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Electrified nano filter promises to cut costs for clean drinking water

October 13, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) With almost one billion people lacking access to clean, safe drinking water, scientists are reporting development and successful initial tests of an inexpensive new filtering technology that kills up to 98 percent of disease-causing bacteria in water in seconds...

IBM buys PSS Systems for undisclosed amount

October 13, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM has acquired privately-held PSS Systems for an undisclosed amount, the company said Wednesday.PSS, based in Mountain View, Calif., makes software that helps organizations analyze, automate and implement information governance policies. IBM said the capabilities are "critical elements to...

Triple-mode transistors show potential

October 13, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice University research that capitalizes on the wide-ranging capabilities of graphene could lead to circuit applications that are far more compact and versatile than what is now feasible with silicon-based technologies.


Researchers develop method for detailed imaging of fragile bone structures

October 13, 2010 8:21 am | by European Commission | Comments

Scientists working in Germany and Switzerland have developed a novel nano-tomography method, which uses X-rays to allow doctors to produce three-dimensional (3D) detailed imaging of fragile bone structures. This method could lead to the development of better therapeutic approaches to...


$5 million gift to promote biochar research at CCSF

October 13, 2010 7:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

The gift, from philanthropist Yossie Hollander and his family, will be used to support biomass and biochar research by a multidisciplinary team of scientists led by Johannes Lehmann.

Wal-Mart CEO says he expects 'positive' 4Q sales

October 13, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The CEO of Wal-Mart Stores expects positive U.S. sales in the fourth quarter this year as it works to turn around several quarters of sluggish sales.CEO Mike Duke made the remark at an investor meeting in Rogers, Ark., on Wednesday.Executives from Wal-Mart's U.S., international, and Sam's Club...

Beyond the Nobel Prize, what's next for graphene?

October 13, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Arizona State University) What happens next for this revolutionary nanoscale material, graphene? Two social scientists -- team leaders with the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University -- began a study earlier in 2010 to understand the as yet undeveloped pathway...

New Digi Module Integrates Cellular, GPS and Satellite Connectivity for Global Asset Tracking and Fleet Management Applications

October 13, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | Comments

Digi m130 based on acquisition of Q52 Omni technology from Sierra Wireless


Rosetta Stone names new chief financial officer

October 13, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Rosetta Stone Inc. said Wednesday it hired Stephen Swad as its next chief financial officer.The language-learning software maker said Swad, 49, will join the company Nov. 9. He is a former CFO of Fannie Mae, AOL, and Comverse Technology.Rosetta Stone's previous CFO, Brian Helman, left the...

NEMS Computer Switches Handle Heat that Renders Transistors Useless

October 13, 2010 5:43 am | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have made electromechanical switches – building blocks of circuits - that can take twice the heat that renders electronic transistors useless.


Radiometrix to join Farnell’s Live Interactive Demonstrations at Electronica

October 13, 2010 5:29 am | Comments

Radiometrix will be participating in Farnell’s much anticipated live interactive demonstrations at the upcoming Electronica exhibition in Munich.


IGate posts higher 3Q profit, revenue

October 13, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IGate Corp. said Wednesday its third-quarter net income surged as the information technology and outsourcing company added new customers and grew revenue.The company earned $14.3 million, or 25 cents per share, up 61 percent from $8.9 million, or 16 cents per share, in the same period a year...

Event: Celebration of UN World Statistics Day at the OECD – Wednesday 20 October 2010 @ 12 p.m.

October 13, 2010 3:22 am | by OECD | Comments

Commemoration of 1st ever United Nations World Statistics Day, with presentations on innovative ways the OECD is using statistics.


Green growth : Environmental taxation can spur innovation, says OECD

October 13, 2010 2:22 am | by OECD | Comments

“To achieve a greener future we need new technologies that can lower the cost of saving the planet,” says OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. Governments could make better use of environmental taxes to discourage polluting activities and boost innovative ‘green technologies.’


Microsoft, China's Alibaba test new search service

October 13, 2010 1:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. and Alibaba Group, China's biggest e-commerce site, are testing a search service, adding a new competitor to a crowded Chinese search market.The launch of the beta, or test, version of the Etao search site last weekend comes as companies scramble for market share following...


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