Archive: 11/11/2011

NPD: October video game sales rise 1 percent

(AP) -- U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories rose 1 percent to $1.08 billion in October, helped by sales of "Battlefield 3," market researcher NPD Group said Friday.

Nov 11, 2011
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The methane habitable zone

In the search for life elsewhere, many studies focus on finding liquid water. But what if life could exist with some other solvent? Saturn’s smoggy moon Titan makes scientists question the possibilities ...

Nov 11, 2011
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Glooko app offers diabetics easier self-checks

(PhysOrg.com) -- A consumer health management app has joined an ever-growing list of Apple App Store items; Glooko helps diabetics check their blood sugar daily. Glooko is a Palo Alto startup that presents ...

Nov 11, 2011 report
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The Tarantula glows with X-rays and infrared light

(PhysOrg.com) -- This spiderweb-like tangle of gas and dust is a star-forming region called 30 Doradus. It is one of the largest such regions located close to the Milky Way galaxy, and is found in the neighboring ...

Nov 11, 2011
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Giant sunspot turns to face the Earth

What has been billed as the largest sunspot observed in several years has now rotated around to stare straight at Earth. How large is it? Active Region 1339 and the group of sunspots adjacent to it extends ...

Nov 11, 2011
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