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Massive Molecular Study of the Roundworm Reveals Nature’s Complexity

December 22, 2010 8:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

An international collaboration of more than 100 scientists, spearheaded by a team of researchers at Yale University, has revealed in unprecedented detail and scope the multi-faceted functions of the genome of the roundworm, one of science's key model organisms. The research is one of the...

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Newly formed PolymerPlus emerges from layered polymers research at Case Western Reserve University

December 22, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Case Western Reserve University) A spin-off venture with its roots in advanced polymers research at Case Western Reserve University has been established, aiming to commercialize polymer technology. PolymerPlus, LLC, has a license from the university for some of the intellectual property...

Voice Coil Actuator Achieves New Miniaturization Level

December 22, 2010 6:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., has announced an exciting breakthrough in miniaturization for cylindrical shaped voice coil actuators with the introduction of the Model LA05-05-000A.

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Discontinuation of PTFE Flat Cables Creates Scramble for Replacements

December 22, 2010 6:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

According to customer sources, at least one major manufacturer of PTFE-jacketed flat cable has announced their plans to discontinue that product.

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Park Electrochemical 3Q net income falls 30 pct.

December 22, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Park Electrochemical Corp.'s fiscal third-quarter net income declined 30 percent, pulled down by charges related to a business closure.The company, which provides electronic components for telecommunications and network equipment, reported on Wednesday that it earned $5 million, or 24 cents per...

Arianna Huffington is Featured Speaker at the 2011 CES LIT Dinner

December 22, 2010 5:35 am | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced that Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, will be a featured speaker at the Leaders in Technology Dinner (LIT), to be held at the 2011 International CES.

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Teradata buys analytics firm Aprimo for $525M

December 22, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Data storage company Teradata Corp. said Wednesday that it will buy Aprimo Inc., which makes Web-based marketing software, for $525 million. The move enables the company to offer marketing analytics services to its large business customers.In buying Aprimo, Teradata is assuming $25 million in...

ManTech gets $32M federal contract

December 22, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Government contractor ManTech International Corp. says it has received a $32 million contract to support the National Drug Intelligence Center.Under the contract, ManTech will provide software and support for the agency that coordinates and consolidates drug intelligence from all national...

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What really happens with your Christmas wrapping paper?

December 22, 2010 3:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

Christmas is just round the corner and under our trees are stacks of presents waiting to be ripped open by people of all ages. But what about all that paper that conceal our gifts? Britons use about 120 grams of plastic wrapping on their presents, and most of it is not recyclable. Enter a...

Sony launches subscription music streaming service

December 22, 2010 3:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp. on Wednesday launched a music streaming service in a bid to boost sales of its consumer electronics and break Apple's dominance of the online music business....

Sony launches music streaming service

December 22, 2010 1:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp. has launched a music streaming service in a bid to break Apple's dominance of the online music business.The Japanese company's "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity" is a cloud computing-based digital music service that does not involve downloading tracks like Apple's iTunes.Instead,...

Robot waiters in China never lose patience

December 21, 2010 9:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Service with a smile also comes with an electronic voice at the Dalu Robot restaurant, where the hotpot meals are not as famous yet as the staff who never lose their patience and never take tips....

Activision targets EA in $400 million lawsuit

December 21, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Activision Blizzard Inc., the video game maker behind the smash-hit shooter "Call of Duty: Black Ops," on Tuesday added a new target in its lawsuit against two former executives: rival Electronic Arts Inc. Activision also put a price tag on its claim for the first time, seeking $400 million.The...

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Openwave names Synopsys CFO to board

December 21, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Openwave Systems Inc. said Tuesday that the chief financial officer at Synopsys Inc. has joined its board of directors.Openwave, which makes software for communications companies, said that Brian Beattie brings "solid financial and corporate management experience" to Openwave's board.Beattie...

Tibco 4Q profit beats analyst expectations

December 21, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software maker Tibco Software Inc. said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter net income rose 18 percent as revenue from licenses and services grew.The company said it was poised to take advantage of strong demand for solutions in mobility, cloud computing and real-time information in the...

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