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Global Solar Enery Rolls Out Powerful Flexible Module for Roofing Industry

September 2, 2010 1:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Global Solar Energy, Inc., a manufacturer of high-efficiency Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS) solar material, unveiled its flexible building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) module: the PowerFLEX™ BIPV. Specially designed for commercial and industrial rooftops, the...

Satellite navigation steers unmanned micro-planes

September 1, 2010 10:49 am | News | Comments

An unmanned aircraft system guided by satnav has been developed within ESA’s Business Incubation Centre to provide rapid monitoring of land areas and disaster zones. The planes have already helped Spanish farmers in Andalusia to fight land erosion.

Fly your experiment to the edge of space!

September 1, 2010 10:42 am | News | Comments

ESA is inviting students to propose experiments to fly on sounding rockets and stratospheric balloons. The winning teams will have the opportunity to design and build an experiment for the BEXUS balloons or the REXUS rockets.

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Upcoming : OECD to release Education at a Glance 2010 on Tuesday 7 September

September 1, 2010 4:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The economic and social benefits of investing in education are among the issues analysed in the 2010 edition of the OECD’s Education at a Glance, to be published on Tuesday 7 September. Four media presentations of this year’s edition are planned : in London, Paris, Berlin and Brussels.

Statistics : Annual inflation in OECD area edges up to 1.6% in July 2010

August 31, 2010 3:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.6% in the year to July 2010, up from 1.5 % in June. This small increase mainly reflected developments in energy and food prices, which increased by 6.2% and 1.1% respectively in the year to July, compared with rises of 4.7% and 0.6% in June.

New EU Project to Dramatically Cut Power Consumption of Telecoms Networks

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

Warm water can trigger deformities in farmed fish

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

Dongbu HiTek Targets European Semiconductor Market

August 24, 2010 12:23 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Dongbu HiTek announced that it has kicked off its strategy to expand its European presence by opening a sales office in Nice, France with plans to open another in Milan, Italy later this year....

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CamSemi Secures 10 Major Designs for C2160 Controller Family

August 20, 2010 2:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

CamSemi announced a series of 10 major design wins for its C2160 family of primary side sensing (PSS) controllers that includes designs for five-star rated mobile phone chargers for some of the world’s top...

Statistics: Germany and the United Kingdom drive stronger GDP growth in the European Union but, growth slows in Japan and the United States

August 18, 2010 3:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area rose by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2010, the same rate as in the previous quarter.

New sensor unit protects a ship's lifeblood

August 11, 2010 9:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

EU-funded scientists have developed a computerised warning sensor that monitors a ship's all-important lubricated systems. A black box attached to the ship's engine together with the unit's oil-monitoring software work together to warn a crew if the lifeblood of their vessel is under...

Facebook and other social media cost UK billions

August 6, 2010 8:34 am | by Paul Casciato, Reuters | News | Comments

Employees who fritter time away on Facebook, Twitter and other social media Web sites are costing British businesses billions, new research suggests.

Statistics: Composite leading indicators point to a possible peak in expansion

August 6, 2010 2:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for June 2010 point to a possible peak in expansion. The CLI for the OECD area decreased by 0.1 point in June 2010.

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Statistics: Annual inflation in OECD area falls to 1.5% in June 2010

August 3, 2010 2:27 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Annual inflation in the OECD area fell to 1.5 % in the year to June 2010 compared with 2.0% in May amid a slowdown in energy price rises. Annual energy inflation slowed to 4.7% in June compared with 11.0% in May.

Merging e-services seamlessly

July 29, 2010 7:26 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Information technology (IT) experts and computer scientists from Europe and Israel have begun work on a project that seeks to resolve the significant business stumbling block of interoperation between e-services (electronic services). The ACSI ('Artifact-centric service interoperation')...

Accession : Slovenia becomes the OECD’s 32nd member

July 22, 2010 3:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

On 21 July 2010, Slovenia deposited its instrument of accession to the OECD Convention, thereby becoming a Member of the Organisation. Slovenia was invited by OECD countries to open negotiations for membership in May 2007.

EIT Statement

July 22, 2010 3:23 am | by European Institute of Innovation and Technology | News | Comments

Gerard de Nazelle, EIT Director, has decided to leave the EIT as of 1 September 2010 due to...

Statistics: Trade flows continue to grow in the first quarter of 2010 but at a slower pace

July 21, 2010 3:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Based on seasonally adjusted monthly data, merchandise trade values remain approximately 20% below pre-crisis levels in April and May.

EU scientists make virtual reality touchable

July 20, 2010 8:23 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

It sounds like science fiction, but a team of European researchers has 'virtually' teleported real objects through cyberspace, 'touched' virtual reality (VR) and even felt the movements of a virtual dance partner thanks to advances in haptic technology and a new approach to generating VR...

Foreign bribery : South Africa should take a more proactive stance, says OECD

July 19, 2010 8:23 am | by OECD | News | Comments

South Africa should step up its efforts to detect, investigate and prosecute cases of bribery in international business deals, according to a new report by the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery.

South Africa : Boosting job creation and exports key to growth, says OECD’s Gurría

July 19, 2010 6:21 am | by OECD | News | Comments

South Africa should leverage the positive impact of the World Cup to improve living standards by boosting job creation and exports, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the launch of the OECD Economic Survey of South Africa in Pretoria today.

Economy: migration key to long-term economic growth, says OECD

July 12, 2010 1:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

International migration has fallen during the economic crisis, but as the recovery moves into gear migrants will once again be needed to fill labour and skill shortages, according to a new OECD report.

Survival training for astronauts

July 9, 2010 7:21 am | News | Comments

At the end of June, ESA’s six astronaut candidates were thrown out of a helicopter, left to drift at sea and abandoned under the hot Mediterranean sun – but luckily they were well-trained and under supervision. Astronauts have to be prepared for almost everything in space, but also anything on the ground.

Statistics : Composite leading indicators point to continued but slower expansion

July 9, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for May 2010 continue to point to an expansion but with stronger signals of a slowing pace of growth than in last month's assessment. The CLI for the OECD area increased by 0.1 point in May 2010, the 10th consecutive monthly deceleration.

EIT Chairman at the European Business Summit 2010

July 8, 2010 5:23 am | by European Institute of Innovation and Technology | News | Comments

Dr Martin Schuurmans, Chairman of the EIT Governing Board, was invited to take part in the 8th...

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