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Prehistoric birds were poor flyers, research shows

May 26, 2010 7:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

The evolution of flight took longer than previously thought with the ancestors of modern birds "rubbish" at flying, if they flew at all, according to scientists.

Swarming locusts need larger brains

May 26, 2010 7:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

One of the most devastating events in the insect world -- the locust swarm -- has extraordinary effects on the insect's brains, scientists have discovered.

Wireless Patients

May 26, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Inderscience Publishers ) A wireless monitoring system for people with debilitating conditions such as Parkinson's disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder could allow health-care workers to assess a patient's health and the development of their disease without hindering...


Could humans be infected by 'computer viruses?'

May 26, 2010 7:24 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A scientist at the University of Reading has become the first person in the world to be infected by a computer virus. He contaminated a computer chip which had been inserted into his hand as part of research into human enhancement and the potential risks of implantable devices.

Survey Finds Strong Auto Brand Loyoalty

May 26, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Consumer Reports magazine survey found that 73 percent of car owners will likely stay loyal to the brand they now drive when they shop for a new vehicle.

Mahindra Takes Stake In Reva

May 26, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Indian utility vehicle maker has agreed to buy a majority stake in Reva Electric Car Co., as General Motors?exits its partnership with the pioneering electric car maker.

Covidien Selling Specialty Chemicals Unit

May 26, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Health care products supplier Covidien said it plans to sell its specialty chemicals business for $280 million in cash to an affiliate of New Mountain Capital.

SimplexGrinnell Buys 200 Ford Fusion Hybrids

May 26, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Tyco International?s fire safety systems unit has ordered 200 Ford Fusion gas-electric hybrid sedans with a goal of replacing 25 percent of its fleet with hybrid vehicles.


Johnson & Johnson Vows to Fix Plant Problems

May 26, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

The maker of Tylenol and Motrin has hired an outside consulting firm to help fix manufacturing problems that triggered a massive recall.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Booms Adieu

May 26, 2010 6:25 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Spacecraft completes final mission as NASA's shuttle program draws to a close.

OECD: Recovery In Developed Economies Accelerates

May 26, 2010 5:24 am | by | Comments

Economic recovery in world's richest countries is accelerating thanks to 'substantial' rebound in trade and growth in Asia, but austerity measures are needed to reduce deficits.

BP readies another attempt at stopping oil spill

May 26, 2010 5:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Under intense pressure from the Obama administration, the chief executive of BP Plc said he expects to decide later on Wednesday whether to proceed with a tricky "top kill" procedure to try to contain leaking oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

Innovation: Slipping into the wireless white space

May 26, 2010 4:24 am | by New Scientist | Comments

Domestic internet routers could reach further by using UHF frequencies left free by TV broadcasts – if only they can avoid trouble with the neighbours

Google Chrome Exits Beta For Linux, Mac

May 26, 2010 3:26 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Google has moved Chrome 5 for Windows out of beta and taken the Mac and Linux versions of Chrome out of beta for the first time.

Verizon VoIP Usage Soars

May 26, 2010 3:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Customer's use of minutes supplied by Verizon’s Global Wireless VoIP increased more than 200% last year.


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