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Report calls for research on nanoparticles in food

January 12, 2010 11:24 am | News | Comments

A global scarcity of scientific research on using nanotechnology in foods means food safety authorities are unable to properly regulate products that may be beneficial or harmful, a British science panel said on Friday. The science and technology committee of Britain's upper house of parliament said in a report that use of nanoparticles in food and food packaging is likely to grow dramatically in the next decade, but too little is known about their safety.

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Florida airport gets commercial spaceport license

January 12, 2010 11:17 am | News | Comments

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The sky's no longer the limit for Cecil Field airport in Jacksonville, Florida. The airport was awarded a federal license on Monday to fly commercial space vehicles being designed to ferry tourists, researchers and others beyond Earth's atmosphere.

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Blindness groups, ASU settle suit over Kindle

January 12, 2010 11:11 am | News | Comments

Two organizations representing the blind have settled a discrimination lawsuit against Arizona State University over its use of Amazon's Kindle e-reader device. Arizona State is among several universities testing the $489 Kindle DX, a large-screen model aimed at textbook and newspaper readers.

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CES show attendance rebounds after dip in 2009

January 12, 2010 11:06 am | News | Comments

In another sign of the tentative economic recovery, the country's largest trade show saw at least a small increase in attendees, after a large drop a year ago. According to preliminary figures, The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas had more than 120,000 attendees last week, the Consumer Electronics Association said Monday.

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New organization combats distracted driving

January 12, 2010 11:01 am | News | Comments

The Transportation Department and safety advocates joined Tuesday to announce the creation of FocusDriven, an organization dedicated to raising public awareness about the dangers of driving while talking on cell phones or texting on handheld computers.

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Electronic Arts lowers 2010 guidance as sales weaken

January 12, 2010 10:39 am | News | Comments

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. cut its full-year guidance on Monday, as ongoing weakness in its game disc sales didn't ease up over the holidays as the company had hoped. The news sent shares down sharply in extended trading.

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Analyst firm says tech sector to recover in 2010

January 12, 2010 10:28 am | News | Comments

The tech downturn is over and a recovery is on the way after a "dismal" 2009, as companies resume spending on computers and software, according to a new analysis. Forrester Research Inc. was set to report Tuesday that it expects global spending on technology products and services to grow 8.1 percent in 2010, to more than $1.6 trillion. U.S. spending is expected to rise 6.6 percent, to $568 billion.

Hot gadgets at show: Wireless charging, iPhone TV

January 12, 2010 10:15 am | News | Comments

At the International Consumer Electronics Show last week, 3-D television, electronic readers and little laptops captured much of the attention. There were plenty of other interesting ideas on display, too, from 3-D printing to a wireless cell phone tether. Here are some of the gadgets most worth keeping an eye out for this year, and some that best deserve an arched eyebrow of amusement.

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F5 says SEC won't recommend backdating charges

January 12, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

F5 Networks Inc. said Tuesday it has gotten notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission saying the agency won't recommended bringing any charges related to a stock options backdating investigation.After its own investigation of stock-option practices in 2006, the company found it had to...

Michael Martens Joins Mediware as Chief Financial Officer

January 12, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mediware Information Systems, Inc (http://www.mediware.com/) . (NASDAQ: MEDW) announced today that, effective February 10, 2010, Michael Martens will be the Company's new chief financial officer. Martens leaves Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT) where he held key financial positions for more...

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France plans its own rival to Google Books

January 12, 2010 9:59 am | News | Comments

France's culture minister on Tuesday unveiled a plan for adapting the country's literary patrimony to the digital age by developing what he hopes will prove a uniquely Gallic competitor to Google Books.

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Virtual reality tele-rehab improves hand function: Playing games for real recovery

January 12, 2010 9:55 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) Remotely monitored in-home virtual reality videogames improved hand function and forearm bone health in teens with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, helping them perform activities of daily living for which two hands are needed. Researchers suspect using...

NASA: February launch still on despite bad hoses

January 12, 2010 9:48 am | News | Comments

NASA is still shooting for a shuttle launch next month, despite bad hoses for a new room at the space station. Endeavour is supposed to blast off Feb. 7 with the Tranquility module. It's a chamber that will provide additional living quarters at the International Space Station.

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Kodak, Samsung agree on licensing pact

January 12, 2010 9:36 am | News | Comments

Eastman Kodak Co. said Monday it will draw royalties from South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. under a licensing pact that gives the companies access to each other's digital-imaging patents. The agreement ends a 14-month-old patent-infringement dispute that came before the U.S. International Trade Commission, a federal overseer that can ban imports of devices made with contested technology.

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Google adds storage to sweeten online office suite

January 12, 2010 9:32 am | News | Comments

Google Inc. is expanding its Internet warehouse so people can stash more digital keepsakes from their life and work. The upgrade announced Tuesday will provide one free gigabyte of storage to all users of Google Docs, the company's online suite of word processing, spreadsheets and other commonly used programs.

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