUI now offers 0.5 A, 1 A, 1.5 A, and 2 A switching regulators to meet a wide variety of power needs....

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Dell near $876 million deal for Compellent

December 9, 2010 6:05 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Computer maker Dell Inc. is close to acquiring data storage provider Compellent Technologies for about $876 million, the company said Thursday.The acquisition would extend a recent string of deals in the data storage industry as tech firms position themselves to help big companies and...

EU project to build Electric Solar Wind Sail

December 9, 2010 5:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Finnish Meteorological Institute) The European union has selected the Finnish Meteorological Institute to lead an international space effort whose goal is to build the largest and fastest man-made device.

Facebook's Zuckerberg pledges to give away wealth

December 9, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Another 17 wealthy individuals, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, junk bond pioneer Michael Milken and AOL co-founder Steve Case, have pledged to give away most of their money.They are the latest to join Giving Pledge, an effort led by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates and investor Warren...

Bebo founder returns to social network as adviser

December 9, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Bebo, the social network that was dumped by AOL two years after the Internet company purchased it, is trying to regain some startup magic by bringing back its founder.Bebo is announcing Thursday that Michael Birch, who started Bebo in 2005 and sold it to AOL for $850 million in 2008, has...

Accession : Estonia becomes the OECD’s 34th member

December 9, 2010 2:22 am | by OECD | Comments

On 9 December 2010, Estonia deposited its instrument of accession to the OECD Convention, thereby becoming a member of the Organisation. Estonia was invited by OECD countries to open negotiations for membership in May 2007.

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Kids go on expensive buying sprees in iPhone games

December 9, 2010 1:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

"The Smurfs' Village," a game for the iPhone and other Apple gadgets, was released a month ago and quickly became the highest-grossing application in the iTunes store. Yet it's free to download....

LG Display may appeal EU fine over LCD cartel

December 8, 2010 11:05 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

South Korea's LG Display said Thursday it may appeal on procedural grounds a massive European Union fine for price fixing even as it acknowledged it had violated competition law over several years.The EU competition watchdog fined LG Display and four Taiwanese manufacturers euro649 million...

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