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Wireless company to allow other carriers' devices

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- MetroPCS Communications Inc. has become the largest U.S. wireless carrier to say it will let customers bring cell phones from other carriers, which it will then reprogram...

Ballmer and Gates bid farewell with tears

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- On his final full day at Microsoft Corp., Bill Gates went on stage to reminisce with his longtime friend Steve Ballmer, and neither man could hold back...

Acoustics '08 Paris Press Conferences -- June 30 - July 4 in Paris, France

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The following press conferences will take place at Acoustics '08 Paris -- the largest ever meeting devoted to the science of acoustics. The meeting will take place Monday June 30...

China Mobile says main hurdle in Apple iPhone talks cleared

10 years ago from Physorg

China Mobile said Friday the main obstacle keeping iPhone out of the world's largest mobile phone market had been cleared now that Apple has dropped its revenue-sharing demands.

Online Service Lets Blind Surf The Internet From Any Computer, Anywhere

10 years ago from Science Daily

New software lets blind and visually impaired people surf the Internet on the go. The computer science student who created the software, called WebAnywhere, says more accessibility tools must move...

Mars teams up with IBM to map cocoa genome

10 years ago from Physorg

US chocolate and sweets giant Mars is teaming up with IBM to study and map the cocoa genome in a move which could enhance the production of stronger plants, the...

ICSI Scientist Richard Karp Wins Prestigious Kyoto Prize

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Professor Richard M. Karp, Head of the Algorithms Group at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in Berkeley, has received the 2008 Kyoto Prize in the Advanced Technology Category, Information...

Architect to build shape-shifting skyscrapers in Dubai, Moscow

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

An ambitious architect has unveiled plans to build an 80-storey, revolving, shape-shifting skyscraper in both Dubai and in Moscow.

Climate Change May Challenge National Security, Classified Report Warns

10 years ago from Science Daily

The National Intelligence Council has completed a new classified assessment that explores how climate change could threaten US security in the next 20 years by causing political instability, mass movements...

The High Cost Of Low Status: Feeling Powerless Leads To Expensive Purchases

10 years ago from Science Daily

Feeling powerless can trigger strong desires to purchase products that convey high status, according to new research. In a study that may explain why so many Americans who are deeply...

Gene Testing Questioned by Regulators

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Regulators are cracking down on companies that sell genetic tests directly to consumers, threatening to crimp the growth of one of the hottest sectors of the biotechnology industry.

Google names Bell executive its CFO

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Search engine giant Google Inc. has named Bell Canada executive Patrick Pichette as its new senior vice-president and chief financial officer.

Bell still hasn't proven need for internet throttling: critics

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Bell Canada has released details on the level of congestion on its internet-access network, but critics say the information isn't conclusive.

Nuclear test ban data to help in tsunami warning

10 years ago from Physorg

The body that oversees the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty offered its unique know-how Wednesday to countries that ring the Pacific Ocean to warn them of killer tsunamis.

Agriculture's impact far more than economic, study says

10 years ago from Physorg

Agriculture is important, of course, for generating jobs and income. But it has a host of non-economic benefits, too, according to a Cornell study that asked New Yorkers about the...

Supercomputers join cancer fight

10 years ago from Physorg

Edmonton-A University of Alberta physicist will lead the fight against cancer, armed with a supercomputer and the will to make Alberta one of the world's top innovation centres.

Feature: The Second Life of science research

10 years ago from Science Alert

Australian researchers are using online community Second Life to create 3D worlds in which scientists can collaborate with colleagues and students, reports Tony Malkovic.

Marketers are creating an imaginary, cross-cultural, Asian world

10 years ago from Physorg

Despite vast cultural differences among Asian nations, marketers are mixing a number of cultural influences to create an imaginary Asian world, according to new research in the Journal of Consumer...

Media bias can net mistakes at the ballot box

10 years ago from Physorg

The media slant political news to the left or right to increase ratings and profits, spinning up an information vacuum that can lead to mistakes at the ballot box, a...

In Your Face! Remote Control

10 years ago from Live Science

Jacob Whitehill has built a smile detector that can turn his face into a remote control device that can send simple commands to a computer. Credit: UC San Diego Jacobs...

Charter drops Web tracking plans

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Charter Communications Inc. is dropping plans to track the Web usage of some high-speed Internet subscribers, citing concerns raised by customers, the company said Tuesday.

Payback time

10 years ago from News @ Nature

The UK government has invested heavily in science. Now it's looking for a return, and some worry that the research councils are being pressured to deliver, possibly at the expense...

Skyrocketing Energy Demands Predicted

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Despite persistently high oil prices, global energy demand will grow by 50 percent over the next two decades with continued heavy reliance on environmentally troublesome fossil fuels, especially coal and...

Managing incidental findings in human subjects research

10 years ago from Physorg

Article offers first major consensus recommendations for IFs An incidental finding (IF) is a finding concerning an individual research participant that has potential health or reproductive importance, is discovered...

Economic Scene: High Medicare Costs, Courtesy of Congress

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Medicare pays $110 for a walker that Wal-Mart sells for $60, and medical equipment makers would like to keep it that way.

Waste-to-energy plans raise concerns in Metro Vancouver

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Metro Vancouver's plan to build several new waste-to-energy plants is raising concerns amongst residents who are worried the plants will funnel more air pollution toward the Fraser Valley.

Coalition seeks federal nudge for broadband

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- One of the Internet's founding fathers and a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission joined forces Tuesday in renewing calls for the U.S. government to more actively...

Use of nanomaterials in food packaging poses regulatory challenges

10 years ago from Physorg

Report uses product scenarios to examine the oversight and regulatory pathways to commercialization Engineered nanoscale materials (ENMs), which contain novel properties that offer potential benefits for use in food...