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Few Android phones ... yet

11 years ago from Physorg

We were told to expect them. Over the last few weeks the Web has been awash with speculation that many handset makers would unveil competitors to the G1, the first...

Sun Dial Uses Mobile Phones To Alert Muslims To Prayer

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a mobile application known as Sun Dial, which alerts Muslim users when it's time to perform the five daily prayers known...

Can Organic Cropping Systems Be As Profitable As Conventional Systems?

11 years ago from Science Daily

The rise in organic cropping has led agronomists to study whether or not it can be as profitable for farmers as monocropping systems, and they were able to conclude that...

Teacher-designed performance pay programs offer smaller incentives to more teachers

11 years ago from Physorg

Performance pay programs designed by teachers, for teachers, tend to offer small incentives to a large number of teachers, new research indicates.

Beware of internet housing frauds: Saskatoon woman

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

With vacancy rates in Saskatchewan cities hovering around one per cent, apartment hunters are being warned about about internet scams.

BBC science wins 'Arthur' awards

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The BBC wins two Sir Arthur Clarke awards for its coverage of space.

If It's Made, It Involves Them: Heat Treaters Mobilize to Meet Key Challenges

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Innovators, influencers and decision makers in the heat treating community from North America and around the world will "Gear Up for the Winds of Change" at the 2009 ASM Heat...

Smartphone maker HTC sees profits tumble in Q1

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Mobile phone maker HTC Corp.'s first-quarter profit fell 30 per cent from a year earlier, a result of the global economic downturn and delayed shipments of some of its new...

Sensitive robots

11 years ago from

Robots are commonplace in production halls, but are only allowed to operate in protected areas so as not to endanger humans with their movements. A new cost-efficient, robust force sensor...

Microsoft, Georgia Electronic Design Center Begin Alliance

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC), the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA), the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GEcDev) and Microsoft Research announced a two-year research alliance focused on RF-DNA, a novel...

Cheers! Cornell Opens Its New Teaching Winery

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

With the snip of a grapevine, Susan A. Henry, Dean of Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, open the school's new teaching winery.

Nunavut works to curb health, social service spending: Curley

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Nunavut's Department of Health and Social Services is cleaning up its financial act, minister Tagak Curley said.

Most powerful computer of its kind in western N.Y. available worldwide

11 years ago from Physorg

Local scientist Dr. Russ Miller is leading the rollout of "Magic," one of the most powerful computers in New York State to qualified users worldwide for solving computationally-demanding problems.

UGA licenses invention that kills food-borne pathogens in minutes

11 years ago from Physorg

A new technology that kills dangerous pathogens on food at home and in restaurants, grocery stores, beverage-manufacturing and food-processing facilities has been licensed to the maker of FIT Fruit and...

North Korean Launch Fails to Put Anything Into Orbit

11 years ago from

Sunday's failure of an improved version of the North Korean Taepo-Dong-2 has deprived U.S. intelligence agencies from assessing performance of the vehicle's third stage.

States that vote early can reap big bucks if they pick a winner

11 years ago from Physorg

The 2008 presidential campaign season had the earliest statewide primaries and caucuses in memory, starting with the Iowa Caucus on Jan. 3. Now research from North Carolina State University shows...

Climate-Change Bill Introduced

11 years ago from C&EN

Draft legislation launches House debate on how to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Leonardo da Vinci Portrait Found?

11 years ago from National Geographic

A medieval historian in Italy found what is believed to be a portrait, hidden beneath another painting, of Leonardo da Vinci. Video.

Phone Software Reminds Muslims When to Pray

11 years ago from Live Science

Muslims typically pray five times daily in a routine based on the sun's position.

Sticky floors and glass ceiling research

11 years ago from

The National Equality Panel (NEP) has commissioned a team of researchers at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex to look at pay gaps...

Biotechnology boom raises security fears

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

CASABLANCA (Reuters) - As rapid advances in biotechnology make it easier to develop and produce deadly organisms, experts are calling for better industry oversight to stop that progress benefiting criminals...

Sun shares dive as IBM buyout talks falter

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Shares of Sun Microsystems Inc. fell in premarket trading Monday on news that IBM Corp. withdrew an acquisition offer.

Feature: The power to choose

11 years ago from Science Alert

We could soon be able to choose the price of our electricity, thanks to new energy-saving technology.

Security cameras clue to fireball

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Security cameras in Northern Ireland may shed some light on the cause of a massive fireball in the sky on Sunday.

A Hospital Is Offering Digital Records

11 years ago from NY Times Health

NewYork-Presbyterian moves beyond the pilot project stage on consumer-controlled health records this week, a move that will be closely watched by other institutions.

The Cisco bid: To branch out while others retrench

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- On the surface, there doesn't seem to be much of a connection between the servers that run corporate data centers and a handheld video camera you use...

Opinion: The mother of all oil spills

11 years ago from Science Alert

Professor Ravi Naidu reveals the major oil spill that has been occurring in Australian towns and cities for the last century.