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Former mayor Nagin faces state ethics charges

May 7, 2010 4:30 pm | by MELINDA DESLATTE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The Louisiana Board of Ethics has charged former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin with two possible violations, for receiving gifts from a one-time city vendor and for his involvement with a company that was negotiating tax breaks with the city.Copies of the charges, which were sent to Nagin through...

Economics : OECD Forum and Ministerial meeting to focus on innovation, growth

May 7, 2010 12:28 pm | by OECD | Comments

New OECD forecasts for economic growth and strategies to boost innovation will be at the heart of discussions at the OECD’s annual Forum and Ministerial meeting in Paris on 26-28 May 2010. The OECD’s latest Economic Outlook will be released by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría with...


Nokia-Apple Patent Fight Intensifies

May 7, 2010 12:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Nokia has sued Apple again, alleging the iPhone and new iPad 3G violate its patents. Meanwhile, Apple said the iPad will begin selling in Japan and Europe on May 28.


Earnings schedule for week of 5/10/2010

May 7, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Dish Network Corp. releases quarterly financial results.WASHINGTON — Fannie Mae releases quarterly financial results.LOS ANGELES — Live Nation Entertainment Inc. releases quarterly financial...

Nokia lodges another complaint against Apple

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Finnish cell phone maker Nokia Corp. is filing another lawsuit against Apple Inc., this time extending its patent infringement claims to the iPad.Nokia has already filed complaints against Apple, charging that a broad swath of its products violate Nokia patents. Nokia says the disputed...

UN report stresses the need to provide access to clean energy to the world's poor

May 7, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) In a new report, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (AGECC) stresses the need to improve access to clean energy to the more than 2 billion people...

Interface Ecology Lab to host serious games symposium

May 7, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Texas A&M University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Visualization and the Interface Ecology Lab, and the Houston Serious Games Research Consortium will host game researchers, practitioners, developers and enthusiasts for the first Symposium on Serious...

Google invests in ND wind farms

May 7, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. is investing nearly $40 million in two North Dakota wind farms.One of the farms is in Griggs and Steele counties and the other is in Burleigh County.Google spokesman Jamie Yood says the Internet search engine firm is interested in the wind projects as an investment that will provide...


Cornell's regional 'sun grant' energy conference is May 24-26

May 7, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cornell University) National and regional biofuel, biopower and bioproducts experts will convene in Syracuse for the Northeast Sun Grant 2010 Regional Conference, at Renaissance Syracuse Hotel, on May 24-26, 2010. The conference is hosted by Cornell University.

New catalyst could move fuel cell technology closer to mainstream

May 7, 2010 6:23 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Long hampered by high manufacturing costs and durability issues, fuel cell technology could overcome those obstacles and take a significant step towards mainstream adoption thanks to a finding by a Texas A&M University chemical engineering professor. Investigating the use of...

Myers Takes Leadership Role at the Duke Translational Research Institute

May 7, 2010 6:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, NC – Biomedical engineering Professor Barry Myers has been named director of emerging programs at Duke’s Translational Research Institute (DTRI).


R.C. Murphy Junior High School Takes Fifth Place in the National Science Bowl

May 7, 2010 6:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Students from R.C. Murphy Junior High School placed fifth in the National Science Bowl, taking home $1,000 for their school's science department.

Facebook privacy snafu exposed user chats

May 7, 2010 5:35 am | Comments

Private chats between some Facebook users were briefly viewable by other users on Wednesday, an embarrassing technical glitch for a company facing growing criticism over "sloppy" privacy protection. Techcrunch, a blog, first reported a bug related to a feature on the fast-growing social network site that allows a user to see how their profile will appear to other users.


FCC chief promises light broadband touch

May 7, 2010 5:33 am | Comments

The top communications regulator sought to calm fears his agency would heavily regulate Internet services, but shares in major cable companies fell and industry insiders predicted a prolonged legal battle. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission issued a statement on Thursday pledging to retain a light touch with Internet regulation...

Apple launches iPad in 9 more countries May 28

May 7, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. said Friday its iPad tablet computer will be available in nine more countries, including Germany and the U.K., on May 28 — with pre-orders starting Monday.Apple delayed the international launch of the device last month, saying sales in the U.S. were unexpectedly strong. The iPad went...


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