Archive: 07/11/2011

Q&A: Saying goodbye to the space shuttle

With the final launch of the Atlantis, NASA retires its space shuttle program. We spoke to Professor Chris Damaren of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies about the end of an era in manned ...

dateJul 11, 2011 in Space Exploration
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NASA's smartphone-powered satellite

In 1999, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor David Miller showed the movie, "Star Wars" to his students on their first day of class. Following the scene where Luke Skywalker spars with a ...

dateJul 11, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Why fireflies blink in synch

For decades, scientists and the public alike have wondered why some fireflies exhibit synchronous flashing, in which large groups produce rhythmic, repeated flashes in unison – sometimes lighting up a ...

dateJul 11, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Clear Channel swipes at Pandora with iheart revamp

(AP) -- Radio station giant Clear Channel Communications Inc. is taking a swipe at online music service Pandora with a revamp of its iheartradio application that imitates Pandora's personalized listening experience but doesn't ...

dateJul 11, 2011 in Internet
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Judges in US, Canada approve Nortel patents sale

(AP) -- U.S. and Canadian judges have approved a $4.5 billion cash bid from a consortium that includes smartphone makers Apple and Research In Motion for patents held by bankrupt telecom-equipment maker Nortel.

dateJul 11, 2011 in Business
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Building galaxies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Galaxies frequently collide with one another. Our own Milky Way galaxy, for example, and its nearest giant neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, are heading towards each other at a rate of about ...

dateJul 11, 2011 in Astronomy
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