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Professor predicts Brazil will win World Cup

June 9, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Government professor Christopher Anderson, a former semi-pro soccer player, has launched a statistically based soccer blog. He predicts Brazil will take the cup in South Africa this summer.

Google's AdMob attacks Apple's new mobile ad rules

June 9, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The feud between Google and Apple is heating up again.The latest dispute centers on a proposed change that could hobble Google's ability to sell and place ads on Apple's iPhone and iPad.The executive in charge of Google's newly acquired mobile ad service, AdMob, attacked Apple's new...

Ebix triples share buyback to $15 million

June 9, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Software maker Ebix Inc. said Wednesday that its board tripled its stock repurchase authorization, boosting potential acquisitions to $15 million.The previous authorization allowed the company, which provides software and online services for the insurance industry, to repurchase up to $5...

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Defibtech DBP-2800 Battery Packs used in Lifeline AED and ReviveR AED: Recall

June 9, 2010 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

AED may falsely detect an error condition during charging for a shock, then cancel charge and not provide therapy, when used with an affected battery pack.

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Dell unveils state health services operations

June 9, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc., a computer maker and provider of technology services, on Wednesday unveiled a new practice that aims to help states get technologically ready for the requirements of health care reform.Leading the Dell State Health Services operations is Melissa Boudreault, who was director of the...

Teoco to buy TTI Team Telecom for $58 million

June 9, 2010 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Teoco Corp., which provides cost-management services to communications companies, said Wednesday it will acquire Israel's TTI Team Telecom International Ltd. for $58 million.TTI Shareholders will receive $3 per share at the deal's closing, Teoco said. News of the acquisition sent TTI shares...

Nanotech yields major advance in heat transfer, cooling technologies

June 9, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Oregon State University) Researchers at Oregon State University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have discovered a new way to apply nanostructure coatings to make heat transfer far more efficient, with important potential applications to high-tech devices as well as the...

Doctors urged to routinely screen for self-injury

June 9, 2010 8:20 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Young adults self mutilate to cope with emotional pain, independent of other mental illness, finds Janis Whitlock, who urges doctors and nurses to routinely screen for evidence of such behaviors.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Ten Years After the Draft of the Human Genome Scientists Discuss Progress and Potential of the Genomic Revolution

June 9, 2010 8:20 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

On June 25th 2000, President Bill Clinton announced the completion of the first draft of the human genome, an event that promised to create a revolution in human medicine. A decade later, researchers at Yale University and around the world have made great advances in reaching those...

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Cutting the Internet's carbon footprint

June 9, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

(University of Leeds) Over the last 20 years the Internet has grown from almost nothing to something of enormous economic and social value. But in the meantime, its consumption of electricity, which currently stands at 3-5 percent of the global supply, is increasing exponentially.

Lawmakers seek prepaid cell crackdown, cite terror

June 9, 2010 5:36 am | Comments

Alarmed by the use of hard-to-track prepaid cell phones by terror suspects, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Texas Sen. John Cornyn have introduced legislation requiring consumers to produce identification before buying such phones.

Allscripts buying healthcare info rival Eclipsys

June 9, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The health care information technology company Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions Inc. is buying rival Eclipsys Corp. for $1.3 billion in stock, the companies said Wednesday.Allscripts is a leader in providing physicians and their offices with ways to keep tabs on patient care records while...

Global warming: ending fuel subsidies could cut greenhouse gas emissions 10%, says OECD

June 9, 2010 12:24 am | by OECD | Comments

Careful phasing-out of fossil fuel subsidies can be a low-cost way to meet part of the targets announced following the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen. According to new OECD analysis based on data from the International Energy Agency (IEA), ending fossil fuel subsidies could cut...

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Honda suspends production at 2 China factories

June 8, 2010 8:05 pm | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Honda Motor Co. has suspended production at two of its Chinese factories due to a walkout at a parts affiliate, and could not confirm reports Wednesday that the dispute has been resolved.The disruption at Foshan Fengfu Autoparts Co. came just days after Honda settled a two-week strike at a...

Honda assessing impact of latest supplier strike

June 8, 2010 7:05 pm | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Honda Motor Co. has suspended production at two of its factories due to a walkout by some workers at a parts supplier in China, though authorities said Wednesday that the dispute has been resolved.The disruptions came just days after Honda settled a two-week strike at a wholly owned parts...

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