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GM Wants Banks To Finance Subprime Buyers

June 23, 2010 12:29 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

General Motors is looking to boost auto sales by lining up banks and other financial institutions to make loans and lease deals...

Enterprise PCs Work While They Sleep - Saving Energy And Money - With New Software

June 23, 2010 12:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of California - San Diego ) Personal computers in enterprise environments save energy and money by "sleep-working," thanks to new software called SleepServer created by computer scientists from the University of California, San Diego. Sleep-working enterprise PCs are...

IEEE-USA Engineering Mass Media Fellow Begins Reporting On Sci-tech At Voice Of America

June 23, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( IEEE-USA ) IEEE-USA Engineering Mass Media Fellow Smitha Raghunathan has begun her 10-week media internship preparing news stories on science, engineering and technology in Washington at the Voice of America.

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First superstorm on exoplanet detected

June 23, 2010 11:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Astronomers have measured a superstorm for the first time in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, the well-studied "hot Jupiter" HD209458b. The very high-precision observations of carbon monoxide gas show that it is streaming at enormous speed from the extremely hot day side to the cooler...

Honda's new hybrid to cost 1.5 mln yen: Nikkei

June 23, 2010 11:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

(Reuters) - Honda Motor Co's new hybrid car will cost around 1.5 million yen ($16,570), making it the cheapest hybrid in Japan when it goes on sale this fall, the Nikkei business daily reported.

Computer program detects depression in bloggers' texts

June 23, 2010 11:24 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have developed a computer program capable of identifying language that can indicate a writer's psychological state, which could serve as a screening tool. The software was used to scan more than 300,000 English language blogs that were posted to mental health Web sites. The...

New Medical Weapons To Protect Against Anthrax Attacks

June 23, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) The 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States are fostering development of a new generation of vaccines, antibiotics, and other medications to protect people against the potentially deadly bacteria in any future bioterrorist incident. That's the...

First Preliminary Profile Of Proteins In Bed Bugs' Saliva

June 23, 2010 10:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) With bed bugs reemerging as a nuisance in some parts of the country, scientists are reporting the first preliminary description of the bug's sialome -- the saliva proteins that are the secret to Cimex lectularius' ability to suck blood from its human...

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Analyzing Food And Beverages With Magnetic Levitation

June 23, 2010 10:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) Scientists are reporting development of a new use for magnetic levitation, or "maglev," the futuristic technology best known for enabling high-speed passenger trains to float above the tracks. In ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,...

Verizon, Motorola, Google, Adobe Intro Droid X

June 23, 2010 10:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

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Mystery glitch? Blame it on the sun

June 23, 2010 9:25 am | by New Scientist | Comments

Even modest solar activity can wreak havoc with the technology that keeps our world ticking over

Czechs say Russian spies targeting energy sector

June 23, 2010 8:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Russian spies are increasingly active in the Czech Republic and turning their attention to the energy sector, including nuclear power, the Czech counter-intelligence agency BIS said on Wednesday.

Dr. Mitola And Cognitive Radio Are Featured On Computing Now

June 23, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stevens Institute of Technology ) Dr. Joseph Mitola III, Vice President for the Research Enterprise at Stevens Institute of Technology, is the subject of a recent article on Computing Now which details the benefits and development of cognitive radio, the intelligent wireless...

New Book Reviews Research On P53 -- The 'guardian Of The Genome' -- And Its Relatives

June 23, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ) A new book from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, "The p53 Family," provides a comprehensive review of the functions of the p53 family. It was edited by Arnold Levine and David Lane, who independently discovered p53 about 30 years ago.

Goodbye Cabernet, Hello Chaos Theory?

June 23, 2010 7:37 am | by MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press Writer | Comments

We're talking wines, of course, specifically a new breed of quirkily named wines that aim to make you think while you drink.

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