HP profits lower, to cut nearly 6,400 workers

US computer giant Hewlett-Packard reported a 17-percent fall in quarterly net profit on Tuesday and said it plans to cut two percent of its workforce, or nearly 6,400 workers, over the next year.

Amazon files patent suit against Discovery

US online retail giant Amazon has filed a lawsuit against Discovery Communications alleging it infringed four of Amazon's e-commerce patents, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Big Bear Solar Observatory captures sun's magnetic field

NJIT's new 1.6-meter clear aperture solar telescope—the largest of its kind in the world—is now operational. The unveiling of this remarkable instrument—said to be the pathfinder for all future, large ground-based ...

Google develops algorithm to stem talent loss

Google, concerned by the recent departures of several top executives, has developed an algorithm to try to identify which employees are likely to quit, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

I'm running late. Wait, my phone already told you.

(AP) -- I'm running late. I'm stuck in traffic. I'm stopping by the market for a bottle of wine. I'm circling for a parking space. I'm just down the block. I'm right outside.

Mars and Earth Activities Aim to Get Spirit Rolling Again

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's rover project team is using the Spirit rover and other spacecraft at Mars to begin developing the best maneuvers for extracting Spirit from the soft Martian ground where it has become embedded.

Hubble departs shuttle for new discoveries

(AP) -- A rejuvenated Hubble Space Telescope, more powerful than ever, departed the space shuttle Tuesday and sailed off for new discoveries.

HP profit drops 17 pct; PC, ink sales stumble

(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s quarterly profit dropped 17 percent on lighter sales of personal computers and printer ink, two of its biggest sellers and a sign that the woes in consumer technology spending dragged on beyond ...

Perfect Pitch: Language Wins Out Over Genetics

Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Sinatra and Hendrix -- these and many other of the world's most famous musicians have had "perfect" or "absolute" pitch. The ability, defined as recognizing the pitch of a musical note without having ...

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