Archive: 12/10/2010

New microchip card for US purchases in Europe

(AP) -- If you've traveled to Europe recently, you may have had the frustrating experience of being unable to use a U.S.-issued credit card for automated transactions, like renting a bike from a stand on ...

Dec 10, 2010
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Navy test fires electromagnetic cannon

The US Navy announced a successful test Friday of an electromagnetic cannon capable of firing a projectile 110 nautical miles (200 kilometers) at five times the speed of sound.

Dec 10, 2010
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Pa. college: Social media blackout wins converts

(AP) -- A social media blackout at a small Pennsylvania college won over some skeptical students who initially disliked it, with some reporting better classroom concentration and less stress during the weeklong experiment, ...

Dec 10, 2010
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Sign languages help us understand the nature of metaphors

A recent study of the use of metaphors in spoken language and various sign languages shows that certain types of metaphors are difficult to convey in sign language. The study, "Iconicity and metaphor: Constraints on metaphorical ...

Dec 10, 2010
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Intense climate talks stretch into final hours

(AP) -- Exhausted climate negotiators labored nonstop through the night and into their final day Friday, bargaining intensely over draft accords and seeking small, but essential steps to stem global warming.

Dec 10, 2010
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