Archive: 08/11/2011

Polar climate change may lead to ecological change

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ice and frozen ground at the North and South Poles are affected by climate change induced warming, but the consequences of thawing at each pole differ due to the geography and geology, according to a Penn ...

Aug 11, 2011
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Researchers reveal Wikipedia gender biases

Computer science researchers in the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering are leading a team that has confirmed a substantial gender gap among editors of Wikipedia and a corresponding gender-oriented ...

Aug 11, 2011
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Effortless sailing with fluid flow cloak

Duke engineers have already shown that they can "cloak" light and sound, making objects invisible -- now, they have demonstrated the theoretical ability to significantly increase the efficiency of ships by tricking the surrounding ...

Aug 11, 2011
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Corn silage hybrids and seeding rates

Recent studies report that corn hybrids released in the late 2000s, especially Bt hybrids, require higher seeding rates than commercial hybrids released in the 1990s to reach maximum yields. Expectedly, corn seeding rates ...

Aug 11, 2011
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Viacom, Cablevision settle suit over iPad TV app

(AP) -- Cablevision Systems Corp. and Viacom Inc., the owner of MTV and other cable TV channels, have settled a lawsuit over software that lets subscribers view Viacom channels and individual shows on demand on their iPads.

Aug 11, 2011
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Samsung, Apple battle goes to Dutch court

A Dutch court will next month decide whether to grant computer giant Apple an injunction in the Netherlands to halt the sale of various smart phones and tablet devices made by South Korean rival Samsung.

Aug 11, 2011
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'Pregnant plesiosaur' examined

A paper to be published on August 12, 2011 in Science reveals that Dr. F. Robin O'Keefe of Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. and Dr. Luis Chiappe, Director of the Natural History Museum's Dinosaur Institute, have d ...

Aug 11, 2011
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