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Major acoustical science and technology conference: Nov. 15-19

October 22, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) Experts in acoustics (the "science of sound") from around the world will gather in Cancun next month to present their latest discoveries and innovations: cheap, clean stoves for poor countries, ultrasound technologies that count the heartbeats of a fetus,...

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Computer science, psychology faculty receive NSF grant for creative discovery

October 22, 2010 8:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Computer science and engineering professor Frank Shipman, associate professor Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, and psychology professor Steven Smith have been awarded a National Science Foundation Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (NSF IIS) grant for research on how user physiology...

Falkland islands radar study impacts climate research

October 22, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Leicester) Physicists and engineers at the University of Leicester and the British Antarctic Survey have installed a radar system on the Falkland Islands to monitor the upper atmosphere activity which creates the "southern lights."

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Kish receives the Doctor Honoris Causa title from Uppsala University

October 22, 2010 7:20 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Laszlo Kish has received the Doctor Honoris Causa from Uppsala University, Sweden, considered an honor of great distinction. Kish, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, will accept the award in a formal ceremony in...

'Fable III' offering new way to play as gay

October 22, 2010 7:05 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | Comments

When the Prince of Albion isn't battling reanimated corpses, searching for mystical medallions or attempting to overthrow his tyrannical brother, he has a pretty nice life at home with his husband, Kyle the Blacksmith, and their two adopted sons, Alex and Tim. It's just one path players can go...

Event: Chilean President Piñera visited OECD on Thursday 21 October OECD headquarters, Paris

October 22, 2010 6:22 am | by OECD | Comments

The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera met with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and addressed the OECD Council on Thursday 21 October. This was the President’s first visit to the OECD since Chile joined the organisation in May.

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Ericcson Cautious on Recovery Despite Profit

October 22, 2010 5:23 am | by New York Times | Comments

The Swedish maker of telecom networking equipment said on Friday that its profit had more than quadrupled in the third quarter after a year of cost-cutting.

Verizon’s Profit Drops 25% in Quarter

October 22, 2010 5:23 am | by New York Times | Comments

The company cited pension settlements resulting from layoffs and voluntary separations for the drop.

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Emerson enters residential & small business renewable energy market with new 5kW grid tie solar inverter

October 22, 2010 2:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Emerson Network Power launched the SPV-5.0 grid tie solar inverter, marking the company?s entry into the residential and small business renewable energy market.

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Fire at Northern Calif. mall deals blow to region

October 22, 2010 2:05 am | by DON THOMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A fire that erupted during a police standoff at a suburban Sacramento mall did more than destroy part of a regional shopping hub. It also provided an economic setback to a region of Northern California struggling to emerge from recession.City leaders in Roseville, about 17 miles east of the...

Wipro profit tempered by staff costs, forex loss

October 21, 2010 9:05 pm | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Wipro Ltd., India's third-largest software outsourcer, reported a 10 percent rise in quarterly profit Friday, short of expectations as salary hikes and foreign exchange losses hit margins, sending the stock down nearly 4 percent.The rupee's appreciation against the dollar — which accounts for...

Baidu's 3Q profit more than doubles, shares rise

October 21, 2010 8:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Baidu Inc., which operates China's leading search engine, said Friday its third-quarter net profit more than doubled and revenue jumped 76 percent as online advertising surged.The Beijing-based company said it earned 1.05 billion yuan ($156.4 million), or 3.01 yuan (45 cents), per American...

Baidu's 3Q net more than doubles, shares rise

October 21, 2010 6:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Baidu Inc., China's leading search engine, said Thursday that its third-quarter net income more than doubled and revenue jumped 76 percent as online advertising surged.The company earned 1.05 billion yuan ($156.4 million), or 3.01 yuan (45 cents) per American Depositary share, versus 492.9...

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Amazon Reports Big Gains

October 21, 2010 5:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company said sales of media, including books and music, were up 14 percent from the year-ago quarter.

Saskatchewan premier urges Canada to reject bid

October 21, 2010 5:06 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Saskatchewan's premier urged Canada's federal government on Thursday to reject BHP Billiton's bid for Potash Corp., saying it's not in the strategic interest of Saskatchewan or Canada.Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton Ltd. launched a hostile $38.6 billion takeover bid in August for the world's...

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