Archive: 03/11/2009

Newspapers make move to online only

If the Seattle Post-Intelligencer stops publishing in print but stays alive in some form online - as now seems likely - it won't be the first daily newspaper to make the move.

dateMar 11, 2009 in Internet
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National Semi CEO shifts from gadgets to megatrends

Founded in 1959, Santa Clara, Calif.-based National Semiconductor is one the oldest and best-established technology companies in Silicon Valley. But it's going through a big change under the leadership of its outspoken chairman ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Business
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Smokers' COPD risk is genetic

It's well known that puffing on cigarettes can eventually leave you out of puff. But why do a quarter of long-term smokers develop serious breathing problems, when others do not? New research published BioMed Central's open ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Medical research
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Quantum Dots Could Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

(PhysOrg.com) -- The transition to environmentally benign energy sources is one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. Solar power, which uses sunlight to generate electricity, is one promising source. It ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Nanophysics
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New technologies help scientists track fish species

(PhysOrg.com) -- New tracking and observing technologies are giving marine conservationists a fish-eye view of conditions, from overfishing to climate change, that are contributing to declining fish populations, ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Ecology
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Measuring the strength needed to move chromosomes

(PhysOrg.com) -- It’s about as long as the width of a human hair and only half that length across. So it’s tiny — measured in millionths of a meter — and extremely tricky to manipulate. But the meiotic spindle plays ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Biochemistry
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A Black Hole in Medusa's Hair

This composite image of the Medusa galaxy (also known as NGC 4194) shows X-ray data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in blue and optical light from the Hubble Space Telescope in orange. Located above ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Astronomy
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