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China Moves Toward Mobile Payment Standard

June 2, 2010 6:27 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The nation's largest wireless carrier is pressured by regulators to drop its proprietary technology and adopt the global standard.

Risoe's Next Energy Conference Takes Hold Of The Big Issues On Energy And Climate

June 2, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark ) Risoe DTU's next energy conference will deal with the pressing large, long-term energy issues.

OBIS Selects OpenGeo For Web-based Geospatial Mapping

June 2, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Census of Marine Life ) OpenGeo today announced that the Ocean Biogeographic Information System has selected it to replace their existing geospatial mapping tools. OpenGeo is a fully-integrated, open source geospatial platform for manipulating maps and data. OpenGeo will provide...

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Visual System Interprets Sign Languages

June 2, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona ) Spanish sign language is used by over 100,000 people with hearing impairments and is made up of hundreds of signs. CVC-UAB researchers Sergio Escalera, Petia Radeva and Jordi Vitria selected over twenty of these signs to develop a new visual...

Honda Says Chinese Workers Back On The Job

June 2, 2010 5:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Automaker said a key parts factory in China resumed full operation following a two-week strike over wages that forced Honda to halt production at four plants.

Toyota To Rev Up Highlander Production In Indiana

June 2, 2010 5:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Japanese automaker is boosting production of the gas model Highlander sport utility vehicle at its southern Indiana plant.

Which Came First, The iPad Or The iPhone?

June 2, 2010 5:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

CEO Steve Jobs said the idea to ditch the keyboard for a multi-touch display came about in the early 2000s, although Apple was working on a telephone at the time.

EU carbon prices dip on lower power demand

June 2, 2010 5:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures dipped on Wednesday as some participants closed long positions ahead of a UK auction next week and as demand for power sagged, traders said.

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Europe grid firms see no summer power shortages

June 2, 2010 5:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's electricity transmission system is equipped to deal with weather conditions in the summer of 2010, European transmission grid operators group ENTSO-E said in a note issued late on Tuesday.

Chemical Biologist And Entrepreneur Carolyn Bertozzi Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

June 2, 2010 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Lemelson-MIT Program ) Chemical biologist Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, whose research is applied worldwide in the biopharmaceutical industry, has achieved extraordinary success for pioneering inventions in biotechnology. The proven potential for future advances, and her current work...

Global CIO: In Praise of Mark Hurd's 9,000 Layoffs At Hewlett-Packard

June 2, 2010 4:25 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Column about why Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd deserves praise for phasing out 9,000 old jobs and bringing in 6,000 new salespeople to meet the needs of tomorrow.

Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences Reach New Licensing Agreement on Roundup Ready 2 Yield® Soybean Technology

June 2, 2010 3:26 am | by Monsanto | Comments

Expands Previous License, Will Broaden Farmer Access and Experience With Monsanto's Next-Generation Herbicide-Tolerance Trait That Offers Higher Yield Opportunity

Fossil-fuel Use And Feeding World Cause Greatest Environmental Impacts: UNEP Panel

June 2, 2010 2:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( UNEP Division of Technology Industry and Economics ) A panel of 27 of the world's foremost experts assembled by UNEP has synthesized a comprehensive library of the most authoritative global studies to diagnose which of the planet's many ailments cause the greatest harm, and should...

Sluggish cell division may help explain genital defects

June 1, 2010 7:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers say a gene memorably named Sonic hedgehog controls genital development by regulating a process known as the cell cycle -- a biological event that regulates when, and how fast, cells divide to form hearts, brains, limbs and all the other complex structures needed to build an...

'Little brown balls' tie malaria and algae to common ancestor, researchers find

June 1, 2010 7:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Inconspicuous "little brown balls" in the ocean have helped settle a long-standing debate about the origin of malaria and the algae responsible for toxic red tides, according to a new study.

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