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IBM Pulls Offer To Buy Sun Microsystems

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

IBM Corp. withdrew its offer to buy Sun Microsystems Inc. for about $7 billion this weekend, clouding the prospects for a deal that would shake up the computing industry, The...

Sweden: Internet use down after file-sharing law

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Internet traffic dropped sharply in Sweden this week after a new law cracking down on online copyright violation went into force, experts said Friday.

Robot Scientist Becomes First Machine To Discover New Scientific Knowledge

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers in the UK have created a 'robot scientist' which they believe is the first machine to have independently discovered new scientific knowledge. The robot, called Adam, is a computer...

Researchers enhance spam call filtering

11 years ago from Physorg

Researchers in Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT are developing a new system for filtering spam calls in a flexible way. Spam calls (junk calls or Spam for Internet Telephony,...

Being Isaac Newton: Computer Derives Natural Laws From Raw Data

11 years ago from Science Daily

If Isaac Newton had access to a supercomputer, he'd have had it watch apples fall -- and let it figure out the physical matters. But the computer would have needed...

Bolivia: 'Train less lawers and more scientists'

11 years ago from SciDev

The Bolivian vice president has called for universities to invest more in science and for the country as a whole to train 'less lawers and more scientists'.

How to promote your cause on Twitter and Facebook (without being annoying)

11 years ago from Physorg

A reader recently posed this question: I'm training for the NYC Triathlon with a group that raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. What is the etiquette on soliciting...

15 Great iPhone Games

11 years ago from Physorg

It happened when no one was looking. The DS was busily extending Nintendo's decades-long dominance of the handheld market, and Sony was trying to make third-party partners stop ignoring the...

Microsoft offers line of entry-level servers

11 years ago from Physorg

Microsoft is introducing a new low-price, entry-level server for small businesses with fewer than 15 employees as a way to introduce them to the company's broader server-software line and address...

Engineer explores underwater wireless communications

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Milica Stojanovic says the best way to think about the need for better underwater communications is to consider the Titanic.

IBM cuts Sun takeover price: WSJ

11 years ago from Physorg

IBM has cut the price of its takeover bid for Sun Microsystems Inc. to nine to 10 dollars a share from 10 to 11 dollars a share, The Wall Street...

NY county ban on baby bottle chemical is official

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A suburban New York county has adopted the nation's first ban on the chemical found in plastic baby bottles and sippy cups.

Fewer applications for H-1B visas expected this year

11 years ago from Physorg

With unemployment skyrocketing across the nation, tech and other companies this year are expected to request fewer visas for highly skilled foreign workers, according to industry experts.

G.E. and Intel Join Forces on Health Technologies

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The companies plan to spend $250 million to find ways for doctors to remotely monitor, diagnose and consult with patients.

Your money or your conscience? How policy makers should promote environmentally friendly products

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- How can policy makers be more effective in motivating consumers to opt for environmentally friendly products whenever possible? Using information campaigns or financial incentives? A research group at...

Self-Healing: Sunlight Helps Scratches on Cars, Electronics and Furniture Disappear

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- There are few things in life that are more annoying than having your iPod's beautiful face marred by scratches. But what if those scratches could "heal" themselves? New...

On new cell phones, QWERTY eases out 1-2-3

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Goodbye, numeric cell phone keypads. You're going the way of the rotary dial. Touch screens and QWERTY keyboards will take over from here, thank you.

Mobile phone calls on planes make slow take off in Europe

11 years ago from Physorg

A year after they were authorised, the use of mobile phones aboard planes remains very limited in Europe, with only 27 planes equipped to allow them, the European Commission said...

Study Suggests Rigid Legislation Is the Wrong Way to Address Stem-Cell Research

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

It's a very exciting time in the field of stem-cell research as scientists around the world are finding new sources for creating stem cells. For example, in the United States,...

FBI enlisted after incomplete version of Wolverine film leaked

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

FBI agents are investigating how a full-length version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, one of spring's most anticipated Hollywood blockbusters, was leaked online this week.

Africa Analysis: A common vision for East Africa?

11 years ago from SciDev

With plans for an East African Federation creaking at the seams, is a common science vision for the region unrealistic, asks Linda Nordling.

Economic Crisis Poses Challenge for Space Industry

11 years ago from

The global economic crises poses great challenges for space industry.

Key findings from the 5th European Conference on Space Debris

11 years ago from European Space Agency

During the 5th European Conference on Space Debris, 30 March to 2 April 2009, held at the European Space Agency, Darmstadt, Germany, experts from a wide spectrum of disciplines communicated...

Science fair project catches eye of transportation minister

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A school science fair project on how cellphones can distract drivers has the attention of P.E.I. Transportation Minister Ron MacKinley.

Wikipedia founder kills Wikia Search

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The founder of Wikipedia has pulled the plug on a community-driven search tool designed to compete with Google and Yahoo and other search engines.

Bombardier Aerospace to cut 3,000 jobs

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Bombardier Inc. will cut 3,000 jobs in its aerospace division due to a decreased demand for its business aircraft, the company announced Thursday.

Stolen 'X-Men' flick leaps onto Internet

11 years ago from Physorg

A stolen copy of the film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" has leapt around the Internet being downloaded from file sharing websites.

Network Turns Soldiers' Helmets Into Sniper Location System

11 years ago from Science Daily

Imagine a platoon of soldiers fighting in a hazardous urban environment who carry personal digital assistants that can display the location of enemy shooters in three dimensions and accurately identify...