Archive: 03/05/2012

The Earth's new water budget

Investigating the history of water on Earth is critical to understanding the planet's climate. One central question is whether Earth has always had the same amount of water on and surrounding it, the same ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Senator seeks US probe of smartphone privacy

A leading US senator called Monday for a government probe into whether smartphone applications used on the Apple and Android platforms can steal private data including photos and address books.

dateMar 05, 2012 in Other
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Study: How to save $800 on a new car

Want to save nearly $800 the next time you purchase a new car? A recently published paper co-authored by Jorge Silva-Risso, an associate professor of marketing at the University of California, Riverside's ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Economics & Business
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Sawfishes sure can wield a saw (w/ video)

Sawfishes wouldn't be sawfishes if they didn't come equipped with long toothy snouts—their saws. Now, researchers reporting in the March 6 issue of Current Biology, have figured out what they use those saws for, and it ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Saving fuel on the buses

Bus and truck companies could cut their fuel bills by more than 7% simply by training their drivers on more efficient driving techniques and offering a financial reward to those who improve fuel economy. A study published ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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US prosecutors file for extradition of Kim Dotcom

(AP) -- Federal prosecutors in the United States have filed papers in New Zealand seeking the extradition of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues, whom they accuse of making a fortune by helping Internet ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Other
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Is seaweed the future of biofuel?

As scientists continue the hunt for energy sources that are safer, cleaner alternatives to fossil fuel, an ever-increasing amount of valuable farmland is being used to produce bioethanol, a source of transportation fuel. ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Unraveling biological networks

A new approach to disentangling the complexities of biological networks, such as the way in which proteins interact in our body's cells has been developed by researchers in China. The team's algorithm could allow biologists ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Weathering of rocks impacts climate change

Chemical weathering of rocks by carbon dioxide dissolved in rainwater has never been taken into account in models of future climate change so far. However, researchers from the Laboratoire Géosciences ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Environment
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