Archive: 08/05/2012

Support for climate change action drops, poll finds

Americans' support for government action on global warming remains high but has dropped during the past two years, according to a new survey by Stanford researchers in collaboration with Ipsos Public Affairs. Political rhetoric ...

dateMay 08, 2012 in Environment
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Quantum dots brighten the future of lighting

( -- With the age of the incandescent light bulb fading rapidly, the holy grail of the lighting industry is to develop a highly efficient form of solid-state lighting that produces high quality white light.

dateMay 08, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Is a new form of life really so alien?

The idea of discovering a new form of life has not only excited astronomers and astrobiologists for decades, but also the wider public. The notion that we are the only example of a successful life form in the galaxy has, ...

dateMay 08, 2012 in Other
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Spitzer sees the light of alien 'super earth'

( -- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for the first time. While the planet is not habitable, the detection is a historic step toward ...

dateMay 08, 2012 in Astronomy
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Myspace settles privacy probe with FTC

(AP) -- Myspace, the once mighty social network, settled a privacy investigation by the Federal Trade Commission and agreed to submit to privacy audits over the next 20 years.

dateMay 08, 2012 in Internet
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Twitter challenges US subpoena seeking user data

Twitter is challenging a court order to turn over to law enforcement data on one of its users involved in Occupy Wall Street in a case described by a civil liberties group as a major test of online freedom of speech.

dateMay 08, 2012 in Internet
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Chevy Spark: A mighty tiny car

Growth has long been Detroit's mantra, but now the industry is surviving by thinking small. I'm writing this from Germany, where gasoline costs $7 or $8 a gallon (you thought $4 was high!) and a Jetta is a big car. More typical ...

dateMay 08, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Liberty to boost stake in Sirius XM to 45 pct

(AP) -- Billionaire John Malone's Liberty Media Corp. said Tuesday that it will spend $650 million to increase its effective control of satellite radio company Sirius XM Radio Inc. to 45.2 percent.

dateMay 08, 2012 in Business
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