Archive: 06/08/2012

Brussels offers 'smart' tourists 600 tagged sites

In what it described as a world first, the city of Brussels on Friday launched a hi-tech system that enables tourists or anyone else with a smartphone to scan tags for information at 600 sites.

dateJun 08, 2012 in Other
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WISE finds few brown dwarfs close to home

(Phys.org) -- Astronomers are getting to know the neighbors better. Our sun resides within a spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy about two-thirds of the way out from the center. It lives in a fairly calm, suburb-like ...

dateJun 08, 2012 in Astronomy
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No sea change for European fishing

An ambitious reform of Europe's fishing sector to help replenish shrinking fish stocks appears likely to be watered down substantially by European Union nations, diplomats said Friday.

dateJun 08, 2012 in Ecology
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Tropical Depression Keuna's rainfall weakens

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite called TRMM measures how much rain can fall per hour in storms. Between June 6 and 7, TRMM noticed the rainfall rate within Tropical Depression Kuena had lessened.

dateJun 08, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Video conferencing steps out of the office

Video conferences have largely been confined to offices. Not anymore. New technologies developed by Polycom and other video-conference vendors let employees use smartphones and tablet devices join in no matter where they ...

dateJun 08, 2012 in Software
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Research In Motion woes worry BlackBerry users

The darkening prospects for Research in Motion Ltd. are conjuring a nightmare scenario for its nearly 80 million users: What if they woke up one morning to find their BlackBerry phones had become paperweights?

dateJun 08, 2012 in Business
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