Dell fiscal 1Q net income jumps 52 percent

(AP) -- Computer maker Dell Inc. said Thursday its first-quarter net income rose 52 percent, helped by sales of computers to businesses and technology services to public-sector customers.

'Scrubbing' chemical-contaminated buildings clean with lasers

Dhiren Barot was an al Qaeda operative involved in plots to blow up the London subway, among other targets. To maximize the damage and the terror, he planned to pack some of his bombs with toxic gas. Fortunately, in August ...

Probing Question: Are boys really better at math than girls?

In 1992, Mattel sparked a nationwide debate about math and gender when the company released "Teen Talk Barbie." Among the doll’s 270 phrases were "Math class is tough!" (often misquoted as "Math is hard"), along with "Will ...

How do you control a bicycle?

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Just like riding a bike" is a cliche for a simple skill you do not forget, but understanding how a human controls a bicycle is in some ways more challenging than understanding how a pilot flies an airplane, ...

Study uncovers optimal ecology of bioinsecticide

Researchers at the University of Oxford and Royal Holloway University of London have discovered that the commonly used and naturally occurring bacterial insecticide Bt works best if applied to young plants and is enhanced ...

Scientist Creates Water Use Manual for Developing Countries

(PhysOrg.com) -- Climate scientists can predict weather trends months, even years in advance, but this vital information often is never seen by engineers and professionals who manage water supplies in developing countries, ...

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