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SanDisk CEO to retire; 2Q profit jumps

July 22, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The CEO of flash memory card maker SanDisk Corp. plans to retire this year, the company said Thursday as it reported a surge in quarterly earnings.SanDisk said Eli Harari, who founded the company and serves as both its chairman and CEO, will step down Dec. 31. Chief Operating Officer Sanjay...

Amazon’s Profit Rises but Misses Forecasts

July 22, 2010 1:27 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Income is up 45 percent and sales are up 41 percent, but Amazon’s shares slide after the results fall short of forecasts.

Microsoft Posts a 48% Increase in Profit

July 22, 2010 1:26 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Quarterly income of $4.52 billion tops forecasts as rejuvenated sales to corporations fuel a 22 percent increase in sales.

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Graphene oxide gets green

July 22, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) Rice scientists have found a way to synthesize graphene oxide in bulk in an environmentally friendly way, eliminating toxic and explosive chemicals from the process. They have also found a class of common bacteria breaks down graphene oxide into environmentally benign graphene.

Cook brand Ciaglia Blue Rhino/Ciaglia Blue Dolphin Percutaneous Tracheostomy Introducer Sets and Trays

July 22, 2010 1:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Recall due to balloon inflation assembly that may not hold air

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Microsoft 4Q net income surges 48 percent

July 22, 2010 1:06 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that its net income surged 48 percent in the most recent quarter, the latest sign that businesses are again spending money on technology.Strong sales of Windows, particularly to Microsoft's corporate customers, helped boost results in the fiscal fourth quarter....

Nanowick at heart of new system to cool 'power electronics'

July 22, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Purdue University) Researchers have shown that an advanced cooling technology being developed for high-power electronics in military and automotive systems is capable of handling roughly 10 times the heat generated by conventional computer chips.

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Rat Race Choir to Perform at Brookhaven Lab August 6

July 22, 2010 12:21 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Legendary band Rat Race Choir (RRC) will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Friday, August 6, at 8 p.m. at Berkner Auditorium.

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Some Internet porn sites in China now accessible

July 22, 2010 12:05 pm | by ANITA CHANG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Word leaked out slowly, spread by Web-savvy folks on Twitter: Internet porn that once was blocked by Chinese government censors was now openly available."Are they no longer cracking down on pornographic websites? A lot of porn sites and forums are accessible," technology blogger William Long...

An Overview of Micro Thermoelectric Technology

July 22, 2010 11:52 am | by Burkhard Habbe, Micropelt | Articles | Comments

Thermoelectricity has been known since the 1830s. Two functional principles are included under this term: The popular Peltier-Effect describes how electric current flowing through thermoelectric material transports heat, creating a cooling effect.

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Researchers receive $1.5M NSF grant for bee database

July 22, 2010 11:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The project will consolidate data from 10 natural history bee collections across the United States - including Cornell's estimated 250,000 specimen collection.

Joyful Slim Herb Supplement : Recall-Undeclared Drug Ingredient

July 22, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Product contains sibutramine; may increase blood pressure/pulse rate with risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, stroke.

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Senate plan puts off space shuttle retirement

July 22, 2010 10:35 am | News | Comments

A U.S. Senate oversight committee unanimously passed a plan on Thursday to postpone retirement of the space shuttle as part of a job-saving compromise to the Obama administration's wish to end NASA's program to return astronauts to the moon.

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Solar Inverter yields efficiency grade of 98.7%

July 22, 2010 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

A report jointly issued by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and Bureau Veritas shows that AEG Power Solutions’ Protect PV.250 solar inverter offers remarkable efficiency. Energy conversion efficiency testing conducted according to European Standard EN 50530 yielded a very high efficiency grade of 98.7%.

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Suit Challenges Huawei's Success

July 22, 2010 10:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Motorola's lawsuit against Huawei Technologies alleging a plot to steal the U.S. company's trade secrets could complicate years of largely successful efforts by the Chinese telecom-equipment giant to demonstrate itself as an innovator in the industry.

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