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Mind-reading phones? The tech's evolving there

September 15, 2010 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

How smart do you want your smart phone to actually be? Do you want it to read your mind, even a little bit?...

Arsonist gets prison in Philly record company fire

September 15, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A man has been sentenced to prison after drunkenly breaking into a famous Philadelphia recording company's headquarters and starting a fire....

Microsoft's new IE9 promises zippier performance

September 15, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is unveiling the "beta" test version of Internet Explorer 9 on Wednesday, the first of a new generation of Web browser programs that tap into the powerful processors on board newer computers to make websites load and run faster....

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Best Buy OKs dividend of 15 cents per share

September 15, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Best Buy Co. said Wednesday that its board of directors approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of 15 cents per common share.The electronics retailer will pay the dividend on Oct. 26 to shareholders of record on Oct. 5.Shares of Best Buy fell 22 cents to $36.49 on Wednesday.

$40 million awarded to trace human brain's connections

September 15, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Mental Health) The National Institutes of Health today awarded grants totaling $40 million to map the human brain's connections in high resolution. The Human Connectome Project will have transformative impact, paving the way toward a detailed understanding of...

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New Supercomputer ‘Sees’ Well Enough to Drive a Car Someday

September 15, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Navigating our way down the street is something most of us take for granted; we seem to recognize cars, other people, trees and lampposts instantaneously and without much thought. In fact, visually interpreting our environment as quickly as we do is an astonishing feat requiring an...

Author Shteyngart sees fall of digital-gripped U.S.

September 15, 2010 9:37 am | Comments

Russian-American author Gary Shteyngart's new book is a vision of a fast-declining America, obsessed by youthfulness, gripped by omniscient smartphones and swayed by monopolies and the Bank of China. A cash-strapped United States is at war with Venezuela and the Chinese yuan-pegged dollars are coveted currency.

IBM to help small businesses compete for contracts

September 15, 2010 9:33 am | Comments

Tech giant IBM Corp. is trying to help small businesses get supply contracts with blue chip companies in a variety of industries. It's an idea that combines a $10 million grant from IBM with the notion that small businesses are the main source of new jobs and therefore economic growth.

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Mass. takes in $3.6M stimulus funds for e-health records

September 15, 2010 9:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Massachusetts' implementation of electronic health records got a $3.6 million injection of federal funding on Tuesday.

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Eurotech Launches Cloud-Based Services for Secure and Reliable Device Data Management

September 15, 2010 8:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

COLUMBIA, MD – September 14, 2010 – Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, today announces the availability of cloud computing services to manage Eurotech devices...

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Wearable sensor technology to measure physical activity

September 15, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Michigan State University) Researchers from Michigan State University are teaming up to create a new wearable sensor network to assess a person's physical activity and overall well-being.Using technology developed by engineering professor Subir Biswas, participants will wear three small,...

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Gore Announces Partnership with A. E. Petsche for JSF Program

September 15, 2010 6:33 am | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., has entered into a strategic partnership with A. E. Petsche Company to provide GORE FireWire Cable Products for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 Lightning program, the Department of Defense’s next-generation strike aircraft system for the Navy, Air Force, and Marines.

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Ph.D. study of behavior of semiconductor crystals of size less than 100 nanometers

September 15, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) The PhD thesis by Carlos Echeverría Arrondo, Doctor in Physics from the Public University of Navarre and entitled "On doped semiconductor quantum dots and magnetic nanowires", studied the behaviour and properties of nanometric-scale semiconductor crystals.

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Boeing and Space Adventures to Offer Commercial Spaceflight Opportunities

September 15, 2010 4:55 am | Comments

The Boeing Company and Space Adventures, Ltd. have established a memorandum of agreement regarding the marketing of anticipated transportation services to destinations in low Earth orbit (LEO) on Boeing commercial crew spacecraft.

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Turkey : Recovery a chance to reinforce long-term economic growth, says OECD

September 15, 2010 3:23 am | by OECD | Comments

Turkey’s economic growth is likely to be among the strongest of OECD countries in 2010, supported by financial stability, international investor confidence and a dynamic business sector, according to the OECD’s latest survey of the country.

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