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Scientists ID Bacterial Genes that Improve Plant Growth

May 13, 2010 1:21 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Genes of bacteria living with poplar tree roots help explain a plant-microbe symbiotic success story that could be used to improve agriculture and biofuel production.

Direct Insite Announces First Quarter 2010 Results

May 13, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Direct Insite Corp. (OTCBB: DIRI), a global SaaS provider of financial supply chain automation in support of accounts receivable and accounts payable business processes, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010. Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2010...

Rodriguez receives Service Manager 2010 Award

May 13, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Maria Judith Rodriguez, human resource manger at the Arecibo Observatory, receives the Service Manager 2010 Award for meeting austerity budgets while maintaining employee motivation.


Acxiom 4Q profit falls 26 percent, beats Street

May 13, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Information technology and marketing consulting company Acxiom Corp. on Thursday said its net income for the latest quarter fell 26 percent from a year ago.Acxiom earned $16.6 million, or 21 cents per share, in the fiscal fourth quarter, which ended March 31. In the same quarter last year, it...

Novel Pouch Could Reduce Mother-to-Infant HIV Infection

May 13, 2010 10:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- By using medications packaged just like fast-food ketchup, HIV-positive mothers in developing countries can more easily provide protection to newborn babies born at home.


Adobe makes 'love' not war in dispute with Apple

May 13, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Adobe is firing back at Apple with love.Adobe Systems Inc. is countering Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs' recent jab at Adobe's Flash technology for Web video and games. Jobs had described Flash as buggy and unfit for Apple's iPhone and iPad gadgets.Adobe is running advertisements in major newspapers...

Financial Management Solutions Reseller to Join Serenic at Charity Finance Director's Group Conference in London

May 13, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Serenic Corporation ( (TSX VENTURE: SER), ("Serenic" or the "Corporation"), a leading publisher of financial management and business operations software for nonprofits, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the public sector, announced today that...

DEFINITY LED Bulbs Achieve 770 Lumens

May 13, 2010 6:34 am | Comments

Lighting Science Group unveiled a DEFINITY line 9 watt LED A19 bulb that will retail in the low $30 range and is a direct replacement for America’s most commonly used 60 watt incandescent bulb. Stunning the competition, Lighting Science Group’s breakthrough 770 lumen DEFINITY LED bulb surpasses the U.S. Department of Energy’s benchmark testing of a 60 watt equivalency (739 lumens)...


James Cameron: 3-D will become standard format

May 13, 2010 5:30 am | by SANGWON YOON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

"Avatar" director James Cameron said Thursday that 3-D will replace 2-D as the standard, mainstream format for film, television and online content in less than 25 years.Viewers will soon not only enjoy films in 3-D theaters but all forms of entertainment, including sports and music shows on TVs...

GE Healthcare Aisys and Avance Anesthesia Systems: Recall

May 13, 2010 5:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Defective control board wiring harnesses can cause the machine to unexpectedly shut down, terminating ventilation, anesthetic delivery, and potentially patient monitoring.


Honeywell to buy Edmonton-based industrial monitor company in $145-million deal

May 13, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) has a deal to take over Edmonton-based Matrikon Inc. (TSX:MTK) in a $145-million transaction. Honeywell is offering $4.50 cash per Matrikon share. The Canadian maker of industrial monitoring devices brings expertise in the energy and mining sectors.

New Media Expert and Former Sony Broadcast President Brings Powerful Blend of Management Experience and Technical Insight to Board Membership

May 13, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SENSIO@ Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX VENTURE: SIO) announced today that Patrick Gerald Whittingham has joined the SENSIO board of directors. Whittingham's distinguished career in the media industry includes 28 years with Sony, most recently as president of the Sony Broadcast and Production...

No guy-in-a-bar iPhone story in Vietnam

May 13, 2010 3:30 am | by TRAN VAN MINH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

This time it's not a crazy story about a guy who left a phone in a Silicon Valley bar. The latest clamor over a possible next-generation iPhone prototype has erupted in an unlikely place — Vietnam.Mobile phone accessory salesman Tran Manh Hiep rushed to a cafe in southern Ho Chi Minh City on...


Sony aiming for black as annual loss shrinks

May 13, 2010 2:30 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp., maker of the PlayStation 3, stayed in the red last business year but predicts a return to profit as restructuring and an aggressive 3-D rollout bear fruit.The Tokyo-based company Thursday reported some progress toward profitability, booking a 40.8 billion yen ($439 million) loss for...

Sony's annual loss shrinks to $439 million

May 12, 2010 10:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp. stayed in the red last fiscal year but shrank losses through cost cuts and better sales of consumer electronics.The Tokyo-based company reported a 40.8 billion yen ($439 million) loss for the year ended March 31, an improvement from the previous year's 98.9 billion yen loss. That was...


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