Archive: 10/01/2009

Amazon settles suit over deleted Orwell books

Amazon.com has settled a lawsuit that sprang from a Big Brother-like move of deleting books by George Orwell from its Kindle electronic readers as a quick fix for copyright concerns.

Oct 01, 2009
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Probing Question: Where are all the cool robots?

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the better part of a century, they’ve promised us robots. From Elektro, the 7-foot metal man of the 1939 World’s Fair, to Rosie the robot maid on "The Jetsons" to the android lieutenant ...

Oct 01, 2009
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Homeland Security to hire up to 1K cyber experts

(AP) -- The Obama administration has given a green light to the Homeland Security Department to be more competitive and choosey as it hires up to 1,000 new cyber experts over the next three years, the first major personnel ...

Oct 01, 2009
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All That Glitters Is Now Gold

(PhysOrg.com) -- In full sunlight at mid-day, gold objects are brilliant and richly colored. Put those same objects in a dark interior room with only fluorescent lamps, however, and they will look pale and ...

Oct 01, 2009
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Laser Fusion and Exawatt Lasers

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the recent past, producing lasers with terawatt (a trillion watts) beams was impressive. Now petawatt (a thousand trillion watts, or 10^15 watts) lasers are the forefront of laser research. Some labs are ...

Oct 01, 2009
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Seeking Life's Shadow

They haven't yet figured out how to draw blood from stones, but a group of French researchers is offering new insight that could change how scientists search for signs of life in Martian rocks.

Oct 01, 2009
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