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General Motors renews $2B HP contract

July 21, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Motors has renewed a $2 billion contract with Hewlett-Packard to manage the automaker's technology infrastructure, the company said Wednesday.HP said the multiyear deal was extended a year before it expired, and covers most of the work the technology company already provides for GM. The...

Engineering researchers simplify process to make world's tiniest wires

July 21, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Florida) Surface tension isn't a very powerful force, but it matters for small things -- water bugs, paint, and, it turns out, nanowires.

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Right at Home: Tips for staying safe at college

July 21, 2010 7:05 am | by KIM COOKAssociated Press | Comments

The annual college shopping trip is almost upon us. And while it's fun to stock up on posters, shower caddies and desk lamps, experts say you also should consider how you'll keep yourself, and your stuff, safe on campus.Common sense is the best defense, says Chris McGoey, who runs a security...

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Check Point Software posts jump in 2Q earnings

July 21, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. reported a 36 percent jump in second-quarter earnings Wednesday, boosted by revenue growth.The results pushed Check Point up 74 cents, or 2.2 percent, to $33.98 in premarket trading.The company, which makes Internet security software, booked net income of...

Journal Communications reports $8.1M profit in Q2

July 21, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Media company Journal Communications Inc. says it swung to a profit in the second quarter as its broadcast revenue was helped by political spending and automotive advertising.The Milwaukee-based company said Wednesday it earned $8.1 million in the quarter, or 14 cents per share.That was up from...

Camelot Information prices IPO at bottom of range

July 21, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chinese software services company Camelot Information Systems Inc. priced shares of its initial public offering at $11 each, the bottom of the expected range, the company said Wednesday.The Beijing company and its shareholders sold 13.3 American depositary shares, each representing four...

Statistics: Trade flows continue to grow in the first quarter of 2010 but at a slower pace

July 21, 2010 3:25 am | by OECD | Comments

Based on seasonally adjusted monthly data, merchandise trade values remain approximately 20% below pre-crisis levels in April and May.

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Teen intern at Foxconn affiliate dead after fall

July 20, 2010 9:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A 19-year-old summer intern at a factory affiliated with the Foxconn Technology Group was found dead after falling from a six-story company dormitory in southern China, his employer said.The death adds to a string of worker suicides at factories in south China run by or linked to Foxconn, a...

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Adults recall negative events less accurately than children

July 20, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Children, rather than adults, make better witnesses of negative emotional events because of how their memory works, according to a new study.

How Fast Is Fast? I Mean, Really?

July 20, 2010 12:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

We talk a lot about speed here at Screaming Circuits. Back in 2003, one of the main reasons our parent company started us up was because their customers were telling them that they needed prototypes faster. So, I know that...

CONSTELLATION Vision System: Recall

July 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Software and hardware problems associated with unexpected system loss of power, unintended system error messages, unresponsive touchscreens, and system setting and infusion performance problems.

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Google signs 20-year deal with Iowa wind farm

July 20, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. has signed a 20-year contract to buy power from an Iowa wind farm as part of the Internet search leader's effort to cut the pollution caused by its rising demand for energy.The deal announced Tuesday kicks in July 30, with Google agreeing to pay a predetermined rate from the power...

Nokia's Q2 result expected to be mixed

July 20, 2010 10:05 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Nokia Corp. is expected to report mixed results on Thursday, as the world's largest handset maker struggles against tough competition in the high-end smart phone market amid speculation about the future of President and CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.OVERVIEW: Both profits and sales grew in the last...

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Replacing Hydrogen in Fluorescent Dyes Improves Detection & Shelf Life

July 20, 2010 9:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

By swapping out a hydrogen atom for an isotope twice as heavy, researchers have increased the shelf life and detection ability of fluorescent probes that are essential to studying a variety of inflammatory diseases, including cancer and atherosclerosis.

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Next Generation Surgical Robots: Where's the Doctor?

July 20, 2010 9:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- As physician-guided robots routinely operate on patients at most major hospitals, the next generation robot could eliminate a surprising element from that scenario -- the doctor.

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