Archive: 08/11/2011

Facial recognition in use after riots

(AP) -- Facial recognition technology being considered for London's 2012 Games is getting a workout in the wake of Britain's riots, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday, with officers ...

Aug 11, 2011
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Tech blogger won't be charged in Apple iPhone case

(AP) -- Prosecutors said Wednesday that they will not bring charges against a tech blogger who bought an Apple iPhone prototype after it was found at a bar in March 2010 in a case that ignited an unusual First Amendment ...

Aug 11, 2011
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Smoke from Va.'s Lateral West Fire

Today, the GOES-13 satellite captured a visible image of the thick brown smoke streaming from the Lateral West Fire burning in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (GDSBWR) in southeastern Virginia.

Aug 11, 2011
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Researchers create first 3D invisibility cloak

(PhysOrg.com) -- Science has taken one more step towards creating a true real-life cloaking device. Assistant Professor Andrea Alůin and his colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin have successfully ...

Aug 11, 2011 report
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Will the real Higgs Boson please stand up?

Although physicists from two experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider and from Fermilab’s Tevatron collider recently reported at the Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics that they didn't find ...

Aug 11, 2011
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Structural consequences of nanolithography

(PhysOrg.com) -- Users from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Center for Nanophase Materials Science, working with the X-Ray Microscopy Group, have discovered structural effects accompanying the ...

Aug 11, 2011
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DC-8 flying lab validates laser instruments

(PhysOrg.com) -- Twenty scientists went aloft aboard NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory in late July to conduct an airborne test of four very different laser techniques for remotely measuring atmospheric carbon ...

Aug 11, 2011
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Fold mountains slip on soft areas

The Zagros Mountains are well researched from a geological perspective. However, scientists at the ETH Zurich have now used computer simulations to demonstrate for the first time how it came about that mainly ...

Aug 11, 2011
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Historian follows the guns

The geo-political map of the world changed many times through the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries but historian Brian DeLay sees a fresh narrative to help make sense of this transformation. At the center ...

Aug 11, 2011
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