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Dell unveils state health services operations

June 9, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc., a computer maker and provider of technology services, on Wednesday unveiled a new practice that aims to help states get technologically ready for the requirements of health care reform.Leading the Dell State Health Services operations is Melissa Boudreault, who was director of the...

Teoco to buy TTI Team Telecom for $58 million

June 9, 2010 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Teoco Corp., which provides cost-management services to communications companies, said Wednesday it will acquire Israel's TTI Team Telecom International Ltd. for $58 million.TTI Shareholders will receive $3 per share at the deal's closing, Teoco said. News of the acquisition sent TTI shares...

Nanotech yields major advance in heat transfer, cooling technologies

June 9, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Oregon State University) Researchers at Oregon State University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have discovered a new way to apply nanostructure coatings to make heat transfer far more efficient, with important potential applications to high-tech devices as well as the...

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Doctors urged to routinely screen for self-injury

June 9, 2010 8:20 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Young adults self mutilate to cope with emotional pain, independent of other mental illness, finds Janis Whitlock, who urges doctors and nurses to routinely screen for evidence of such behaviors.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Ten Years After the Draft of the Human Genome Scientists Discuss Progress and Potential of the Genomic Revolution

June 9, 2010 8:20 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

On June 25th 2000, President Bill Clinton announced the completion of the first draft of the human genome, an event that promised to create a revolution in human medicine. A decade later, researchers at Yale University and around the world have made great advances in reaching those...

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Cutting the Internet's carbon footprint

June 9, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

(University of Leeds) Over the last 20 years the Internet has grown from almost nothing to something of enormous economic and social value. But in the meantime, its consumption of electricity, which currently stands at 3-5 percent of the global supply, is increasing exponentially.

Lawmakers seek prepaid cell crackdown, cite terror

June 9, 2010 5:36 am | Comments

Alarmed by the use of hard-to-track prepaid cell phones by terror suspects, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Texas Sen. John Cornyn have introduced legislation requiring consumers to produce identification before buying such phones.

Allscripts buying healthcare info rival Eclipsys

June 9, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The health care information technology company Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions Inc. is buying rival Eclipsys Corp. for $1.3 billion in stock, the companies said Wednesday.Allscripts is a leader in providing physicians and their offices with ways to keep tabs on patient care records while...

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Global warming: ending fuel subsidies could cut greenhouse gas emissions 10%, says OECD

June 9, 2010 12:24 am | by OECD | Comments

Careful phasing-out of fossil fuel subsidies can be a low-cost way to meet part of the targets announced following the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen. According to new OECD analysis based on data from the International Energy Agency (IEA), ending fossil fuel subsidies could cut...

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Honda suspends production at 2 China factories

June 8, 2010 8:05 pm | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Honda Motor Co. has suspended production at two of its Chinese factories due to a walkout at a parts affiliate, and could not confirm reports Wednesday that the dispute has been resolved.The disruption at Foshan Fengfu Autoparts Co. came just days after Honda settled a two-week strike at a...

Honda assessing impact of latest supplier strike

June 8, 2010 7:05 pm | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Honda Motor Co. has suspended production at two of its factories due to a walkout by some workers at a parts supplier in China, though authorities said Wednesday that the dispute has been resolved.The disruptions came just days after Honda settled a two-week strike at a wholly owned parts...

A Mountain Bird’s Survival Guide to Climate Change

June 8, 2010 5:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Researchers at Yale University have found that the risk of extinction for mountain birds due to global warming is greatest for species that occupy a narrow range of altitude. In fact, a species' vertical distribution is a better predictor of extinction risk than the extent of temperature...

International Datacasting widens Q1 loss to $2.1 million; revenue edges up

June 8, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

International Datacasting Corp. (TSX:IDC) says it widened its loss to $2.1 million or four cents per share in the first quarter of its fiscal year, compared to $800,000 or one cent per share a year earlier. Revenue was $5.4 million, up slightly from $5.1 million.

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Azure Dynamics sells $6.3M worth of shares to Johnson Controls subsidiary

June 8, 2010 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Azure Dynamics Corp. (TSX:AZD) says the Canadian subsidiary of a major American auto parts company has agreed to purchase $6.3 million worth of its common shares.The company said Tuesday that the wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of Johnson Controls Inc. has agreed to buy 21.1 million of its...

PMC-Sierra closes purchase of Adaptec unit

June 8, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Communications and storage chip maker PMC-Sierra Inc. said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of Adaptec Inc.'s channel storage division for about $34 million in cash.PMC-Sierra said the deal will strengthen its existing enterprise storage business by allowing faster access to channel...

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