Archive: 04/10/2013

Physics at the threshold of hearing

(Phys.org) —The mammalian auditory system is one of the most sensitive detectors found in nature. Two kinds of cells, the inner and outer hair cells, work together to transduce mechanical vibrations into ...

Apr 10, 2013 report
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Early warning signs of population collapse

Many factors—including climate change, overfishing or loss of food supply—can push a wild animal population to the brink of collapse. Ecologists have long sought ways to measure the risk of such a collapse, ...

Apr 10, 2013
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PC sales plunge as Windows 8 flops (Update 2)

Two somber new reports show unprecedented declines in desktop and laptop sales during the first three months of the year—signs that the personal computer market may never fully recover from a new generation ...

Apr 10, 2013
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Stephen Hawking: Explore space for humanity's sake

Stephen Hawking, the British physicist who spent his career decoding the universe and even experienced weightlessness, is urging the continuation of space exploration—for humanity's sake.

Apr 10, 2013
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House committee advancing pro-business cyber bill

The House Intelligence Committee is finalizing legislation that would give the federal government an unprecedented role in helping banks, manufacturers and other businesses protect against cyberattacks.

Apr 10, 2013
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