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Microsoft Dublin Facility Uses Free Cooling

11 December, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Perhaps following the example of data center of Google chillerless Belgium (www.microsoft.com) new technology giant Microsoft’s mega data center in Dublin is based almost entirely on free cooling. First announced in June, the Microsoft data generation 3 mega center officially opened in July. The data center is designed to support “the company’s software plus services” […]

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Hard-drive makers see big run-ups on PC recovery hopes

14 December, 2018 – 4:32 am |
Investors willing to make bets in the early recovery of PC industry have made great with Seagate Technology and Western Digital Corp. – two manufacturers of hard drives, which have seen their market values more than tripled so far this year.

When the year began, there was reason to believe that some of Seagate and Western Digital would be better than they were in 2008.

Many technology companies saw their business and stock prices take a beating last year, and the two hard-disk manufacturers were among the hardest hit sector. The decline in corporate spending on high-end technology equipment, including storage products, was largely to blame for the collapse that dragged shares of Western Digital in more than 61 percent, while shares of Seagate dropped by 83 percent.

Things became so bad for Seagate, which in early January, the company went so far to strengthen its executive ranks by replacing Bill Watkins, executive director with President Stephen Luczo.

But since then, both hard disk manufacturers have seen their fortunes turn. When Western Digital has introduced its fourth fiscal quarter in July, net income was $ 173 million, or 76 cents per share – blowing away Wall Street estimates for earnings of 28 cents per share for the period. The company of $ 1.9 billion in revenue also easily surpassed the $ 1.6 billion expected by analysts.

And though still in red, Seagate managed to reduce its fourth-quarter loss of U.S. $ 81 million, or 16 cents per share, on sales of 2.35 billion – well above Wall Street estimates for the period .

In addition, Seagate announced Tuesday that, due to stronger than expected demand, shipments of hard-and income will be above earlier expectations for the current quarter.

The results – along with forecasts for a recovery in the PC sector later this year – have increased confidence about the actions of companies. From the first day of the year, Seagate shares have risen by 241 per cent, while Western Digital has earned a 206 percent comparable. The Nasdaq, by contrast, is up 36 percent for the year.

Analysts who follow the market hard drive say there were several factors that have contributed to the change of Seagate and Western Digital, and must continue to support both companies for the rest of the year and into 2010.

According to Mark Moskowitz, of JPMorgan, the reasons for the sense of optimism about the industry include planned improvements to seasonal demand and the anticipation of the planned October release of Microsoft Corp. ‘s Windows 7 operating system.

In addition, Moskowitz said the price hard drive and inventory levels are becoming more favorable due to increases in demand for the unit and reducing the capacity of the production industry.

“The better than expected demand for both desktop and portable units is a key factor,” Moskowitz wrote in a report last week, adding that participation upgrades servers running on Intel Corp. ‘s chips Nehalem “are leading to some stabilization in the company [hard – disk drives].”

Moskowitz recently increased its hard disk drive shipment forecast to 146.1 million units for the business district in September and 154.5 million for the three months ending in December. It is also estimated that sales of 607.4 million hard disk drives in 2010, up from its previous forecast of shipments of 525.7 million units.

At UBS, analyst Arun Sharma, recently began coverage on both Seagate and Western Digital to buy indexes. Western Digital Santiago called the “best in class in a volatile environment” and said Seagate was “a set of response” with a new management team focused on expanding the company’s margins.

Santiago cited “Western Digital’s history of execution” as a positive factor for the company’s current position.

“The company is not immune to the slump in the demand for hard drives in late 2008 and early 2009,” said Sharma. [But] we believe Western Digital is the most efficient provider in the industry to adjust its cost structure and restructuring its business to reflect the current demand environment. ”

James also was upbeat about what he called Western Digital’s leadership in the markets for laptop and external hard disk storage disk.

With respect to Seagate, Sharma said the company would have a greater risk and potential reward than Western Digital. Santiago said Seagate leader in desktop and enterprise markets hard drive give you some momentum to build on its recent gains, and long term objectives that the company’s gross margin between 18 and 24 percent could end up being conservative.

However, Sharma said Seagate response plans are based on the Company’s ability to execute. He said that recent changes in management, and more focus on the notebook market suggest Seagate is taking some right steps to exploit the trust that has helped improve their growth stocks this year.

Keith Bachman of BMO Capital Markets favors Western Digital over Seagate, based on exposure to market first company, which is seeing gains in demand for servers and storage.

“According to our [earlier] letter, we believe that the fundamental unit of the industry remains healthy, with strong demand and lean inventory levels,” Bachman wrote in a report of 18 September, which raised the price Seagate target to $ 18 from $ 13 and Western Digital for $ 40 from $ 36.

Both stocks are currently trading near their average price targets. Seagate closed Tuesday at $ 15.68. Goals in the range of prices ranging from $ 10 to $ 20, with the median $ 17.25, according to Thomson Reuters.

Western Digital last closed at $ 36.25, near its average target of $ 38. Current price targets range from $ 21 to $ 44.

Power grid chief touts electric-car payback

13 December, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

U.S. chief Jon Wellinghoff network is promoting energy saving long term costs for electric cars, saying that the vehicles could earn $ 1,500 a year paybacks for their owners when their batteries are connected to the mains. While electric cars provided to the U.S. market in the coming years are likely to carry heavier price […]

House Democrats considering insurance tax

13 December, 2018 – 4:32 am |

House Democrats are considering a security tax to help pay for their care plan review of health, although such funding system is bitterly opposed by the unions that are among the most loyal of the party. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., On Friday said a tax on the high cost of health insurance plans is […]

Nanodiamonds Advance Anticancer Gene Therapy

12 December, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Gene therapy holds great promise in treating cancer and many other diseases. However, the development of a scalable system for delivering genes into cells efficiently and safely has been challenging. Now, two teams of researchers have developed a versatile nano-enabled platforms that could get therapeutic genes safely and efficiently in cancer cells. In one study, […]

Sony’s PS3 outsells Wii fivefold in Japan

12 December, 2018 – 4:33 am |

Sony’s PlayStation 3 video game console outsold Nintendo’s Wii nearly fivefold in Japan in the three weeks to September 20, helped by the launch of a new cheaper, slim version, a survey said Friday. Sony sold 257,254 PS3s in its home market in the three-week period, while Nintendo sold 52,229 Wii consoles, the research by […]

Prototype developed to detect dark matter

11 December, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

A team of researchers at the University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR, Spain) and the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS, France) has developed a brilliant bolometer, a device that scientists use in efforts to detect dark matter of the universe, and has been tested in the Underground Laboratory Canfranc in Huesca, Spain. “One of the biggest challenges in […]

Catalytic Catamarans: Common industrial catalyst sports rafts made of platinum

5 December, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Catalysts for converting chemicals useless or unwanted in the most useful or desirable. Science research this week reveals important details about a common catalyst: how rafts form chemically reactive platinum in the catalyst. New ideas works in yields of how to improve the industrial catalyst for petroleum refining, chemical processing and environmental applications. The study […]

Researchers create new strategy for highly-selective chemotherapy delivery

4 December, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Researchers at UC Irvine has created a new approach that greatly improves the targeting of chemotherapeutic drugs in specific cells and organs. Kenneth Longmuir, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, and Richard Robertson, professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, using liposomes, small areas (less than 100 nanometers in diameter) of natural molecules of lipids, such as […]

Intel’s Light Peak Will Replace Copper Wires

3 December, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, the company announced a new fiber optic cable will be able to transfer data between electrical devices, from a speed of 10 gigabits per second. Vice President, Dadi Perlmutter, Intel’s Mobility Group, hopes to send an optical cable, called Pico de la Luz in 2010. […]

Engineers produce ‘how-to’ guide for controlling the structure of nanoparticles

3 December, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Tiny objects known as nanoparticles have been heralded as holding great potential for future applications in electronics, medicine and other areas. The properties of nanoparticles depend on their size and structure. Now researchers at the State University of North Carolina, have learned to create hollow constant, solid nanoparticles and amorphous nickel phosphide, which has potential […]

Fungus enhances susceptibility of resistant malaria mosquito to pesticides

1 December, 2018 – 4:32 am |

In areas where malaria mosquitoes have become resistant to chemical pesticides, fungi kill mosquitoes can be an effective tool. Fungal spores can indeed infect and kill malaria mosquitoes, including those that are resistant to pesticides. Moreover, the mosquitoes become more susceptible to pesticides, such as increases in fungal infection. Researchers from Wageningen University and colleagues […]

Smart memory foam made smarter

30 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Researchers from Northwestern University and Boise State University have discovered how to produce a less expensive way to change “memory foam, which could lead to wider applications of the subject, as in the surgical placement tools and mechanisms of the valve. David Dunand, James N. The and Mary M. Krebs, professor of Materials Science and […]

Answers.com launches website for inquiring minds

29 November, 2018 – 4:33 am |

Answers.com on Wednesday debuted a Web site that combines the power of the masses with knowledge of an encyclopedia to satisfy the curiosity of inquiring minds. The online question and answer service mixes “wiki” style changes for users with the information obtained from respected reference works, according to Answers.com associate product manager, Shaya Loney. “We […]

El cáncer de páncreas: Investigadores descubren droga que revierte la resistencia a la quimioterapia

27 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Por primera vez, los investigadores han demostrado que inhiben la acción de una enzima llamada TAK-1, es posible hacer que las células de cáncer de páncreas sensibles a la quimioterapia, abriendo el camino para el desarrollo de un nuevo medicamento para tratar la enfermedad. Dr. Davide Melisi dijo al Congreso el cáncer más grande de […]

UK Research Funding to Reward Economic Benefits

26 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

The UK government is developing a new system, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) to evaluate proposals for university research and public funds for research. The plan is being developed in collaboration with higher education bodies in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland, and make much greater use of quantitative (bibliometrics) than its predecessor. The REF […]

Genetic discovery could break wine industry bottleneck

25 November, 2018 – 4:33 pm |

One of the most popular episodes of the 8000 year history of grape cultivation led to biological changes that are not well understood – until now. Through biomolecular research work, German researchers have discovered new details about the legacy of Vitis varieties in cultivation today. In the process, which has opened the way for more […]

Active Shutter 3D Technology for HDTV

25 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Sony and Panasonic recently announced a new technology called “active Shutter” to produce the 3D experience of high definition televisions. The first models are expected to be available in late 2009 or early 2010. The original 3D experience of the films depends on the stereoscopic display using red and green glasses. The illusion of 3D […]

Active Shutter – Tecnología 3D para HDTV

24 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Sony y Panasonic han anunciado recientemente una nueva tecnología, llamada “Shutter activa” para producir la experiencia de 3D en los televisores de alta definición. Los primeros modelos se espera que esté disponible a finales de 2009 o principios de 2010. El original en 3D la experiencia de las películas depende del visor estereoscópico usar gafas […]

New research may lead to revolutionary new devices

23 November, 2018 – 4:33 am |

Dr. Jiwoong Park Cornell University, which receives funding for basic research of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), is researching carbon nanostructures that may one day be used in electronics, thermal, and mechanical devices Detection of the Air Force. “The appliances are required in many of the missions of the Air Force are […]

Online payment startup Zuora wants to rescue newspapers

22 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Tien Tzuo today urged fellow technology entrepreneurs to join him on a quest to rescue newspapers are dying as readers get stories for free online. The founder of online payment specialty startup Zuora made his remarks at a technology conference like DEMO emerging unveiled a service that allows news organizations to customize the way to […]

Establishing healthy shrubs not the water-consuming task many think, research shows

22 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Good news for your utility bills and the environment: New University of Florida research shows that landscape shrubs need much less water to establish healthy roots of what you might expect. “We finally have our irrigation recommendations for the establishment of shrubs back up with science. We need less watering than many people think,” said Ed […]

Twitter to raise $100 mln in new funding

21 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Twitter is about to raise $ 100 million in new funds in a deal that values the hot microblogging service for one billion dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The newspaper, citing “people familiar with the deal,” said the new funding would come from seven investors including mutual fund giant T. Rowe Price and […]

Lesiones precancerosas? Antes del cáncer? Células de los conductos de leche irritante

20 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Algunos médicos dicen a los pacientes que tienen “etapa cero” cáncer de mama. Otros lo llaman una lesión precancerosa. El nombre formal menos atemorizante podría ayudar, dice un nuevo informe que insta a la eliminación de la palabra “cáncer” en el diagnóstico de un crecimiento común en los conductos de la leche. Más de 50.000 […]

First underwater observatory live online

20 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

The underwater observatory is the first to show live images online. It’s getting into position 30m under the sea in western Sweden, scientists are studying the scavengers that feed on the whale carcass. Scientists, including the Natural History Museum, have developed underwater observatory in the world, first went online. Scientists, including the Natural History Museum, […]

FBI and Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) to Present Keynote on the Underground Economy at RSA® Conference Europe 2009

15 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

There are only 4 weeks until the 10th annual RSA ® Conference Europe (20-22 October, 2009) at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, UK and we have updates more exciting for you. It has just confirmed that Keith Mularski, Supervisory Special Agent Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion Unit Andy […]

South Korea approves sale of Apple’s iPhone

13 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

A customer walks past a screen showing an iPhone in a local store in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009. Telecommunications regulator in South Korea said Wednesday it has given its approval for Apple Inc. ‘s iPhone hit to be sold in the country. Telecommunications regulator (AP) – South Korea said Wednesday it has […]

iTunes to block Palm Pre

12 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Apple Inc. appears to have the approval of an industry group to block its rival Palm Inc. ‘s phone before connecting to the iTunes software. The $ 200 Pre began in June as a direct competitor to the iPhone, and became the first Apple device that could connect directly to iTunes. He did that in […]