STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two Russian-born scientists shared the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for groundbreaking experiments with the strongest and thinnest material known to mankind — a potential building block for faster computers and lighter airplanes and satellites. University of Manchester professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov used Scotch tape to isolate graphene, a form of carbon only one atom thick but more than 100 times stronger than steel, and showed it has exceptional properties, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Solar power is coming to President Barack Obama's house. The most famous residence in the United States, which has already boosted its green credentials by planting a vegetable garden, plans to install solar panels atop the White House's living quarters. The solar panels are to be installed by spring 2011, and will heat water for the first family and supply some electricity.
SEATTLE (AP) — Apple Inc. is challenging a federal jury's order that it pay $625.5 million in damages for violating a small technology company's patents. If upheld, the verdict would be one of the largest in a patent lawsuit. Last Friday, the jury in Tyler, Texas, found that Apple infringed on three patents held by Mirror Worlds LLC, a company founded by Yale University computer science professor David Gelernter to commercialize his ideas.
NEW YORK (AP) — Industrial manufacturer Honeywell International Inc. said Tuesday it is opening an office in Baghdad to make equipment for Iraq's oil and gas industry and plans to open other offices in the country over the next few years. The company said it is hiring local employees.
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft Corp. has picked an insider with engineering expertise to head up its Office software division, filling a spot left vacant in September when the most recent president left to become Nokia Corp.'s CEO. Kurt DelBene, an 18-year Microsoft veteran, was named president of the Microsoft Office division.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Manufacturer 3D Systems Corp. has acquired Bits From Bytes Limited, a UK maker of three-dimensional printers and printer kits. 3D Systems, a manufacturing and imaging company, said Tuesday that it plans to retain the entire Bits From Bytes management team and its operations in Bristol, England.
When we looked at the market, we saw thay it was a market that needed solutions that were more affordable, that were more flexible, and that’s what we are aiming at building. For the better part of the last five years, software firm OpenERP has diligently worked to develop, introduce, offer, and popularize a new model for customer resource management (CRM) and enterprise resource management (ERP) enterprise software.
The solution for resolving the integration of energy and sustainability projects and assets in large industrial, manufacturing, and institutional facilities is a fully integrated energy master plan. Not too long ago, making decisions about a company’s energy management and sustainability was a fairly uncomplicated process for most facility managers.
The U.S. unemployment rate currently hovers around 9 percent, while Demark's jobless rate is an astoundingly low 4.2 percent. What gives? Well, it turns out the United States could learn a whole lot about fighting long-term unemployment from the Danes. According to this video, Denmark's generous unemployment benefit system has allowed the European country to curb joblessness more effectively than other countries.
SEATTLE (AP) — A deadly explosion in April at a Tesoro Corp. oil refinery in Washington state could have been prevented if the company had tested its equipment properly and followed other safety regulations, regulators said Monday. The Washington Department of Labor and Industries issued a record $2.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors gave its current and former chief executives more than $1.3 million in stock in the third quarter under terms of their pay packages. The automaker says in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that former CEO Ed Whitacre got more than 16,300 shares worth over $883,000 on Sept.
y Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is pairing its little known housing business with its expertise in green cars to sell computer systems that link homes, utilities and vehicles to reduce energy use. The world's biggest automaker said Tuesday the launch of its home smart grid system in Japan will coincide with its plug-in hybrid cars going on sale in early 2012.
General Electric Co. said Monday it has signed contracts worth about $700 million to supply equipment and services for a power plant in Saudi Arabia. The power plant, called Riyadh PP11, will be located just outside of Saudi Arabia's capital city and will add nearly 1,730 megawatts of power to the Saudi Electricity Company, GE said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories fell in August, reflecting a big drop in demand for commercial aircraft. But outside of the volatile transportation sector, orders rose for the first time since March. Factory orders fell 0.5 percent in August, the third drop in the past four months, the Commerce Department said Monday.
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Raytheon has acquired Technology Associates Inc., a provider of computer engineering for the U.S. intelligence community, the defense contractor said Monday. Raytheon wants to expand its cybersecurity business and the privately held company, which has 110 employees, will become part of its intelligence and information systems business.