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CUNY-IBM to open unique school in NYC

September 27, 2010 11:05 am | by KAREN MATTHEWS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The City University of New York and IBM will open a unique school that merges high school with two years of college, allowing students to earn an associate's degree, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday in announcing a series of ambitious educational initiatives.Those students will be "first in...

Rethinking renewables: A new approach to energy storage for wind and solar

September 27, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Funded by a $2 million NSF grant, the four-year study aims to develop novel ceramic materials for use in a new approach to energy storage. Rather than batteries, the researchers will develop nanostructured capacitors to store energy that is generated and...

IHS buys Syntex Management for undisclosed sum

September 27, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Consulting company IHS Inc. has bought Syntex Management Systems Inc., which had been part of SMH Private Equity Group, the investment firm said on Monday.Financial terms were not disclosed. Syntex provides risk management software to businesses.SMH Private Equity Group is a division of Sanders...

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Diamond-based SBD eliminates need for cooling

September 27, 2010 7:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Japanese researchers made a Schottky barrier diode (SBD) by using diamond semiconductor.

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EV group strengthens presence in Middle East with order win from King Abdullah university of science and technology

September 27, 2010 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Top university selects EVG systems on strength of flexible technology, local service and support

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Toyoda Gosei, Epistar, and Twin Hill form joint venture to produce LED products

September 27, 2010 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Toyoda Gosei, Epistar, and Twin Hill Co. Ltd., a sales agent for Toyoda Gosei, have agreed to establish a joint venture in Taiwan to develop, manufacture, and market LEDs.

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Travel and Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2nd quarter 2010

September 27, 2010 7:23 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Real spending on travel and tourism increased at an annual rate of 3.0 percent in 2010:2, following an increase of 5.0 percent (revised) in 2010:1. By comparison, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 1.6 percent (second estimate) in 2010:2 after increasing 3.7 percent in 2010:1....

S-Type Load Cells from LCM Systems Available Ex-Stock, Fast Delivery - Credit Card Sales Welcome

September 27, 2010 7:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Load cell specialists LCM Systems announce the availability of the STA series of S-Type tension/compression load cells. Available ex-stock, customers can pay via credit cards for guaranteed quick delivery.

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Solarbuzz Defines UK Photovoltaic Market Opportunity as Demand Accelerates

September 27, 2010 7:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

The solar photovoltaic (PV) feed-in tariff (FIT) program introduced by the United Kingdom in April 2010 has catapulted the UK into the mainstream of global PV market activity.

Rewiring a damaged brain

September 27, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Kansas University Medical Center are developing microelectronic circuits to bypass brain damage and induce the growth of axons, rewiring the lost connections.

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Lorlin celebrate 50 years of manufacturing Rotary Switches at Electronica 2010

September 27, 2010 6:34 am | Comments

Lorlin Electronics will celebrate 50 years of manufacturing their wide range of standard and custom switching products at electronica 2010. Designed, manufactured and assembled in their UK factory the majority of Lorlin products can be fully customised to meet their customer’s exact requirements avoiding any compromises in the end users equipment.

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Ebix to buy Brazil's Usix, no terms given

September 27, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Software maker Ebix Inc. said Monday it has agreed to buy Brazil's Usix Technologies Inc., which providers Internet technologies to insurance companies and their agents.Ebix did not give financial terms but said it considers the size of the acquisition, which it paid for using cash reserves,...

Segway company owner dies after rolling into river

September 27, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A British businessman who last year bought the company that makes the two-wheeled Segway personal transporter has died in an accident on one of the vehicles....

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Report: US would make Internet wiretaps easier

September 27, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Broad new regulations being drafted by the Obama administration would make it easier for law enforcement and national security officials to eavesdrop on Internet and e-mail communications like social networking Web sites and BlackBerries, The New York Times reported Monday....

Shippers say China slows handling of Japan goods

September 27, 2010 4:06 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

China has stepped up customs inspections of goods shipped to and from Japan, slowing trade, logistics companies said Monday, amid a spat over the detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain near disputed islands.Customs officers who usually look at 2 percent to 10 percent of goods in shipments...

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