Archive: 04/02/2010

Forming the present-day spiral galaxies

( -- Using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have created a demographic census of galaxy types and shapes from a time before the Earth and the sun existed, to the present day. The results ...

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Astronomy
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House Democrats challenge Comcast, NBC on deal

(AP) -- House Democrats are challenging executives from Comcast and NBC Universal to show that the cable TV operator's plan to take control of the NBC media empire won't hurt consumers and competitors.

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Business
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Soft intelligence for hard decisions

An approach to decision making based on soft metrics could allow problems to be solved where no definitive "yes-no" answer is possible in fields as diverse as healthcare, defense, economics, engineering, public utilities ...

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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Commercial fishing endangers dolphin populations

Extensive commercial fishing endangers dolphin populations in the Mediterranean. This has been shown in a new study carried out at the University of Haifa's Department of Maritime Civilizations. "Unfortunately, we turn our ...

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Ecology
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