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Foxconn Wants Apple To Pay For Wage Hikes

June 9, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

Company says its customers, which include Apple and Dell, will have to pay more after it increased wages in China...

Tablet Sales Expected To Soar In China

June 9, 2010 6:27 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

China's appetite for slates could exceed 7 million and show 10-fold growth over the next five years, research firm says.

Honeywell Converter Offers Reliable Measurement In Sustained Temperatures Up To 225?C

June 9, 2010 6:27 am | by Honeywell International | Comments

Converter Reduces Operator and Lifecycle Costs PHOENIX, June 8, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) introduced today a new High Temperature Analog-to-Digital 12-bit Converter (HTADC12) enabling reliable measurement and control in high temperature environments like those experienced in deep...


New Software To Measure Emotional Reactions To Web

June 9, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Montreal ) A group of Canadian scientists is developing software that can actually measure emotional responses to the Web. Aude Dufresne, a professor at the University of Montreal Department of Communications, led a team of researchers that are designing a new...

Thumbs up for gesture-based computing

June 9, 2010 6:24 am | by New Scientist | Comments

The gloves are off – and also on – in the battle to bring intuitive hand-gesture computer control to the masses

Former DuPont Chemist Pleads Guilty to Theft

June 9, 2010 6:21 am | Comments

Authorities said Hong Meng transferred information about Dupont's work with OLED displays to his Chinese email account and sent samples to a colleague after accepting a position at Peking University.

Officials Confirm Mustard Gas Catch; Widespread Dumping

June 9, 2010 6:08 am | by JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A crew member is recovering after his fishing vessel pulled in military shells containing mustard gas. Thousands of tons of chemical weapons were dumped off U.S. coasts after World War II.

Propofol Poses Low Risk In Pediatric Imaging Studies, But Risk Increases With Anesthesia Duration

June 9, 2010 4:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Children's National Medical Center ) A new study in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine finds that propofol, a well-known anesthesia medication, has a low occurrence of adverse events for children undergoing research-driven imaging studies. The study, led by a...


Global fossil fuel CO2 falls, 1st time since '98: BP

June 9, 2010 2:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Global greenhouse gas emissions from energy use fell for the first time since 1998, as the economic recession slashed industrial production and fossil fuel consumption in most countries, BP said on Wednesday.

Sleep May Help You Become A 'Guitar Hero'

June 8, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Academy of Sleep Medicine ) The improvement in performance accuracy on "Guitar Hero III" was greater after a night of sleep than after a similar length of daytime wakefulness. At acquisition participants played about 61 percent of the notes correctly. Performance accuracy...

'Nanocoax' solves solar cell 'thick and thin' dilemma

June 8, 2010 8:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers report developing a "nanocoax" technology that can support a highly efficient thin film solar cells. The nanocoax structures prove to be thick enough to absorb a sufficient amount of light, yet thin enough to extract current with increased efficiency.

Artificial aurora created to help predict space weather

June 8, 2010 8:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

For more than 25 years, our understanding of terrestrial space weather has been partly based on incorrect assumptions about how nitrogen, the most abundant gas in our atmosphere, reacts when it collides with electrons produced by energetic ultraviolet sunlight and solar wind. Now...

BP siphons off more oil

June 8, 2010 7:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy giant BP Plc said on Tuesday it was capturing more oil from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well while U.S. scientists tried to figure out just how much crude was still pouring out.

Economist says oil spill helps renewable fuels

June 8, 2010 5:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - Renewable fuels like corn-based ethanol will get a boost as the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico feeds worries by Americans about long-term dependence on oil, a top U.S. private agricultural economist said on Tuesday.

Vacuum cleaner sucks up strokes

June 8, 2010 3:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A clot vacuum cleaner that sucks out stroke-producing blockages from blood vessels in the brain may sound like science fiction. But this potentially paradigm-shifting procedure may successfully salvage brain cells for more than just the first three hours following a major stroke, with...


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