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October 19, 2012
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Microsoft Employees Raise $1 Billion for Communities Around the World

Microsoft commemorates 30th Employee Giving Campaign with CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman and Founder Bill Gates. REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 18, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today commemorated its 30th Employee Giving Campaign and announced that U.S. employees raised $1 billion … Continue reading

September 12, 2012
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Beacons Light up Stem Cell Transformation

In a new study, Brown University researchers demonstrate a new tool for visually tracking in real-time the transformation of a living population of stem cells into cells of a specific tissue. The “molecular beacons,” which could advance tissue engineering research, light up when … Continue reading

April 9, 2012
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Release of New 4G Phones a Milestone for Windows Phone, Nokia Partnership

*AT&T today launched two new 4G LTE-capable Windows Phones – the sleek, award-winning Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II. The launch is an important milestone for partners Microsoft and Nokia, and an AT&T spokesman said the Lumia 900 … Continue reading

March 8, 2012
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Made in IBM Labs: Holey Optochip First to Transfer One Trillion Bits of Information per Second Using the Power of Light

• Researchers invent novel technique by fabricating tiny holes in a single quarter-inch chip to boost data transfer rates • Until now, it was not possible to transport terabits of data for existing parallel optical communications technology • New prototype … Continue reading

January 31, 2012
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UCLA Astronomers Solve Mystery of Vanishing Electrons

*Findings further efforts to better predict geomagnetic storms in space* UCLA researchers have explained the puzzling disappearing act of energetic electrons in Earth’s outer radiation belt, using data collected from a fleet of orbiting spacecraft. In a paper published Jan. 29 … Continue reading

December 6, 2011
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NASA’s Kepler Confirms Its First Planet in Habitable Zone

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the “habitable zone,” the region around a star where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. Kepler also has discovered more than 1,000 new planet candidates, nearly … Continue reading

December 4, 2011
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E. Coli Bacteria Engineered to Eat Switchgrass and Make Transportation Fuels

*Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) Researchers Reach Milestone on the Road to Biofuels* A milestone has been reached on the road to developing advanced biofuels that can replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuels with a domestically-produced clean, green, renewable alternative. Researchers … Continue reading

June 16, 2011
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IBM Turns 100

*Chairman and CEO Samuel J. Palmisano Says Managing for the Long Term Will Drive Growth for Next 100 Years* ARMONK, N.Y., – 16 Jun 2011: IBM today is marking the 100th anniversary of its founding on June 16, 1911. To … Continue reading