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Apple inks Latin American deal for iPhone

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- In another step in the worldwide march of Apple Inc.'s iPhone, the top mobile phone operator in Latin America said Wednesday that it has inked a deal...

There is no such thing as 'the' Indian

9 years ago from Physorg

An increasing number of mayors in Guatemala are of Indian origin. Dutch researcher Elisabet Rasch went to find out what this development means and discovered that there is much more...

Joint Sprint, Clearwire network could boost consumer power

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. has finally rounded up the financial backing it needs to build a faster wireless network. But for consumers and the electronics industry, speed may...

Microsoft's Zune to launch in Canada without online store

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Microsoft Corp. is bringing the Zune, its answer to the iPod, to Canada, but the media player's initial launch will be hamstrung by the lack of an accompanying download store.

Waterpipe smoking on college campuses may contribute to growing public health problem

9 years ago from Physorg

More and more U.S. college students are smoking tobacco using waterpipes - or hookahs - and it`s becoming a growing public health issue, according to a new study...

Secret Found: What Makes Food Look Tasty

9 years ago from Live Science

A hormone that makes people eat more works by causing food to look tastier.

Researchers Propose a New Breed of Supercomputers

9 years ago from Science Blog

Three researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have proposed an innovative way to improve global climate change predictions by using a supercomputer with...

Alberta's midwives rally for provincial funding

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Hundreds of midwives and parents marked the International Day of the Midwife Monday with rallies across Alberta calling on the province to fund the service.

Colbert Is Web's "Person Of The Year"

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Stephen Colbert's use of the Internet to connect with fans and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am's music video supporting candidate Barack Obama earned them rocognition in this year's Webby awards.

California high school wins science bowl

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy said Santa Monica (Calif.) High School is the winner of the department's 18th annual National Science Bowl.

Feature: A partnership approach to tackling sustainability

9 years ago from Science Alert

Under the Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI), CSIRO brings together partners from business, government and non-government organisations to work with communities to develop innovative solutions that address their local sustainability challenges.

Microsoft signs software deal with Hyundai and Kia

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. has signed a worldwide deal with automakers Hyundai and Kia to use its in-car software that allows people to use voice commands to control personal...

Yahoo teams with McAfee to offer search results security

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Yahoo Inc. and McAfee Inc. are joining to offer alerts about potentially dangerous Web sites alongside search results generated at Yahoo.com.

Anita Borg Institute Auctions Lunch Meeting with SDSC Director Fran Berman

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

eBay Auction Part of ABI's 'Women of Vision' May 8th Awards Banquet.

Yahoo facing shareholder fireworks at July 3 annual meeting

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- When Yahoo Inc. holds its annual meeting July 3, expect fireworks from irate shareholders seeking retribution for the company's decision to remain independent instead of accepting a...

Pay gap growing in medical specialties

9 years ago from UPI

NEWARK, N.J., May 6 (UPI) -- Growing gaps in pay between medical specialties in the United States is creating the potential for serious shortages in some fields, medical...

Munch-o-matic: Scientists Develop The Artificial Mouth

9 years ago from Science Daily

For years scientists have tried to build an electronic tongue, a robotic tasting device that could have profound applications in improving food quality and safety. But before machines learn to...

NTT Introduces Commercial RedTaction 'Firmo' Security Device

9 years ago from Physorg

NTT has developed a means to harness the Human Area Network to create Firmo. Firmo utilizes RedTaction which is a human body communication technology. It uses the surface of the...

Longtime IBM executives Donofrio, Zeitler to retire

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Two longtime IBM Corp. executives are retiring, prompting the technology company to reshuffle its top ranks.

Swedish court convicts man of file sharing

9 years ago from Physorg

A Swedish court on Monday handed down a suspended sentence and a 10,000-kronor (1,655-dollar, 1,070-euro) fine to a man found guilty of sharing some 4,500 music files and 30 films...

'Tempers will flare' as prison smoking ban takes effect, inmate says

9 years ago from CBC: Health

The first stage of a widespread smoking ban was rolled out in federal prisons on Monday, and inmates say it will likely put prisoners on edge.

FSU researcher: As gas prices climb, employee productivity plummets

9 years ago from Physorg

Rising gas prices are affecting more than the family budget. More pain at the pump results in more employee stress on the job, says Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor...

As prices rise, find ways to trim grocery bills

9 years ago from Physorg

The rising cost of gas, diesel fuel and other forms of energy can affect the price of many other things that we purchase, from milk and bread to coffee and...

T-Mobile brings 3G wireless to NYC; other markets to follow

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- T-Mobile USA has fired up its third-generation wireless network in the U.S., announcing Monday that it's now live in New York City - though few phones can...

AP launches news service geared for iPhone

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The Associated Press and more than 100 of its member newspapers are launching a service Monday that will make news stories available on Apple Inc.'s iPhone and...

If a Train Leaves New York at 5pm . . . Will it Teach a Kid Math?

9 years ago from PopSci

We have all at one point or another learned some variation of a mathematical formula involving trains and their timetables. For example: if a train leaves Boston for New York...

Construction workers learn new technology

9 years ago from UPI

AUSTIN, Texas, May 5 (UPI) -- The University of Texas at Austin says it received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to teach new technology...

Budget does nothing for home-care dilemma: senior

9 years ago from CBC: Health

An elderly St. John's man whose campaign for improved home-care services touched a nerve several months ago says the latest Newfoundland and Labrador budget accomplishes nothing.