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Google execs hope for long-term ad deal with Yahoo

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Google Inc.'s top executives expressed hope Thursday that the Internet search leader will be able to form a potentially lucrative advertising partnership with Yahoo Inc. - a...

CRTC looks into botched 911 internet phone dispatch

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Canada's telecommunications regulator is investigating after a Calgary family's 911 call using an internet phone service resulted in an ambulance being dispatched in the wrong city.

iTunes movie downloads to be available day of DVD release

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Apple Inc. said Thursday that new movies from a slate of major studios will now be available for purchase over iTunes the same day they're released on...

Heart defibrillator company signs decree

9 years ago from Physorg

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Medtronic Inc. has agreed to comply with FDA rules in manufacturing its external heart defibrillators.

Riccardo Giacconi to Receive National Inventors Hall of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Riccardo Giacconi, founding director of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Md., will receive the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc. on...

Parachuting dog helped win WWII

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Research involving a parachuting dog helped develop technology that was key to World War II's Allied victory in the air.

Hospital assault highlights security need

9 years ago from CBC: Health

An assault on a nurse at a Charlottetown hospital earlier this year has highlighted the need for better security at P.E.I. hospitals, a nurses union president said.

Iowa State-ConocoPhillips Collaboration Advances 26 Research Projects in First Year

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

A little moe than one year ago ConocoPhillips and Iowa State University announced an eight-year, $22.5 million research program. That collaboration began 14 research projects in 2007 and another 12...

Pentagon changes rule for security clearances

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday urged troops to get psychiatric counseling for wartime mental health problems, saying it's "not going to count against them" if they...

Holy calling: Christians offered mobile 'prayer alerts'

9 years ago from Physorg

British Christians will be able to pray together wherever they are in future, by subscribing to a new mobile phone text alert service unveiled Thursday.

Biometric buying supported by 1/4 of Canadians surveyed

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Six in 10 internet-connected consumers believe they will be able to pay for purchases using just a fingerprint by 2015, according to a study by U.K.-based marketing company TNS.

The technology to make 'Speed Racer' cars

9 years ago from Physorg

The opening of the new “Speed Racer” movie coming out nationally on May 9 has meant weeks of fast-paced fun for 8 juniors in the University of Cincinnati`s internationally recognized...

The Sweet World of Soil Microbiology

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Hands-on activities can help instructors to communicate difficult scientific concepts and stimulate student thinking. In the 2008 Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, instructors describe a candy exercise...

New technique accelerates biological image analysis

9 years ago from Physorg

Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University`s Lane Center for Computational Biology have discovered how to significantly speed up critical steps in an automated method for analyzing cell cultures and other biological...

Study shows power of police and fire officers as injury-prevention messengers

9 years ago from Physorg

Nearly every night, on nearly every TV station in the country, the local newscast features news of the day`s car crashes, fires and other injury-causing events.

The eBay Vs. Craigslist Lawsuit

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

eBay, which filed a lawsuit against Craigslist earlier this month, has made public the details of the lawsuit, though with some parts censored out.

Appelbaum Wins DEPSCoR Grant for Spintronics Research

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Ian Appelbaum, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Delaware, has received a $484,370 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive...

Wild Sky Wilderness bill approved in House

9 years ago from Physorg

The U.S. House approved a bill creating the Wild Sky Wilderness in Washington state, officials said Wednesday.

Federal judge sets formula for Internet music royalties

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A federal court on Wednesday established a formula for determining the Internet royalties owed to thousands of music composers, writers and publishers by three major online services...

Adobe plans to give away Flash for mobile devices

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Adobe Systems Inc. says it will license its video-enabling Flash software for free for mobile devices to help developers make mobile Internet experiences more closely resemble the...

Cable, satellite and ... Sezmi? Startup wants in on pay TV

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A startup is betting that people are tired enough of their cable and satellite bills to take a look at an alternative pay TV system that combines...

Africa needs "green revolution"

Former UN head Kofi Annan calls for a "green revolution" to solve the food crisis threatening Africa.

Boxing announcer Michael Buffer's voice rumbles again

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

Recovered from cancer surgery on his throat, he returns to the job for which he has set the standard, revving up the crowd with his signature phrase, 'Let's get ready...

Navy Limits Applications for Its Nominations to Space Program

9 years ago from NY Times Science

The cutback comes as the service tries to retain the expertise it needs to fulfill its wartime obligations while experiencing an overall decline in its numbers.

A Tantalizing Look at Iran’s Nuclear Program

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Is Iran’s nuclear program peaceful or not? A trove of new photos is giving Westerners some tantalizing clues.

Radiohead won't repeat freebie

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

British rock band Radiohead won't be repeating its pay-what-you-want offer

Criminals try to 'copyright' malware

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Even criminal hackers want to protect their intellectual property, and they've come up with a method akin to copyrighting - with an appropriate dash of Internet thuggery...

Analyst: HD DVD demise hasn't meant scramble for Blu-ray

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Sales of Blu-ray disc players haven't been helped by maker Toshiba's capitulation over producing the rival HD DVD format, research firm NPD Group said Wednesday.