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Predicting wave power could double marine-based energy

September 10, 2012 10:36 am | Comments

A team of researchers has developed a control algorithm that, when used in conjunction with previously developed wave prediction technology, helps wave energy converters calculate the correct amount of force needed to collect the maximum energy possible, allowing the device to respond to each wave individually.

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Infosys buying Lodestone consultancy for $349.3M

September 10, 2012 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Infosys is buying managing consulting firm Lodestone Holding AG for 330 mill Swiss francs ($349.4 million) in order to strengthen its consulting business.The company said Monday that the buyout will also bolster its presence in Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. It will add more...

How iPhone availability has grown in US

September 10, 2012 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Since Verizon Wireless broke AT&T's exclusive grip on the iPhone last year, several other phone carriers now offer Apple's popular smartphone. On Monday, T-Mobile said it will make a stronger bid for used iPhones from AT&T as Apple prepares to launch a new version.Here's a look at how iPhone...

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Locomotives go off tracks, 1 spills oil in Va.

September 10, 2012 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Norfolk Southern Corp. is cleaning up a 1,500-gallon diesel spill after a locomotive derailed in Roanoke.Spokesman Robin Chapman says the locomotive was one of three that went off the tracks about 4 a.m. Monday. One tipped, spilling the fuel.Chapman said there were no injuries as a result of...

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13 defense executives bemoan uncertainty of cuts

September 10, 2012 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Thirteen defense executives are complaining that the threat of automatic, across-the-board cuts to military spending is creating uncertainty that's already affected their industry.Seven senators released copies of the executives' letters on Monday. The six Republicans and independent Joe...

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Built-in germanium lasers could make computer chips faster

September 10, 2012 9:05 am | Comments

A European research team has recently been able to demonstrate that germanium, under certain conditions, can function as a laser material. Together with silicon, the researchers report, germanium lasers could form the basis for innovative computer chips in which information would be transferred partially in the form of light.

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Emotion detector developed using a genetic algorithm

September 10, 2012 9:00 am | Comments

Researchers in Malaysia have developed a system that allows a computer to “read lips”. The invention involves a genetic algorithm that gets better and better with each iteration to match irregular ellipse fitting equations to the shape of the human mouth displaying different emotions. The system could improve the way we interact with computers and perhaps allow disabled people to use communications devices more effectively.

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Fairchild Semiconductor names president and COO

September 10, 2012 8:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. has named Vijay Ullal as president and chief operating officer, the chipmaker said Monday.Ullal has 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry and worked most recently at Maxim Integrated Products as its group president of its consumer...

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Ex-UBB mine boss is training to drive trucks

September 10, 2012 8:40 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The former superintendent of the Upper Big Branch Mine is training to become a truck driver while awaiting sentencing for his actions at the mine where a 2010 explosion killed 29 men.U.S. District Judge Irene Berger signed an order Monday allowing Gary May to leave the Southern District for...

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News Summary: BP sells gulf assets for $5.55 bn

September 10, 2012 8:40 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BAD MOJO: BP is selling some deep-water assets in the Gulf Mexico, taking a big step toward paying off the costs of the disastrous Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in 2010 that killed 11 workers.GOING DEEP: Plains Exploration & Production Co. will spend $5.55 billion for BP's interests in...

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AA flight attendants signing up for cash to quit

September 10, 2012 8:40 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The union for American Airlines flight attendants says 901 of its members have signed up to get payments of $40,000 apiece for quitting their jobs at the financially troubled company so far.The Association of Professional Flight Attendants says briefings on the buyouts have been standing-room...

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Get Satisfaction Introduces Advanced Analytics and Key Enhancements to Its Customer Engagement Platform

September 10, 2012 7:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Get Satisfaction today announced significant enhancements to its platform of 65,000 customer communities. Rich analytic capabilities will help companies more effectively understand and respond to customer intent in order to drive business results. Now companies can take the...

PortSys Total Access Control Suite Brings Real-Time Control and Complete Network Security to Mobile Devices

September 10, 2012 7:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

PortSys, leader in bringing secure access control to the enterprise, today announced Secure Mobile Enterprise? as part of their Total Access Control? (TAC) bundle, bringing access control and real-time security to mobile devices, and thereby revolutionizing the way mobile business is done. Ideal...

Ky. oil refinery to start production again

September 10, 2012 7:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Production is scheduled to restart this fall at a central Kentucky oil refinery that has spent much of the last few years offline because of a management dispute and bankruptcy.New York entrepreneur Demetrios Haseotes bought Continental Refining Co. in Somerset in December. Haseotes told the...

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Talisman CEO Manzoni steps down, replacement named

September 10, 2012 7:40 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Talisman Energy Inc. said Monday that its president and chief executive agreed to step down, effective immediately.The Canadian oil and gas company did not give a reason for the departure of John Manzoni, who joined the company in 2007. It named Hal Kvisle, a director on its board and a former...

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