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EU scientists make virtual reality touchable

July 20, 2010 8:23 am | by European Commission | Comments

It sounds like science fiction, but a team of European researchers has 'virtually' teleported real objects through cyberspace, 'touched' virtual reality (VR) and even felt the movements of a virtual dance partner thanks to advances in haptic technology and a new approach to generating VR...

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Dollar turns higher vs euro as stress tests loom

July 20, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The dollar turned higher versus the euro Tuesday, stopping a week-long rally in the European currency ahead of the release of stress tests on European banks.Reports showing a steep drop in U.S. home construction and disappointing revenue at blue-chips Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and IBM Corp....

Researchers seeking the fourth property of electrons

July 20, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Do electrons have a fourth property in addition to mass, charge and spin, as popular physics theories such as supersymmetry predict? Researchers from Germany, the Czech Republic and the USA want to find the answer to this fundamental...

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Vialipro Dietary Supplement: Recall-Undeclared Drug Ingredient

July 20, 2010 7:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Lab analyses found that certain batches of Vialipro contain Sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of Sildenafil.

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Connected TVs Shipments Surge, With Forecasted Growth to 119 Million in 2014

July 20, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

The TV market is entering a new phase, as connected TVs hit the mainstream.

By 'putting a ring on it,' microparticles can be captured

July 20, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Harvard University) To trap and hold tiny microparticles, engineers at Harvard have "put a ring on it," using a silicon-based circular resonator to confine particles stably for up to several minutes. The advance could one day lead to the ability to direct, deliver, and store...

Brookhaven Lab's Robert Palmer Awarded the 2010 Advanced Accelerator Concepts Prize

July 20, 2010 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Robert Palmer, head of Brookhaven Lab’s Advanced Accelerator Group, received the Advanced Accelerator Prize.

ISE Storage Hosts 350 Percent More Desktops Than Competition; Emprise 9000, ISE Manager and ISE Analyzer Expand Data Center Flexibility

July 20, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Xiotech Corporation (http://www.xiotech.com) , the leader in Intelligent Application Storage (http://xiotech.com/intelligent-application-storage.php) , today announced a set of new products that take the power of the company's Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) storage systems and tailor it for...

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Official: Google's China changes in line with law

July 20, 2010 4:05 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

China renewed Google's Internet license after it pledged to obey censorship laws and stop automatically switching mainland users to its unfiltered Hong Kong site, an official said Tuesday in Beijing's first public comment on its decision.Google Inc. said Chinese regulators warned it might lose...

IBM strikes IT deal with Quebec financial company Desjardins Group

July 20, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Desjardins Group, the largest financial co-operative in Canada, has struck a five-year information technology outsourcing deal with IBM Canada (NYSE:IBM). Financial terms of the deal were not revealed.

Letting Children Learn – Hole in the Wall Computers

July 19, 2010 9:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

The hole in the wall experiments are exactly the kind of thing I love to lean about. I wrote about them in 2006, what kids can learn. Research finding from the Hole in the Wall foundation: Over the 4 year research phase (2000-2004), HiWEL has extensively studied the impact of Learning...

Digital movie locker 'UltraViolet' nears launch

July 19, 2010 9:05 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A group of media and electronics companies will soon start testing a system that will let you watch the movies you buy wherever you are, regardless of formats and other technical hurdles. Like ATMs, your account would follow you, no matter what brand of machine you use.The group has also come...

Renaissance Learning posts higher 2Q profit

July 19, 2010 8:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Renaissance Learning Inc., said Monday its profit rose 4.2 percent in the second quarter as the maker of curriculum and academic assessment products saw orders and revenue surge.The company said its net income rose to $4.3 million, or 15 cents a share, for the three months ended in June. That...

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IBM lifts 2010 forecast but economic worries loom

July 19, 2010 6:06 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Uncertainty about the stability of world markets is clouding encouraging signs about the health of the technology sector.Shares of IBM Corp. fell nearly 4 percent Monday after the computer company beat earnings expectations in the second quarter and raised its guidance for the year.IBM...

Free speech fight ends quietly in lost iPhone saga

July 19, 2010 5:05 pm | by PAUL ELIAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A brewing free-speech debate touched off by a lost prototype of Apple's iPhone has ended quietly with a blogger's agreement to cooperate with investigators.Thomas J. Nolan Jr., a lawyer for Jason Chen of Gizmodo.com, said Monday that technology website agreed to the deal with prosecutors to...

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