Archive: 04/14/2011

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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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 ...

dateApr 14, 2011 in General Physics
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How British is 'Rule Britannia'?

(PhysOrg.com) -- It is seen by many as an unofficial British national anthem – but an Oxford University academic believes she has discovered that Rule Britannia was heavily influenced by Greek literature.

dateApr 14, 2011 in Other
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Learning to love the irrational mind

In his seven years as a New York Times op-ed columnist, David Brooks has witnessed the full range of politicians’ charms. He has seen Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney memorize the first names ...

dateApr 14, 2011 in Social Sciences
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LOFAR takes the pulse of the radio sky

(PhysOrg.com) -- A powerful new telescope is allowing an international team led by University of Manchester scientists to have their “best-ever look” at pulsars – rapidly rotating neutron stars ...

dateApr 14, 2011 in Astronomy
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