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Can chaos theory help predict heart attacks?

July 21, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) Chaos models may someday help model cardiac arrhythmias -- abnormal electrical rhythms of the heart, say researchers in the journal CHAOS, which is published by the American Institute of Physics.

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Autodesk acquires Swedish in-game lighting firm

July 21, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Design software maker Autodesk Inc. said Wednesday it acquired Illuminate Labs, a private company that makes in-game lighting technology for video games.Terms were not disclosed.Illuminate's Beast and Turtle plug-in technologies for Autodesk Maya software have been used by game developers such...

FIS 2Q net income rises 52 percent

July 21, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares in bank payments technology company Fidelity National Information Services Inc., also known as FIS, were relatively unaffected Wednesday after it reported in-line second-quarter earnings.FIS said Tuesday that its net income rose 52 percent as it reaped the benefit of synergies from...

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Journal Communications reports $8.1M profit in 2Q

July 21, 2010 10:05 am | by DINESH RAMDE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Journal Communications Inc. said Wednesday its financial situation has improved so much since last year that it's rewarding all employees with a 2 percent bonus and reinstating its 401(k) match starting next year.The announcement came shortly after the Milwaukee-based company released its...

General Motors renews $2B HP contract

July 21, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Motors has renewed a $2 billion contract with Hewlett-Packard to manage the automaker's technology infrastructure, the company said Wednesday.HP said the multiyear deal was extended a year before it expired, and covers most of the work the technology company already provides for GM. The...

Engineering researchers simplify process to make world's tiniest wires

July 21, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Florida) Surface tension isn't a very powerful force, but it matters for small things -- water bugs, paint, and, it turns out, nanowires.

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Right at Home: Tips for staying safe at college

July 21, 2010 7:05 am | by KIM COOKAssociated Press | Comments

The annual college shopping trip is almost upon us. And while it's fun to stock up on posters, shower caddies and desk lamps, experts say you also should consider how you'll keep yourself, and your stuff, safe on campus.Common sense is the best defense, says Chris McGoey, who runs a security...

Check Point Software posts jump in 2Q earnings

July 21, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. reported a 36 percent jump in second-quarter earnings Wednesday, boosted by revenue growth.The results pushed Check Point up 74 cents, or 2.2 percent, to $33.98 in premarket trading.The company, which makes Internet security software, booked net income of...

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Journal Communications reports $8.1M profit in Q2

July 21, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Media company Journal Communications Inc. says it swung to a profit in the second quarter as its broadcast revenue was helped by political spending and automotive advertising.The Milwaukee-based company said Wednesday it earned $8.1 million in the quarter, or 14 cents per share.That was up from...

Camelot Information prices IPO at bottom of range

July 21, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chinese software services company Camelot Information Systems Inc. priced shares of its initial public offering at $11 each, the bottom of the expected range, the company said Wednesday.The Beijing company and its shareholders sold 13.3 American depositary shares, each representing four...

EMC's 2Q net more than doubles as firms stock up

July 21, 2010 4:05 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

EMC Corp.'s net income more than doubled in the second quarter as corporations opened the spigot on spending for more data storage.But economic worries because of the European debt crisis and fears of a possible "double-dip" recession in the U.S. have eclipsed encouraging signs from the...

Statistics: Trade flows continue to grow in the first quarter of 2010 but at a slower pace

July 21, 2010 3:25 am | by OECD | Comments

Based on seasonally adjusted monthly data, merchandise trade values remain approximately 20% below pre-crisis levels in April and May.

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Teen intern at Foxconn affiliate dead after fall

July 20, 2010 9:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A 19-year-old summer intern at a factory affiliated with the Foxconn Technology Group was found dead after falling from a six-story company dormitory in southern China, his employer said.The death adds to a string of worker suicides at factories in south China run by or linked to Foxconn, a...

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Adults recall negative events less accurately than children

July 20, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Children, rather than adults, make better witnesses of negative emotional events because of how their memory works, according to a new study.

Apple fiscal 3Q net income jumps 78 percent

July 20, 2010 2:05 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. blew past expectations when reporting results for its latest quarter on Tuesday, selling almost as many of its new iPad tablets as it sold Mac computers.Apple said net income rose 78 percent to $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per share, from $1.8 billion, or $2.01 per share a year...

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