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Scientist’s Award Allows Her To Probe the Earth’s Mantle

June 10, 2010 8:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Sandwiched between the liquid iron outer core and the thin rocky crust we live on, the Earth's mantle is more than 1,800 miles thick, and comprises more than three-quarters of the planet's volume and nearly two-thirds of its mass. Yet surprisingly, scientists don't know exactly what it's made of.

Dell lowers 1Q profit to build $100M legal reserve

June 10, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dell Inc. said Thursday that it lowered its first-quarter results by $100 million, or 5 cents per share, to set aside a $100 million reserve it may need to pay out as part of a settlement related to an ongoing SEC accounting probe into the computer maker's accounting and financial reporting...

Mark Cuban to tender Lions Gate shares to Icahn

June 10, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Heightening the conflict over control of boutique movie studio Lions Gate, minority shareholder Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, said Thursday that he'll probably sell his 6.4 million shares to billionaire investor Carl Icahn.Cuban holds some 5.4 percent of outstanding shares of...


Best Buy melds Speakeasy unit with Covad, MegaPath

June 10, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. said Thursday that it would combine its Speakeasy unit with Covad Communications Co. and MegaPath Inc. to create a company that provides Internet phone, security and virtual private network services nationwide.The transaction will give Best Buy a minority stake...

USDA grants fund studies of organic agriculture

June 10, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The grants will allow researchers to study the use of cover crops in organic farming and how different organic farming practices affect yields.

Stretched molecules allow electron studies

June 10, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell researchers have demonstrated that single-molecule devices can serve as powerful new tools for fundamental science experiments.

Correction: Deltek personnel story

June 10, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a story June 9 about Namita Dhallan, a new executive vice president of Deltek Inc., The Associated Press mistakenly reported that Deltek CEO Kevin Parker expects Dhallan will help JDA Software in its product development. Parker expects her to help Deltek with its product development; JDA was...

Scientists strive to replace silicon with graphene on nanocircuitry

June 10, 2010 11:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Scientists have made a breakthrough toward creating nanocircuitry on graphene, widely regarded as the most promising candidate to replace silicon as the building block of transistors. They have devised a simple and quick one-step process for creating...


Mark M. Ellison named director for corporate relations for TEES

June 10, 2010 11:24 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Mark M. Ellison, former associate vice chancellor for economic development for The Texas A&M University System has been named director for corporate relations for the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). The appointment, effective June 1, was announced by Kenneth R. Hall, TEES...

Akamai buys smartphone content firm Velocitude

June 10, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Online content delivery company Akamai Technologies Inc. said Thursday that it has purchased Velocitude, a company that uses cloud computing to deliver content to smartphones.Akamai said the addition of Cambridge, Mass.-based Velocitude means that it will be able to improve the quality of the...

PXI Express DAQ Modules Integrate Signal Conditioning

June 10, 2010 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments today announced the company’s first data acquisition (DAQ) modules with integrated signal conditioning for scalable, high-performance measurements on PXI Express.


Game makers gear up for splashiest E3 yet

June 10, 2010 9:51 am | News | Comments

The world's leading gaming hardware makers, hoping to reignite the slumping $60 billion industry, will unveil at E3 next week a range of futuristic gadgets designed to pull in a new generation of players. Microsoft Corp is expected to announce a name and launch date for its "Project Natal" controller-free system at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.


Energy Harvesting Sensor Collects from Multiple Sources

June 10, 2010 9:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The EH-Link hybrid energy harvesting wireless sensor node from MicroStrain collects energy from multiple sources including strain, vibration, thermal gradients, ambient light,and thermal and electromagnetic fields.


EU sets tight biofuel standards

June 10, 2010 9:48 am | News | Comments

The European Union's top energy official set out tough standards for producing biofuels sold in the EU, demanding producers meet strict environmental criteria. EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger put forward the world's "most stringent" certification regime to make "sure our biofuels meet the highest environmental standards."


AT & T hole exposes iPad users' e-mail addresses

June 10, 2010 9:46 am | News | Comments

AT&T Inc. on Wednesday acknowledged a security weak spot that exposed the e-mail addresses of apparently more than 100,000 users of Apple Inc.'s iPad, a breach that could make those people vulnerable to precision-targeted hacking attacks.


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