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Co Tyrone company completes second successive ?1 million Beaumont Hospital contract

February 12, 2010 7:00 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Western Building Systems has just handed over a block of administrative units at Beaumont Hospital in a ?1million separate contract deal, following on from its spring 2009 completion of high dependency and medical admissions units at the hospital.

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Large-Area TFT LCD Shipments Grew 20% Y/Y in 2009, Reaching 527 Million

February 12, 2010 7:00 am | by General Electric | Comments

Global large-area TFT LCD panel shipments reached a record high of 527 million units in 2009, with strong growth in TV, mini-note and public display applications, indicating recovery from the economic crisis [...]

Facebook Pulls 30 UK Inmates' Pages After Taunts

February 12, 2010 7:00 am | by Product Design & Development | Comments

The British government said Thursday that Facebook had removed the profiles of 30 U.K. inmates at its request after several incidents in which prisoners reportedly used the social networking site to organize crime or taunt others.

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Researchers envision high-tech applications for 'multiferroic' crystals

February 12, 2010 7:00 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Florida State University) Two of the Florida State University's most accomplished scientists recently joined forces on a collaborative research project that has yielded groundbreaking results involving an unusual family of crystalline minerals. Their findings could lay the groundwork for...

Let the Challenge Begin!!!

February 12, 2010 6:57 am | by An Engineering Mind | Comments

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EDS 2010 Kick-Off Event Spotlights Leading Distributors, Manufacturers & Reps

February 12, 2010 4:56 am | Comments

 EDS 2010 will recognize electronics industry leaders at a special program immediately preceding its All-Industry Reception, where EDS and media sponsors will present the results of the first-ever industry-wide survey.

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Oxford Technology Offers Secure Electronic Payment Via Mobile Phones

February 12, 2010 4:34 am | by Kelly Jackson Higgins - DarkReading | Comments

 Researchers from the University of Oxford have created a protocol for making electronic payments via mobile phones.

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New study links drilling to Indonesia mud volcano

February 12, 2010 4:22 am | Comments

A team of scientists said in a report on Friday that they had found the strongest evidence yet linking a devastating mud volcano in Indonesia to drilling at a gas exploration well by local energy firm PT Lapindo Brantas.

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Astronauts install space station's last hub

February 12, 2010 4:20 am | Comments

The shuttle Endeavour crew bolted the last connecting module onto the International Space Station on Friday, completing more than a decade of major construction on the outpost. During the first of three spacewalks planned during Endeavour's 13-day mission, astronauts Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick prepared the 18-tonne module to be transferred from the shuttle's cargo bay to the station.

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First Russian launch from French Guiana delayed-agency

February 12, 2010 4:18 am | Comments

The first launch of a Russian space rocket from a site outside Moscow's control has been delayed while engineers test a service tower, Interfax news agency reported on Friday. A modified Soyuz cargo ship had been due to take off before the end of this year from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana.

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Palm suspends production due to Chinese New Year: source

February 12, 2010 4:15 am | Comments

Palm Inc is suspending production of its smartphones for the Chinese New Year, as all of them are made in China, but it will resume operations by the end of the month, a source told Reuters on Thursday. The source confirmed parts of a report from industry tracker OTR Global that Palm has suspended production of its namesake smartphone, although not for the entire month of February as the OTR report said.

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Yahoo executives address misconception about search

February 12, 2010 4:13 am | Comments

Yahoo Inc executives defended the company's commitment to Internet search on Wednesday, vowing to reverse the erosion of the company's market share and to fix the "misconception" that the company has given up on the business it helped create.

Google staunchly defends pact to digitize books

February 12, 2010 4:11 am | Comments

Google Inc argued in a staunch and sometimes eloquent brief that an agreement reached with the Authors Guild to digitize millions of books was legal and a contribution to human knowledge. Google's ambitious plan has been praised for expanding access to books but the Justice Department criticized it on February 4 on a variety of grounds, saying it potentially violated antitrust and copyright laws.

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U.S. sets grants for health technology, job training

February 12, 2010 4:09 am | Comments

Members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet will announce nearly $1 billion in grants on Friday to increase the use of health information technology, a White House official said, pushing a key component of Obama's healthcare overhaul and job creation plans.

BP expands program that rolls back gas prices

February 12, 2010 4:07 am | Comments

BP said Thursday that it is expanding a program to attract drivers by giving them a break when they fill up. The oil company said it is installing technology throughout its network of 10,000 gas stations nationwide that will allow drivers to redeem instant cents-off-per-gallon savings rewards from retailers at the pump.

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