Archive: 06/12/2009

Computing in the quantum dimension

A huge consortium of European researchers is solving some of the fundamental obstacles blocking real quantum computing applications in the short term. At the same time, it is helping to pave the way to a quantum ...

Jun 12, 2009
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Male flies: Not the world's most sensitive lovers

In order to increase their chances of reproductive success, male flies of the species Drosophila montana try to copulate for much longer than the females would like. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Evolution ...

Jun 12, 2009
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Yahoo picks a new CFO likely to shake things up

(AP) -- Yahoo Inc. has hired a cost-cutting specialist as its new chief financial officer, signaling the Internet company's determination to weed out the bureaucracy that has been dragging down its profits for the past three ...

Jun 12, 2009
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Jumping genes discovery 'challenges current assumptions'

Jumping genes do most of their jumping, not during the development of sperm and egg cells, but during the development of the embryo itself. The research, published this month in Genes and Development, "challenges standard assump ...

Jun 12, 2009
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AOL buys two Web startups

Internet pioneer AOL, which Time Warner plans to spin off into an independent company later this year, announced on Thursday that it had bought two small Web startups focused on local content.

Jun 12, 2009
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Laptops Linked to Male Infertility

While fatherhood might be far from the minds of most young men, behavior patterns they establish early on may impact their ability to become a dad later in life. Excessive laptop use tops this list of liabilities, ...

Jun 12, 2009
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