Market researchers get new tool in iPad
The struggling world of consumer market research appears on the brink of getting a serious shot in the arm from an unexpected new tool: the iPad.
'Diet' drinks linked to risk of premature birth
X-Ray Vision: seeing plastic mixtures inside and out
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two scientists working in Europe have paved the way for improved plastic electronics by devising a technique that can be used to take images of plastic mixtures on the nanoscale simultaneously ...
Nissan to offer breathable Vitamin C in new cars
In a riposte to those who think a reliance on cars is unhealthy, new Nissan models will feature air conditioners that pump breathable vitamin C and stress-reducing seats, the firm said Wednesday.
A novel genetic typing approach reveals focal transmission of the bacteria that cause the flesh-eating disease
Buruli ulcer is an infectious disease afflicting thousands of children every year. The difficult-to-cure disease, which is caused by bacteria, occurs in tropical or subtropical climate zones and results in open sores and ...
Taiwan's AU Optronics sees profit up 54.6 percent
Taiwan's AU Optronics Corp said Wednesday its net profit in the three months to June jumped 54.6 percent over the previous quarter, partly due to strong demand for high-priced items.
Federal OK sought for loans for California energy projects
Plans for a massive expansion of clean energy in California are being jeopardized by federal foot-dragging, according to state officials who say that more than 20 nearly shovel-ready solar and wind projects are being held ...
German chip maker Infineon raises yearly sales target
The German chip maker Infineon raised on Wednesday its annual sales target after swinging into profit in the third quarter of its 2010 fiscal year.
Rivals benefit as iPhone 4 delayed in S.Korea
With Apple's new iPhone beset by complaints about dodgy reception, the South Korean distributor is struggling to stop customers defecting to rival smartphones after a delay in its local release.
Microsoft condemns Yahoo! Japan-Google alliance
Microsoft on Tuesday denounced Yahoo! Japan's Internet search alliance with Google, saying it would give Google near-total control over the third-largest market for search queries in the world. ...
S.Korea kids to carry GPS beepers against sex crime
South Korea, shaken by several brutal sex crimes against minors, will supply children with GPS-embedded beepers to warn police of dangers and activate surveillance cameras, officials said Wednesday.
Panasonic unveils 3D consumer camcorder
The problem of what to watch on a 3-D TV will be yours to solve with Panasonic's camcorder for families to film birthdays, baby's first walk and weddings, all in 3-D.
Morphine blocks tumor growth
Current research suggests that taking morphine can block new blood vessel and tumor growth. The related report by Koodie et al, "Morphine suppresses tumor angiogenesis through a HIF1α/p38MAPK pathway," appears in the ...
One molecule, many more insulin-producing cells to treat diabetes, says Pitt team
With a single stimulatory molecule, human insulin-producing beta cell replication can be sustained for at least four weeks in a mouse model of diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ...