Archive: 03/13/2014

Zuckerberg says US government threat to Internet

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday he had called President Barack Obama to complain that the US government is undermining confidence in the Internet with vast, secret surveillance programs.

dateMar 13, 2014 in Internet
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Facebook airs TV-style ads

Facebook on Thursday began weaving video ads into people's news feeds at the leading online social network in a move to grab revenue from the lucrative television market.

dateMar 13, 2014 in Internet
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Mid-level solar flare seen by NASA's SDO

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 6:34 p.m. EDT on March 12, 2014, and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, captured an image of it. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. ...

dateMar 13, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Fire-blight resistant apples

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Julius Kühn Institute in Germany have created the first fire-blight-resistant apple. With the aid of so-called cis-genetic engineering, they transfered a resistance gene ...

dateMar 13, 2014 in Biotechnology
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