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Three contenders remain for top UNESCO post

9 years ago from SciDev

After a weekend of voting two women remain in the running against Farouk Hosni, leading contender for the post of UNESCO director-general.

Controlling The Language Of Security: A New Language Could Improve Home Computer Security

9 years ago from Science Daily

Korean computer scientists have developed a security policy specification for home networks that could make us more secure from cyber attack in our homes.

Panasonic's Robotic Bed Transforms into a Mobile Chair, Makes Standing Up Obsolete

9 years ago from PopSci

Mobility-impaired patients and layabouts alike can rejoice at the debut of Panasonic's robotic bed that transforms into a wheelchair. Human nurses and hospitals may also breathe a tiny sigh of relief. The bed-shaped bot...

Precise blending makes marketable product from ethanol co-product

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- A Purdue University researcher has found a way to predict the nutrient content in distillers dried grains with solubles, making the ethanol byproduct more marketable as a feedstock.

Google says Apple rejected Voice app for iPhone

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Google Inc. says Apple Inc.'s top marketing executive rejected its Google Voice application because it duplicates the dialer on the iPhone and could be used as a...

Real-Time Feedback System for Alpine Skiers Help Improve Performance

9 years ago from Physorg

Researchers have developed an effective real-time performance management and feedback system for alpine ski racers that allow skiers to better understand their carved turning skills and improve their performance.

Palm Pre sales disappoint

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Palm has announced that sales of mobile phones are down sharply from a year ago, despite having the heavily hyped Pre leading the charge for the past quarter.

Interest in algae's oil prospects is growing

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

Firms and scientists are racing to figure out how best to separate the oil produced in the organisms for biofuel. The San Diego area has become a hotbed for these efforts that...

New Satellite Launches to Boost DISH Network

9 years ago from

A Canadian commercial communications satellite was shot into space from the famed Baikonur Cosmodrome on Thursday to serve customers across the United States who subscribe to the DISH Network.

New from Boeing: Flying Bot Swarms You Control With Body Language

9 years ago from PopSci

Human operators could use gestures to direct clouds of robot drones Robot swarms could someday hover, spin, and attack in response to a simple gesture or graceful pirouette from a human operator. And...

A Chip For The Eye? Artificial Vision Enhancers Being Put To The Test

9 years ago from Science Daily

A chip in the eye instead of a white stick? In the early 1990s this still seemed to be a utopian vision. But now clinical studies of electronic retina prostheses...

New Hybrid Vehicle Concept For RV Travelers Developed

9 years ago from Science Daily

While the cost of fuel has put a damper on the travel plans of many Americans, one father-son engineering duo with a passion for RV travel has decided to combat...

Pedestrian crossings could be monitored

9 years ago from Science Blog

A team of researchers from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) has developed an intelligent surveillance system able to detect aberrant behaviour by drivers and people on foot crossing pedestrian...

'Apples-to-apples' analysis of Arab development yields fresh view

9 years ago from Science Blog

The Arab world is not the socioeconomic basket case that conventional wisdom holds, says University of California, San Diego economist James Rauch.

Tech tools will keep you in the NFL game

9 years ago from Physorg

Last Sunday was the first Sunday of the NFL season, and if you are a football fan, technology offers lots of ways to indulge your passion, especially if you cheer...

Program does impressive file size reductions

9 years ago from Physorg

We intuitively understand the value of being able to make things smaller without sacrificing performance. The endeavor produces smaller speakers with bigger sound and a host of portable electronic devices...

Positive Earnings Estimates

9 years ago from C&EN

Recovery: With higher sales volumes in the third quarter, Solutia, Lubrizol boost 2009 earnings estimates.

Elan Alters J&J Pact

9 years ago from C&EN

Pharmaceuticals: New deal maintains partnership with Biogen Idec, cuts what Johnson & Johnson will pay.

Brazil eyes Amazon sugar cane ban

Brazil's government unveils proposals to ban sugar cane and ethanol production in environmentally sensitive areas.

Demand for patents falling as crisis bites: WIPO

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

GENEVA (Reuters) - Demand for patents and trademarks is falling this year after holding up robustly in 2008, indicating the belated impact of the economic crisis, the United Nations intellectual...

Google injects search savvy into display ad system

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Google Inc. is counting on the crown jewel of its online advertising empire to burnish a diamond in the rough.

Phone bill rebates possible with Supreme Court ruling

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Canadian phone customers could get rebates worth more than $600 million if the Supreme Court of Canada rules in favour of consumer groups Friday.

World Heritage sites about to go digital

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

A team of British scientists is preparing to create a digital model of Mount Rushmore using laser scanning so that the iconic U.S. monument can be recreated were it to...

Handheld 3M digital projector offers glimpse of the future

9 years ago from Physorg

You probably shouldn't buy the MPro120 handheld digital projector from 3M. But you should definitely be excited about it.

Variety trade newspaper to charge for online site

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Ending a three-year flirtation with free online content, Variety newspaper plans to put some of its Web site content behind a "pay wall" that will require a...

Lilly Sets Out To Reorganize

9 years ago from C&EN

Pharmaceuticals: Plan will establish five business units and cut $1 billion in costs, 5,500 jobs.

Palm posts larger 1Q loss, but beats Street view

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Smart phone maker Palm Inc. on Thursday posted a wider fiscal first-quarter loss - its ninth in a row.

Floppy Wings = Efficient Flight

9 years ago from Science NOW

Computer simulations reveal why desert locusts are such economical fliers [Read more]