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Let your fingers do the driving

September 26, 2010 9:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Utah) If drivers are yakking on cell phones and don't hear spoken instructions to turn left or right from a passenger or navigation system, they still can get directions from devices that are mounted on the steering wheel and pull skin on the driver's index fingertips left...

China automaker BYD gets visit from backer Buffett

September 26, 2010 8:05 pm | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Warren Buffett's backing gave Chinese battery and automaking tycoon Wang Chuanfu a huge boost, and on paper represents at least a six-fold return on the investment.Beginning Monday, Wang's BYD Autos is launching a series of events in three Chinese cities meant to showcase the company's electric...

Light workout: Stanford scientists use optogenetics to effectively stimulate muscle movement in mice

September 26, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stanford University Medical Center) Researchers at Stanford University were able to use light to induce normal patterns of muscle contraction, in a study involving bioengineered mice whose nerve-cell surfaces are coated with special light-sensitive proteins.

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Computer attacks linked to wealthy group or nation

September 26, 2010 9:05 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A powerful computer code attacking industrial facilities around the world, but mainly in Iran, probably was created by experts working for a country or a well-funded private group, according to an analysis by a leading computer security company.The malicious code, called Stuxnet, was designed...

Worm hits computers of staff at Iran nuclear plant

September 26, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Iran's official news agency says a complex computer worm has affected the personal computers of staff at the country's first nuclear power plant weeks before the facility is to go online....

Novelties: These Digital Trainers Know How to Motivate

September 25, 2010 10:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

People who have trouble sticking to weight-loss regimens can find an array of devices that help track their progress — and offer encouragement, too.

Career Couch: Staying Professional in Virtual Meetings

September 25, 2010 10:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Virtual meetings have become a staple of business life, but personal conduct during a phone or video conference can be different than in face-to-face meetings.

Iran Fights Malware Attacking Computers

September 25, 2010 10:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The agency that runs Iran’s nuclear facilities said that its engineers were trying to protect facilities from a virus.

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Invensense IPO will change the competition in the motion sensing business

September 25, 2010 1:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Business is there: moving from $300M in 2009 to $1.2B in 2015 only for smart phones

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Rights groups denounce arrest of Thai webmaster

September 24, 2010 11:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Human rights and free speech groups protested Saturday the arrest of a Thai webmaster as she returned from an Internet freedom conference on charges of insulting the monarchy and violating the Computer Crime Act....

Six Technology Firms Agree to More Hiring Competition

September 24, 2010 7:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The antitrust settlement promises to increase the competition for sought-after technology workers.

Dell Settles a Client’s Claim That It Hid Computer Defects

September 24, 2010 7:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A plaintiff contended that Dell had expected almost all OptiPlex computers to have problems, but the company had played them down. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

From Young Mogul, a Gift on the Scale of Philanthropy’s Elders

September 24, 2010 7:21 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million grant to Newark’s schools, announced on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” propelled him to the top of American philanthropy and made him something of a hero.

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Epogen and Procrit (epoetin alfa): Recall - Particulate Matter in Vials

September 24, 2010 6:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Recall due to risks of embolic, thrombotic and other vascular serious adverse events.

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Traders: China halts rare earth exports to Japan

September 24, 2010 3:22 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

China has halted exports to Japan of rare earth elements - which are crucial for advanced manufacturing - trading company officials said Friday amid tensions between the rival Asian powers over a territorial dispute....

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