'Cradle of Hope' earns patent for FSU creators

An alumna of the interior design program and a facilities engineer from the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at The Florida State University have received a patent for their prototype of a portable cradle perfect for ...

Nanowick at heart of new system to cool 'power electronics'

Researchers have shown that an advanced cooling technology being developed for high-power electronics in military and automotive systems is capable of handling roughly 10 times the heat generated by conventional computer ...

Twitter opening data center in Salt Lake City

(AP) -- Twitter Inc. has announced - in a tweet, of course - that it will build a huge data center in Utah, making it the latest company to set up computer-intensive operations in a state with cheap electricity and a business-friendly ...

Windows 7 sales boost Microsoft 4Q net income

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that its net income surged in the most recent quarter, the latest sign that businesses are again spending on technology.

Amazon 2Q profit jumps 45 pct; misses Wall Street

(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that its second-quarter income jumped, bolstered by shoppers who spent more with the online retailer even as consumer confidence fell overall.

Final instruments on NASA climate/weather satellite integrated

The last of five instruments slated to fly on the upcoming NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) climate and weather satellite have been successfully integrated, according to NASA officials. The polar-orbiting satellite is scheduled ...

Graphene oxide gets green

Rice scientists have found a way to synthesize graphene oxide in bulk in an environmentally friendly way, eliminating toxic and explosive chemicals from the process. They have also found a class of common bacteria breaks ...

Customers less tolerant of employee rudeness than incompetence

Rude behavior among employees can negatively affect consumer perceptions -- even when the incivility isn't directed at the customer, reveals new research from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

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