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Yale Scientists Explain Why Computers Crash But We Don’t

May 3, 2010 11:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Nature and software engineers face similar design challenges in creating control systems. The different solutions they employ help explain why living organisms tend to malfunction less than computers, a Yale study has found.

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Purple is the new green

May 3, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Miami) Purple bacteria seem to have the best structural solution for harvesting solar energy. Neil Johnson, a physicist and head of the interdisciplinary research group in complexity in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami, thinks its cellular...

GnRH Agonists: Safety Review of Drug Class Used to Treat Prostate Cancer

May 3, 2010 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Possible increased risk of diabetes and certain cardiovascular diseases.

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Using Package on Package (POP)

May 3, 2010 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Back in August of 2009, we at Screaming Circuits assembled our first package on package chip set. We did a number of test components first to tune the process and then built up some Beagleboards. We've done a few more...

Environmentally safe fuel cells may emerge from Air-Force-funded MIT research

May 3, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Air Force Office of Scientific Research) MIT researchers are exploring a new technology funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the National Science Foundation, which they call a thermopower wave, that may convert chemical energy to fuel cells for micro-machines,...

Laursen Named President of Khalifa University in United Arab Emirates

May 3, 2010 8:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Board of Trustees at Khalifa University of Science, Research and Technology (KUSTAR) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, announced the appointment of Duke University mechanical engineering professor Tod Laursen as its new president on May 3, 2010.

Vita Breath Dietary Supplement

May 3, 2010 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Consumers warned not to use product because it may contain hazardous levels of lead.

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Nanodots Breakthrough Promises 'Library On A Chip’

May 3, 2010 7:52 am | by Matt Shipman | Comments

A researcher at North Carolina State University has developed a computer chip that can store enough to hold an entire library’s worth of information on a single chip.

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Tibco Software to buy back $300 million shares

May 3, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software maker Tibco Software Inc. said Monday it plans to buy back up to $300 million of its common stock.The Palo Alto, Calif., company said the board-approved share repurchasing program will replace the company's previous $300 million program, which had about $27 million remaining....

Sunlight with cooling factor

May 3, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Although it sounds like a contradiction in terms, using the power of the sun for refrigeration is proving to be an original energy concept. In Tunisia and Morocco, Fraunhofer research scientists are using solar energy to keep perishable foodstuffs such as milk,...

Envisat monitoring changes in oil spill

May 3, 2010 6:53 am | Comments

ESA’s Envisat has captured the changes in direction of the rapidly-growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as strong winds over the weekend pushed it around and hampered clean-up efforts. In these latest images, the oil spill is visible due east of the Delta National Wildlife Refuge extending into the Gulf.

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New ZigBee Smart Energy Draft Now Available for Comment

May 3, 2010 5:57 am | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance announced it has made the draft 0.7 document of ZigBee Smart Energy version 2.0 available for public download and comment.

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Apple sells 1 million iPads, outdoing first iPhone

May 3, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple says it has sold 1 million of its new iPad tablet computers in the month after its launch, meaning it's been selling more than twice as fast as the iPhone did when it was new.Apple Inc. of Cupertino, Calif., says it reached the milestone on Friday, when the new 3G model of the iPad was...

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China targets 'foreign forces' in Web crackdown

May 2, 2010 9:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

China will target online information from "overseas hostile forces" in its next crackdown to tighten Internet controls, a government spokesman said in comments reported Monday.The announcement gave no details about which groups might be targeted but Beijing sometimes accuses political, human...

Google acquires Canadian tech startup BumpTop, specializing in 3D software

May 2, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. has snatched one of Canada's hottest tech startups.The search engine company has acquired BumpTop, a Toronto-based firm specializing in software that turns a computer desktop into a 3D environment.The parties involved in the sale did not disclose the purchase price, but the Globe...

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