Verizon shareholders to vote on executive pay

(AP) -- A movement to give shareholders influence over compensation awarded to company executives gets an early test Thursday as Verizon Communications Inc. becomes the latest to hold a "say on pay" vote.

Amazon seeks more paths for sales with new Kindle

(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. hopes a bigger version of its Kindle electronic reading device can be a hit, even if it's more expensive, and the company is aiming it in part at college students who are eager to save money on their ...

Audit: Air traffic systems vulnerable to attack

(AP) -- The nation's air traffic control systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks, and support systems have been breached in recent months allowing hackers access to personnel records and network servers, according to a new ...

Device targets mosquitoes with deadly nectar

(AP) -- The ProVector Bt may not look too much like a real flower, but the artificial device sports bright, finely tuned colors and sweet nectar that can lure and kill mosquitoes that potentially carry diseases.

EU Parliament rejects law allowing Internet cutoff

(AP) -- Worried about trampling on the rights of innocent consumers, the European Parliament rejected Wednesday attempts by EU governments to crack down on people who illegally download copyright-protected music and movies ...

Low-cost process produces natural gas from algae

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new method for converting algae into renewable natural gas for use in pipelines and power generation has been transferred from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to the marketplace ...

Terahertz Waves Are Effective Probes for IC Heat Barriers

(PhysOrg.com) -- By modifying a commonly used commercial infrared spectrometer to allow operation at long-wave terahertz frequencies, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology discovered an efficient ...

New Nanotube Coating Enables Novel Laser Power Meter

(PhysOrg.com) -- The U.S. military can now calibrate high-power laser systems, such as those intended to defuse unexploded mines, more quickly and easily thanks to a novel nanotube-coated power measurement device developed ...

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