Archive: 11/12/2009

Postal services get exclusive '.post' address

Global postal services will soon have their own address on the Internet, after the web's authority for assigning domain names ICANN, said on Friday that it had approved the new address dot post (.post).

dateDec 11, 2009 in Internet
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Understanding apples' ancestors

Wild Malus orientalis -- species of wild apples that could be an ancestor of today's domesticated apples -- are native to the Middle East and Central Asia. A new study comparing the diversity of recently acquired M. orientalis ...

dateDec 11, 2009 in Ecology
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Rice physicists find reappearing quantum trios

Using atoms at temperatures colder than deep space, Rice University physicists have delivered overwhelming proof for a once-scoffed-at theory that's become a hotbed for research some 40 years after it first appeared. In a ...

dateDec 11, 2009 in Quantum Physics
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Evolution may take giant leaps

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study of thousands of species of plants and animals suggests new species may arise from rare events instead of through an accumulation of small changes made in response to changes in the environment.

dateDec 11, 2009 in Evolution weblog
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Surgery on beating heart thanks to robotic helping hand

If you've been waiting for the day to arrive when computers actually start performing surgery, that moment might soon be upon us. A French team has developed a computerized 3D model that allows surgeons to use robotics to ...

dateDec 11, 2009 in Other
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