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URS Corp 4th-qtr profit falls 25 percent

March 2, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

URS Corp., an engineering and construction services company, said Tuesday that its profit fell 25 percent in the fourth quarter as revenue fell by the double-digits.The company earned $33.8 million, or 41 cents per share, in the three months that ended Jan. 1. That is down from the $45.2...

Yahoo CEO indicates turnaround could take years

March 2, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz says she hopes investors growing impatient for her to turn around the slumping Internet company remember how long it took for Steve Jobs to revive Apple.In a Tuesday meeting to celebrate Yahoo's 15th anniversary, Bartz reminded reporters that Apple struggled for the first...

Prostate cancer surgeons 'feel' with their eyes

March 2, 2010 11:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new Cornell study published in a medical journal reports that the outcomes using minimally invasive robotic technology compare favorably with traditional invasive surgery for prostate cancer.

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Lockheed seeks to predict cybersecurity threats

March 2, 2010 11:11 am | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin Corp, the No. 1 information technology provider to the U.S. government, is working hard to better predict and protect against increasingly sophisticated and stealthy cyber attacks. Lockheed, also the Pentagon's biggest contractor, is opening a second internal security intelligence center in Denver this week to complement the one it opened in May 2008 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, north of Washington.

AA Battery Holders Include Retainer Strap

March 2, 2010 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Memory Protection Devices introduced part number BK-6100-PC4 for holding two AA batteries. Four large stainless steel contacts firmly apply pressure to the AA batteries to assure a long lasting trouble free connection. Four printed circuit contacts allow

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Bill would have tech companies guard human rights

March 2, 2010 11:00 am | News | Comments

At a hearing on Tuesday, Dick Durbin, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on human rights and the law, said there are questions over whether filtering software made by U.S. companies has been used to censor the Internet in several countries with repressive governments.

France's Competitive Clusters Succeed with Projects

March 2, 2010 10:44 am | by Rayna Lewis, Assistant Web Editor, Advantage Business Media | Blogs | Comments

Changes in France’s economic climate prompted the country to recreate its industrial policy based in the development of competitive clusters. These clusters, founded in December of 2002, were created through an active partnership between manufacturers, research centers and training bodies, which together tackle innovative projects while increasing the economy’s growth potential.

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Carmike Cinemas shares jump after 4Q profit

March 2, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of theater operator Carmike Cinemas Inc. surged Tuesday after the company's fourth-quarter profit beat expectations.The stock jumped 90 cents, or 9.5 percent, to $10.40 in afternoon trading. Shares have traded between $1 and $11.54 over the past year.Late Monday, Carmike said it reversed...

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Sony restores PlayStation Network service

March 2, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Corp. said it has restored service to its online PlayStation Network following a system glitch reminiscent of the Y2K bug a decade ago.Sony Corp. said in a blog post late Monday that the problem was caused by the internal clock function on older PlayStation 3 models. Sony said the clocks...

Hybridyne Imaging Technologies and Brookhaven National Laboratory to be Featured at the WBTshowcase

March 2, 2010 10:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Hybridyne Imaging Technologies, Inc., and Brookhaven Lab are among over 100 companies and technology innovators from across the nation and around the world that will compete for top honors at the WBT2010

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Aid groups enlist Google to help in Haiti effort

March 2, 2010 10:17 am | News | Comments

Aid workers, with the help of Google Earth, are uploading key information onto the Web to illustrate the needs of hundreds of thousands of people left homeless by Haiti's earthquake - an innovation that could significantly boost the ability to respond to future disasters.

Raytheon Improves GPS Accuracy

March 2, 2010 9:47 am | Videos | Comments

Raytheon has been chosen by the U.S. Air Force to develop a new element of the Global Positioning System (GPS), called the Advanced Control Segment (OCX), which will improve the accuracy of information from GPS satellites.

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Authorities bust 3 in infection of 13M computers

March 2, 2010 9:30 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities have smashed one of the world's biggest networks of virus-infected computers, a data vacuum that stole credit cards and online banking credentials from as many as 12.7 million poisoned PCs.The "botnet" of infected computers included PCs inside more than half of the Fortune 1,000...

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Brrrrr. It's Cold In There!

March 2, 2010 9:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This winter has seemed like an especially long one to me. I'm ready to wear shorts and enjoy nice, long summer days. Alas, the reality is that it will probably be cold for at least another month here in Washington, D.C. All that cold air robs not only our jacketed bodies of warmth, but it...

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Apple suing phone maker HTC over iPhone patents

March 2, 2010 8:48 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc., increasingly facing tougher competition in the lucrative market for smart phones, sued Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp. on Tuesday, accusing the rival of violating patents related to the popular iPhone.

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