Archive: 02/05/2014

Most teen workers spend, not save

(Phys.org) —High school seniors spend most of their earnings on clothes, music, movies, eating out and other personal expenses. Spending on cars and car expenses comes in second, especially for males. And ...

Feb 05, 2014
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Mars rover, slightly used, runs fine

(Phys.org) —When a car gets regular oil changes and care from a good mechanic, keeping it running for 10 years or more isn't exactly an impressive feat of engineering. But then again, such a car isn't an ...

Feb 05, 2014
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Using nanotechnology to protect grain exports

(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide researchers are using nanotechnology and the fossils of single-celled algae to develop a novel chemical-free and resistance-free way of protecting stored grain from insects.

Feb 05, 2014
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Watching nanoparticles grow

(Phys.org) —Individual silver nanoparticles in solutions typically grow through single atom attachment, but importantly, when they reach a certain size they can link with other particles, according to scientists ...

Feb 05, 2014
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2013 sixth hottest year, UN says (Update)

Last year tied for the sixth hottest on record, confirming that Earth's climate system is in the grip of warming that will affect generations to come, the UN's weather agency said Wednesday.

Feb 05, 2014
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The anatomy of an asteroid

ESO's New Technology Telescope has been used to find the first evidence that asteroids can have a highly varied internal structure. By making measurements astronomers have found that different parts of the ...

Feb 05, 2014
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Twitter faces critical earnings test

Twitter releases its first earnings report since a wildly successful stock offering on Wednesday, in what is being seen as a critical test for the popular messaging platform.

Feb 05, 2014
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Was Microsoft smart to play it safe with CEO pick?

Microsoft, after compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, settled on Satya Nadella, a home-grown leader who joined the software maker in the early 1990s. That's back when Google's founders were teenagers ...

Feb 05, 2014
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