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Conficker worm hits University of Utah computers

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- University of Utah officials say a computer virus has infected more than 700 campus computers, including those at the school's three hospitals.

YouTube, Universal team up on music video plan

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

YouTube and Universal Music Group plan to launch an ad-supported music and video service to tap into what the companies see as the fastest growing revenue source on the internet.

On gravel roads, people drive at speed they are comfortable with, regardless of posted limit

11 years ago from Physorg

Kansas gravel roads have varying speed limits, but a study by Kansas State University researchers shows that instead of abiding by those limits, people are more likely to use their...

Can downloads predict impact for scientific articles?

11 years ago from Physorg

While the number of times a scientific article is cited by other articles is currently the gold standard for ranking its impact, online publishing offers another measure: the number of...

Bluetooth 3.0 Launches April 21

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- The short-range wireless standard Bluetooth 3.0 will officially launch on April 21. The Bluetooth 3.0 standard is expected to deliver faster short-range wireless speeds up to 480...

Report: Ethanol raises cost of nutrition programs

11 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Food stamps and child nutrition programs are expected to cost up to $900 million more this year because of increased ethanol use....

For the Love of Tofu

11 years ago from PopSci

A woman's desire to advertise her vegan lifestyle on her car license plate was shot down by the Colorado DMV, who read a much less appropriate meaning into the letters. Also...

Motorola calls former CFO "treacherous officer"

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A former executive who sued Motorola Inc. for firing him is a "treacherous officer," the telecommunications equipment maker said in court documents responding to his lawsuit.

Standing watch over a crowded space

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Europe's space agency is forging ahead on a system designed to protect its space-based systems.

The eldest Emanuel brother takes the stage

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Doctor and scholar Ezekiel Emanuel, sibling to more famous Rahm and Ari, is becoming a public figure himself as he tries to help the Obama administration overhaul America's healthcare system. ...

3-D Printing Hits Rock-bottom Prices With Homemade Ceramics Mix

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new, not-so-secret recipe uses artist-grade ceramics powder for 3-D printing. Ceramics objects can now be printed for about three percent the cost of commercial printing mixes.

Yelp to let businesses comment publicly on reviews

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The review Web site Yelp, which has garnered some criticism from the businesses put under its microscope, will soon let those businesses and others respond publicly to...

San Diego Supercomputer Center Director to Speak at ACM Event in China

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Fran Berman, director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, will visit China later this month, where she will speak about the challenges of...

N.L. Nurses' Union to put offer to a vote

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses' Union said Thursday it will put the latest contract offer from the Williams' government to its membership for a vote, and it's recommending rejection.

Communications sector gets crunched in quarterly results

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

In a further sign of Canada's economic recession, a pair of communications companies posted flagging earnings Thursday while a third indicated that fewer people were subscribing for wireless phone service.

Taiwan firm accuses Apple of patent infringement

11 years ago from Physorg

Taiwan's Elan Microelectronics Corp. has filed suit against Apple for allegedly infringing two of its patents for touchscreen technology.

US firm investing billions in crisis-hit chip industry

11 years ago from Physorg

Despite the economic slump that has battered the semiconductor business, a new player from the United States' Silicon Valley technology belt is investing billions of dollars in a bid to...

Gambling threatens national security, new book warns

11 years ago from Science Blog

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A two-decade surge of legalized gambling is chipping away at U.S. security and military readiness, not just the bank accounts of bettors, a comprehensive new collection of...

Back to the future

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The UK's academy of science, The Royal Society, cele

EIT KIC-starts research drive

11 years ago from Chemistry World

European Institute of Technology launches first call for research proposals for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs)

How much netbook can you get for $400?

11 years ago from Physorg

The hottest segment of the computer market right now is not fancy new Apple laptops or PC gaming machines. It's tiny laptops with older operating systems, cramped keyboards and designs...

Cisco buys Tidal Software for 105 mln dlrs

11 years ago from Physorg

Cisco Systems Inc. announced on Thursday it was buying Tidal Software Inc. for 105 million dollars in a move aimed at enhancing the US networking giant's next-generation data centers.

Purses, wallets contain excessive amounts of lead, group says

11 years ago from Physorg

In its quest to rid consumer products of a potent neurotoxin, an Oakland environmental group on Tuesday warned nearly 20 major retailers and manufacturers that they're selling women's purses, wallets,...

Send chills up your microphone with an Icicle

11 years ago from Physorg

One of the really great computer applications is the ability to record audio and save it to a digital file. One of the more interesting recording applications these days are...

Study: Privatized Philly schools did not keep pace

11 years ago from Physorg

Public middle-grades schools placed under private management in 2002 as part of a state-run overhaul of the Philadelphia School District did not keep pace with the rest of the city's...

On the Net: College too expensive? Try YouTube

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- It might seem counterintuitive to look for higher education alongside Avril Lavigne music videos, but the video-sharing site has become a major reservoir of college content.

Nintendo not planning price cuts for hit machines

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Nintendo has weathered the global recession because of the popularity of its game machines and won't be resorting to price cuts to boost sales, the company's president...