Archive: 10/06/2009

Emerson to buy Avocent for $1.2 billion

(AP) -- Emerson Electric Co. said Tuesday it has agreed to buy Avocent Corp. for about $1.2 billion in cash, a move the company says will offer customers better management of their data centers.

dateOct 06, 2009 in Business
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Samsung expects strong 3rd-quarter profit

(AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that profit likely surged in the third quarter on higher sales, amid a brightening outlook for the world's largest manufacturer of computer memory chips and flat ...

dateOct 06, 2009 in Business
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Self-driving car will get smarter

(PhysOrg.com) -- Although Cornell's self-driving car didn't win the DARPA Urban Challenge in 2007, it is alive and well and soon to become safer and more talented -- it will soon be a test bed for new research ...

dateOct 06, 2009 in Engineering
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To peer inside a living cell

(PhysOrg.com) -- Quantum mechanics could help build ultra-high-resolution electron microscopes that won't destroy living cells, according to MIT electrical engineers.

dateOct 06, 2009 in General Physics
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Nerve cells live double lives

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (part of the Novartis Research Foundation) have identified a new neural circuit in the retina responsible for the detection ...

dateOct 06, 2009 in Neuroscience
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