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Are You Participating in Bike-to-Work Day?

May 20, 2010 5:20 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Tomorrow is Bike-to-Work Day! Bike-to-Work Day is held each year on the third Friday in May to promote bicycles as an alternative commuting option. Biking to work is a great way to fit in some exercise, use less fuel, and save on your overall transportation costs.

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Intuit 3Q profit jumps 19 percent, boosts outlook

May 20, 2010 3:30 pm | News | Comments

Intuit Inc. on Thursday said its fiscal third-quarter profit jumped 19 percent as more consumers and businesses turned to its tax and accounting software and websites.The maker of TurboTax and Quicken said net income for the quarter ended April 30 was $576 million, or $1.78 per share, compared...

Salesforce.com 1Q profit down, outlook disappoints

May 20, 2010 2:30 pm | News | Comments

Online business software maker Salesforce.com on Thursday said its fiscal first-quarter profit fell despite a 24 percent jump in revenue, as expenses climbed.The results met Wall Street expectations, but the company's guidance fell short of analysts views, sending the stock down sharply in...

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Fermilab Scientists Find Evidence for Significant Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry

May 20, 2010 1:21 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists of the DZero collaboration at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced Friday, May 14, that they have found evidence for significant violation of matter-antimatter symmetry in the behavior of particles containing bottom quarks beyond what is...

Dell fiscal 1Q net income jumps 52 percent

May 20, 2010 12:30 pm | News | Comments

Computer maker Dell Inc. says its first-quarter net income rose 52 percent, helped by sales of computers to businesses and technology services to public-sector customers.Dell said Thursday that from February through April, it earned $441 million, or 22 cents per share. In the same period a year...

Cray receives $47 million supercomputer contract

May 20, 2010 10:30 am | News | Comments

Supercomputer maker Cray Inc. said Thursday it received a $47 million contract from the U.S. Department of Energy for a new supercomputer that will be used for advanced climate modeling.The company will provide the computer to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Oak...

Solar power manufacturing makes good business sense for governments: Queen's University study

May 20, 2010 9:20 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Queen's University) Canadian and provincial governments could spend $2.4 billion to build a large scale solar photovoltaic manufacturing plant and then give it away for free and still earn a profit in the long run, according to a financial analysis conducted by the Queen's University...

Acoustic Bluesman Paul Geremia to Perform at Brookhaven Lab June 18

May 20, 2010 9:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Acoustic bluesman Paul Geremia will give a concert at Brookhaven Lab on Friday, June 18, at 8 p.m. at the Brookhaven Center.

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Computer Sciences 4Q profit falls but beats Street

May 20, 2010 8:30 am | News | Comments

Information technology company Computer Sciences Corp. said Thursday its fiscal fourth-quarter net income declined as higher expenses outpaced higher revenue.For the three months ended April 2, the company earned $259 million, or $1.66 per share, down 32 percent from a profit of $382 million,...

Nanotech breath sensor detects diabetes and potentially serious complication

May 20, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Scientists are reporting development and successful testing of a sensor that can instantly tell whether someone has type I diabetes. It could also be used by emergency room doctors to determine whether a patient has developed diabetic ketoacidosis, a...

Student at Brookhaven Lab Wins Award From Chinese Government for Energy Research

May 20, 2010 7:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Jinsheng Wen has been named a winner of the 2009 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Studying Abroad.

The Future is Coming at 10 GB/S+

May 20, 2010 7:20 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

The future in backplane connectors is almost here. It's rugged; it manages escalating data streams under the most adverse environments; and it's super fast. Created for military and commercial aerospace settings, the next generation is designed to enable better equipment, improved...

ABB Wins Top Food Processing Award For Robotic Pancake Application

May 20, 2010 6:23 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

ABB's robotics business wins Food Processing magazine's Robotics and Automation award for the installation of two robotic lines at the Honeytop Speciality Food plant in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

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April Large-Area TFT LCD Shipments Down 6% M/M; Revenues Down 4% M/M

May 20, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

April 2010 shipments of large-area TFT LCD panels were 53.9 million units, down 6% from March, and revenues were 7.1 billion, down 4% M/M, according to the DisplaySearch Monthly TFT LCD Shipment Database. [...]

Semiconductor manufacturing technique holds promise for solar energy

May 20, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Thanks to a new semiconductor manufacturing method pioneered at the University of Illinois, the future of solar energy just got brighter. The researchers developed a more efficient, lower-cost method of manufacturing compound semiconductors...

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