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Pioneering Physicist John Ellis to Speak at Brookhaven Lab on “Answering Gauguin’s Questions” May 26

April 26, 2010 1:22 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

John Ellis, a theoretical physicist, will give a BSA Distinguished Lecture titled “Answering Gauguin’s Questions: Where Are We Coming From, Where Are We Going, and What Are We?” at Brookhaven Lab at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, in Berkner Hall.

Travelzoo's profit soars in 1Q as revenue grows

April 26, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Travelzoo Inc. reported Monday that its profit multiplied in the first quarter as its subscriber base and online advertising grew from a year-ago quarter weighed down by a one-time charge.The Internet travel service company reported income of $2.5 million, or 15 cents per share, up sharply from...

Earnings Preview: IAC to report 1st-qtr results

April 26, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IAC/InterActiveCorp, billionaire Barry Diller's Internet company that operates websites like search engine Ask.com and dating site Match.com, will report its first-quarter results before the market opens on Wednesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Investors will be keeping an eye out for growth in AIC's...

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Earnings Preview-Corning

April 26, 2010 9:30 am | by BEN DOBBIN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Corning Inc., the world's biggest maker of glass for flat-panel televisions and computers, reports its first-quarter results before the stock market opens Wednesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Signs of continued growth in the liquid-crystal-display glass market. The glass pioneer, which commands nearly...

Shoe power generator earns Louisiana Tech professor national attention

April 26, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Louisiana Tech University) Dr. Ville Kaajakari, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, is being featured by MEMS Investor Journal, for developing a technology that harvests power from a small generator embedded in the sole of a shoe.

Check Point Software posts higher 1Q profit

April 26, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Internet security software maker Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. said Monday its first-quarter profit grew, beating Wall Street's expectations as revenue increased by more than a quarter.The company earned $98 million, or 46 cents per share, up 21 percent from $80.9 million, or 38 cents...

2010 Elementary School Science Fair at Brookhaven Lab, May 1

April 26, 2010 8:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

One hundred eighteen Suffolk County schools will participate in the 2010 BNL Elementary School Science Fair on Saturday, May 1, at Brookhaven Lab.

Study shows why statins protect some against cancer

April 26, 2010 8:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Weill Cornell researchers report almost half of Caucasians taking statins are probably not protected against cancer as well as other people because of a particular inherited gene variant.

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General Dynamics unit gets $84M contract

April 26, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A division of General Dynamics Corp. received a government contract worth up to $84 million to support a retiree drug subsidy program, the defense contractor said Monday.The subsidy was mandated as part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 to give a...

BlackBerry-maker RIM faces tough challenge to impress at annual symposium

April 26, 2010 7:30 am | by David Friend-Associated Press | Comments

The heat is on BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) as the company heads into its annual industry showcase of new products and services in what will perhaps be the most competitive year yet for smartphones.The Waterloo, Ont.-based company opens a three-day annual showcase on Tuesday in...

Planck highlights the complexity of star formation

April 26, 2010 6:44 am | Comments

New images from ESA’s Planck space observatory reveal the forces driving star formation and give astronomers a way to understand the complex physics that shape the dust and gas in our Galaxy. Star formation takes place hidden behind veils of dust but that doesn’t mean we can’t see through them.

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New way to guide a car: With your eyes, not hands

April 26, 2010 6:40 am | Comments

Tired of spinning that steering wheel? Try this: German researchers have developed a new technology that lets drivers steer cars using only their eyes. Raul Rojas, an artificial intelligence researcher at Berlin's Free University, said Friday that the technology tracks a driver's eye movement and, in turn, steers the car in whatever direction they're looking.

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Vodafone to sell Google phone in UK from April 30

April 26, 2010 6:27 am | Comments

Vodafone will be Europe's first carrier to sell Google's Nexus One phone, starting in Britain on April 30, in a boost for the operator beaten to Apple's iPhone by O2. Vodafone said on Monday it would give away Google's first own-branded phone for free to customers who take out a two-year, 35 pounds ($54)-per-month contract.

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Bob Pease, Martin Giles & Nick Gray to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

April 26, 2010 6:08 am | Comments

element14 will present engineering veterans Bob Pease, Martin Giles and Nick Gray with lifetime achievement awards at an element14 LIVE event at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose.

FeaturePak Standard Gains Momentum

April 26, 2010 6:03 am | Comments

The FeaturePak initiative announced new members and FeaturePak-related products, and revealed that it is formally organizing as the nonprofit “FeaturePak Trade Association”.

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