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Goldman Sachs earns $4.79B in Q4, cuts bonus pool

January 21, 2010 10:01 am | by STEVENSON JACOBS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Thursday it earned $4.79 billion in the fourth quarter — a windfall that came in part from slashing its compensation ratio in response to political pressure over lavish Wall Street bonuses.The company rewarded employees with $16.2 billion in salaries and bonuses...

General Dynamics gets $33M armor contract

January 21, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has received a $33 million extention to provide vehicle armor to the U.S Army.The so-called "reactive armor" tile sets are used on Bradley fighting vehicles.The tiles are designed to withstand direct hits from anti-armor munitions, including...

Researchers study colloid crystal growth

January 21, 2010 9:54 am | by Cornell University | Comments

In the journal Science, Cornell researchers shed new light on how atoms arrange themselves layer by layer into crystalline thin films.


Imation posts 4Q profit, helped by tax gain

January 21, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Imation Corp., a maker of digital storage products such as hard disk drives, on Thursday posted a profit for the fourth quarter as a tax gain and lower costs offset a 12 percent revenue drop.The company earned $6.7 million, or 18 cents per share, in the quarter compared to a loss of $45.6...

Guidance, Control, and Astrodynamics Seminar Series: Sam Wagner, AER Graduate student, "Target Asteroid Selection for Human Exploration of Near Earth Objects"

January 21, 2010 7:55 am | by Iowa State University | Comments

Sam Wagner AER E Grad Student working with Dr. Bong Wie

Meridia (sibutramine hydrochloride): Follow-Up to an Early Communication about an Ongoing Safety Review

January 21, 2010 7:51 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Contraindication to use in patients with history of cardiovascular disease.


Electric Wind

January 21, 2010 6:55 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

photo of William Kamkwamba on his windmill from his blog. I have written about William Kamkwamba before: Inspirational Engineer – Home Engineering: Windmill for Electricity. And along with the post, Make the World Better, donated to his cause. His new book, The Boy Who Harnessed the...

01 Communique Q4 loss widens to $471,397 from $322,590; revenue up slightly

January 21, 2010 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

01 Communique Laboratory Inc. (TSX:ONE) said Thursday its fourth-quarter and year-end losses widened despite a slight uptick in the software company's revenue.For the quarter ended Oct. 31, the company generated net and comprehensive loss of $471,397 versus a loss of $322,590 in the year-ago...


Interactive Program Guides Transform as Internet Content Migrates onto the TV

January 21, 2010 5:56 am | by In-Stat | Comments

Next-generation Interactive Program Guides (IPG) are emerging that help consumers wade through a proliferation of TV programs, movies, concerts and sporting events.

New method turns stem cells into blood vessels cells

January 21, 2010 5:53 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Weill Cornell researchers have discovered a way to produce 40 times more blood vessel cells from stem cells than previous methods. Such cells will hopefully be used soon to heal damaged tissues.


A Little Something Extra

January 21, 2010 4:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Most of what we do here at Screaming Circuits is PCB assembly. We build prototypes and short run production - putting parts on boards. We actually do more then that though. Our parent company, Milwaukee Electronics (MEC) has been around...

Winner of MATLAB Central Online Programming Contest Announced

January 21, 2010 4:33 am | Comments

Dr. Alfonso Nieto-Castañón, a PhD in cognitive and neural systems, was the winner of the programming challenge posed by The MathWorks on MATLAB Central, an online open exchange for the MATLAB and Simulink user community.


Xerox posts jump in 4Q profit

January 21, 2010 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Xerox Corp. said Thursday its cost-cutting efforts last year helped boost its fourth-quarter profit. It also forecast a bigger-than-expected profit for this year.Shares of the printer and copier maker rose 28 cents, or 3.2 percent, to $9.17 in premarket trading.Xerox chief Ursula Burns, who...


EU clears Oracle takeover of Sun

January 21, 2010 2:01 am | by RAF CASERT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The European Union on Thursday cleared Oracle Corp.'s proposed $7.4 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems Inc., saying it would not significantly affect competition in the EU.EU antitrust chief Neelie Kroes said one of the year's biggest technology deals of the last year could now go ahead as...

Nokia to offer free mobile navigation services

January 21, 2010 1:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nokia Corp. said Thursday it will offer free navigation services globally for users of its smart phones, in a drive to counter a similar move by Google Inc.The service, with detailed maps for more than 180 countries, will also have voice guidance in 46 languages in 74 countries.The service will...


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