Archive: 02/01/2012

From opening thunder to closing whimper

Thanks to lightning-fast software from the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), if a truck bomb was discovered in Lower Manhattan we will now be able to predict the ...

dateFeb 01, 2012 in Engineering
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Endangered turtle baby boom in Philippines

Globally endangered green turtles are enjoying a baby boom on remote Philippine islands as a three-decade protection programme starts to pay off, environment group Conservation International said Wednesday.

dateFeb 01, 2012 in Ecology
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Super Bowl advertisers go after 'second screens'

(AP) -- Call it the "second-screen" Super Bowl. About two-thirds of smartphone and tablet owners use their gadgets to do things like text or post on Twitter while watching TV, according to research firm Nielsen. ...

dateFeb 01, 2012 in Business
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Precision space maneuvers

Spacecraft must operate with utmost precision when conducting landing maneuvers on other planets, or docking to a space station. To ensure they do not drift off course, imaging sensors collect a fl ood of ...

dateFeb 01, 2012 in Engineering
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Sony's Hirai to replace Stringer as CEO in April

(AP) -- Sony Corp. announced Wednesday that Kazuo Hirai, who leads the company's core consumer products business, will replace Howard Stringer as CEO and president effective April 1, as the electronics and ...

dateFeb 01, 2012 in Business
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A pocket of star formation

(PhysOrg.com) -- This new view shows a stellar nursery called NGC 3324. It was taken using the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. The intense ultraviolet ...

dateFeb 01, 2012 in Astronomy
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