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Police seize gear from Gizmodo iPhone blogger

April 26, 2010 1:30 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Authorities seized computers, digital cameras, a cell phone and other items from a technology blog editor who posted pictures and details of a lost iPhone prototype.A computer-crime task force made up of multiple law enforcement agencies searched Gizmodo editor and blogger Jason Chen's house...

Business software firm Open Text to buy Burntsand for $11 million

April 26, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software company Open Text Corp. has signed a deal to buy Burntsand Inc. in a deal worth about $11 million in cash.Under the agreement, Burntsand shareholders will receive 15 cents per share.Burntsand shares closed up 2.5 cents at 9.5 cents on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday."This...

Physicists capture first images of atomic spin

April 26, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ohio University) Though scientists argue that the emerging technology of spintronics may trump conventional electronics for building the next generation of faster, smaller, more efficient computers and high-tech devices, no one has actually seen the spin -- a quantum mechanical property...

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Pioneering Physicist John Ellis to Speak at Brookhaven Lab on “Answering Gauguin’s Questions” May 26

April 26, 2010 1:22 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

John Ellis, a theoretical physicist, will give a BSA Distinguished Lecture titled “Answering Gauguin’s Questions: Where Are We Coming From, Where Are We Going, and What Are We?” at Brookhaven Lab at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, in Berkner Hall.

Travelzoo's profit soars in 1Q as revenue grows

April 26, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Travelzoo Inc. reported Monday that its profit multiplied in the first quarter as its subscriber base and online advertising grew from a year-ago quarter weighed down by a one-time charge.The Internet travel service company reported income of $2.5 million, or 15 cents per share, up sharply from...

Earnings Preview: IAC to report 1st-qtr results

April 26, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IAC/InterActiveCorp, billionaire Barry Diller's Internet company that operates websites like search engine Ask.com and dating site Match.com, will report its first-quarter results before the market opens on Wednesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Investors will be keeping an eye out for growth in AIC's...

Earnings Preview-Corning

April 26, 2010 9:30 am | by BEN DOBBIN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Corning Inc., the world's biggest maker of glass for flat-panel televisions and computers, reports its first-quarter results before the stock market opens Wednesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Signs of continued growth in the liquid-crystal-display glass market. The glass pioneer, which commands nearly...

Shoe power generator earns Louisiana Tech professor national attention

April 26, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Louisiana Tech University) Dr. Ville Kaajakari, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, is being featured by MEMS Investor Journal, for developing a technology that harvests power from a small generator embedded in the sole of a shoe.

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Check Point Software posts higher 1Q profit

April 26, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Internet security software maker Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. said Monday its first-quarter profit grew, beating Wall Street's expectations as revenue increased by more than a quarter.The company earned $98 million, or 46 cents per share, up 21 percent from $80.9 million, or 38 cents...

2010 Elementary School Science Fair at Brookhaven Lab, May 1

April 26, 2010 8:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

One hundred eighteen Suffolk County schools will participate in the 2010 BNL Elementary School Science Fair on Saturday, May 1, at Brookhaven Lab.

Study shows why statins protect some against cancer

April 26, 2010 8:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Weill Cornell researchers report almost half of Caucasians taking statins are probably not protected against cancer as well as other people because of a particular inherited gene variant.

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General Dynamics unit gets $84M contract

April 26, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A division of General Dynamics Corp. received a government contract worth up to $84 million to support a retiree drug subsidy program, the defense contractor said Monday.The subsidy was mandated as part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 to give a...

BlackBerry-maker RIM faces tough challenge to impress at annual symposium

April 26, 2010 7:30 am | by David Friend-Associated Press | Comments

The heat is on BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) as the company heads into its annual industry showcase of new products and services in what will perhaps be the most competitive year yet for smartphones.The Waterloo, Ont.-based company opens a three-day annual showcase on Tuesday in...

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Planck highlights the complexity of star formation

April 26, 2010 6:44 am | Comments

New images from ESA’s Planck space observatory reveal the forces driving star formation and give astronomers a way to understand the complex physics that shape the dust and gas in our Galaxy. Star formation takes place hidden behind veils of dust but that doesn’t mean we can’t see through them.

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New way to guide a car: With your eyes, not hands

April 26, 2010 6:40 am | Comments

Tired of spinning that steering wheel? Try this: German researchers have developed a new technology that lets drivers steer cars using only their eyes. Raul Rojas, an artificial intelligence researcher at Berlin's Free University, said Friday that the technology tracks a driver's eye movement and, in turn, steers the car in whatever direction they're looking.

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