Archive: 03/12/2009

AOL names former Google executive as CEO

(AP) -- An executive from Google Inc. is becoming the latest CEO of AOL, raising hopes that he will be able to turn around Time Warner Inc.'s struggling Internet unit.

Mar 12, 2009
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Google's openness intensifies focus on e-mail woes

(AP) -- Google Inc.'s recent pledge to be more open about periodic service outages appears to be drawing more attention to the breakdowns when they occur, even if it's a minor hiccup affecting a sliver of its users.

Mar 12, 2009
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Foreign Affairs goes online

Foreign Affairs, the magazine which has hosted articles about international affairs by US foreign policy luminaries for decades, is going online.

Mar 12, 2009
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Microbial societies do not like oligarchy

Bacteria and humans tend to live in highly diverse and complex communities. Most interestingly, bacteria and humans appear to prefer to live in a democracy. This is the basic message of the paper entitled "Initial community ...

Mar 12, 2009
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Jurassic Park from a Swiss lake?

Ecological changes caused by humans affect natural biodiversity. For example, the eutrophication of Greifensee and Lake Constance in the 1970s and 1980s led to genetic changes in a species of water flea which ...

Mar 12, 2009
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Metal Becomes Transparent Under High Pressure

An international team of scientists have discovered a transparent form of the element sodium (Na). The team, led by Artem Oganov, Professor of Theoretical Crystallography at Stony Brook University, and Yanming ...

Mar 12, 2009
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iTeacher: Program Brings Web 2.0 to the Classroom

(PhysOrg.com) -- Online media and social networking Web sites - Web 2.0 standards like Facebook and YouTube - are the new tools for communication and entertainment among K-12 students. Safety and inappropriate content issues, ...

Mar 12, 2009
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Cassini Swaps Thrusters

(PhysOrg.com) -- Early this morning the Cassini spacecraft relayed information that it had successfully swapped to a backup set of propulsion thrusters late Wednesday.

Mar 12, 2009
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Screaming Hoops Fans at Risk for Vocal Problems

(PhysOrg.com) -- With the ACC tourney gearing up and March Madness getting in full swing, basketball fans are topping decibel charts with their verbal support for their favorite college team.

Mar 12, 2009
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