Archive: 10/10/2011

US Army purchases robotic scouts (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- By being the first to scout out an unknown building or peek over a wall, a small dumbbell-shaped robot will be taking over some of the riskiest tasks in the US Army. The robot’s maker, ...

Oct 10, 2011 weblog
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Research in Motion executive confident in PlayBook

(AP) -- Research in Motion Ltd. is "absolutely confident" in its PlayBook tablet despite disappointing sales and aims to appeal to customers already hooked on its BlackBerry smartphones, a company executive said Monday.

Oct 10, 2011
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Abuse from other universes -- a second opinion

At the end of last year, there was a flurry of activity from astronomers Gurzadyan and Penrose that considered the evidence of alternate universes or the existence of a universe prior to the Big Bang and suggested ...

Oct 10, 2011
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Tweeting disasters

Professor John Preston, who is based at the University of East London's Cass School of Education, will tell the ‘Violent Nature’ Research Councils UK debate that Twitter and Facebook have been credited ...

Oct 10, 2011
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Reducing drug waste in the environment

In a letter to the science journal Nature this week, Professor Michael Depledge from the European Center for Environment & Human Health warns about the rising levels of pharmaceuticals in our environment.

Oct 10, 2011
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Cyber war might never happen: researcher

Cyber war, long considered by many experts within the defence establishment to be a significant threat, if not an ongoing one, may never take place according to Dr. Thomas Rid of King’s College London.

Oct 10, 2011
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Light speed

The recent news of neutrinos moving faster than light might have got everyone thinking about warp drive and all that, but really there is no need to imagine something that can move faster than 300,000 kilometres ...

Oct 10, 2011
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