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Medicines not working? There's an app for that

February 11, 2010 7:41 am | News | Comments

Drugmakers are starting to get into bed with information technology companies as they struggle to prove the value of their medicines to governments and insurers. By using smart gadgets to monitor patients in real time, pharmaceutical companies believe they can improve clinical outcomes and establish the cost-effectiveness of treatments.

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Sweden beats U.S. to top tech usage ranking

February 11, 2010 7:39 am | News | Comments

Sweden took the number one spot from the United States to top the annual rankings on the usage of telecommunications technologies such as networks, cellphones and computers, a report released on Thursday shows.

NASA launches observatory to study sun

February 11, 2010 7:36 am | News | Comments

The most advanced solar observatory ever built rocketed into space Thursday on a five-year quest to shed light on Earth's star. It was NASA's second launch in four days. On Monday, Endeavour blasted off to the International Space Station.

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DNA suggests even ancient man had baldness issues

February 11, 2010 7:32 am | News | Comments

Scientists have pieced together most of the DNA of a man who lived in Greenland about 4,000 years ago, a pioneering feat that revealed hints about his appearance and even an increased risk of baldness. It's the first genome from an ancient human, showing the potential for what one expert called a time machine for learning about the biology of ancient people.

Scientists find first genes linked to stuttering

February 11, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Why people stutter has long been a medical mystery, with the condition blamed over the years on emotional problems, overbearing parents and browbeating teachers. Now, for the first time, scientists have found genes that could explain some cases of stuttering.

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Van Natta resigning as MySpace CEO

February 11, 2010 7:27 am | News | Comments

Owen Van Natta is stepping down as CEO of struggling social networking site MySpace, effective immediately, after less than a year on the job. MySpace's parent, News Corp., made the announcement late Wednesday.

Fluke 117 Multimeter Review and Teardown

February 11, 2010 7:27 am | Videos | Comments

How does the Fluke 117 Electricians Multimeter stack up?

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Report says Silicon Valley economy sputtering

February 11, 2010 7:25 am | News | Comments

Silicon Valley's economy took a big hit during the global meltdown and could have trouble climbing out, according to a report released Wednesday. The 2010 Index of Silicon Valley said the region is entering a "new phase of uncertainty"...

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Facebook deletes 30 UK inmates' pages after taunts

February 11, 2010 7:23 am | News | Comments

Facebook has deleted the pages of 30 U.K. prisoners at the request of the British government, the justice minister announced Thursday, after several incidents in which inmates reportedly used the Internet to plot with criminals and intimidate victims.

Syntel 4Q profit rises 34 pct, 2010 costs increase

February 11, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Syntel Inc., an information technology outsourcing company, on Thursday reported a 34 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit as improving demand for its offshore services gave a boost to revenue.The company, which links software developers in India with project managers worldwide, earned...

Transceiver Extends Reach and Reduces Gauge of Copper Cables

February 11, 2010 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PHY2210 equalizing cable transceiver from Phyworks is asserted to enable cable manufacturers to extend the reach and reduce the gauge of active copper cable assemblies, supporting all standard data rates up to 10.5Gbps. Integrating 

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Journal Communications posts 4Q profit

February 11, 2010 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel publisher Journal Communications Inc. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $7.2 million Thursday, reversing year-ago loss caused by accounting charges.But the company, which also operates smaller community newspapers as well as radio and TV stations, continued to...

80 V Schottky Rectifiers Offer Current Ratings From 10 A to 30 A

February 11, 2010 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced six single- and dual-chip 80-V TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers in four power package options that feature a range of current ratings from 10 A to 30 A. The devices include the single-chip V(B,F,I)T1080S, V(B,F,I)T2080S, and V(B,F,I)T3080S, and the 

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Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Offers Custom Cap Options

February 11, 2010 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch introduced the LP15 series illuminated pushbutton switch, featuring multiple LED colors, custom marking options for the caps, and several cap sizes. The LED colors available are red, blue, green, yellow, and white. Four different 

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Hall Effect Pushbutton Switch Touts Extended Life Cycles

February 11, 2010 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a Hall-effect pushbutton switch with life cycles to 10 million actuations. Designated the HP Series, the sealed switch features a non-contact Hall-effect contact system, and a high-energy magnet provides a  

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