Archive: 09/12/2011

Dolby lawsuit against RIM dropped

(AP) -- Dolby Laboratories says Research in Motion has agreed to license its audio technologies that were the subject of two recent lawsuits against the BlackBerry maker.

dateSep 12, 2011 in Business
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50 new exoplanets discovered by HARPS

Astronomers using ESO's world-leading exoplanet hunter HARPS have today announced a rich haul of more than 50 new exoplanets, including 16 super-Earths, one of which orbits at the edge of the habitable zone ...

dateSep 12, 2011 in Astronomy
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Evolution keeps sex determination flexible

There are many old wives' tales about what determines a baby's sex, yet it is the tight controls at the gene level that determine an organism's sex in most species. Researchers at Michigan State University have found that ...

dateSep 12, 2011 in Evolution
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Bursting neurons follow the same beat, sometimes

A simplified mathematical model of the brain's neural circuitry shows that repetitious, overlapped firing of neurons can lead to the waves of overly synchronized brain activity that may cause the halting movements that are ...

dateSep 12, 2011 in Mathematics
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New world record for Danish nano researchers

Researchers at the Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen have recently moved a big step closer to understanding chemical processes. Their world record comes from tracking the biggest contraction in an inorganic ...

dateSep 12, 2011 in Nanophysics
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