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Microsoft to sell Office for Mac 2011 in October

August 2, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. said Monday it will start selling the next version of its Office programs for Apple Inc.'s Macintosh computers at the end of October.The software maker also said it will give free upgrades to people who buy the existing Office for Mac before the new version launches.Office for...

The boundless promise -- and mystery -- of glass

August 2, 2010 11:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) For more than 40 years, Rensselaer Professor Minoru Tomozawa has been pioneering new innovations in a field that most people take for granted: glass. More than panes in a window or screens on a television, glass is at the center of many critical...

Conn. AG: Apple, Amazon block lower e-book prices

August 2, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are trying to stop competitors from offering lower e-book prices.Blumenthal announced Monday that his office is investigating agreements made by the two companies that deter publishers from giving discounts to...

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Lockheed Martin gets $71M General Dynamics deal

August 2, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. said Monday it received a $71 million contract to provide defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. with equipment and hardware for a broadband communication network.The contract is the first part of a multi-year contract expected to be worth $400...

New catalyst of platinum nanoparticles could lead to conk-out free, stable fuel cells

August 2, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cornell University) In the quest for efficient, cost-effective and commercially viable fuel cells, scientists at Cornell University's Energy Materials Center have discovered a catalyst and catalyst-support combination that could make fuel cells more stable, conk-out free, inexpensive and...

SolarWinds to buy back up to $25 million in shares

August 2, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software maker SolarWinds Inc. said Monday its board has authorized buying up as much as $25 million worth of its own stock.The announcement helped send SolarWinds shares up 77 cents, or 5.6 percent, to $14.59 in morning trading. Over the past year, the stock has traded between $12.10...

BlackBerry users in UAE and Saudi may have services cut

August 2, 2010 6:25 am | by Tamara Walid and Souhail Karam | Comments

More than a million BlackBerry users may have key services in Saudi Arabia and the UAE cut off after authorities stepped up demands on smartphone maker Research In Motion for access to encrypted messages sent over the device.

Georgia Tech Awarded a $20M Center for Chemical Innovation

August 2, 2010 6:23 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A team of institutions led by Georgia Tech has been awarded $20 million from the National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration to pursue research that could lead to a better understanding of how life started on Earth.

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Space station cooling system suddenly shuts down

August 2, 2010 6:21 am | Comments

Half of the International Space Station's cooling system suddenly shut down during the weekend, forcing the astronauts to power down equipment and face the likelihood of urgent spacewalking repairs.

Digi International Announces Completion of Investigation

August 2, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | Comments

DOJ and SEC will not be initiating any enforcement proceedings against Digi

Twitter down for hours of 'planned maintenance'

August 2, 2010 6:15 am | Comments

The microblogging site Twitter Inc. was out of commission for a couple of hours early Sunday for some of the roughly 100 million users around the world.

Large Binocular Telescope Achieves Major Breakthrough

August 2, 2010 5:38 am | Comments

The next generation of adaptive optics has arrived at the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona, providing astronomers with a new level of image sharpness never before seen.

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New Executive Team Member Brings Expertise in Global Brand and IT Marketing Leadership

August 2, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

http://www.plantronics.com () —Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) today announced that Ingrid Van Den Hoogen has joined the company as chief marketing officer, responsible for leading Plantronics' global brand, communication and marketing initiatives."Ingrid is an exceptional marketing...

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Purple light means go, ultraviolet light means stop

July 31, 2010 9:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Rochester) A new membrane developed at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics blocks gas from flowing through it when one color of light is shined on its surface, and permits gas to flow through when another color of light is used. It is the first...

The Web's New Gold Mine: Your Secrets

July 31, 2010 2:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

A Wall Street Journal investigation finds that one of the fastest growing businesses on the Internet is the business of spying on American consumers. First in a series.

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