Archive: 10/13/2011

Digital piracy casts shadow over ebook world

With electronic books growing in popularity, the publishing world focuses on fighting the threat of digital book pirates, much as the music industry once did with illegal downloading.

dateOct 13, 2011 in Other
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Brazilian president's blog hacked

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's official blog website was hacked briefly Thursday by someone who posted an anti-corruption message, officials said.

dateOct 13, 2011 in Internet
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Mile End chic under study

A neighbourhood's raw, edgy atmosphere is an essential feature in attracting designers, according to new research from Concordia University and the University of Toronto.

dateOct 13, 2011 in Other
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Researchers block morphine's itchy side effect

Itching is one of the most prevalent side effects of powerful, pain-killing drugs like morphine, oxycodone and other opioids. The opiate-associated itch is so common that even women who get epidurals for labor ...

dateOct 13, 2011 in Biochemistry
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A new scheme for photonic quantum computing

The concepts of quantum technology promise to achieve more powerful information processing than is possible with even the best possible classical computers. To actually build efficient quantum computers remains ...

dateOct 13, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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Polar bears ill from accumulated environmental toxins

New doctoral thesis documents that industrial chemicals are transported from the industrialized world to the Arctic via air and sea currents. Here, the cocktail of environmental toxins is absorbed by the sea's food chains ...

dateOct 13, 2011 in Ecology
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