Archive: 14/04/2011

Historical context guides language development

Not only do we humans enjoy talking -- and talking a lot -- we also do so in very different ways: about 6,000 languages are spoken today worldwide. How this wealth of expression developed, however, largely remains a mystery. ...

dateApr 14, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Biosensors: Sweet and simple

Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is a highly sensitive and versatile analytical tool that is widely used in biosensing applications. In conventional Raman spectroscopy, molecules are detected by their characteristic ...

dateApr 14, 2011 in Analytical Chemistry
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Spotify slaps limits on free music service

Swedish music streaming service Spotify said on Thursday it would cut back on its free version, slashing the amount of times a track can be played and the total amount of music users can listen to.

dateApr 14, 2011 in Internet
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Telefonica to cut workforce in Spain by 20%

Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica said on Thursday it plans to cut its workforce in Spain by about 20 percent, or some 6,000 people, over the next three years as a cost-cutting measure.

dateApr 14, 2011 in Business
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High flying astronomy with German instrument

As the Jumbo touched down on the runway of the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale/California at 6.40 am local time it heralded in a new era for observational astronomy: it was April 6, 2011, and the jet which ...

dateApr 14, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Options for a new energy scenario

Even if the finite nature of the resource stocks is not the only factor that influences oil prices, speculation also plays a role in this process: peak oil, that is the point in time when oil production cannot be increased ...

dateApr 14, 2011 in General Physics
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