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Sunesis Pharma gets $1.5M payment from Biogen

June 27, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Wednesday it received a $1.5 million payment from Biogen Idec Inc., its partner in developing immune system drugs.Sunesis said it could get as much as $60 million from Biogen as the products are studied. The experimental drugs...

Loral to sell Calif. satellite maker in $1B deal

June 27, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Loral Space & Communications Inc. is selling its satellite manufacturing business to a Canadian information technology and software company in a deal worth more than $1 billion.The satellite communications company plans to sell Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto, Calif., to MacDonald, Dettwiler and...

Ford working on system to ease driver stress

June 27, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. is experimenting with technology that can figure out when a driver is stressed out and might need some help.The system links sensors inside and outside the car to measure traffic, speed, road conditions and the driver's pulse and breathing to estimate the workload. In high-stress...


Alpha Natural Resources changes $1.6B credit line

June 27, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Coal miner Alpha Natural Resources Inc. said Wednesday that it reached a deal with its lenders to maintain its $1.6 billion secured credit facility, giving it some breathing room as it struggles with shrinking demand and dropping prices for coal."We are pleased with our ability to proactively...

Google Goes After Amazon's Kindle Fire

June 27, 2012 10:46 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The Nexus Seven is designed specifically for Google Play, the online store that sells movies, music, books, apps and other content — the things Inc. also sells for its tablet computer.

Technique Controls Crystalline Structure of Titanium Dioxide

June 27, 2012 10:07 am | by NC State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for controlling the crystalline structure of titanium dioxide at room temperature.

Canada PM Offers Help with Mall Collapse

June 27, 2012 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canada's prime minister has offered to send in the military to help with the rescue effort at a partially collapsed mall in Ontario where at least one person has died and another may still be alive beneath the rubble, officials said Tuesday.    

CEO of T-Mobile USA resigns, succeeded by COO

June 27, 2012 9:50 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA says its CEO has resigned and its chief operating officer is filling in while the company searches for a new chief executive.T-Mobile USA is the country's fourth-largest cellphone carrier. CEO Philipp Humm was an executive with at T-Mobile's German parent, Deutsche Telekom AG...


S & P cuts debt ratings on Quicksilver Resources

June 27, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's cut its debt rating on natural gas producer Quicksilver Resources Inc. further into junk status Wednesday, citing lower earnings and production expectations.S&P cut its corporate credit rating on Quicksilver by one level to "B-" to "B," with a negative outlook. That means S&P...

Jimmy Fallon, Shaun White to work with NBC

June 27, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Olympic snowboarding champion Shaun White will share his thoughts about the Summer Games on NBC.NBC officials announced Wednesday that White and late-night host Jimmy Fallon will take part in the network's prime-time coverage from London.White will participate for a week in the middle of the...

Google to sell its own, small tablet computer

June 27, 2012 9:50 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is unveiling a small tablet computer bearing its brand.Called the Nexus Seven, the tablet will have a screen that measures 7 inches diagonally, smaller than the nearly 10 inches on Apple Inc.'s popular iPad. That means it's more likely to challenge Inc.'s Kindle Fire, which is...

Thruster Tests Completed for Boeing's CST-100

June 27, 2012 9:41 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne has successfully completed a series of tests on a thruster destined for Boeing's Commercial Space Transportation spacecraft, designated CST-100.

Liquid Metals Are in the Focus of a New Research Alliance

June 27, 2012 9:34 am | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Liquid metals are the research focus of the new Helmholtz Alliance LIMTECH (Liquid Metal Technologies).  

Lab-on-a-Chip Detects Trace Levels of Toxic Vapors

June 27, 2012 8:55 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A lab-on-a-chip technology that measures trace amounts of air contaminants in homes was successfully field-tested by researchers at the University of Michigan.  

First 3D Nanoscale Optical Cavities from Metamaterials

June 27, 2012 8:51 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

The world’s smallest three-dimensional optical cavities with the potential to generate the world’s most intense nanolaser beams have been created


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