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Energy Pyramids: Useful Concepts, Not More Pyramid Schemes

February 8, 2010 12:54 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

At a December holiday party, the host handed me a newspaper clipping and asked me what I thought of the energy pyramid mentioned in the article. I hadn't read the article, so I told him I would read it and get back to him. Of course, when I found time to look into it, I didn't have the...

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Cubic Corp. says profit fell in fiscal 1Q

February 8, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cubic Corp., whose electronics are used in defense systems and for collecting fares on mass transit, said Monday that sales increased slightly but costs rose faster and profit fell in the fiscal first quarter.The company said its operating income fell $2 million because of a contract dispute....

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Electronic Arts posts smaller loss, outlook poor

February 8, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronic Arts Inc. is showing a smaller net loss in its last quarter even though its video game sales declined.On an adjusted basis, the publisher of games like "Madden" earned a profit slightly above analysts' muted expectations. But the company's profit and revenue forecasts were below...

SRA International fiscal 2Q profit jumps

February 8, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consultant SRA International Inc. said Monday its fiscal 2010 second-quarter profit nearly doubled on organic growth, while the company signed new contracts with government agencies.The company helps pharmaceutical companies manage clinical trials and deal with government regulators.Net income...

Security chip that does encryption in PCs hacked

February 8, 2010 11:30 am | News | Comments

Deep inside millions of computers is a digital Fort Knox, a special chip with the locks to highly guarded secrets, including classified government reports and confidential business plans. Now a former U.S. Army computer-security specialist has devised a way to break those locks.

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Neurocrine names CEO of Receptos to its board

February 8, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. said Monday it named the chairman and CEO of Receptos Inc. to its board.William H. Rastetter joined the Neurocrine board immediately, the company said.Rastetter is also chairman of Illumina Inc. and was executive chairman of Biogen Idec Inc. from 2003 to 2005. He had...

NetEase suspends new user registration for hit game

February 8, 2010 9:58 am | News | Comments

China's third-largest online game operator NetEase.com said it has suspended new user registration for World of Warcraft (WoW) in China and will reapply for a license to operate the expansion pack of Activision Blizzard's hit game. New user registrations would be halted for a week from Monday in the run-up to the Lunar New Year holiday, the company said in a statement posted on its WoW China website, www.warcraftchina.com on Sunday.

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Wi-Fi Becomes the Multimedia Interface of Choice for Consumer Entertainment Devices

February 8, 2010 9:55 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Wi-Fi has taken the entertainment device market by storm, with cameras, gaming devices (handheld and consoles), and personal media players (PMPs) incorporating the technology within the past few years.

Farm animal work provides clues to hospital diarrhea

February 8, 2010 9:53 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Veterinary epidemiologist Yrjo Grohn has a new grant to study the bug that is the leading cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitals, using what he's learned from studying pathogens in farm animals.

Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Postmarket Surveillance

February 8, 2010 9:51 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

The FDA is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency.

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Disney, Google eye stake in China bus media firm

February 8, 2010 9:44 am | News | Comments

A consortium led by Walt Disney Co is in advanced talks to buy into China's largest in-bus digital media and advertising company, a deal that could offer the U.S. entertainment giant a new platform to promote Mickey Mouse in China, three sources told Reuters. Google Inc, the world's No.1 Internet search company, which threatened to quit China last month over censorship and hacking concerns, was among investors in the Disney-led consortium, the sources said on Monday.

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Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader to hit stores

February 8, 2010 9:15 am | News | Comments

Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc said on Monday that its Nook electronic reader would be available in most of its physical stores as of Wednesday, ahead of Valentine's Day, ending weeks of delays. The Nook e-reader, which Barnes & Noble launched in October and competes with devices such as Amazon.com Inc's Kindle, had previously only been available for order on the retailer's website or at in-store kiosks as the No. 1 U.S. bookstore chain struggled to meet what it said in late 2009 was strong demand for the e-reader.

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IBM begins Power server upgrade to battle HP, Sun

February 8, 2010 9:04 am | News | Comments

IBM is beginning a long-awaited upgrade to a range of servers and other hardware to make them more energy-efficient and competitive than rival products by Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems Inc. International Business Machines Corp said on Monday its new POWER7 system, including new microprocessors, storage and middleware, will be able to process more data than its predecessor POWER6, making them useful for utilities with electrical grids or banks conducting electronic trading.

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Yale Scientists Shed Colorful Light On Novel Proteins

February 8, 2010 8:55 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

A Yale School of Medicine neuroscientist investigating how viruses can be used to attack brain cancers has developed a new method to generate novel, color-coded proteins that can be used by researchers investigating cures for a host of diseases.

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