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Don't Bother Me...or Else.

January 20, 2010 5:54 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

Yes, you're welcome to ask me whatever you like, but keep in mind that I will hate you. Forever. There's a reason I'm wearing headphones...I'm pretending that you don't exist. I tried adding a little bonus footage at the end, let me know what you think of this style change.

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Raleigh Hosts Regional Grand Challenge Summit

January 20, 2010 5:53 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

At first blush, engineering better medicines, nuclear security and safeguards, and developing fusion energy might not seem to have that much in common. While these indeed are three of the 14 main challenges

Peter Daum Named Chair of Brookhaven Lab's Environmental Sciences Department

January 20, 2010 5:53 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Peter Daum has been named chair of the Environmental Sciences Department at Brookhaven Lab, effective January 1. A senior scientist at Brookhaven, Daum has been acting chair of the department for the past two years.

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Amazon offers new royalty program for Kindle books

January 20, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it will begin offering authors and publishers a bigger cut of book sales on its Kindle e-reader — but with strings attached aimed at keeping prices that consumers pay down.The Seattle company said that starting in June, it will offer royalties on book sales of 70...

Independent Security Tests Highlight Symantec's Best of Breed Protection Capabilities Against a Growing Onslaught of Malware in a Rapidly Changing Threat Landscape

January 20, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that its industry-leading security products received top reviews from two respected independent testing bodies, AV-Comparatives (http://www.av-comparatives.org/) and AV-Test.org (http://www.av-test.org/) . Symantec was awarded Best Anti-Virus Product...

Concentrating Sunshine for Improved Solar Power

January 20, 2010 3:58 am | Videos | Comments

CPV Concentrated Photovoltaic is a promising technology. Many companies and research groups are working on cost containment offering a lower per watt energy alternative.

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Sony delays release of motion controller

January 20, 2010 2:01 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Corp. said Wednesday it has pushed back the release of its highly anticipated motion controller for the PlayStation 3 game console to the fall.The device will be available in North America, Europe, Japan and other Asian countries. Sony did not say how much the controller will cost.The...

China's Baidu sues US company over hacking

January 20, 2010 1:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's most popular search engine, Baidu Inc., is accusing its U.S.-based domain name registry of negligence in a lawsuit over a hacking attack that temporarily blocked access to the site last week.Baidu said Wednesday it has filed suit against Register.com Inc. in a New York court, seeking...

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Sony delays release of motion controller to fall

January 20, 2010 12:01 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Corp. said Wednesday it has pushed back the release of its highly anticipated motion controller for the PlayStation 3 game console to the fall.The device will be available in North America, Europe, Japan and other Asian countries. Sony did not say how much the controller will cost.The...

LG Display records Q4 profit as sales jump

January 19, 2010 11:01 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LG Display Co. returned to profit in the fourth quarter of 2009 as higher prices helped boost sales after a U.S. price-fixing fine dragged it into the red a year earlier.LG Display, the world's second-largest manufacturer of liquid crystal displays used in flat screen televisions and other...

/ CORRECTION - Fonality Names Dean Mansfield as CEO

January 19, 2010 5:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the news release, "Fonality Names Dean Mansfield as CEO," issued earlier today by Fonality, we are advised by the company that the second sentence of the second paragraph should read "He held numerous positions at NetSuite from 2004 to 2009, including president of worldwide sales and...

Siftable Modular Computers

January 19, 2010 4:51 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Pretty cool. I must admit I don’t really see how this would function outside of specifically designed situation. I can imagine it could be very cool for education, especially of young kids. Siftables act in concert to form a single interface: users physically manipulate them –...

County approves Wizards soccer deal

January 19, 2010 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wyandotte County officials have approved an agreement for a $414 million development that includes a soccer stadium for the Kansas City Wizards and an office complex for medical software maker Cerner Corp.The Unified Government of Wyandotte County approved the new agreement Tuesday night. The...

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Mice behavior studies can mimic human behavior

January 19, 2010 12:52 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new study published in Science shows that animal behavior studies can predict human behavior and that those with a certain altered gene have a harder time recovering from very stressful events.

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IBM's profit increases and revenue growth resumes

January 19, 2010 12:01 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. said Tuesday that it managed a 9 percent increase in profit in the last quarter as the technology company's revenue grew for the first time in a year and a half.It also offered a slightly better forecast for 2010, although IBM already had been telling investors it was "well ahead" of...

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