South Korea's Hynix swings to net loss in Q3

South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor, the world's second-largest memory chip maker, said Thursday it swung to a third-quarter net loss as weak demand for personal computers dampened sales.

To make memories, new neurons must erase older ones

Short-term memory may depend in a surprising way on the ability of newly formed neurons to erase older connections. That's the conclusion of a report in the November 13th issue of the journal Cell that provides some of the ...

Hybrid molecules show promise for exploring, treating Alzheimer's

One of the many mysteries of Alzheimer's disease is how protein-like snippets called amyloid-beta peptides, which clump together to form plaques in the brain, may cause cell death, leading to the disease's devastating symptoms ...

New grass spray designed to relax and de-stress

Ever wanted to bottle the green fresh aroma of a forest? UQ researcher Dr Nick Lavidis has done just that with a new "eau de grass" spray soon to be launched on the market.

New robots help humans cope with illness

Robots that can cook, dance to Michael Jackson songs or guide the blind are among the gadgets aimed at helping humans cope with illnesses on display in Spain at one of the world's biggest annual gatherings of new technology ...

Hynix reports sixth straight quarterly loss

South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor, the world's second-largest computer memory chipmaker, Friday reported a sixth straight quarterly loss due to weak chip prices sparked by a global recession.

Samsung Electronics reports 72% profit slump

South Korea's Samsung Electronics, the world's top computer memory chipmaker, has announced its first-quarter net profit fell 72 percent year-on-year as poor demand depressed prices.

Toshiba expects bigger loss, contract job cuts

(AP) -- Toshiba Corp., Japan's top chipmaker, Friday said its net loss for the last fiscal year will be bigger than forecast due to a large write-off, and warned that more contract jobs will be cut.

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