By WRAL Tech Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Some of the latest high-tech and life science related news from the Triangle, North Carolina, the southeast, and the world is just a click away.

• GE Lighting has announced plans to submit a 60W-equivalent LED lamp to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition targeted at solid-state-lighting (SSL) replacements for inefficient legacy lights. GE has collaborated with Cree using the latter’s TrueWhite Technology in a design that the companies believe will meet the decidedly-challenging L-Prize requirements. Read more details here.

• Scientists at Britain’s largest medical company will co-operate with doping bosses to fight drug cheats at the London 2012 Olympics. Experts at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are to team up with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to investigate new medicines that could have performance-enhancing potential in sport. Read more details here.

• Even as Internet companies such as Zynga Inc. and Groupon Inc. file to go public, Twitter Inc. is taking a different route: It is continuing to tap private investors. Read more details here.

• For months, Facebook has been the biggest social media site that drives web traffic in the United States. Those days are over – for the moment, at least. Web discovery engine StumbleUpon is now the biggest traffic driver among social media websites in the U.S., according to global web analytics service StatCounter. Read more details here.

• Western companies including Cisco Systems are poised to help build a new surveillance project in China – a citywide network of as many as 500,000 cameras that officials say will prevent crime but that human-rights advocates warn could target political dissent. Read more details here.

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