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Best Buy expands game trade-in program to stores

August 26, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. said Thursday it is offering store credit in exchange for used video games at nearly 600 of its stores, expanding an online trade-in program that has been in place for about a year.The move follows Wednesday's announcement by Target Corp. that it is launching...

Men more likely to cheat on higher-earning women

August 26, 2010 11:22 am | by Cornell University | Comments

A new study by a Cornell sociology doctoral candidate finds that disparities in income lead to higher rates of infidelity.

Conn's 2nd-quarter profit, revenue declines

August 26, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Consumer electronics chain Conn's Inc. said Thursday that its second-quarter net income fell by more than two-thirds as the sluggish economy ate into sales, sending shares sharply lower.For the three-month period that ended in late July, Conn's earned $1.7 million, or 7 cents per share. That...

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Technology and Innovation promises new focus on academic invention and translational research

August 26, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of South Florida (USF Health)) The academic science business known as "technology transfer" is more important than ever and the newly re-vamped journal Technology and Innovation -- Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, makes translational science job No. 1.

LED Delivers Lighting Class Performance

August 26, 2010 9:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The MX-3 LED extends Cree's lighting-class performance to a broader set of applications with enhanced light uniformity and LED-to-LED color consistency.

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Socket Enables Testing of Serial to Parallel Data Convertor

August 26, 2010 9:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new stamped spring pin socket addressing high performance requirements for testing UART serial to parallel data convertor, CBT-QFN-7002.

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Encoder Designed for Extreme Electromagnetic Fields

August 26, 2010 9:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The MR318 Fiber Optic Rotary Encoder is the world's first and only commercially available, non-metallic rotary position sensor that can operate with complete "transparency" in extreme electromagnetic fields.

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Best Buy to use Ford vans for Geek Squad

August 26, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday the electronics retailer Best Buy will use Ford vans for its Geek Squad home service technicians.Best Buy Co., based in Richfield, Minn., will take deliveries of 290 Ford Transit Connect compact utility vans and 738 Ford E-Series vans. Geek Squad, a Best Buy-owned...

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Shape-shifting robot plane offers safer alternative for maritime rescue

August 26, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(EUREKA) Use of morphing flight control surfaces has enabled the development of a cost effective unmanned air-sea rescue plane that can operate in extreme weather conditions despite its light weight and small size. State-of-the-art avionics and cameras onboard the seaplane ensure a smooth...

Sticky Synthetic Molecules Aid Fight Against Prostate Cancer

August 26, 2010 8:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

A team led by Yale University researchers has discovered a previously unknown binding site on a protein found on prostate cancer cells that can enhance their efforts to tag the cells for destruction.

Front Row: Apps to Fit Your Style (or Find It)

August 26, 2010 7:21 am | by New York Times | Comments

Some cellphone apps not only offer tips on where to find stores and sales, but also act as a personal stylist.

Dell says 3Par accepts its hiked $1.52B buyout bid

August 26, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dell says data storage maker 3Par has accepted its raised buyout bid of $1.52 billion, after the computer maker topped an offer from rival Hewlett-Packard.The offer is $24.30 a share in cash. That is up from Dell Inc.'s previous offer of $1.13 billion.Rival Hewlett-Packard Co. offered about...

Sony working on 3-D TVs that don't need glasses

August 26, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp. is working on 3-D televisions that don't need special glasses, joining a race with rival Toshiba Corp., but sees cost and technological hurdles to overcome before they can go on sale....

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Why are sunspots a source of radio emissions? NJIT researcher explains more(3)

August 25, 2010 5:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Why sunspots are a strong source of radio emissions and what information those emissions carry will be the focus of an invited talk by NJIT Research Professor Jeongwoo Lee tomorrow at the International Astronomical Union Symposium on the Physics of Sun...

Forecast: Idaho should end 2011 with more revenue

August 25, 2010 5:06 pm | by JOHN MILLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The state's modest economic recovery should help Idaho finish the fiscal year with $80 million more tax revenue than the 2010 Legislature predicted, if a new forecast holds true.Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's chief economist, Mike Ferguson, issued his new outlook this week for the year ending June...

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