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New EU Project to Dramatically Cut Power Consumption of Telecoms Networks

August 30, 2010 12:23 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

A Europe-wide consortium has taken up the challenge of making a significant impact on the power consumption of telecommunications and data networks, which are estimated to consume as much as 3% of European electricity....

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ISET demonstrates low-cost printed CIGS module

August 30, 2010 12:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Manufacturing on pilot production line

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Energy commission approves first clean energy business loan

August 30, 2010 12:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Solar cell manufacturer receives financial boost

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US chip giant Qualcomm eyes Taiwan-based center

August 30, 2010 12:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Qualcomm Inc, the world’s leading 3G mobile phone chipset supplier, plans to set up a research and development center in Taiwan to help it tap China’s growing market, a report said yesterday. If realized, the plan would ...

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NASA funds development of nanoscale materials for high energy density lithium-ion batteries

August 30, 2010 12:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) NanoEngineers at the University of California, San Diego are designing new types of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries that could be used in a variety of NASA space exploration projects -- and in a wide range of transportation and consumer applications....

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MySpace users can now sync posts to Facebook

August 30, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

MySpace, which recently revamped itself to look more like Facebook, is now allowing users to sync their posts to Facebook, too.That means people on Facebook can see their friends' MySpace items without leaving Facebook.MySpace users will also be able to share music, videos, game applications,...

New cables tie West Africa closer to Internet

August 30, 2010 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

For a decade, West Africa's main connection to the Internet has been a single fiber-optic cable in the Atlantic, a tenuous and expensive link for one of the poorest areas of the planet....

Phoenix Technologies gets richer takeover offer

August 30, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Phoenix Technologies Ltd., which makes system software for computers and servers, said Monday it has received a $150 million cash bid from an unnamed third party, trumping an earlier offer from private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners.On Aug. 18, Phoenix agreed to be acquired by Marlin for...

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Google buys Angstro to boost social offerings

August 30, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc.'s acquisition of startup Angstro shows the online search leader is working to boost its social network offerings as it tries to compete with Facebook Inc. in that market.Google confirmed the acquisition late Sunday night but declined to give any more details, including how much it...

3M to acquire Cogent for about $943 million

August 30, 2010 8:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

3M Co., the conglomerate whose products range from Post-Its to respirators, computer arms and films for LCD TV screens, is trying to expand into the security market by buying Cogent Inc. for about $943 million....

Intel buying German chipmaker's wireless unit

August 30, 2010 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Intel Corp. is buying the wireless communications unit of Germany's Infineon Technologies AG for $1.4 billion in cash, the second deal in as many weeks that allows the chipmaker to expand beyond the struggling personal computer market....

Google, AP reach new deal on licensing rights

August 30, 2010 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google and The Associated Press have struck a new licensing deal that will allow Google to continue posting the news cooperative's content....

CACI awarded portion of $16.4 billion IT contract

August 30, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CACI International Inc. said Monday that it has been awarded a portion of a $16.4 billion Army contract for communications and electronics work.The contract, one of 17 that will be awarded by the Army, is for information technology support for all defense and civilian agencies. CACI did not...

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Nanotech Creates Tiny Color Displays

August 30, 2010 7:46 am | Comments

In a step toward more efficient, smaller and higher-definition display screens, a University of Michigan professor has developed a new type of color filter made of nano-thin sheets of metal with precisely spaced gratings.

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Warm water can trigger deformities in farmed fish

August 30, 2010 7:25 am | by European Commission | Comments

EU-funded scientists have discovered that temperatures greater than 16 °C can cause skeletal deformities in young salmon. The finding is part of the FINE FISH ('Reduction of malformations in farmed fish species') project, which received EUR 3.02 million under the SME (small and...

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