Archive: 12/1/2011

Strange new 'species' of ultra-red galaxy discovered

In the distant reaches of the universe, almost 13 billion light-years from Earth, a strange species of galaxy lay hidden. Cloaked in dust and dimmed by the intervening distance, even the Hubble Space Telescope ...

Dec 01, 2011
4.5 / 5 (26) 365 | with audio podcast

Chrome overtakes Firefox globally for first time

Google's browser Chrome overtook Firefox for the first time globally on a monthly basis in November, according to StatCounter, the free website analytics company. The firm's research arm StatCounter Global ...

Dec 01, 2011
3.7 / 5 (11) 7 | with audio podcast

Bobsled runs -- fast and yet safe

Lightning fast, the sled bolts down the icy run. Will the team make it to the finish faster than their competitors? The tension in the crowd depends partly on the run itself: the faster the sleds can travel ...

Dec 01, 2011
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Serendipitous news reading online is gaining prominence

Traditional media, such as newspapers and television news, require readers and viewers to intentionally seek out news by picking up a newspaper or turning on the television. The Internet and new technologies now are changing ...

Dec 01, 2011
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