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More Tropical Cyclones in Past Could Play Role in Warmer Future

February 24, 2010 9:20 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

More frequent tropical cyclones in Earth’s ancient past contributed to persistent El Niño-like conditions, according to a team of climate scientists led by Yale University. Their findings, which appear in the Feb. 25 issue of the journal Nature, could have implications for...

Losing Google would hit Chinese science hard

February 24, 2010 9:09 am | News | Comments

More than three-quarters of scientists in China use the search engine Google as a primary research tool and say their work would be significantly hampered if they were to lose it, a survey showed on Wednesday. Google's future in the country is uncertain following a row with Beijing, but Chinese scientists asked by the Nature journal how much they rely on Google said it was vital for finding academic papers...

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Cyber-whistleblower stuns Latvia with tax heist

February 24, 2010 9:04 am | News | Comments

Latvian officials struggled Wednesday to come to grips with an enigmatic group that stole millions of classified tax documents from government computers in a purported effort to expose waste and graft in Europe's weakest economy.

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Miranda Technologies Q4 profits plunge to $2.1M from $7.4M despite higher sales

February 24, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Miranda Technologies Inc.'s (TSX:MT) fourth-quarter and full-year profits both plunged despite a slight growth in revenue, the equipment maker for the broadcast television industry said Wednesday.The Montreal-based company said its net income for the last three months of fiscal 2009 was $2.1...

Secretive fuel-cell startup stirring hopes, doubts

February 24, 2010 8:13 am | News | Comments

A secretive Silicon Valley startup working on a new way to produce cleaner energy is taking the wraps off its product: a huge box of fuel cells that it hopes will allow homes and businesses to generate their own electricity.

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Yahoo yodels new tune by joining tweeting craze

February 24, 2010 8:10 am | News | Comments

Yahoo has something new to yodel about: tweets. In its latest attempt to make its Web site more compelling, Yahoo Inc. is plugging its services into the rapidly growing craze of posting short messages, or "tweets," on Twitter.

Wireless carriers tell FCC they disclose fees

February 24, 2010 7:53 am | News | Comments

The nation's biggest wireless carriers are telling federal regulators that they give consumers adequate notice about early termination fees that apply when a service contract is broken before it expires. AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp., T-Mobile USA Inc. and Google Inc. made their comments in letters filed with the Federal Communications Commission late Tuesday...

New bank tries to steer deals in technology, media

February 24, 2010 7:36 am | News | Comments

Code Advisors bills itself as a "next-generation" investment bank, but what it really wants to be is the deftest traffic cop at the raucous intersection of technology and media. The bank, which formally opens its doors Wednesday, hopes to find new opportunities for long-established media trying to adapt to disruptive technology while also working with startups contributing to the upheaval.

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DealerTrack 4Q loss shrinks as costs fall

February 24, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DealerTrack, which makes software for auto dealers, said its net loss shrank in the fourth quarter on lower costs.But the company's results, reported late Tuesday, missed Wall Street expectations. Shares on Wednesday fell 12 cents to $14.07 in midday trading."While revenues were below our...

An electrifying discovery: New material to harvest electricity from body movements

February 24, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Scientists are reporting an advance toward scavenging energy from walking, breathing, and other natural body movements to power electronic devices like cell phones and heart pacemakers. In a study in ACS' monthly journal, Nano Letters, they describe development...

Damper Inspection Company Launches New Website

February 24, 2010 6:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Life Safety Services (LSS), the National leader in fire and smoke damper and fire door inspection services, formally launched a new version of their website on February 14, 2010.

Global LCD TV Shipments Reached 146M Units in 2009, Faster Growth Than 2008

February 24, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

At the end of 2008, the outlook for 2009 TV sales worldwide was radically scaled back after the global economy suffered a massive setback. [...]

Global Broadband Subs Approach 600 Million

February 24, 2010 6:22 am | by In-Stat Research | News | Comments

Global broadband subscribers continue to grow at a dizzying pace.

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German government is advised to tune up the innovation engine

February 24, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) Germany's legendary innovation engine is faltering, according to a report delivered to Chancellor Angela Merkel today, but could -- with a major tune-up -- help propel the economy from crisis to sustainable growth. This package of sobering analysis and...

"Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs” to boost creation of small enterprises

February 24, 2010 6:20 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Are you thinking about setting up your own business or are you already a successful entrepreneur? The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs exchange scheme offers an excellent opportunity for new entrepreneurs to acquire relevant skills for managing a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). The...

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