Archive: 10/05/2011

Puzzling comet composition solved?

For years comets have mystified scientists with their compositions that appear to have formed in both warm and cold environments, rather than in one location of a uniform temperature. But new research shows ...

dateOct 05, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Take control of your phone's sensors

For several years, the Human Dynamics research group at the MIT Media Lab has been using the standard sensors in smartphones to collect data about people’s social interactions, drawing surprising conclusions ...

dateOct 05, 2011 in Software
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Were martian rocks weathered by water?

There are many ways rocks can be textured. Wind erosion, water erosion, the escape of volcanic gases during their formation (in the case of igneous rocks)… all these forces can create the pitted textures ...

dateOct 05, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Disney plans more 3D remakes after 'Lion King'

Disney plans to release 3D versions of four more classic movies, including "Finding Nemo" and "The Little Mermaid," after the success of the revived "The Lion King," the studio announced Tuesday.

dateOct 05, 2011 in Other
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Samsung seeks sales ban on new iPhone

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it would seek a ban in France and Italy on sales of Apple's newly released iPhone, in the latest round of its legal battle with the US technology giant.

dateOct 05, 2011 in Business
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Most ancient supernovas discovered

Supernovas -- stars in the process of exploding -- open a window onto the history of the elements of Earth's periodic table as well as the history of the universe. All of those heavier than oxygen were formed ...

dateOct 05, 2011 in Astronomy
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