Archive: 08/10/2011

How corn came to be

(PhysOrg.com) -- Corn, as we know it, didn’t always exist. A Brigham Young University biology professor published a new study that identified the functions of a gene that may have helped transform a wild ...

Aug 10, 2011
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Security firm finds smartphones lacking in security

(PhysOrg.com) -- viaForensics, a computer security firm, has undertaken an exhaustive study to determine just how secure data is on smartphones; their results show that data such as login names, passwords, account numbers ...

Aug 10, 2011 report
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Study links personal, corporate risk-taking

(PhysOrg.com) -- A CEO who enjoys the adrenaline rush of flying a private airplane is more likely than other chief executives to exhibit similarly bold management characteristics, according to a new study by finance professors ...

Aug 10, 2011
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Is the 'right of publicity' out of control?

(PhysOrg.com) -- American courts are significantly expanding the legal rights and privileges celebrities can command over others using their names or likenesses. And a University at Buffalo Law School professor is questioning ...

Aug 10, 2011
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New technique scales up nanofiber production

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new spin on an old technology will give scientists and manufacturers the ability to significantly increase their production of nanofibers, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.

Aug 10, 2011
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A spiral in Leo

(PhysOrg.com) -- This new picture from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows NGC 3521, a spiral galaxy located about 35 million light years away in the constellation of Leo (The Lion). Spanning about 50 000 ...

Aug 10, 2011
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Indonesian tech frenzy tantalizes venture capital

(AP) -- Venture capitalists from Silicon Valley to New York all have the same question about Indonesia's come-from-nowhere tech frenzy: Are the young entrepreneurs that have piqued their interest smart bets ...

Aug 10, 2011
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