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Google Inc. awards grant to Knight Foundation

October 26, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is awarding $2 million to the Knight Foundation to support its media innovation projects.The grant will be used on projects including the Knight News Challenge, a media innovation contest; and on ways of informing people through such tools as online news sites and mobile technology. It...

2009 global research outlays down, but not China

October 26, 2010 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The economic crisis cut corporate research and development spending 1.9 percent worldwide in 2009 but China defied the trend, increasing its research investments by a whopping 40 percent....

Water could hold answer to graphene nanoelectronics

October 26, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a new method for using water to tune the band gap of the nanomaterial graphene, opening the door to new graphene-based transistors and nanoelectronics. By exposing a graphene film to humidity,...


Digi-Key Corporation and Microchip Technology to Host Virtual Event

October 26, 2010 9:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and Chandler, Arizona - Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Microchip Technology, Inc. announced today...

Africa to launch mass polio vaccination campaign

October 26, 2010 9:06 am | by GODFREY OLUKYA - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

The World Health Organization on Tuesday announced a mass polio vaccination campaign in Africa, the same day Ugandan health officials announced an outbreak of the highly infectious disease.WHO officials in Geneva said the 15-country campaign would start as early as next week in Angola and...

Abu Ghraib contractors seek civil immunity

October 26, 2010 9:06 am | by LARRY O'DELL - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

The same principles that protect U.S. soldiers from being sued by enemy combatants apply to private contractors hired to help conduct a war, attorneys for two companies that provided interrogators at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq told a federal appeals court Tuesday.Attorneys for...

Lexmark 3Q profit soars, CEO steps down

October 26, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Printer and copier maker Lexmark International Inc. said Tuesday its third-quarter profit grew more than sevenfold, boosted by higher revenue from its printing products and services coupled with lower operating costs.But the company also announced its chairman and CEO, Paul Curlander, has...

Event: Regulatory Policy at the Crossroads conference, 28-29 October

October 26, 2010 7:25 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will open the first OECD conference on regulatory policy on Thursday 28 October. “Regulatory and structural reforms are urgent not only to restore sustained and sustainable growth, but also to better adapt policies and institutions to the challenges of...


DC-DC Converters Enable New Level of Miniaturization

October 26, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The introduction of its high performance MTU1 series marks a step-change in the miniaturization of power modules, setting new standards for footprint, load regulation, and efficiency.


ABB to feature complete packaging portfolio, including new robots, software and a compact controller at Pack Expo 2010

October 26, 2010 7:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

ABB to feature complete packaging portfolio, including new robots, software and a compact controller at Pack Expo 2010, including ABB System Integrator partner exhibits, over 20 ABB robots and robot systems to be featured at Pack Expo.

TFT LCD Shipments for Automotive Applications Indicate Strong Rebound

October 26, 2010 7:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

Shipments of TFT LCDs for portable navigation devices (PND) and automotive monitors (used in car navigation and in-console monitors) increased in the second half of 2009 and first half of 2010.

UC San Diego electrical engineering graduate student wins Intel Ph.D. Fellowship

October 26, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California -- San Diego) Future USB drives, memory cards for cameras, and solid-state drives for smartphones, laptops and enterprise systems may all benefit from the research being performed by University of California, San Diego electrical engineering Ph.D. student Eitan...

IBM authorizes $10B stock buyback

October 26, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM Corp. on Tuesday said its board approved an additional $10 billion in stock buybacks, representing nearly 6 percent of the computer company's outstanding shares.IBM says the new buyback authorization adds to $2.3 billion remaining from a previous $8 billion authorization, issued in...


Eglin completes second alternate fuel test

October 26, 2010 5:52 am | by Chrissy Cuttita, Eglin Air Force Base Public Affairs | Comments

Specialists at Eglin Air Force Base conducted their second aircraft performance evaluation using an environmentally-friendly, biomass-derived fuel, this time with an F-15 Eagle. The jet flew at a variety of flight conditions, achieved supersonic speeds, and landed with no issues, though it was powered with a hydro-processed renewable jet blend fuel Oct. 22...


Lexmark CEO Curlander retiring, Rooke to succeed

October 26, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Paul J. Curlander, the chairman and CEO of Lexmark International Inc., plans to retire next spring, the printer and copier maker said Tuesday.Curlander, 57, is being replaced by Paul Rooke, who is now the company's president and CEO. Curlander, who was CEO for 12 years, will stay on as...


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