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Education : OECD to publish results of latest PISA survey on 7 December 2010

November 29, 2010 5:24 am | by OECD | Comments

How have 15-year old students performed in the 64 economies that took part in the latest OECD PISA – Programme for International Student Assessment – tests? For the first time, this edition of PISA will show how student performance in each country has evolved over time by comparing the...

Court to review patent judgment against Microsoft

November 29, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Supreme Court will review a $290 million judgment against Microsoft Corp. for infringing on a Canadian technology company's patent.The high court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from the Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft.Toronto-based i4i sued Microsoft in 2007, saying it owned the...

LHC Experiments Bring New Insight into Primordial Universe

November 29, 2010 4:24 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

After less than three weeks of heavy-ion running, the three experiments studying lead ion collisions at the LHC have already brought new insight into matter as it would have existed in the very first instants of the Universe’s life.


SET makes strides to enable 3D Integration with high precision Chip-to-Chip and Chip-to-Wafer bonding

November 29, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

SET collaborates with CEA-LETI, STMicroelectronics, ALES and the CEMES-CNRS on advanced chipto-wafer technologies (direct metallic bonding) for 3D integration.


Health: Improving health care efficiency key to curbing spiraling costs

November 28, 2010 11:23 pm | by OECD | Comments

In Health Care Systems: Efficiency and Policy Settings, the OECD warns that cash-strapped governments no longer have the option of boosting spending to improve health outcomes, as they have done over the past several decades.

Aerobic Exercise Plus Resistance Training Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes

November 28, 2010 6:22 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Exercise Combo Best for Controlling Diabetes A combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training may offer the biggest benefits for people with type 2 diabetes in helping them control their disease. … HbA1c is a test that measures blood sugar … Continue reading →

Mobile Banking in the Emerging World

November 28, 2010 5:27 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Financial transfers done by mobile phone are filling a gap in countries whose poorer citizens often lack access to traditional banks.

Hooking Up Pockets of Europe to High-Speed Internet

November 28, 2010 5:27 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Broadband satellite providers are gearing up services for 30 million households in Europe.


Media Cache: Dreaming Up Uses for a Giant Invisibility Machine

November 28, 2010 5:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and other universities have come up with a way to tailor the flow of light around objects so that they disappear from view.

Keys, Lady Gaga to sign off Twitter for charity

November 27, 2010 9:20 pm | Comments

Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga take charity work seriously, and they're going offline to prove it....

Whale-inspired ocean turbine blades

November 27, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) Lessons learned from the ocean's largest mammals have inspired United States Naval Academy researchers to tackle one of the serious design challenges facing a technology that uses underwater turbines to convert ocean tides into electricity -- work present...

HiRes 90K Cochlear Implant Device: Recall - Malfunction

November 27, 2010 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Two confirmed instances where the product experienced a malfunction, recipients experienced severe pain, overly loud sounds and/or shocking sensations.


Backyard Wildlife: Robins Attack Holly Tree

November 27, 2010 5:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Robins like to attack my holly tree and feed on the berries. Getting photos of them is hard but there are lots of them flying around all excited (I did manage to catch one of them in the photo on the left). This tree was actually here when I moved in but I also do [...]


PVA TePla publishes forecast for 2011 and confirms forecast for 2010(2)

November 27, 2010 1:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

At its meeting today the Supervisory Board of PVA TePla AG, Wettenberg - a manufacturer of systems for the crystallization of silicon and of vacuum and high-temperature systems - approved the Management Board's plans for 2011, according to which consolidated sales revenues are likely to...


Movea drives MotionIC? specification in world class, 53 million Euros, OSEO-subsidized technology project with 8 partners

November 27, 2010 1:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Movea, the global leader in motion-sensing and motion control technology, has announced that PRIIM (Platform for the Realization of shared Industrial Innovation) is a major project for Movea?s future developments.



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