Archive: 01/26/2011

Restructuring dents Xerox's 4Q earnings

(AP) -- Xerox said its fourth-quarter earnings dipped 5 percent from a year ago, largely due to the costs of restructuring. A tepid outlook and the departure of long-time Chief Financial Officer Lawrence A. Zimmerman sent ...

dateJan 26, 2011 in Business
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Smart fences recognize bad airport neighbors

A perimeter-protection system created by a team from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering took Best Paper prize at the IEEE Homeland Security Conference in November 2010, and is now moving to deployment at a Florida airport, ...

dateJan 26, 2011 in Engineering
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Infiltrating cancer's recruitment center

The most common connective tissue cell in animals is the fibroblast, which plays an important role in healing wounds. But Dr. Neta Erez of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine has now demonstrated that fibroblasts ...

dateJan 26, 2011 in Cancer
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Nanowires exhibit giant piezoelectricity

Gallium nitride (GaN) and zinc oxide (ZnO) are among the most technologically relevant semiconducting materials. Gallium nitride is ubiquitous today in optoelectronic elements such as blue lasers (hence the blue-ray disc) ...

dateJan 26, 2011 in Nanophysics
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