Japan insurer reduces scandal-ridden Olympus stake

(AP) -- Nippon Life Insurance, the top shareholder in scandal-ridden Olympus Corp., said Thursday it reduced its stake in the Japanese camera and medical equipment maker that now risks being kicked off the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Intel unveils Knights Corner - 1 teraflop chip

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rajeeb Hazra, Intel’s general manger of technical computing, surprised a group attending this year’s SC11 conference, at a steak house in Seattle this past week, by holding up a single chip and ...

Alternative LED lighting combats energy crisis

Alternative lighting is emerging as a potent method to combat the energy crisis. Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting technologies could provide an innovative way to save energy and make wasteful lighting obsolete.

Thin drives -- the next generation of portable memory

Tablets are fast becoming the media device of choice nowadays for work and play, particularly with the advent of iPads and the Samsung Galaxy Tab into the mobile device market. With a volume of 19.5 million of media tablet ...

Living cells say: Can you hear me now?

It has long been known that cells release chemical signals in response to outside conditions, triggering reactions inside the cell.

$50,000 to solve the most complicated puzzle ever attempted

(PhysOrg.com) -- Every few years the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) holds a public competition to stretch the outer limits of what technology can do. Two years ago they dispersed 10 large, ...

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