Archive: 03/09/2011

Can ordinary people make money on Twitter?

Reports this week that celebrities are earning up to $10,000 per tweet on Micro-blogging site Twitter has caught the attention of ordinary social media users who are now asking how they can make money too.

Mar 09, 2011
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Fluorescent tail tags TB

A new way of detecting tuberculosis (TB) inside cells has been developed by scientists from Oxford University and NIH in the US.

Mar 09, 2011
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A new study of wrongdoing and its cultures in Spain 1800-1936 will explore the fascination of popular versions of crime and other misdemeanours in ways that reflect also on our attitudes to crime in our time.

Mar 09, 2011
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Learning to see consciously

Our brains process many more stimuli than we become aware of. Often images enter our brain without being noticed: visual information is being processed, but does not reach consciousness, that is, we do not ...

Mar 09, 2011
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Stem cell study aims to reduce amputations

UC Davis Vascular Center researchers have embarked on a highly anticipated study that involves using a patient's own stem cells to increase blood circulation to the lower leg with the hope of preventing amputation due to ...

Mar 09, 2011
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The most distant mature galaxy cluster

Astronomers have used an armada of telescopes on the ground and in space, including the Very Large Telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile to discover and measure the distance to the most remote mature ...

Mar 09, 2011
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Mexico approves GM maize pilot project

Mexico has approved its first pilot project to grow genetically-modified (GM) maize, a move expected to draw fire from environmental groups who fear its impact on treasured local corn.

Mar 09, 2011
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Internet banking surges in southeast Asia

Online banking sites in Southeast Asia saw a sharp rise in users last year, as institutions grew more Internet-savvy and customers got used to paying their bills on the web, research showed on Wednesday.

Mar 09, 2011
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Voyager seeks the answer blowin' in the wind

(PhysOrg.com) -- In which direction is the sun's stream of charged particles banking when it nears the edge of the solar system? The answer, scientists know, is blowing in the wind. It's just a matter of getting ...

Mar 09, 2011
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