Archive: 12/03/2009

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.

dateMar 12, 2009 in Internet
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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.

dateMar 12, 2009 in Internet
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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 ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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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 was ultimately ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Evolution
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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 Ma, the lead ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Condensed Matter
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