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Russia to use space tech to develop energy sector

July 27, 2010 11:08 am | Comments

Russia will employ technologies, initially meant for outer space research programs, to develop its vast energy sector, Energy Ministry said on Tuesday in yet another sign of the Kremlin's modernization drive.

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Big Bang investigators want new atom smasher

July 27, 2010 11:05 am | Comments

Scientists behind the European particle collider aimed at uncovering the secrets of the universe pushed Monday to build an even bigger machine - with money and partners from around the world. Instead of whirling atoms in giant rings, as existing colliders in Switzerland and the United States do, scientists want a new-generation machine that will shoot them straight.

Ask.com wants users to ask each other, not Jeeves

July 27, 2010 11:00 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | Comments

You won't be able to ask Jeeves, the butler that made the search engine now known as Ask.com famous in the late '90s. But in a bid to engage more users, Ask is returning to its question-and-answer roots by tapping its users and the Web.

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GameStop to buy social gaming site Kongregate

July 27, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GameStop Corp., the world's largest video game retailer, said Tuesday it will buy social gaming website Kongregate for an undisclosed sum in its latest step to expand its business beyond brick-and-mortar stores.Kongregate has 10 million monthly players who use the site to play games and...

Apple Macs get second iPhone-like controller

July 27, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. unveiled the latest update to its line of desktop computers Tuesday, promising faster speeds and offering the option of multi-touch controls similar to those used on the iPhone.Apple said its new line of iMac desktops, with new processors from Intel Corp. and new graphics chips, are...

Apple updates desktops with faster chips

July 27, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. unveiled the latest update to its line of desktop computers Tuesday, promising faster speeds and offering the option of multi-touch controls similar to those used on the iPhone.Apple said its new line of iMac desktops, with new processors from Intel Corp. and new graphics chips, are...

Waste chip fat fuels hydrogen economy

July 27, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Leeds) Don't pour that dirty fat from the fryer down the sink -- it could be used to make the fuel of the future.

Award-Winning Supplier of Porcelain Tiles to Streamline Business Operations With Epicor Software Solution in Light of Rapid Global Expansion Plans

July 27, 2010 6:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, announced today that Niro Ceramic Group, the award-winning porcelain tile producer, has chosen Epicor as its enterprise resource...

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Lexmark shares soar as 2Q profit rises fivefold

July 27, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Lexmark International Inc. jumped in early trading Tuesday after strong printer sales drove a fivefold increase in its second-quarter net income. The company also said the business momentum is expected to continue.Lexmark earned $85.1 million, or $1.07 per share, compared with a...

STMicroelectronics and Digi-Key Launch Design Contest for Students

July 27, 2010 5:05 am | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation and STMicroelectronics today announced an exciting design contest for engineering students based on ST's iNEMO multi-sensor inertial measurement unit (IMU).

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DNA-based Nanoassembly Method Enhances Quantum Dot Performance

July 27, 2010 4:45 am | Comments

By linking individual semiconductor quantum dots with gold nanoparticles, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory can enhance the light emitted by quantum dots by up to 20 times

Tier-Based Points System Provides Simple Discount Structure for Purchasing VMware Software Licenses in Bulk Quantities

July 27, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced a new VMware Volume Purchasing Program (VPP). VMware VPP is designed to provide customers worldwide with consistent, accumulative software license...

Yahoo Japan to use Google search engine technology

July 27, 2010 3:05 am | by JAY ALABASTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo Japan Corp. said Tuesday that it will use Google technology to run its search engine and search ad delivery system, after a similar deal in the U.S. was derailed by regulators concerned about a monopoly.The decision by Yahoo Japan, which is largely independent from its California...

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SAP's 2nd-quarter profit up 15 percent

July 26, 2010 11:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software maker SAP AG is reporting a 15 percent year-on-year rise in net profit thanks to growth in the United States and emerging markets.SAP said in a preliminary earnings statement Tuesday that it earned euro491 million ($636 million) in the April-June period — up from euro426...

Foxconn shuts Indian plant after workers get sick

July 26, 2010 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Foxconn Technology Group temporarily shut down a plant in India on Monday after some 250 workers became sick, possibly from a pesticide sprayed at the facility.The Chennai, India, plant could end up suspending operations for about a week to address whatever caused the sickness, the company said...

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