Archive: 04/13/2012

Counting penguins from space

A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than was previously thought. The results provide an important benchmark for monitoring the impact ...

Apr 13, 2012
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Hubble sees Messier 70: Tight and bright

(Phys.org) -- In this image, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the brilliance of the compact center of Messier 70, a globular cluster. Quarters are always tight in globular clusters, where the ...

Apr 13, 2012
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Smartphones bridge US digital divide

Smartphones are bridging a US digital divide as minorities tap into the Internet using mobile devices, according to a Pew study released on Friday.

Apr 13, 2012
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Fate of data held by Megaupload up in the air

(AP) -- A judge has ordered further negotiations on what should be done with millions of data files that were removed from the Internet when federal investigators shut down one of the world's largest filesharing sites.

Apr 13, 2012
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".Oops": Glitch forces extension for new suffixes

You're probably familiar with ".com" and ".org." How about ".oops"? A technical glitch forced the abrupt shutdown of a system for letting companies and organizations propose new Internet domain name suffixes. The Internet ...

Apr 13, 2012
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Uranus auroras glimpsed from Earth

(Phys.org) -- For the first time, scientists have captured images of auroras above the giant ice planet Uranus, finding further evidence of just how peculiar a world that distant planet is. Detected by means ...

Apr 13, 2012
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