Scientists have pieced together most of the DNA of a man who lived in Greenland about 4,000 years ago, a pioneering feat that revealed hints about his appearance and even an increased risk of baldness. It's the first genome from an ancient human, showing the potential for what one expert called a time machine for learning about the biology of ancient people.
Why people stutter has long been a medical mystery, with the condition blamed over the years on emotional problems, overbearing parents and browbeating teachers. Now, for the first time, scientists have found genes that could explain some cases of stuttering.
Owen Van Natta is stepping down as CEO of struggling social networking site MySpace, effective immediately, after less than a year on the job. MySpace's parent, News Corp., made the announcement late Wednesday.
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Silicon Valley's economy took a big hit during the global meltdown and could have trouble climbing out, according to a report released Wednesday. The 2010 Index of Silicon Valley said the region is entering a "new phase of uncertainty"...
Facebook has deleted the pages of 30 U.K. prisoners at the request of the British government, the justice minister announced Thursday, after several incidents in which inmates reportedly used the Internet to plot with criminals and intimidate victims.
Syntel Inc., an information technology outsourcing company, on Thursday reported a 34 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit as improving demand for its offshore services gave a boost to revenue.The company, which links software developers in India with project managers worldwide, earned...
The PHY2210 equalizing cable transceiver from Phyworks is asserted to enable cable manufacturers to extend the reach and reduce the gauge of active copper cable assemblies, supporting all standard data rates up to 10.5Gbps. Integrating
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel publisher Journal Communications Inc. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $7.2 million Thursday, reversing year-ago loss caused by accounting charges.But the company, which also operates smaller community newspapers as well as radio and TV stations, continued to...
Vishay Intertechnology introduced six single- and dual-chip 80-V TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers in four power package options that feature a range of current ratings from 10 A to 30 A. The devices include the single-chip V(B,F,I)T1080S, V(B,F,I)T2080S, and V(B,F,I)T3080S, and the
E-Switch introduced the LP15 series illuminated pushbutton switch, featuring multiple LED colors, custom marking options for the caps, and several cap sizes. The LED colors available are red, blue, green, yellow, and white. Four different
C&K Components has developed a Hall-effect pushbutton switch with life cycles to 10 million actuations. Designated the HP Series, the sealed switch features a non-contact Hall-effect contact system, and a high-energy magnet provides a
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced an FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) module, the FMC-XCLK2. The quad channel clock generator card features low jitter and phase matched outputs. It is available in both air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged versions, and is said to
Xalyo Systems today announces XS-AMC-WP3C, a highly integrated and modular Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) based on Wintegra’s WinPath3 Network Processor. The AMC concept offers a mix of
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians massed Thursday in central Tehran to mark the anniversary of the revolution that created the country's Islamic republic, while a heavy security force fanned out across the city and moved quickly to snuff out opposition counterprotests.Police clashed with...