Red Hat Acquires MetaMatrix, Targets Unix Apps Market
Red Hat buys MetaMatrix and plans to use its technology and JBoss to enter the SOA business and continue its assault on the Unix market.
MobileSphere Speeds Release of SMS Services
MobileSphere announces an emergency SMS notification service early due an increased demand after the Virginia Tech shootings.
A revolution in the monitoring of unborn babies
New technology, the size of a mobile phone, which could save the life of an unborn child, has been developed by scientists from The University of Nottingham. The device monitors the baby’s heart for signs of potential danger. ...
Hay fever can send work productivity down the drain
Employers can blame hay fever for the loss of millions of hours of work productivity this spring. A new study of nearly 600 people with hay fever symptoms, including sneezing, watery eyes and runny and itchy noses, found ...
New blood test can diagnose and monitor treatment of Parkinson's disease
While Florey researchers have also created a genetic test for PD (10% of PD cases are caused by genetic factors), this new test has a broader application by screening for many different types of PD and monitoring treatment, ...
NASA's AIM Cloud Mission Launches
NASA's AIM spacecraft began its two-year mission April 25, 2007 after a flawless ride to Earth orbit aboard an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket. Launch took place at 1:26 PDT. Launch operations at Vandenberg ...
Ocean iron and CO2 interaction studied
A French study suggested that iron supply changes from deep water to the ocean's surface might have a greater effect on atmospheric CO2 than thought.
ISS crew busy with fire alarm, other tasks
Expedition 15 crewmembers aboard the International Space Station were kept busy Wednesday with a full schedule of work and an unscheduled fire drill.
New nanocomposite processing technique creates more powerful capacitors
A new technique for creating films of barium titanate (BaTiO3) nanoparticles in a polymer matrix could allow fabrication of improved capacitors able to store twice as much energy as existing devices. The impro ...
Low-energy LED lighting project is streets ahead
Technology that first appeared in digital watches and calculators back in the 1970s is being used to develop durable and community-friendly low energy street lighting.
Climate catastrophes in the Solar System
Earth sits between two worlds that have been devastated by climate catastrophes. In the effort to combat global warming, our neighbours can provide valuable insights into the way climate catastrophes affect ...
Food cue-related brain activity linked to obesity?
A unique pattern of gene expression observed in rats may be linked to a conditioned desire for food and excessive food intake, an article published today in BMC Biology suggests.
Sun Wants Its IPTV
Hoping to leverage its relationship with telecoms and start new ones with cable and online video producers and distributors, Sun is offering a hardware/software package for the video-on-demand market.
Microsoft Releases First Public Beta for 'Longhorn'
This feature-complete, third beta brings with it the ability to simplify administration tasks via improved event logging, task scheduling, enhanced remote management and the scripting capabilities of Windows PowerShell.