Archive: 04/4/2007

Supernova impostor goes supernova

In a galaxy far, far away, a massive star suffered a nasty double whammy. On Oct. 20, 2004, Japanese amateur astronomer Koichi Itagaki saw the star let loose an outburst so bright that it was initially mistaken ...

Apr 04, 2007
4.9 / 5 (14) 0

More Chinese wheat gluten is recalled

A U.S. pharmaceutical and nutritional chemicals company has recalled all possibly contaminated wheat gluten it has imported from a Chinese supplier.

Apr 04, 2007
5 / 5 (4) 0

Startup Launches Fixed-Cost PC Support for SMBs

A startup PC support service, PC-VIP, has launched in eleven U.S. markets and in two cities in Europe. The company hopes to turn PC support from a variable to a fixed cost, pledging to give support calls all the time they ...

Apr 04, 2007
4 / 5 (1) 0

Middle Class Workers Feeling the Valley's Squeeze

Not only did the middle class of Silicon Valley weather the toughest times during the dot-com bust, they've also had the hardest time recovering, finds a report issued Mar. 29 by Working Partnerships USA, an economic research ...

Apr 04, 2007
5 / 5 (2) 0

Ferris State: Best in inefficiency

Ferris State University won the 19th annual U.S. Rube Goldberg Machine Contest that honors imagination, creativity and inefficiency.

Apr 04, 2007
3.4 / 5 (7) 0