Archive: 07/14/2009

Fermi telescope finds gamma-ray galaxy surprises

Back in June 1991, just before the launch of NASA's Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, astronomers knew of gamma rays from exactly one galaxy beyond our own. To their surprise and delight, the satellite captured ...

Jul 14, 2009
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Darwin's mystery explained

The appearance of many species of flowering plants on Earth, and especially their relatively rapid dissemination during the Cretaceous (approximately 100 million years ago) can be attributed to their capacity to transform ...

Jul 14, 2009
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Researchers image crucial anthrax protein

(PhysOrg.com) -- Anthrax, long feared for its potential as a biological weapon, has lost some of its mystery. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration ...

Jul 14, 2009
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Dell shares dive as PC market still looks rough

(AP) -- Dell Inc. said Tuesday that the U.S. personal computer market has reached its low point but that the timing of a global turnaround in the technology industry remains anyone's guess.

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Comcast online video trial grows to 23 networks

(AP) -- CBS Corp. and 17 cable networks said Tuesday they are joining an online video trial by Comcast Corp., a move that tacitly acknowledges advertising isn't enough to support shows streamed over the Internet.

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Can Recycling Be Bad for the Environment?

(PhysOrg.com) -- By now, nearly everyone knows that it is important to recycle. It helps the environment. Even my six-year-old knows that. But what if it doesn't? While it seems pretty straightforward, in ...

Jul 14, 2009 weblog
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