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Molycorp and Hitachi Metals to Pursue Formation of Joint Ventures to Manufacture Rare Earth Alloys & Magnets in the U.S.

December 21, 2010 10:21 am | by | Comments

Molycorp, Inc. and Hitachi Metals, Ltd. jointly announced that they have entered into an agreement regarding the planned formation of joint ventures for the production of rare earth alloys and magnets in the...


Wi-Fi Alliance Critiques Recent GE White Paper Comparing Wi-Fi and Other Wireless Technologies

December 21, 2010 10:20 am | by | Comments

According to the Wi-Fi Alliance a recent white paper authored by the General Electric Company (GE) comparing the power efficiency of Wi-Fi and Zigbee technologies in home Smart Grid applications is flawed, resulting...


Berkeley lab to help China improve energy efficiency of data centers

December 21, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) The amount of energy consumed by data centers is increasing rapidly around the world, and China is no exception. With its growing information technology and telecom industries and its emerging status as a supercomputer power, China continues to...


Lighting Science Group Sponsors U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathalon

December 21, 2010 9:19 am | Comments

Cutting-edge solar houses would not be complete without state-of-the-art LED lighting, so Lighting Science Group (OTCBB: LSCG) has become a proud sponsor of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2011. The Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program...


LCD TV Panel Manufacturers Developing Unique Specifications for Emerging Markets

December 21, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

LCD TV panel manufacturers introduce advanced features and enhancements such as 3D, 480 Hz frame rate, ultra-slim form factors, and direct-lit LED backlights, but they are also adding a category at the other end of their product roadmaps.

Reading 'Avatar's' DNA

December 21, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Dr. Alex Bronstein of Tel Aviv University is applying an invisible DNA-like fingerprint to film, turning the footage into a series of numbers. When the film is then bootlegged onto the Internet, the invisible fingerprint goes with it, so that it...

Assa Abloy paying $80 million for LaserCard

December 21, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Assa Abloy AB, the world's largest lock maker, will spend about $80 million to acquire LaserCard Corp., which makes identity cards, the company said Tuesday.At $6.25 per share the offer marks a premium of about 40 percent above LaserCard's closing stock price on Monday, and that sent the...

Microscopes fit within a miniaturized chip

December 21, 2010 4:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Using a plate of silicon containing dozens of miniature lenses, scientists at Harvard University, United States, say they are very close to putting large capacity of microscopes used in their laboratories inside a device no bigger than a chip computer.


Arctic Blast Strands Thousands; Korean Peninsula Crisis; Google's

December 20, 2010 10:05 pm | by Atika ShubertAssociated Press | Comments


SEC investigating Hurd's ouster as HP's CEO

December 20, 2010 7:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Mark Hurd is facing more fallout from his ouster five months ago as CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's biggest personal computer and printer maker.The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the circumstances of Hurd's forced resignation in August, a surprising exit that...

SEC probes Hurd's ouster from HP

December 20, 2010 4:06 pm | Comments

Federal regulators are investigating the circumstances of Mark Hurd's forced resignation five months ago as CEO of Hewlett-Packard.HP, the world's biggest maker of personal computers, said it is cooperating with the investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which was earlier...

Jabil Circuit fiscal 1Q earnings more than triples

December 20, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Jabil Circuit Inc., which makes parts for electronics and other technology companies, said Monday its fiscal first-quarter net income more than tripled on stronger revenue.Jabil also issued higher-than-expected guidance for the current quarter, and its shares rose in after-hours trading.For...

Slimmer MGM studio completes restructuring

December 20, 2010 2:05 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. took a near-final step to emerging from bankruptcy on Monday as a slimmer studio that has a lot of its future riding on "The Hobbit" two-part movie series.The studio known for its roaring lion and classics such as "The Wizard of Oz" said its restructuring plan took...


Rothrock gives boost to Texas A & M nuclear engineering scholarships

December 20, 2010 1:21 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Ray A. Rothrock is usually not the man behind the scenes but more often the leader out front. The venture capitalist is widely known at his alma mater, Texas A&M University, for generous gifts of time and resources. Now he has given the university’s nuclear engineering department a...

AOL buys to help users link online selves

December 20, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Web portal site AOL Inc. has bought another technology startup. This time it's a site that aims to help people collect all their online identities into one place called ""Terms of the deal were not disclosed.AOL's president of consumer applications, Brad Garlinghouse, said in a...


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