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IBM begins Power server upgrade to battle HP, Sun

February 8, 2010 9:04 am | News | Comments

IBM is beginning a long-awaited upgrade to a range of servers and other hardware to make them more energy-efficient and competitive than rival products by Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems Inc. International Business Machines Corp said on Monday its new POWER7 system, including new microprocessors, storage and middleware, will be able to process more data than its predecessor POWER6, making them useful for utilities with electrical grids or banks conducting electronic trading.

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Yale Scientists Shed Colorful Light On Novel Proteins

February 8, 2010 8:55 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

A Yale School of Medicine neuroscientist investigating how viruses can be used to attack brain cancers has developed a new method to generate novel, color-coded proteins that can be used by researchers investigating cures for a host of diseases.

New Federal Climate Change Agency Forming

February 8, 2010 8:47 am | News | Comments

The Obama administration on Monday proposed a new agency to study and report on the changing climate. Also known as global warming, climate change has drawn widespread concern in recent years as temperatures around the world rise, threatening to harm crops, spread disease, increase sea levels, change storm and drought patterns and cause polar melting.

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Facebooks Redesigns Site, Turns 6

February 8, 2010 8:36 am | News | Comments

Facebook is redesigning its site yet again, this time to better emphasize applications, games and search. Links and items have moved around the home page as Facebook tries to streamline navigation and make games and apps stand out more. The latest evolution continued Friday after Facebook started rolling the changes out late Thursday, the company's sixth birthday.

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Macmillan Books Coming Back to Amazon

February 8, 2010 8:30 am | News | Comments

After a weeklong absence, new copies of Andrew Young's "The Politician," Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall" and other books published by Macmillan are available for purchase on Amazon.com. Since last Friday, Amazon had limited the availability of Macmillan releases in a dispute over e-books, with Macmillan calling for a new pricing system that would end the $9.99 rate Amazon had been setting for best-sellers on its Kindle e-reader. Macmillan and other publishers believe $9.99 is too low and threatens the value of books overall.

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Paypal halts certain transactions in India

February 8, 2010 8:23 am | News | Comments

The online payments service PayPal has taken the unusual step of suspending many transactions in India for more than a week. A spokesman for the service said Saturday that "personal payments" to and from India are being blocked. Transfers to banks in India are being suspended as well.

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China Shuts Down Hacker Training Site

February 8, 2010 8:17 am | News | Comments

Police in central China have shut down a hacker training operation that openly recruited thousands of members online and provided them with cyberattack lessons and malicious software, state media said Monday. The crackdown comes amid growing concern that China is a center for Internet crime and industrial espionage. Search giant Google said last month its e-mail accounts were hacked from China in an assault that also hit at least 20 other companies.

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UN patent filings dropped for 1st time since 1978

February 8, 2010 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of international patent filings dropped last year for the first time since 1978 as companies hit by the global economic downturn sought fewer new protections on their intellectual property, the U.N. said Monday.Most patents filed in 2009 were for computer technology, followed by...

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ATG expects offer proceeds of $100.6M

February 8, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software developer Art Technology Group Inc. said Monday it expects $100.6 million in gross proceeds from its public offering of 25 million shares.ATG said underwriters used their option to buy an additional 3.75 million shares. The company priced the offering at $3.50 per share.The offering is...

Humidity & Temperature Transmitter suits Industrial Apps

February 8, 2010 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TH200 Humidity and Temperature transmitter from E Instruments is a highly sensitive and accurate instrument that includes functions for relative & absolute humidity, dew point, wet & dry temperature, and enthalpy.

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Vibration Tester Provides On-the-Spot Diagnosis

February 8, 2010 4:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as the most advanced troubleshooting instrument of its kind available for vibration, the hand-held Fluke 810 Vibration Tester from Fluke enables maintenance teams to rapidly collect data and diagnose and solve mechanical problems with an affordable, easy to use tool.

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Space Shuttle blasts off on last night flight

February 8, 2010 4:06 am | by MARCIA DUNN | News | Comments

 Endeavour and six astronauts rocketed into orbit Monday on what's likely the last nighttime launch for the shuttle program, hauling a new room and observation deck for the International Space Station.

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Strengthens Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA Suite and Oracle Enterprise Manager With Best-in-class SOA Management Capabilities

February 8, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)News FactsSupporting QuotesSupporting ResourcesThis document is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into a contract or agreement.About Oracle Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's largest business software company. For more information about Oracle,...

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Engineering Majors Hold 8 of Top 10 Highest Paid Majors

February 8, 2010 3:55 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

In August, employers responding to a NACE survey reported plans to trim their college hiring, hiring 7% for 2010 graduates from 2009. In addition, just 29% of those employers said they would increase their starting salary offers for the Class of 2010. Most, but not all majors, experienced...

Utilities To Bolster Smart Grid Cybersecurity

February 8, 2010 3:48 am | by Elizabeth Montalbano | News | Comments

 Utility companies will invest more than $21 billion on cybersecurity over the next five years to protect the world's electrical grids, according to a new report.

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