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Cornell researchers reveal structure of key protein

April 20, 2010 3:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

For the first time, Cornell scientists have characterized the structure of a protein that belongs to certain enzymes that are essential for proper functioning in all life forms, from yeast to humans.

Google discloses demands for censorship, user data

April 20, 2010 2:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. has set up a new tool to show where it's facing the most government pressure to censor material and turn over personal information about its users.The country-by-country breakdown released Tuesday on Google's Web site marks the first time that the Internet search leader has provided...

Manhattan Associates profit soars in 1st quarter

April 20, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business software company Manhattan Associates Inc. reported Tuesday that its profit soared in the first quarter as it scored several major contracts.The company said it earned $7.2 million, or 32 cents per share, compared with $262,000, or a penny per share, in the same quarter of the prior...

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Luxury Goods May Pick and Choose Venues for Sales

April 20, 2010 2:22 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Makers of high-end goods will be able to block online retailers from carrying their products, according to new European Commission rules.

Yahoo Rides Surge in Display Ads

April 20, 2010 2:22 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

First-quarter earnings nearly tripled as the Internet company’s revenue edged up for the first time in more than a year.

Best Non-Holiday Quarter Ever for Apple

April 20, 2010 2:22 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The company said that net income in the quarter rose 90 percent, to $3.07 billion, or $3.33 a share, in results that far exceeded expectations.

Apple's Net Jumps 90%

April 20, 2010 2:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple said quarterly profit surged to $3.07 billion as the company again reported higher Macintosh and iPhone sales.

Seagate posts 3Q profit as revenue rises 42 pct

April 20, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Seagate Technology said Tuesday that its revenue soared by 42 percent in its fiscal third quarter, pushing profit above Wall Street's expectations.The maker of hard disk drives earned $518 million, or $1 per share, compared with a loss of $275 million, or 56 cents per share, in the same period...

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Ultrasound pioneer receives highest award in engineering profession

April 20, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(IEEE-USA) Ultrasound pioneer Gerald J. Posakony was honored with the John Fritz Medal -- the highest award in the engineering profession -- on Monday night by the American Association of Engineering Societies. He was one of six engineers honored during AAES' 31st annual awards ceremony...

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A & M chapter of Engineers Without Borders continues to help others

April 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Free time for a college student can be scarce. When there is a little extra time on one’s hands, finding something fun to do becomes the goal and work and school are put on the back burner. For the Texas A&M University chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) free time means a...

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Controlling the Uncontrolled

April 20, 2010 11:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

A nice coincidence. Recently, I wrote a bit about choosing a microcontroller and some issues that crop up when people not used to microcontroller design are tasked with automating systems. My supposition is that, traditionally, most folks in the industry...

General Dynamics awarded $10.5M Interior contract

April 20, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics says it will help the Department of the Interior manage more than 1.76 billion acres of the nation's Outer Continental Shelf.The Falls Church company said Tuesday it was awarded the five-year, $10.5 million contract with the department's Minerals Management Service and the...

EStar Award recognizes innovative supercomputer cooling

April 20, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) An innovative, energy-saving approach to cooling Argonne's Blue Gene/P supercomputer was recognized with an Environmental Sustainability (EStar) award from the US Department of Energy's Office of Science.

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Carbon Nanotubes Boost Cancer-Fighting Cells

April 20, 2010 11:20 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Yale University engineers have found that the defects in carbon nanotubes-cylindrical carbon molecules with novel properties that are useful in a number of applications, including nanotechnology and optics-cause T cell antigens to cluster in the blood and stimulate the body's natural...

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Journal Communications reports jump in Q1 earnings

April 20, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel publisher Journal Communications Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter profit jumped to $5.3 million, helped by falling expenses and growth in its broadcasting business.The company's flagship newspaper is still struggling with revenue declines, though advertising losses...

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