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Ericsson, Kapsch win Nortel GSM auction

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

LM Ericsson and another European company on Wednesday won the auction for Nortel Networks' GSM wireless technology business.

Nokia to ax 220 R&D jobs in Japan

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Nokia Corp. said Tuesday it is axing 220 jobs at research and development units in Japan as the world's largest mobile phone maker continues to cut costs.

ISP owners could face jail under child porn bill

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The federal government has introduced legislation requiring internet service providers to report any indications of child pornography to authorities or face fines and possible imprisonment.

Drug ads ineffective for boosting sales, could cost taxpayers: UBC-Harvard study

8 years ago from

US Taxpayers may be on the hook for the high cost of drug advertising that does little to boost sales, according to a new study led by a University of...

Consumers choose locally grown and environmentally friendly apples

8 years ago from

When asked to compare apples to apples, consumers said they would pay more for locally grown apples than genetically modified (GMO) apples. But in a second questionnaire consumers preferred GMO...

Insect resistance to Bt crops can be predicted, monitored and managed

8 years ago from Science Daily

With Bt crop acreage increasing worldwide, incorporating enhanced understanding of observed patterns of field-evolved resistance into future resistance management strategies can help to minimize the drawbacks and maximize the benefits...

5-day delivery no sure cure for postal woes, economist says

8 years ago from Science Blog

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Scaling back mail delivery from six days a week to five may be the best bet to stem mounting U.S. Postal Service losses, but could...

Free Spirit: Third Extrication Drive Ends With Wheel Stall

8 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Spirit experienced a wheel stall with the right-rear wheel during the second step of a two-step drive on Sol 2092 (Saturday, Nov. 21). This is not the same...

THE DARTMOUTH JFK-PHOTO FIASCO BY DR. JAMES FETZER, WITH COMMENTS

8 years ago from Science Blog

The Internet has buzzed with news that "the infamous backyard photos" of Lee Harvey Oswald have been found to be "authentic" through digital analysis. But what kind of research...

Mom: Son in coma heard everything for 23 years

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A man who emerged from what doctors thought was a vegetative state says he was fully conscious for 23 years but could not respond because he was...

A Vision Faces an Environmental Test

8 years ago from NY Times Science

Researchers want to transform a poor, remote Dominican town into a locally owned retreat. But challenges, like hydrilla, an invasive, choking water plant, await.

Google buying display ad startup Teracent

8 years ago from Physorg

Google is acquiring Web display advertising startup Teracent, the Internet giant announced on Monday.

Gartner forecasts 2.8 percent growth in PC sales in 2009

8 years ago from Physorg

Worldwide sales of personal computers, which had been forecast to decline this year, will instead post modest gains, Gartner research group said Monday.

Tracking Sex-Crime Offenders Gets Trickier

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Washington Post: Violator Registry Is Growing as Tech-Savvy Predators Put a Greater Burden on Officers

MSNBC to take over breaking news Twitter account

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

U.S. cable news station MSNBC will take over @BreakingNews, a news service based in the microblogging service Twitter, BNO News said Monday.

Lose the fat: Targeting grease to curtail sewer overflows

8 years ago from Physorg

Sewer overflows are a nasty business, posing dangers to human health and the environment. North Carolina State University is launching a new project with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Fox CEO wants US to join France on Internet piracy

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The chief executive of Fox Filmed Entertainment said Monday the U.S. should join France in cutting off the Internet connection of users who repeatedly download copyright-protected films.

Identical triplets could be home for holidays

8 years ago from CBC: Health

A New Brunswick couple is looking forward to bringing their identical triplets home to Memramcook just in time for Christmas.

News Corp. may pull out of Google News: reports

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

News reports say Microsoft has had discussions with News Corp. over a deal that would see the media company get paid to remove its news websites from Google.

HIPAA Requires Changes Due To American Recovery Act

8 years ago from Science Blog

Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, is the office that manages the funding and operating agreement of the bill signed into law by President Barack Obama called the American Recovery and...

Popcorn at the movies still an unhealthy treat

8 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- A study carried out in 1994 by advocacy group CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) found that popcorn being sold by cinema chains in the US...

Some Vicks-brand nasal spray recalled

8 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the Procter & Gamble Co. is voluntarily recalling three lots of its Vicks Sinex nasal spray in...

Quebecer's Facebook photo fight a cautionary tale

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A technology expert says recent incidents involving Facebook postings should serve as a reminder that nothing is truly private on the net.

Intel wants a chip implant in your brain

8 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Computer chip maker Intel wants to implant a brain-sensing chip directly into the brains of its customers to allow them to operate computers and other devices without moving...

Presented by the Vice President of the Federal Council Doris Leuthard: The Balzan Prizes for Culture and the Sciences

8 years ago from Science Blog

TERENCE CAVE FOR LITERATURE, MICHAEL GRÄTZEL FOR NEW MATERIALS, BRENDA MILNER FOR NEUROSCIENCES AND PAOLO ROSSI FOR THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Mislabeled Superior catfish recalled

8 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Superior-brand lemon pepper and Cajun style marinated catfish due to a labeling error.

Mobile multimedia revenues tipped to dethrone text

8 years ago from Physorg

Multimedia services will surpass text messaging this year as the main source of mobile operators' non-voice revenue in the Asia-Pacific region, industry analyst IDC said Monday.

Math Card Trick: Amaze And Astound Your (Idiotic) Friends And Family!

8 years ago from

While your co-geeks may out this as a simple math trick, most people unable to recite pi past the decimal point will be amazed. It also has the advantage of...