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Pioneering Physicist John Ellis to Speak at Brookhaven Lab on “Answering Gauguin’s Questions” May 26

April 26, 2010 1:22 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

John Ellis, a theoretical physicist, will give a BSA Distinguished Lecture titled “Answering Gauguin’s Questions: Where Are We Coming From, Where Are We Going, and What Are We?” at Brookhaven Lab at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, in Berkner Hall.

Travelzoo's profit soars in 1Q as revenue grows

April 26, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Travelzoo Inc. reported Monday that its profit multiplied in the first quarter as its subscriber base and online advertising grew from a year-ago quarter weighed down by a one-time charge.The Internet travel service company reported income of $2.5 million, or 15 cents per share, up sharply from...

Earnings Preview: IAC to report 1st-qtr results

April 26, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IAC/InterActiveCorp, billionaire Barry Diller's Internet company that operates websites like search engine and dating site, will report its first-quarter results before the market opens on Wednesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Investors will be keeping an eye out for growth in AIC's...


Shoe power generator earns Louisiana Tech professor national attention

April 26, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Louisiana Tech University) Dr. Ville Kaajakari, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, is being featured by MEMS Investor Journal, for developing a technology that harvests power from a small generator embedded in the sole of a shoe.

Check Point Software posts higher 1Q profit

April 26, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet security software maker Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. said Monday its first-quarter profit grew, beating Wall Street's expectations as revenue increased by more than a quarter.The company earned $98 million, or 46 cents per share, up 21 percent from $80.9 million, or 38 cents...

2010 Elementary School Science Fair at Brookhaven Lab, May 1

April 26, 2010 8:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

One hundred eighteen Suffolk County schools will participate in the 2010 BNL Elementary School Science Fair on Saturday, May 1, at Brookhaven Lab.

Study shows why statins protect some against cancer

April 26, 2010 8:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Weill Cornell researchers report almost half of Caucasians taking statins are probably not protected against cancer as well as other people because of a particular inherited gene variant.


General Dynamics unit gets $84M contract

April 26, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A division of General Dynamics Corp. received a government contract worth up to $84 million to support a retiree drug subsidy program, the defense contractor said Monday.The subsidy was mandated as part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 to give a...


BlackBerry-maker RIM faces tough challenge to impress at annual symposium

April 26, 2010 7:30 am | by David Friend-Associated Press | News | Comments

The heat is on BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) as the company heads into its annual industry showcase of new products and services in what will perhaps be the most competitive year yet for smartphones.The Waterloo, Ont.-based company opens a three-day annual showcase on Tuesday in...

Solar Application Software Provides Out-of-the-box I-V Curve Data

April 26, 2010 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chroma Systems Solutions’ Solar Application Soft Panel software tool uses the company’s 63600 series DC Electronic Loads to generate PV module I-V curves and track their Maximum Power Point. Through an intuitive graphical user interface, the Soft Panel


Rugged Power Converter Suits Subsea Environments

April 26, 2010 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer, Inc. announced a new power converter for subsea mineral exploration or other deep sea applications. Based upon the company’s C3700 power converter, the design provides up to


Mini IO Connector Features Two Points of Contact for High Vibration Environments

April 26, 2010 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Industrial Mini I/O connector system from Tyco Electronics features two points of contact to maintain performance and increase reliability, according to the company, in high vibration environments. The compact connector, approximately


Resistor Series Features High Operating Temperatures

April 26, 2010 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics offers its RSF Series and RSMF Series metal oxide thru hole resistors for applications with power requirements beyond that of standard metal film resistors. Due to its


Remote Control Potentiometers Said to Simplify Automation Upgrades

April 26, 2010 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micronor’s new MR266 Series Remote Control Rheostats and MR267 Series Remote Control Potentiometers are turn-key devices for upgrading manual potentiometer-based process controls to automated PLC control. The products offer


Planck highlights the complexity of star formation

April 26, 2010 6:44 am | News | Comments

New images from ESA’s Planck space observatory reveal the forces driving star formation and give astronomers a way to understand the complex physics that shape the dust and gas in our Galaxy. Star formation takes place hidden behind veils of dust but that doesn’t mean we can’t see through them.



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