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Shrink Serving Sizes

November 8, 2010 3:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Helping Wally Eat Less When I was a boy, we were admonished to “clean your plate” because “children are starving.” Many of my friends’ mothers were concerned about the children in China. Since my father had organized food relief to German families after WW...

Statistics : Composite leading indicators point to diverging growth patterns in major economies

November 8, 2010 1:23 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for September 2010 point to diverging patterns of economic growth across major economies.

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Vacuum arcs spark new interest

November 8, 2010 1:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Physical Society) Whenever two pieces of metal at different voltages are brought near each other, as when an appliance is plugged into a live socket, there is a chance there will be an arc between them.

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Amazon Has a Reported Deal to Buy Parent of Diapers.com

November 7, 2010 8:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The acquisition suggests how intent Amazon is to maintain its edge in many corners of e-commerce.

Chinese Animator Seeks a Global Role

November 7, 2010 8:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Xing Xing, a Chinese animation and computer special effects company, aims to develop original content for the international market.

Spain and Portugal Aim to Eliminate Mobile Phone Roaming Charges

November 7, 2010 7:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

After early talks, the roaming issue is set to be on the agenda of a summit meeting next month in Portugal between the two countries’ prime ministers.

Broadband usage growing even as gaps persist

November 7, 2010 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks down along incomes, education levels and other socio-economic factors, even as subscriptions among American households overall grew sevenfold between 2001 and 2009....

Web Browsing Takes a Social Turn

November 7, 2010 3:34 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A new browser from RockMelt integrates sites like Twitter and Facebook and makes it simple to keep in touch with friends also logged in.

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Europe Takes Up Debate on Universal Internet Access

November 7, 2010 3:31 pm | Comments

At a summit meeting in Brussels this week, network operators and large online companies will face off over net neutrality — or who should pay for using the Internet.

Web browser pioneer backs new way to surf Internet

November 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Web has changed a lot since Marc Andreessen revolutionized the Internet with the introduction of his Netscape browser in the mid-1990s. That's why he's betting people are ready to try a different Web-surfing technique on a new browser called RockMelt....

Technology a blessing, a curse for remote island

November 7, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Muggs Bass doesn't own a computer. She's pretty much dead set against e-mail. Anyone who calls her home on Michigan's remote Beaver Island should be prepared for a busy signal, if she's on her land-line phone. She has no cell....

The Socialite Network: UK's Queen joins Facebook

November 7, 2010 2:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

It could be the ultimate social network - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is launching an official Facebook page, offering fans daily updates on her engagements, the royal household said Sunday....

Alarm glitch could have iPhone users scrambling

November 6, 2010 11:20 pm | Comments

Apple says the end of daylight savings time could cause problems for iPhone users....

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Microsoft CEO sells $1.3B of shares

November 6, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer has sold about $1.3 billion worth of his company shares recently, the first time he's done so in seven years.Ballmer confirmed the stock sales Friday and said they were for the purpose of diversifying his investments and aiding his year-end tax planning. He said he...

Sensordynamics: New robust 2d and 3d angular rate sensors for industrial, medical and high end consumer goods applications

November 6, 2010 4:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The new SD742 and SD740 measure angular rate in two or three spatial directions, showing the way to applications in platform stabilization, motion tracking and navigation.

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