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Scientists develop techniques to trace cocaine hidden in alcohol

October 19, 2010 12:21 am | by European Commission | Comments

Researchers from Switzerland and the UK have developed two techniques aimed at thwarting drugs smugglers: cocaine dissolved into bottles of wine or rum can be identified quickly. These techniques will help customs officials uncover which bottles are being used to smuggle cocaine without...

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Shock tactics: Bioelectrical therapy for cancer and birth defects?

October 18, 2010 10:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(The Company of Biologists) Finding a simple, cheap and reliable way to manipulate stem cells is a major goal of current research into therapies for birth defects, regeneration of organs and multiple diseases, including cancer. Michael Levin and colleagues from Tufts University, Medford,...

Science and Optical Illusions

October 18, 2010 10:22 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

More illusions by R Beau Lotto, lecturer in neuroscience, University College London The middle tiles on the cube both have the same color, even though they appear very different to most of us. The science of optical illusions the two physically identical tiles do indeed now look very...

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Apple Reports Strong Profit and Sales Growth

October 18, 2010 2:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Demonstrating its might in consumer electronics yet again, Apple reported strong sales of iPhones, iPads and even its Mac computers in its fourth quarter.

I.B.M. Delivers Strong Gains in Third-Quarter Profits

October 18, 2010 2:21 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company reported a 12 percent increase in net profit as revenue increased modestly, adding to evidence that corporate customers are beginning to spend again on computer technology.

Microsoft software head Ray Ozzie to depart

October 18, 2010 2:05 pm | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Bill Gates' successor as Microsoft's Chief Software Architect, Ray Ozzie, is leaving the company after five years.In an e-mail sent to Microsoft Corp. employees Monday, CEO Steve Ballmer announced the change, saying Ozzie will stay with Microsoft for an undefined transition period.Ballmer said...

AP to form news group to make money from mobile

October 18, 2010 1:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Associated Press is overseeing the creation of an organization to help newspapers and broadcasters make more money as more people get their news from mobile phones and other wireless devices....

WikiLeaks under pressure from money firm, Sweden

October 18, 2010 1:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The founder of Wikileaks was denied a Swedish residency permit on Monday and said his whistleblowing website had been cut off by a company that handled many of its donations....

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Report: Facebook apps transmitted personal info

October 18, 2010 1:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The latest Facebook privacy fiasco shows that the world's largest online social hub is having a hard time putting this thorny issue behind it even as it continues to attract users and become indispensible to many of them....

IBM raises guidance as 3Q beats expectations

October 18, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM Corp. said Monday that its net income rose 12 percent as it wrung more out of its services and software divisions and gets a lift from a new mainframe computer....

Apple 4Q net income soars 70 pct; iPad falls short

October 18, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. said Monday that net income for the most recent quarter soared 70 percent on strong sales of iPhones, though iPad sales fell short of expectations....

Apple 4Q net income soars 70 percent

October 18, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. said Monday that net income for the most recent quarter soared 70 percent on strong sales of iPhones.Apple sold 14.1 million iPhones from July through September, more than the 12 million or so analysts were looking for.Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer said in an...

Tyndall Workshop Redefines PwrSoC and Moves Toward Commercialization

October 18, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

By redefining the meaning of a PwrSoC from "Power Supply on Chip" to "Power System on Chip," and extending the definition of the "chip" itself, the Second International Workshop on Power Supply on...

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UTC Offers To Acquire Remaining Interest in Clipper Windpower

October 18, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

United Technologies Corp. has reached agreement with the management and independent members of the board of directors of Clipper Windpower Plc (CWPL) on the terms of a cash offer by UTC to acquire all...

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TDK-Lambda Joins PMBus Alliance

October 18, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

TDK-Lambda has joined the PMBus™ Alliance. The PMBus protocol is a standard way to communicate with power converters and other devices in a power system. Owned by the System Management Interface Forum, or...

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