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Sensor gives valuable data for neurological diseases and treatments

April 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Purdue University) A new biosensor developed at Purdue University can measure whether neurons are performing correctly when communicating with each other, giving researchers a tool to test the effectiveness of new epilepsy or seizure treatments.

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Stranded Travelers Turn to Videoconferencing

April 19, 2010 11:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Audio and video conferencing businesses are reporting increases in demand since the volcanic disruptions.

Palm Loses Executive, Retailer

April 19, 2010 11:23 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Palm disclosed a senior executive is resigning and it is doling out bonuses to keep the rest of its leadership team in place. Meanwhile, Radioshack is discontinuing sales of Palm's phones.

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Argonne to host next generation battery symposium May 3-4

April 19, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) Argonne National Laboratory will host on May 3-4 the symposium Research Opportunities in Electrochemical Energy Storage Beyond Lithium Ion: Computational Perspectives to discuss advanced battery technologies for transportation, electronics and renewable...

DynaVox is standout in crowded week for IPOs

April 19, 2010 10:30 am | by TALI ARBEL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Of this week's jam-packed IPO schedule, only DynaVox Inc., a provider of speech-generating software that helps people with language and cognitive disabilities, is the one company standing out from the rest.With at least seven initial public offerings in the works, it would be the busiest week...

Startup ALGO claims trading software nears speed of light

April 19, 2010 10:27 am | News | Comments

New software by startup company ALGO Technologies offers to cut trade execution time to levels close to the speed of light, giving exchange clients an edge in the high-frequency trading arms race. The system takes 16 microseconds, or millionths of a second, per round-trip for a trade from outside an exchange's firewall, compared with 250 microseconds on Nasdaq OMX...

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Air traffic bans boost video conferencing: Cisco

April 19, 2010 10:25 am | News | Comments

The videoconferencing industry is getting a boost in demand from the disruption to business travel across Europe caused by a volcano in Iceland, Cisco Systems said. "The only evidence is anecdotal, but you will not get a demo room in any of the Cisco facilities," said Fredrik Halvorsen, former Tandberg CEO and head of the Cisco Systems's TelePresence Technology Group.

Electromobility: Fast-tracking innovation

April 19, 2010 10:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Battery systems, chargers, wheel hub motors -- in the cars of the future, what will the components look like, and how will they interact with each other? Fraunhofer researchers are engineering the parts for electric vehicles and testing them on "Frecc0," their...

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Wall Street expecting another profit jump for EMC

April 19, 2010 9:30 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Wall Street is looking for EMC Corp.'s profit to increase for the second straight quarter compared with last year as the data-storage company benefits from a loosening of corporate technology budgets.Many companies' budgets for things like new computers and data storage machines were choked off...

Graphene: What projections and humps can be good for

April 19, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)) Scientists of Leibniz University Hanover and of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt have now investigated in which way a rough base affects the electronic properties of graphene. Their results suggest that it will soon be possible to...

Yale Geologist Wins Guggenheim Fellowship to Study Changes in Climate

April 19, 2010 7:20 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

John Wettlaufer, the A.M. Bateman Professor of Geophysics and Physics and professor of applied mathematics, has been awarded a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Tribeca looks to expand notion of film festival

April 19, 2010 6:30 am | by JAKE COYLE - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

When the British director Mat Whitecross was growing up in Oxford, only so many films would make it to his local cinema. Most of the intriguing movies he read about playing at film festivals or in cities were not shown there.Whitecross estimates that 90 percent of the films that were...

Yahoo names Blake Irving as chief product officer

April 19, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. has named former Microsoft executive Blake Irving as chief product officer, replacing Ari Balogh, who is leaving June 3 for personal reasons, the Internet company said Monday.Prabhakar Raghavan will continue as chief scientist, and both executives will report directly to CEO Carol...

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Earnings Preview: Yahoo revenue woes to end in Q1?

April 19, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet company Yahoo Inc. is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings after the stock market closes Tuesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Higher revenue for the first time since the third quarter of 2008. At least that's what Yahoo promised three months ago when it forecast its January-March...

18 U.S. Schools Named Intel Schools of Distinction Finalists

April 19, 2010 6:22 am | by Intel | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 15, 2010 - Intel Corporation today named 18 U.S. schools as finalists in the 2010 Intel Schools of Distinction Awards.

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