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Twitter hack opens popups, causes havoc

September 21, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new way to cause mischief quickly spread through short-messaging service Twitter Tuesday morning before the site could fix the problem, as mysterious "tweets" of blocked-out text propagated themselves and caused popup windows to open....

A single application for every device

September 21, 2010 6:20 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Led by the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, a consortium of major, international companies will develop an open-source platform and software components that will allow cross-platform use of services and technologies that can be operated on multiple screens.

Robots could improve everyday life, do chores

September 21, 2010 5:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Assistant professor of computer science Ashutosh Saxena leads Cornell's Personal Robotics Lab, which develops software for complex, high-level robotics that could one day aid humans with daily tasks.

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Under investigation, Armstrong stays visible

September 21, 2010 5:06 am | by JIM VERTUNO - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Lance Armstrong just keeps rolling along.While prosecutors examine his past as part of a federal investigation into drug use in pro cycling, Armstrong is sticking to a relentless public schedule of charity bike rides, speeches, endorsements and meetings with policy groups.He's doing anything...

Quality Systems unit and VHA in software deal

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

Quality Systems Inc. said Tuesday that health care network VHA Inc. will promote its NextGen clinical and financial software to its members.Quality Systems is a medical records and billing software maker based in Irvine, Calif., and VHA is a network of health care organizations that tries to...

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Small-scale desalination approach to a big water problem

September 21, 2010 12:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

A research project recently undertaken at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has revealed a new mechanism for desalination/purification of water, employing a microfluidic channel-network system, which could lead to the development of small and portable units.

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UCLA AND MESA+ to collaborate on nanotechnology research

September 21, 2010 12:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), UCLA and MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology, University of Twente, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) on September 14th. This agreement unites two of the world?s leading institutes of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

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Sequencing Tested as Infection Early Warning

September 20, 2010 10:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Scientists aim to monitor communities for infections using fast sequencing technology.

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Survey says: Consumer satisfaction with PCs rises

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

Consumers are as happy as they've ever been with their computers, and those with Apple computers are the most pleased, a new survey says....

AT & T to sell satellite-enabled smart phone

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

AT&T has weathered plenty of complaints about spotty cell phone coverage. On Tuesday, it will start selling its first phone that includes a backstop for AT&T's own network, over a satellite. That means blanket coverage of the U.S., even in the wilderness or hundreds of miles offshore....

Code That Tracks Users’ Browsing Prompts Lawsuits

September 20, 2010 8:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Computer code placed on hard drives known as Flash cookies is prompting consumers to file lawsuits against media and technology companies over privacy.

Internet Service Upgrade Coming to Poor and Rural Schools

September 20, 2010 8:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The change in the E-Rate program is intended to provide more Internet options and faster connections for public schools and libraries on local lines.

Safran to Buy Most of L-1 in Cash Deal

September 20, 2010 8:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Safran’s chief executive said that the acquisition would increase revenue from its security businesses closer to the company’s 20 percent goal.

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In truce, Hurd gets HP's all-clear for Oracle job

September 20, 2010 8:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s settlement with ousted CEO Mark Hurd clears the way for him to lead Oracle Corp. in its push to take business from his former employer.The deal announced Monday will cost Hurd $14 million in stock that was part of his HP severance package. But he's not hurting: He's...

New Oak Ridge homes are laboratories for energy efficiency

September 20, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Four East Tennessee homes completed this month showcase how scientific research can make dramatic changes in the cost of heating and cooling our homes.

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