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Boston mom calls 911 over son's video game habit

December 22, 2009 9:39 am | News | Comments

Police say a frustrated Boston woman called 911 to say she couldn't get her 14-year-old son to stop playing video games and go to sleep. Police spokesman Officer Joe Zanoli said Monday the mother called for help around 2:30 a.m. Saturday to say that the teenager also walked around the house and turned on all the lights.

Caltech Scientists Film Photons with Electrons

December 22, 2009 9:35 am | News | Comments

Techniques recently invented by researchers at Caltech allow the real-time, real-space visualization of fleeting changes in the structure of nanoscale matter.

China expands Internet controls

December 22, 2009 9:32 am | News | Comments

China has issued new regulations that expand its Internet controls by tightening procedures for domain name registration. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology posted the new rules over the weekend, part of a three-phase plan to target what it called pornography accessible through cell phones.


A Quantum Leap in Battery Design

December 22, 2009 9:28 am | News | Comments

A "digital quantum battery" concept proposed by a physicist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign could provide a dramatic boost in energy storage capacity--if it meets its theoretical potential once built.

Germany's Merkel defends climate accord

December 22, 2009 9:22 am | News | Comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is defending the much-criticized outcome of the Copenhagen climate summit as a first step that paves the way for action. Merkel was quoted Sunday as telling the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that "Copenhagen is a first step toward a new world climate order - no more, but also no less."


Court: Microsoft violated patent; can't sell Word

December 22, 2009 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a $290 million judgment against Microsoft Corp. and issued an injunction that will prevent the sale of its popular Word software.The court injunction is set to go into effect Jan. 11. Microsoft has said such a bar would prohibit the sale of all...

Gigle Networks to Introduce Intelligent WiFi, Powerline Switching, and Green Home-Networking Platform at CES 2010

December 22, 2009 8:53 am | News | Comments

Gigle Networks, a leading developer of intelligent multi-PHY switching solutions for both wired and wireless entertainment-grade home networking, announced that it will preview multi-stream HD video distribution over the world’s first intelligently managed WiFi and Powerline communications network topology at its suite at CES 2010.


They're Here! Winter, Holidays, and the New Year. How Will You Save Energy?

December 22, 2009 7:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Winter officially hit this week, and those of you on the east coast found out in a big way. Many of you are still shoveling out while trying to take care of those last-minute holiday preparations. (I'm actually kind of jealous. I love shoveling snow. I just


Wis. court backs $5.6M fee award against Microsoft

December 22, 2009 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An appeals court is ordering Microsoft Corp. to pay $5.6 million to a national law firm involved in a Wisconsin antitrust case against the software giant.Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel & Mason LLP represented consumers who bought Microsoft equipment in Wisconsin. A 2007 settlement required Microsoft...

Defence, FinServices, Telecom, Software, Business, Manufacturing, Insurance

December 22, 2009 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dominic D'Alessandro, the retired CEO of Canada's largest insurance company, and Heroux Devtek chief executive Gilles Labbe, to become directors of CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A), a leading information technology services provider.

TIO Networks' Q1 loss widens to $674,420 from $583,140 despite higher revenues

December 22, 2009 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bill payment processor TIO Networks Corp. (TSXV:TNC) says its first-quarter net and comprehensive loss widened to $674,420 or 1.46 cents a share compared with a loss of $583,140 or 1.26 cents a share from the same year-ago period. Revenues increased to $5.2 million from $4.8 million.

IBM signs $83 million contract with Digicable

December 22, 2009 5:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. said Tuesday it has signed a 10-year, $83 million outsourcing deal with Digicable, a cable and broadband distribution company in India.As part of the agreement, IBM will provide technology support services to help Digicable manage its business and boost subscriber revenue by adding...

Bionic Vision

December 22, 2009 4:52 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Micro Machines and Opto-Electronics on a Contact Lense Fiction now meets reality with prototype contact lenses developed by Babak Parviz at the University of Washington, in Seattle. Dr. Parviz’s prototype lenses can be used as biosensors to display body chemistry or as a heads up display...


Gene maps to transform scientists' work on cancer

December 22, 2009 4:28 am | News | Comments

Scientists have indentified all the changes in cells of two deadly cancers to produce the first entire cancer gene maps and say the findings mark a "transforming moment" in their understanding of the disease. The studies by international scientists and Britain's Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute are the first comprehensive descriptions of tumour cell mutations and lay bare all the genetic changes behind melanoma skin cancer and lung cancer.

Scientists discover natural flu-fighting proteins

December 22, 2009 4:17 am | News | Comments

U.S. researchers have discovered antiviral proteins in cells that naturally fight off influenza infections, a finding that may lead to better ways to make vaccines and protect people against the flu. They said a family of genes act as cell sentries that guard cells from an invading influenza virus, the team reported on Thursday in the journal Cell.



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