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Yale’s Strobel to Oversee Next Phase of West Campus Growth

December 7, 2010 5:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Yale President Richard C. Levin Tuesday named biochemist and innovative educator Scott Strobel as...

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RealPage to get $97.7M in proceeds from offering

December 7, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

RealPage Inc. will receive about $97.7 million in net proceeds from a stock offering.The offering of 9 million shares of its common stock was priced at $25.75 per share, the on-demand software provider for the rental housing sector said Tuesday.The offering includes 4 million shares sold by...

Korea and Finland top OECD’s latest PISA survey of education performance

December 7, 2010 3:23 am | by OECD | Comments

07/12/2010 - Korea and Finland top the OECD’s latest PISA survey of reading literacy among 15-year olds, which for the first time tested students’ ability to manage digital information.

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NATO plans to defend Baltics from Russia

December 7, 2010 3:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NATO has drawn up plans to defend its member states in the Baltics against Russian attack, although the alliance says it no longer regards Russia as a foe, according to diplomatic memos posted on the Wikileaks secret-sharing site....

Google mobile head says Nexus One too ambitious

December 6, 2010 9:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The head of Google's Android mobile operating software says the search company "bit off a little more than we could chew" with the sale of the Nexus One, a smart phone Google began selling online early this year but then stopped offering after similar devices powered by Android hit the market....

Google mobile exec says Nexus One too ambitious

December 6, 2010 9:06 pm | Comments

The head of Google's Android mobile software says the company bit off a little more than it could chew with the Nexus One phone. Google began selling it online early this year but then stopped offering it after similar Android devices hit the market.Speaking at the D: Dive Into Mobile...

Friend or foe? Google, indie book sellers team up

December 6, 2010 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Struggling neighborhood books stores now have a new way to ring up sales, courtesy of a formidable new rival - Google. But it still may not be enough to help them keep their doors open....

Harman gets $1.2 billion contract from Volkswagen

December 6, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

High-end speaker and headphone maker Harman International Industries Inc. said Monday it received a six-year, $1.2 billion contract from automaker Volkswagen AG to provide multimedia systems for its newest cars.The systems will include navigation, Internet access, a DVD drive and audio turner...

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Researchers create new high-performance fiber

December 6, 2010 1:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Researchers at Northwestern University have nanoengineered a new kind of fiber that could be tougher than Kevlar.

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NaviNet buys mobile health IT firm Prematics

December 6, 2010 1:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Health information technology firm NaviNet has bought Prematics Inc, a provider of mobile health IT solutions for doctors. Cambridge-based NaviNet said the acquisition of Virginia-based Prematics would enable the company to extend its services to physicians using handheld devices.

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CMU to lead new center for climate and energy decisionmaking

December 6, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Carnegie Mellon University) The Center for climate and energy Decision Making will develop and implement strategies for protecting everything from fragile marine ecosystems to curbing dangerous carbon emissions.

Prasad writes book on emerging markets in a changing world

December 6, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell professor Eswar Prasad has co-authored 'Emerging Markets, Global Financial Crisis, Global Economics' (Brookings Press, 2010), which analyzes the success of emerging market economies.

Duke Energy and ITOCHU to Develop Strategies for Reusing Electric Vehicle Batteries

December 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Duke Energy and Tokyo-based ITOCHU Corp. signed an agreement to collaborate on advanced energy technologies, starting with the evaluation and testing of second-life applications for electric vehicle batteries. According to some auto industry estimates, electric...

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Dow Kokam and PVI Partner in Deployment of First Fully Electric Refuse Trucks

December 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Dow Kokam and PVI announced an agreement to supply advanced lithium polymer battery systems to power the first ever fully electric refuse trucks. The electric truck and its battery system, which will be produced...

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Monsanto Co. declares fiscal 1Q dividend

December 6, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Monsanto Co. is declaring a dividend.The world's biggest seed company said Monday that it will pay a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 28 cents per share. The dividend is payable on Jan. 28 to shareholders of record on Jan. 7.The dividend relates to the St. Louis company's fiscal 2011...

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