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Sony PS3 to offer Hulu Plus preview immediately

July 14, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Some PlayStation 3 users in the U.S. will be able to try out the $9.99-per-month video subscription plan from Hulu right away.Sony Corp. says that means the PlayStation 3 will be the only game console able to play streaming videos from Hulu this year.Hulu plans to launch its Hulu Plus...

Global PC shipments up 22 pct as businesses spend

July 14, 2010 3:06 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Market research group IDC said Wednesday that worldwide shipments of personal computers climbed 22.4 percent in the second quarter as businesses replaced aging computers and consumers continued to show interest in inexpensive laptops.The growth came in half a percentage point less than...

Blackboard to include McGraw-Hill content

July 14, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Blackboard Inc., a provider of software to educational institutions, said Wednesday that it will make content and learning technology from The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. available to its customers.Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.Blackboard said it will combine...

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FICO wraps placement of $245M in senior notes

July 14, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

FICO Inc., which produces the most widely used consumer credit scores, said Wednesday it completed a private placement of $245 million in senior notes.The company said the notes, issued in four series, have maturities ranging from six years to 10 years, with an average maturity of about eight...

Princeton scientists find unusual electrons that go with the flow

July 14, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Princeton University) On a quest to discover new states of matter, a team of Princeton University scientists has found that electrons on the surface of specific materials act like miniature superheroes, relentlessly dodging the cliff-like obstacles of imperfect microsurfaces, sometimes...

In the Bacterial World, Genetic Messengers Work Close to Home

July 14, 2010 1:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

In a fundamental shift in the view of how bacteria proliferate and survive, Yale scientists report online June 20 in the journal Nature that most of the genetic action within a cell takes place close to home.

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New superconductor research may solve key problem in physics

July 14, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Binghamton University) Binghamton University physicist Michael Lawler and his colleagues have made a breakthrough that could lead to advances in superconductors. Their findings will be published this week in the prestigious British journal Nature.

Nanotubes pass acid test

July 14, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice University scientists have unveiled a new method for dissolving half-millimeter-long carbon nanotubes in solution, a critical step toward the spinning of fibers from ultralong nanotubes. The breakthrough, which was reported this month in the online journal ACS Nano,...

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Researchers create sounds of animated things breaking

July 14, 2010 11:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell computer scientists are developing technology to synthesize the sounds that go with computer-animated images of glass and crockery being smashed.

Key Advance in Understanding ‘Pseudogap’ Phase in High-T

July 14, 2010 10:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists have discovered a "broken symmetry" in copper-oxide superconductors, which may lead to new approaches to overcoming a key hurdle to room-temperature superconductivity.

W.Va. state workers oppose privatizing tech jobs

July 14, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

With Gov. Joe Manchin labeling their stance as misinformed, a group representing West Virginia state workers alleged Wednesday that his administration is poised to privatize some computer-related government services.The state Public Workers Union Local 170 contends that administration officials...

Russian deported in spy probe worked at Microsoft

July 14, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Russian man taken into custody in the recent spy ring investigation and deported from the United States once worked at Microsoft Corp.A spokesman for the technology company in Redmond, Wash., confirmed Wednesday that Alexey Karetnikov worked for the company for nine months.The spokesman, Lou...

Yale Study Shows Electrical Fields Influence Brain Activity

July 14, 2010 8:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Most scientists have viewed electrical fields within the brain as the simple byproducts of neuronal activity. However, Yale scientists report in the July 15 issue of the journal Neuron that electrical fields can also influence the activity of brain cells.

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IGate posts sharp jump in 2Q profit

July 14, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IGate Corp. said Wednesday its second-quarter profit nearly doubled as revenue grew and the information technology and outsourcing company added more clients.The results nbeat expectations, and its shares rose $1.03, or 7.3 percent, to $15.20 in morning trading."We had a good quarter and are...

NTU's solar car wins Solar Grand Prize at the inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2010

July 14, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Nanyang Technological University) NTU's Nanyang Venture III took home the Solar Grand Prize and was ranked 14th out of 29 entries in the Prototype category based upon measurement units of kilometer per liter of fuel at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2010

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