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Nanotubes pass acid test

July 14, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice University scientists have unveiled a new method for dissolving half-millimeter-long carbon nanotubes in solution, a critical step toward the spinning of fibers from ultralong nanotubes. The breakthrough, which was reported this month in the online journal ACS Nano,...

Researchers create sounds of animated things breaking

July 14, 2010 11:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell computer scientists are developing technology to synthesize the sounds that go with computer-animated images of glass and crockery being smashed.

Key Advance in Understanding ‘Pseudogap’ Phase in High-T

July 14, 2010 10:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists have discovered a "broken symmetry" in copper-oxide superconductors, which may lead to new approaches to overcoming a key hurdle to room-temperature superconductivity.

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W.Va. state workers oppose privatizing tech jobs

July 14, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

With Gov. Joe Manchin labeling their stance as misinformed, a group representing West Virginia state workers alleged Wednesday that his administration is poised to privatize some computer-related government services.The state Public Workers Union Local 170 contends that administration officials...

Russian deported in spy probe worked at Microsoft

July 14, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Russian man taken into custody in the recent spy ring investigation and deported from the United States once worked at Microsoft Corp.A spokesman for the technology company in Redmond, Wash., confirmed Wednesday that Alexey Karetnikov worked for the company for nine months.The spokesman, Lou...

Yale Study Shows Electrical Fields Influence Brain Activity

July 14, 2010 8:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Most scientists have viewed electrical fields within the brain as the simple byproducts of neuronal activity. However, Yale scientists report in the July 15 issue of the journal Neuron that electrical fields can also influence the activity of brain cells.

IGate posts sharp jump in 2Q profit

July 14, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IGate Corp. said Wednesday its second-quarter profit nearly doubled as revenue grew and the information technology and outsourcing company added more clients.The results nbeat expectations, and its shares rose $1.03, or 7.3 percent, to $15.20 in morning trading."We had a good quarter and are...

NTU's solar car wins Solar Grand Prize at the inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2010

July 14, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Nanyang Technological University) NTU's Nanyang Venture III took home the Solar Grand Prize and was ranked 14th out of 29 entries in the Prototype category based upon measurement units of kilometer per liter of fuel at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2010

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Coumadin 1 mg Tablet Blister Packs: Recall

July 14, 2010 5:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Some tablets may not meet specification for isopropanol, which could affect therapeutic levels of the active ingredient.

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Yamaha offers electric scooters for green errands

July 13, 2010 9:06 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Yamaha is targeting fashionable green-minded consumers with a new electric scooter designed for short city commutes.The 240,000 yen ($2,700) "smart minimal commuter" EC-03, shown to reporters Wednesday, is zero-emission and super-quiet, making it convenient for late-night city driving,...

Intel posts biggest quarterly profit in a decade

July 13, 2010 3:06 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Intel Corp. has booked its largest quarterly net income in a decade as the chipmaker benefits from a stronger computer market and more sophisticated factories.Large corporations bought more computers that use Intel's most expensive chips, an encouraging sign for the economy that emerged from...

Elkins to endow three scholarships at Texas A & M

July 13, 2010 2:21 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Valorie and Jeff Elkin of Houston will endow three scholarships totaling $75,000 at Texas A&M University. The scholarships, to be funded through multi-year pledges to the Texas A&M Foundation, will be awarded to junior- or senior-level students in computer science and engineering,...

Carnegie Mellon University to collaborate with Semiconductor Research Corporation to help bring more energy efficient systems and technologies to the marketplace

July 13, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University will host a new Smart Grid Research Center as part of a $5 million industry-academic partnership with the Semiconductor Research Corporation.

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Poll: New Yorkers favor legalizing medical marijuana

July 13, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The newest Empire State Poll finds New York state residents support legalizing medical marijuana and are leery of gas drilling.

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Apple reputation challenged after iPhone 4 tests

July 13, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple has an iPhone problem it probably can't just fix with duct tape.Consumer Reports said this week that it won't endorse the iPhone 4 as "recommended" because tests show that simply holding the gadget can cause reception to fade.Bloggers and others have been speculating since then that the...

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