Archive: 05/10/2011

China web giant Tencent buys into film maker

Chinese Internet giant Tencent has bought a 4.6 percent stake in mainland film and TV producer Huayi Brothers Media to look at possible ways to combine film and new media, the firms said Tuesday.

dateMay 10, 2011 in Business
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Cellphone alert system announced in NYC

(AP) -- An emergency alert system that will send messages to cellphones during disasters could have been used to warn New Yorkers of the tornadoes that hit the city last year, city officials said Tuesday.

dateMay 10, 2011 in Telecom
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Examining the Great Wall

Structure exists on nearly all scales in the universe. Matter clumps under its own gravity into planets, stars, galaxies, clusters, and superclusters. Beyond even these in scale are the filaments and voids. ...

dateMay 10, 2011 in Astronomy
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Explained: Measuring earthquakes

The powerful earthquake that struck Japan in March was a 9.0-magnitude event. But this was not, as some people may assume, as registered on the Richter scale, the famed measuring system dating to the 1930s. ...

dateMay 10, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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