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Nation's governors meeting this weekend in Boston

July 8, 2010 10:05 am | by GLEN JOHNSON - AP Political Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Roughly 40 governors from across the country are converging on Boston this weekend for the annual summer meeting of the National Governors Association.Between Friday and Sunday, they'll gather at a downtown hotel for sessions focused on health care, childhood nutrition, energy policy,...

Energy Secy advances nano science in spare time

July 8, 2010 9:39 am | Comments

Some people relax by doing crossword puzzles, watching movies or reading a good book. In his down time, often while flying somewhere, Energy Secretary Steven Chu relaxes by tackling a scientific conundrum and stretching the limits of technology.

Japanese spacecraft may have dust from asteroid

July 8, 2010 9:37 am | Comments

Japanese scientists say they have detected tiny particles collected by the first spacecraft to return to Earth after landing on an asteroid. But determining if the dust came from the asteroid or was picked up by the spacecraft on its return trip could take months.

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Repeat of SKorea, US cyberattacks do no damage

July 8, 2010 9:35 am | Comments

Hundreds of computers that helped cause a wave of outages on U.S. and South Korean government websites last July launched new attacks on the same sites, but no major interference was reported, police said Thursday.

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Magnets trump metallics

July 8, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice physicist Junichiro Kono and his team have been studying the Aharonov-Bohm effect -- the interaction between electrically charged particles and magnetic fields -- and how it relates to carbon nanotubes. While doing so, they came to the unexpected conclusion that...

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Novel Ion Trap Could Link Atoms and Light in Quantum Networks

July 8, 2010 9:19 am | Comments

Physicists at the NIST have demonstrated an ion trap with a built-in optical fiber that collects light emitted by single ions, allowing quantum information stored in the ions to be measured.

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YouTube to Deliver Keynote at VidCon 2010

July 8, 2010 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

What: This year at the first VidCon conference YouTube executive Hunter Walk will deliver the keynote which will include product demos, thoughts on the future of video, and some news relevant to our diverse community of partners, users and advertisers.Who: YouTube's director of product development,...

Companies brace for end of cheap made-in-China era

July 8, 2010 9:05 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Factory workers demanding better wages and working conditions are hastening the eventual end of an era of cheap costs that helped make southern coastal China the world's factory floor.A series of strikes over the past two months have been a rude wakeup call for the many foreign companies that...

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NSF Award to Help Develop Mighty Mini Protein Factories

July 8, 2010 8:23 am | by Duke University | Comments

The specialized bacteria developed by Lingchong You have one of two inevitable fates – they will remain addicted to themselves or they will die of loneliness.

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Comprehensive Access to Oracle Development Resources, Customers Benefit From Product and Services Support

July 8, 2010 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

arcplan, an independent business intelligence solution provider, today announced reaching Gold Partner Level with its technology partner Oracle. arcplan now has even faster and more comprehensive access to the Oracle product portfolio and delivers perfectly customized solutions to customers that...

Microsoft's Fargo campus lays off workers

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

Microsoft Corp. has laid off more workers at its Fargo campus but isn't saying how many.Spokeswoman Katie Hasbargen described the layoffs to The Forum newspaper as "incremental at best."The Seattle Times has reported that Microsoft is cutting a few hundred jobs companywide.The reductions are...

e-con Systems Announces Support of High Definition Camera Solution for OMAP 35xx Series of Processors

July 8, 2010 7:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

e-con Systems announces support of 5MP High definition (HD) camera solutions for OMAP35x processors from Texas Instruments.

Opportunities in 3D, Touch, Pico Projectors, E-Paper, OLED and More to be Addressed at Upcoming DisplaySearch Emerging Display Technologies Conference

July 8, 2010 7:21 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch today announced the preliminary agenda for its upcoming Emerging Display Technologies Conference: Innovative Technologies Drive Growth Opportunities, which will be held on August 19, 2010 in San Jose, California.

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JILA team finds new parallel between cold gases and 'hot' superconductors

July 8, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Scientists at JILA, working with Italian theorists, have discovered another notable similarity between ultracold atomic gases and high-temperature superconductors, suggesting there may be a relatively simple shared explanation for...

Isilon in deal with navigation company Navteq

July 8, 2010 7:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Digital-storage company Isilon Systems Inc. said Thursday that navigation-software maker Navteq is using its storage technology to help support its database of digital location content.Working with a data center company, Datalink, Isilon said Navteq has implemented its storage technology across...

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