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Working toward the next battery breakthrough

June 7, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University at Buffalo) If battery-making is an art, then University at Buffalo scientist Esther Takeuchi is among its most prolific masters, with more than 140 US patents, all in energy storage.

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Underlapping Parts

June 7, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Sometimes, it's the simple things in life that we must stop and appreciate. Like the fact that just because there aren't any pads in a spot, doesn't mean that you can use the space. Take this PCB, for example. U3...

Smart Antenna Enhances Remote Device Access

June 7, 2010 8:38 am | by Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service | Comments

Emergency workers in rugged, rural areas may never lose a cell phone call again thanks to a new antenna developed by Montana State University researchers in collaboration with Advanced Acoustic Concepts.

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Technology for people living with dementia

June 7, 2010 8:27 am | by European Commission | Comments

Alzheimer Europe reports that at least 5.7 million Europeans, aged between 40 and 80, have Parkinson’s disease or dementia. With an aging population, an estimated 10 million new cases of Parkinson’s and dementia is expected within the next 40 years. Care is provided by nursing homes and...

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A tale of underground alchemy

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by European Commission | Comments

In a coal mining area around Katowice in Southern Poland, a team of scientists have been set to work. However, rather than extracting coal, they are using a mine to experimentally assess an alternative method to energy production - introducing steam and oxygen to coal produces hydrogen....

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Animal to human: hidden diseases

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by European Commission | Comments

Several decades ago there were very few emerging diseases compared to today. The EU research project EDEN is investigating the increase in emerging diseases in a changing European environment. In the Konnevesi forest in Finland researchers are trying to understand the increase in diseases...

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EIT celebrated the official launch of the KICs in Barcelona

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by European Institute of Innovation and Technology | Comments

The EIT celebrated the official launch of the ‘Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) at...

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Fiserv acquires AdviceAmerica(2)

June 7, 2010 7:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Financial technology company Fiserv Inc. said Monday it has acquired AdviceAmerica, a maker of software for financial advisers, wealth managers and bank trust departments.Fiserv, based in Brookfield, did not disclose terms of the deal. It plans to make AdviceAmerica part of Fiserv's investment...

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Software firm 01 Communique narrows Q2 loss to $320,753 from $331,502

June 7, 2010 4:30 am | Comments

Toronto-based communications software company 01 Communique Laboratory Inc. (TSX:ONE) reports its net loss for the second quarter fell to $320,753 from $331,502 for the same period last year.Revenue dropped to $108,127 from $156,838, the company said Monday.The communications technology firm,...

India's Reliance, AT & T in Informal Talks

June 7, 2010 1:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

India's Reliance and AT&T have sounded out each other's interest about a potential transaction in which AT&T would take a significant minority stake in the Indian cellphone company.

Testing predictions in electrochemical nanosystems

June 6, 2010 9:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) Physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen are gearing up for experimental tests of findings they arrived at through theoretical considerations: that electrochemical reactions take place more rapidly on isolated, nanometer-scale electrodes than...

Yahoo's site mirrors Facebook in latest facelift

June 6, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo's latest facelift will include a Facebook touchup.As part of changes rolling out this week, Yahoo's website will import personal updates from Facebook's social network for users who want a bridge between two of the world's most popular websites. The Facebook link will need to be turned on...

Bar codes get around town and get more useful

June 6, 2010 9:30 am | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

It used to be that the only time you'd notice a bar code was at a store, maybe when a cashier scanned your groceries. But lately bar codes are showing up in more places around town — and getting more sophisticated.You might have seen one cousin of the traditional bar code: Known as a QR code,...

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Foxconn to give Chinese workers another pay raise

June 6, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Foxconn workers in China will get another pay raise in coming months, on top of an increase that just took effect in response to recent worker suicides, the company said Sunday.Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group said salaries would be raised in October to 2,000 yuan (US$293) for workers at...

Salem area schools test software as literacy tool

June 4, 2010 11:30 pm | by MACKENZIE RYANAssociated Press | Comments

Valentin De Leon, 9, recently matched the word "sneak" with the picture of a snowman on his computer screen, because the two have the common "sn" sound between them.The third-grader at Hallman Elementary School has spent a half hour each school day in recent weeks playing the computer game, an...

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