Archive: 03/02/2011

Birds use right nostril to navigate

( -- Pigeons rely mainly on their olfactory sense when they navigate. Young pigeons learn to recognize environmental odours carried by the winds into the loft and to use these odours to find their way home from ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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New approach to solar cells

An interdisciplinary team of UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz researchers is taking a novel approach to solar power, one that promises to lead to a technological breakthrough. By using nanoparticles of germanium, silicon and other ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Hulu Plus set to hit 1 mln subscribers

(AP) -- Hulu Plus, the video subscription plan that charges $8 a month to watch a range of TV shows online, will have 1 million paying customers this year and post annual revenue of more than $200 million.

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Internet
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AXA firms to pay $242 mn over program glitch

The US computer-based investment branch of the French AXA group will pay $242 million in compensation and fines after hiding a program glitch that cost investors millions, the SEC said Thursday.

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Business
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5 Americans: How health care law affects them

(AP) -- A couple on Medicare got a rebate check to help with prescription drug costs. A Chicago man with diabetes got health insurance through a new government program. And a Philadelphia businessman is hoping his company ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Health
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