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Empa grows 'sea urchin'-shaped structures

July 28, 2010 11:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) Empa researchers have succeeded in growing sea-urchin shaped nanostructures from minute balls of polystyrene beads using a simple electrochemical process. The spines of the sea urchin consist of zinc oxide nanowires....

Indian outsourcer HCL quarterly profit up 6.9 pct

July 28, 2010 10:05 pm | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Indian outsourcer HCL Technologies Ltd. said quarterly profit grew 6.9 percent in dollar terms, beating expectations on strong global demand for its software services.Profit for the April-June quarter was 3.42 billion rupees ($74 million) and revenue was 34.25 billion rupees ($738 million), up...

Glance: Comparison of e-reader prices

July 28, 2010 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. is releasing two new models of its Kindle e-reader. Both are smaller and lighter than the current Kindle, and one is cheaper because it shuns 3G cellular network access in favor of Wi-Fi for downloading books on the fly.Here is a look at how Kindle retail prices stack up against...

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Cerner 2nd-quarter income climbs 27 percent

July 28, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health care information technology provider Cerner Corp. said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings rose 27 percent on higher bookings and revenue.The company reported net income of $55.5 million, or 65 cents per share, up from $43.7 million, or 52 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter....

Quantum fractals at the border of magnetism

July 28, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Physicists from Rice University, the Max Planck Institute and the Vienna University of Technology are reporting new results from experiments on the perplexing class of materials that includes high-temperature superconductors. In this week's Proceedings of the National...

Akamai picks digital ad veteran as next president

July 28, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Akamai Technologies Inc., which makes Web traffic management technology, said Wednesday that David W. Kenny will take the job as company president starting Sept. 7.Currently, CEO Paul Sagan is also Akamai's president.Kenny, 48, has been member of Akamai's board since 2007.He was most recently...

Nanomaterials poised for big impact in construction

July 28, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Nanomaterials are poised for widespread use in the construction industry, where they can offer significant advantages for a variety of applications ranging from making more durable concrete to self-cleaning windows. But widespread use in building materials comes with...

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Burns chronicles 400 years of planetary science

July 28, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Joe Burns was offered a challenge: review all of planetary science since 1610 ... in 4,000 words or fewer. He took it.

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Surpasses 2,000 End Users as Enterprises Adopt Fluid Data(TM) Solutions

July 28, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: CML) today announced record revenue of $36.5 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. This represents a 27 percent increase from the same quarter in 2009.Highlights for Q2 2010 include:-- Revenue of $36.5 million represents a 15 percent...

Grows Branded Disk Systems and Software Revenue 86 Percent Year-Over-Year to Record Level, With 125 Percent Year-Over-Year Increase in Branded DXi Sales

July 28, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced that revenue for its fiscal first quarter (FQ1'11), ended June 30, 2010, was $163 million, an increase of $3 million from the same period last year (FQ1'10). This increase was...

Record Application Revenue of $47.9 Million; Closes Multi-Million Dollar Performance Management Contract Supporting 140,000 Users; Adds Over 200 New SMB Customers; 55% Increase Yea...

July 28, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010."Businesses need insight on their people to power growth, and they are turning to Taleo to provide the software...

Shareholders May Become 5% Shareholders Without Restrictions

July 28, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Stamps.com@ (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of USPS@ postage online (http://www.stamps.com/postage-online/how-it-works/) and shipping software (http://www.stamps.com/shipping/) solutions to approximately 400,000 customers, today announced that its Board of Directors approved a waiver...

Scientists unravel trait leading to better brain power

July 28, 2010 12:23 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

By deciphering the genetics in humans and fish, scientists believe that the neck gave humans so much freedom of movement that it played a surprising role in the evolution of the human brain.

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Intel Creates End-to-End Photonics Connection with Integrated Lasers

July 28, 2010 10:25 am | Comments

Intel Corporation has developed a research prototype representing the world's first silicon-based optical data connection with integrated lasers.

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Envestnet expected to go public this week

July 28, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Envestnet Inc., a Chicago company that provides Web-based services for financial advisers, expects to raise more than $31 million in net proceeds this week in an initial public offering.The company is offering 7.7 million shares at an expected range of $9 to $10, according to an updated...

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